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* Susan G. Braun, former president and CEO, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, named executive director, The ASCO Foundation, organization supporting American Society of Clinical Oncology.

* U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center bestowed Corporate Citizenship Awards:

  • Corporate Stewardship Award, Large Business: Intel
  • Corporate Stewardship Award, Small/Midsize Business: Fairmont Minerals, Chardon, Ohio
  • International Community Service Award: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • U.S. Community Service Award: Morgan Stanley
  • Partnership Award: Capital One and Junior Achievement

* Anita M. Pampusch, president, Bush Foundation, announced plans to step down at end of 2007.

* Changemakers, project of Ashoka, announced innovation awards contests; $5,000 prizes for winners chosen in each category.

* Artist Trust, Seattle, held 20th Anniversary Benefit Art Auction Feb. 3, with performances by local artists and auction of works donated by 200 visual artists.

* Indiana University Press published “Taking Philanthropy Seriously: Beyond Noble Intentions to Responsible Giving,” edited by William Damon and Susan Verducci.

* Cargill Meat Solutions announced plans to donate 115,000 pounds of turkey to help feed hungry during holidays as part of More To Share program.

* Common Cents entered second week of 06/07 Penny Harvest, with 500,000 students nationwide collecting pennies door to door to donate to charity.

* Geralyn Hurd, formerly of BDO Seidman, Chicago, named partner in Crowe Group LLP, holding company of public accounting and consulting firm Crowe Chizek and Company LLC, to work in tax services group with concentration on nonprofit sector.

* Jonas Center for Nursing excellence released report, “Strategies for Improving Nurse Retention in New York City,” with ideas on ways to improve recruitment and retention in nursing workforce.

* Wachovia Wealth Management Division and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to host The Art of Giving: Celebrating Women in Philanthropy, gathering of 40 of Atlanta’s female philanthropists.

* World Cares Center Inc. held Fifth Annual Iron Skillet Cook Off to benefit its efforts to support worldwide disaster response; declared Marc Murphy winner.

* Annie E. Casey Foundation named Outstanding Foundation Partner at National Capital Philanthropy Day, hosted by Association of Fundraising Professionals; Points of Light Foundation made nomination.

* Foundation Center and National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise released guide, “Wise Decision-Making in Uncertain Times: Using Nonprofit Resources Effectively,” edited by Dennis R. Young.

* Altum Inc., grants management software and service provider, acquired Easygrants software suite, formerly owned by Arlington Group.

* Jason D. Oxman, current managing director, Law Media Group LLC, named vice president of communications, Consumer Electronics Association.

* Corey Gordon, former president and chief marketing officer, Agilis, named chief marketing officer, Strategic Fundraising Inc.

* Travelocity, as part of carbon emissions offset program, and Conservation Fund to work together to plant 2,000 trees in Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge to replace ones lost during Hurricane Katrina.

* Public Education Network announced Education Alliance of West Virginia as winner of Wendy D. Puriefoy Award for contributions to create conditions of learning that benefit all children.

* cMarket, online auction services provider, launched Smarter Auction, feature that predicts outcomes before and during online elections.

* United Nations Foundation announced Nothing But Nets campaign to collect donations to buy insecticide-treated bed nets for prevention of malaria in Africa.

* Sheila Johnson, CEO, Salamander Hospitality, partner in Lincoln Holdings and co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, elected to board of directors of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation.

* MetLife Foundation and National Alliance for Caregiving, coalition of organizations, Washington, D.C., recognized six agencies with $25,000 Family Caregiving Awards in three areas:

  • Caregiver Support: Eldercare Partners, West St. Paul, Minn.; and Mountain Empire Older Citizens Inc., Big Stone Gap, Va.
  • Caregiver Education: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Madison, Wis.; Stroke of Hope Club Inc., North Palm Beach, Fla.; and Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
  • Technology: Family Caregiver Alliance, San Francisco, Calif.

* Susan Hockfield, president, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, elected to Carnegie Corporation of New York board of trustees.

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