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* Islamic Relief and United Nations World Food Program signed agreement to expand collaboration of emergency relief and food delivery to needy.

* PlannedLegacy, multimedia content manager for nonprofits, launched redesigned Donor Recognition and Capital Campaign Promotion Website.

* Michael J. Hayes Sr., member of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC’s litigation department, named to board of Little City Foundation, Chicago.

* Penelope C. Fletcher, former deputy director/CEO and museum director of Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, named president and CEO of Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Washington Chapter.

* Cathy Marks Weinroth, former attorney, elected as board chair of Wave Hill, public garden and cultural center, Bronx, N.Y., replacing David O. Beim, who stepped down after 17 years.

* Henry L. King, chair and managing partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell, elected to board of trustees, Population Council, New York City.

* Corporate Counsel magazine named Exelon Corporation Senior Vice President and General Counsel William A. Von Hoene Jr. a “Trailblazer of 2006” for development of legal department’s pro-bono program.

* Community Renewal Society, Chicago, announced awards program, 35 Under 35 Leadership Awards, and requested nominations of young leaders in Chicago metropolitan region tackling pressing social issues with fresh approaches; nominations due by Jan. 31, 2007.

* Timberland Company took 800 volunteers to Hammond, Louisiana for three-day service event to help rebuild neighborhoods in conjunction with SkillsUSA, The National FFA Organization and Habitat for Humanity.

* Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles announced completion of homes for 16 families in Torrance, Calif.

* Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Concord, N.H., received donation of two storage units for digital files, valued at $110,000, from EqualLogic, data storage provider.

* Noma Anderson, professor and chair, department of communication sciences and disorders, Florida International University, named president, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, to serve one-year term.

* Grameen Foundation to implement Campus Management Corporation’s Donor 2 fundraising software.

* ServiceU Corporation, administrator of donation website, announced certification by MasterCard Site Protection Program as Level 1 PCI compliant.

* Independent Sector seeking nominations for 2007 John W. Gardner Leadership Award; deadline Jan. 31.

* Sales of “Siamese Sam,” Children’s book written by board member of Generations Incorporated and illustrated by students at Orchard Gardens Pilot School, Boston, will benefit literacy programs of Generations Incorporated; made possible through Mellon Charitable Giving Program, Eugene F. Fay Trust, and Joe Tower of Lee Munder Capital Group.

* Education for Ohio’s Future report published with five policy priority recommendations for Ohio governor, General Assembly and Department of Education.

* Jewish Funders Network opened nominations for biennial Sidney Shapiro Tzedakah Award to honor member or non-member engaged in innovative grantmaking; due by Jan. 15.

* Joel Fleishman, professor of law and public policy, Duke University, wrote new book, “The Foundation: A Great American Secret, How Private Wealth is Changing the World.”

* Margot Welch wrote new book, “Promising Futures: The Unexpected Rewards of Engaged Philanthropy,” exploring charitable giving beyond check-writing.

* Case Foundation unveiled “Shopping with Benefits,” online shopping guide to provide ideas for charitable giving during holidays.

* Coinstar surpassing $20 million mark in consumer coin donations to nonprofit organizations since beginning Coins That Count program in 1997.

* American Film Institute to implement Convio’s online management and communications software.

* Jane K. Meyer, healthcare consultant with Ernst & Young, named board chair of McGregor Foundation, Ohio-based organization funding programs for seniors and caregivers.

* Funding Arts Network, Miami, received grant from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to fund Knight Foundation New Work Award of $50,000 a year in 2007 and 2008 for performing or visual art work in Miami-Dade County.

* Community Foundation Silicon Valley and Peninsula Community foundation, both of California, signed final merger agreement to create Silicon Valley Community Foundation, effective Jan. 2.

* Francine Butler, executive director, Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, named president of National Organization for Competency Assurance, association of organizations interested in industry standard-setting and credentialing. 2007 board members announced. Susan H. Eubanks named recipient of Organization’s Leadership Award and Larry Allan Early received President’s Award.

* Champlain Valley Greenbelt Alliance, Shelburne, Vt., published “The Roadscape Guide,” which includes basics of conservation, information on regulatory tools, corridor-preservation concepts.

* Elizabeth B. Warshawer, former executive vice president and CEO of Philadelphia Orchestra, named executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of The Curtis Institute of Music.

* John Wiley & Sons published book by Bruce R. Hopkins, “Charitable Giving Law Made Easy.”

* John Wiley & Sons published “Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Policies and Practices,” by John Zietlow, Jo Ann Hankin, and Alan G. Seidner.

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