Pickens contributes $5 million for brain science research.

* T. Boone Pickens, Dallas businessman and philanthropist, donated $5 million to University of Texas at Dallas to fund educational and research initiatives in area of brain science.

* New Orleans Wine & Food Experience 2006 donated total of $100,000 to eight local organizations in support of programs.

* Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, received $400,000 grant from Lumina Foundation for Education to support in-depth research and evaluation of University’s success in achieving mission to reach members of underserved populations seeking degrees.

* Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation made six $50,000 grants to young California playwrights for creation and production of six major new contemporary plays.

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