* Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary by announcing new name, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, new logo and $1 billion commitment to end breast cancer.
* Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors named new board members: Cathy Frank Halstead, chair and president, Sidney Frank Importing; Jesse D. Johnson, CEO and co-founder, Q Collections; and Clay Rockefeller, co-founder, Steel Yard, nonprofit.
* Debra K. Hansen, formerly of Quark Holdings, named director of finance, Gill Foundation, Denver, founder of Quark’s parent company.
* Toy Industry Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations announced collaboration to distribute toys left over after upcoming International Toy Fair to needy New York City children.
* Kids in Distressed Situations, nonprofit distributing toys to needy children, appointed four new board members:
- Nancy Pforzheimer Aronson, vice president, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation of New York
- Ellen R. Brothers, president, American Girl, and executive vice president, Mattel Inc.
- Michele Jules, philanthropic advisor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
- Pamela J. Salkovitz, president, Stride Rite Children’s Group
* Agresso, enterprise resource planning subsidiary of Unit 4 Agresso, Netherlands, announced contract to create financial and investment solution and manage investment account for Northern Arizona University Foundation.
* Ranch C. Kimball, former secretary of economic development for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, named CEO and president of Joslin Diabetes Center.
* Off the Field, Professional Football Players’ Wives Association, to host fashion extravaganza with live auction in New York Feb. 2, benefiting Miami Children’s Hospital and Total Renaissance Woman.
* According to “Values Matter,” publication from Business Civic Leadership Center, affiliate of U.S. Chamber of Commerce, corporations have begun to recognize importance of building public trust and are taking innovative steps to do so.
* Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago extended deadline for Jewish Day School Guaranty Trust initiative through end of 2007, allowing donors more time to contribute to fund aiding financially strapped Jewish day schools.
* Pearl S. Buck International announced renewal of Mabel Lew college scholarship program, benefiting Asian-descended Welcome House-adopted children who are U.S. citizens.
* Youth Service America and Civil Society Institute kicked off second round of Red, White & Green Climate Change Grant to fund service-learning projects about climate change initiated by young people from ages 15 to 25; visit redwhiteandgreen.org to learn more.
* Peter Glankoff, chief marketing officer, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn., named senior vice president for development and public affairs, Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration.
* Project BLUE, iniative to raise $1 million in support of Surfrider Foundation’s efforts to protect oceans and beaches, announced support of five leading surf brands through sale of limited- and special-edition products for three years, to launch June 2007.
* King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium, awarded 2006-2007 International Development Prize to Ireland-based Front Line, the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders for its protection and support of at-risk human rights defenders.
* PolicyLink Center for Health and Place opened in Oakland, Calif., with mission to work with community partners for policy changes addressing health through environmental, social and economic change.
* Wealth Management Press announced March release of Michael Mendelsohn and Paige Stover Hague’s book, “Life is Short, Art is Long – Maximizing Estate Planning Strategies for Collectors of Art, Antiques, and Collectible Assets,” guide for art collectors on family wealth transfer, tax liability, and creating family and philanthropic capital.
* In partnership with Washington, D.C.-based Richard Florida Creativity Group, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation announced two-year, $585,000 investment in Knight Creative Communities Initiative, to enhance local environments for creativity and economic vitality by spurring dialogue and community engagement.
* In February, Resource Generation will release “Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation,” book by Alison Goldberg and Karen Pittelman exploring giving by and potential impact of next generation of philanthropists.
* Gregory H. Keane, interim chief financial officer of Bush Foundation since October 2006, appointed permanently to position.
* Citizendium, project to create free online encyclopedia, announced success of pilot program, with plans for public launch by end of 2007.
* Jim Vella, former chief of staff and vice president of public affairs, Ford Motor Company, named president of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, Ford’s philanthropic organization.
* Martin J. Coyne Jr., vice president and chief operating officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities, named president and CEO of Ronald McDonald, following retirement of Ken Barun.
* University of California, San Diego raised more than $1 million through Faculty-Staff Campaign launched in August 2006, part of $1 billion Campaign for UCSD.
* SI Bank & Trust Foundation changed name to Staten Island Foundation, announced plans to establish clearer identity as community-focused grantmaking organization, with emphasis on education, human services, health and arts.
* Ashoka, social innovation organization, announced election of six new fellows implementing groundbreaking projects, from art as creative outlet in Palestinian refugee camps to environmental and cultural preservation in Alaska.
* Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named new board members: international investment consultant Charles D. Ellis and investment advisor and manager Allan S. Buffered.
* McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience released new book by Gabrielle Strobel, “Research Funding in Neuroscience: A Profile of the McKnight Endowment Fund.”
* Foundation Source, support service provider for foundations, announced partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta to provide its funders with direct access to Foundation Source services and discounts.
* Annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, bike-a-thon across Massachusetts to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, scheduled for Aug. 4-5, with goal of $27 million.
* David Sherman, chair, Benj. E. Sherman and Sons real estate firm, Chicago, named chair of 2007 Jewish United Fund-Israel Emergency Fund Annual Campaign.
* J. Keith Fell, CEO and president, Hilton Capital Management, Garden City, N.Y., elected board president, Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York.
* Janet Engle, nonprofit public relations and marketing consultant, named affiliate consultant for Shoestring Creative Group, national marketing communications firm with discounted services for nonprofits.