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Who’s in the news – Week of 02.19.07

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* Fannie Mae Foundation raised $8 million through its Help the Homeless Program, benefiting 180 Washington, D.C., metropolitan-area homeless service providers.

* Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University added Sustainable Technology Award to 2007 McGinnis Venture Competition, business plan competition joining technology and life sciences, funded by alumnus Sarosh Kumana.

* St. Louis Rams, St. Louis American and Better Family Life Inc. announced partnership to sponsor art and writing contest promoting education and participation in Black History Month among St. Louis schoolchildren.

* Rockefeller Foundation created Jane Jacobs Medal, to be given to two individuals annually along with $200,000, in recognition of creative contributions to vibrancy and variety of New York City.

* Nonprofit Alliance, Calhoun, Mich., moved offices to Kellogg Community College; Kimberlee Andrews named new consultant; Alliance seeks new administrative assistant to fill vacancy left by Teri Schneider.

* U.S. Government Accountability Office issued electronic version of Jan. 2007 revision of Government Auditing Standards.

* Planet Dog Foundation announced first-year celebration, addition of nine new grantees and donation of more than $45,000 to canine service programs.

* Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded five disadvantaged students with Gilliam Fellowships funding graduate education.

* Community Reinvestment Fund, USA, named three new board members: Tony Brown, Karl Egge and David Scheck.

* National Italian American Foundation recently received Charity Navigator’s four-star rating for fiscal management.

* Christian Appalachian Project announced creation of Corporate Caring Partners, corporate fundraising program to supplement individual and in-kind donations.

* CRU Institute and JAMS Foundation, two conflict-resolution organizations, released third training DVD in series teaching inner-city youth peer conflict resolution.

* WomenOnCall.org, nonprofit matching Chicago area professional women with volunteer opportunities, held first-ever Meet-and-Match networking event.

* Kintera software provider announced creation of Kintera Sphere Fundware, accounting solution tailored for nonprofits to foster enhanced social accountability and transparency.

* Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced new board members: former U.S. Representative Kenneth E. Bentsen Jr., chair; and Komen Kansas City Affiliate founder Cheryl Jernigan, affiliate representative.

* Grant Craft announced new offerings: “Net Gains: A Handbook for Network Builders Seeking Social Change,” by Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor; and Peers Suggest, online reviews of books from nonprofit sector.

* Environmental Law Institute announced publication of “The Sustainability Handbook: The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic and Environmental Responsibility,” by William R. Blackburn.

* Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles held dedication ceremony to celebrate completion of two new homes for Reyes and Cerna-Flores families.

* Jason Palmquist, former executive director of The Washington Ballet, Washington, D.C., named executive director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, replacing Gail Kalver.

* Kris Prendergast, former vice president for governance and organizational development, U.S. Green Building Council, named president of Social Enterprise Alliance; Alliance’s national office moved to Washington, D.C.

* Baxter International Inc. recently ranked among Innovest Strategic Value Advisors’ “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list.

* Wildlife Trust conservation organization announced two new board members: Judith Albert, CEO of European investment banking, Bear Stearns, London; and Ellen Shedlarz, chief operating officer, Global Talent Management Organization at Morgan Stanley.

* Simplified SCRIP, gift card purchasing fundraising program, unveiled as simplified way to raise money with little volunteer coordination.

* Christian Appalachian Project, Hagerhill, Ken., launched Corporate Caring Partners, new corporate fundraising program.

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