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Who’s in the news – Week of 02.26.07

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* Larry A. Griffith Jr., former executive director for national higher education relationship development, College Board, named vice president of Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established through $1 billion grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to encourage students to complete college.

* Christian Stewardship Association recognized three individuals and organizations for exemplary biblical stewardship practices: The Goehner Group, outstanding stewardship service provider; Brian Kluth, outstanding stewardship educator; and Campus Crusade for Christ International, outstanding development practice by a ministry.

* Tracy L. Elliott, current executive director and CEO, Damien Center, Indiana, named executive director of AID Atlanta, HIV/AIDS service organization.

* Office Depot announced plans to use its Success Strategies for Businesswomen Conference to raise funds and in-kind donations for Dress for Success, nonprofit providing business suits and career development services to disadvantaged women making transition into workforce.

* National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to unveil plans for National Law Enforcement Museum and launch $80 million fundraising campaign.

* Coalition Against Institutionalized Child Abuse bestowed “Advocate of the Month” honor for February upon Janette Vance, co-founder, The Family Alliance to Stop Abuse and Neglect and creator of Family Alliance website and Alliance for the Prevention of Restraint, Aversive Interventions, and Seclusion website.

* Foundation Source, support service provider for foundations, announced partnership to provide clients of The Commonwealth Group with private foundation administration services and philanthropic advice.

* Corporate Responsibility Officer Magazine released annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list, ranked Kimberly-Clark Corporation 23rd.

* Cathy Coleman, former director of development, The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, named director of Suddes Partners, Atlanta fundraising consulting firm for “emerging” nonprofits.

* Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to hold Kolot: The Israel-Centered Teen Giving Circle, giving American and Israeli teens minimum of $25,000 to allocate to Israeli nonprofits.

* Impact Makers, Richmond, Va., nonprofit technology consulting firm, added eight clients since creation in October 2006, has given all profits to charity.

* East Bay Community Foundation launched search for new CEO after Michael M. Howe stepped down in late 2006 to return to academia after 13 years.

* BT, international communication services provider, held gala event raising $135,000 for Project Renewal, nonprofit aiding homeless men and women in New York City.

* Eileen C. McDonnell, former president, New England Financial, named State Farm Chair in Women in Financial Services at The American College.

* Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, legacy of 1984 Olympic Games, announced grants totaling $2.3 million to 25 organizations creating sports opportunities for youth in Southern California.

* University of Southern California announced establishment of Norman Lear Chair in Entertainment, Media and Society, to be held by Martin Kaplan, founding director of Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg School.

* Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network announced Target as exclusive sponsor of National Volunteer Week, April 15-21.

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