Who’s in the news – Week of 06.04.07

* Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Ga., named trustees: Jane A. Feiler, William B. Haile, Alice Jepson, Cathy Edel Solomons, Clara Stevens; Thomas B. Lockamy recognized as new member.

* Thurgood Marshall College Fund, New York City, released annual demographic study of impact of public historically black colleges and universities; enrollment at membership schools totaled 232,425, degrees conferred totaled 22,845.

* Glenn Williams, former director of principal gifts, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, named foundation’s vice president of development.

* Tim Baldwin, market service manager of York County Natural Gas Authority, resigned from board of United Way Association of South Carolina after six-year tenure.

* Omega Institute, which focuses on wholeness and personal growth, held Service Week May 28 to June 1, offering its Hudson Valley facilities to grantee organizations for board and staff retreats.

* Blackbaud, Charleston, launched its Student Information System, part of integrated campus management solution for small colleges and universities.

* CPA Australia developed new accounting definition for not-for-profit entities to address perceived shortcomings in existing definition.

* News Circles by Congoo, free premium information network, now being used by American Cancer Society and Greenpeace to engage with constituents through news, social media capabilities.

* Aidmatrix Foundation designated by FEMA to create and deploy online system for facilitating unsolicited offers of help in response to disasters.

* Gifts In Kind International presented awards in recognition of donations of products and services: HP, Men’s Wearhouse, The Martin Agency, Troutman Sanders LLP and its former associate Erika Benson.

* Gilbert Dunbar Mead, philanthropist and retired research scientist, died May 29.

* CA, information technology company, now an industry strategic partner of NPower, contributing technology to IT Basic, service designed for nonprofit sector.

* Mellon Financial Corp.’s Asset Servicing group working with Mellon Financial Markets, full-service broker and dealer, to provide gift-processing services for nonprofit trust and custody clients.

* National Cancer Institute Public Affairs and Marketing Network, San Francisco, elected steering committee members:

  • Pamela Perry, director of public and media relations, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Bill Schaller, director of media relations, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Jon Weiner, executive director of public relations, University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Karen Mallet, senior director of public affairs, Fox Chase Cancer Center, elected vice chair

* Allen Gomez, former vice president and regional corporate giving manager, Washington Mutual, named director of public affairs, Comcast Corp. and as executive director, Comcast Foundation.

* Maryam Elahi, founding director of human rights program at Trinity College, named director of international women’s program, Open Society Institute.

* Foundation Center published its 2006 annual report, which highlights the group’s achievements in its 50th anniversary year; published “Philanthropy in the 21st Century,” which contains interviews with leading sector representatives.

* John Wiley & Sons published new book by Warren Ruppel, “Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy.”

* NOLO published new book by Peri H. Pakroo, “Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide.”

* John S. and James L. Knight Foundation published 2006 annual report, which examines roles of leadership in transformation of journalism and communities.

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