Giving in the News – Week of 09.10.07

* MetLife Foundation awarded “JumpStart the Conversation” grants to eight partnerships in Tampa Bay region to spur discussion of aging and to prepare region for aging population.

* Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center received $10 million grant from Annenberg Foundation; main concourse to be named Wallis Annenberg Concourse.

* Clemson University received $2 million from Fluor Corporation to match $2 million award from state of South Carolina to create Fluor Endowed Chair of Supply Chain and Logistics in department of industrial engineering.

* Montana Conservation Science Institute received $8,000 from Qwest Foundation for Camp Eureka!, natural history camp for blind children.

* KUED public television, Salt Lake City, received $10,000 from Qwest Foundation for Ready To Learn program, designed to boost kids’ learning skills.

* Smead Manufacturing Company, Hastings, Minn., donated more than $100,000 in school supplies to teachers, students in low-income neighborhoods through Kids in Need Foundation.

* Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council, Foster City, Calif., allocated more than $2 million in grants through Youth Investment Program; aims to award $30 million in grants over next decade to provide children with exposure to nature.

* Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at University of the Pacific received three-year $6.8 million grant from California Endowment for California Dental Pipeline Program, effort to boost diversity of California dentist workforce to better assist underserved communities.

* Foundation for Coloring Away Pain to donate 15,000 coloring books and boxes of crayons to homeless children affected by Hurricane Felix; American Nicaraguan Foundation, Miami, to provide shipping and coordinate distribution.

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