Who’s in the News – Week of 09.17.07

* Charles Bronfman Prize for 2008, which honors extraordinary young humanitarians with $100,000 award, accepting applications through Nov. 30.

* Peter B. Goldberg, president and CEO, Alliance for Children and Families, to deliver first annual Joseph L. Vigilante Lecture, Oct. 23, Ruth S. Harley University Center Ballroom, Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y.

* Report by The Children’s Partnership, “Meeting the Health Care Needs of California’s Children: The Role of Telemedicine,” describes how telemedicine can improve lives of those low-income, medically-underserved areas.

* Michael Schumacher, seven-time Formula One World Champion, to serve as Global Social Responsibility Ambassador for Bacardi Limited, effective in 2008, presenting “don’t drink and drive” message.

* Intel Corp. included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which recognizes economic, environmental and social performance, among other socially responsible corporate behaviors and practices.

* Tom Lacy, former director of quality assurance and Support at Mirage Networks, named director of quality assurance for Convio, Austin.

* Charlie Engle, extreme runner and board member of WaterPartners International, honored at Toronto Film Festival for efforts to raise awareness for clean water needs in Africa.

* Andrew Toy, formerly with Local Initiatives Support Corporation, named director of Dr. Walter P. Lomas Retail Resource Network, program of Enterprise Center, Philadelphia.

* Toyota to serve as title sponsor of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, volunteer effort organized by National Environmental Education Foundation to preserve U.S. public lands; almost 110,000 volunteers to work on 1,000 sites, providing $12 million in improvements.

* Courtney Bourns, former senior associate with Interaction Institute for Social Change, Cambridge, Mass., named director of programs for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Washington, D.C.

* Ploughshares Fund conducting PeacePrimary.org, online fundraising campaign marking group’s 25th anniversary; effort will present $100,000 to one of 12 groups focusing on issues of peace and nuclear disarmament; information online.

* Samantha Gilbert, former head of human resources, Christie’s International, named director of human resources, Rockefeller Foundation, New York.

* Staglin Family Music Festival, Napa Valley, Calif., raised more than $4 million for mental health research; Gladys Knight and 24-piece band played for more than 500 guests.

* NARSAD: The Mental Health Research Association named one of six beneficiaries to receive portion of trading commissions made by inter-dealer broker BGC Partners, subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald, on Sept. 11.

* Sheila Patel, head of U.S. derivative sales and co-head of U.S. institutional sales, Goldman Sachs, named to board of Wildlife Trust.

* AT&T Foundation launched $1.5 million competitive grant program to help nonprofits integrate wireless communication technology into educational outreach projects; grants to range from $2,500 to $25,000.

* America’s Promise Alliance and Capitol One launched search for 2008 100 Best Communities for Young People; applicants eligible to apply for total of $300,000 in grants, entries due Nov. 2.

* Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, Los Angeles, launching Site of a Million Stars at http://www.millionstars.org/, online fundraising effort where a $5-$30 donation allows donor to create star with personal message to place in online “galaxy.”

* Ted Hart, president and CEO, ePhilanthropy Foundation, stepping down Oct. 4 after seven years at helm; will continue to operate Hart Philanthropic Services.

* Alameda County Community Food Bank, Oakland, Calif., to present “Hope Not Hunger” awards to KFOG and Good Cents for Oakland at Savor the Season fundraising event Sept. 23.

* Alzheimer’s Association to receive $1 million from SanDisk Corporation based on sales of two new products intended for fight against Alzheimer’s.

* Trevor Neilson, former executive director, Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, named senior advisor with communications agency APCO Worldwide.

* Lisa Staiano-Coico, provost and professor of surgery, Temple University, named to board of managers of Philadelphia Foundation.

* Amacom Books published “Good Governance for Nonprofits: Developing Principles and Policies for an Effective Board,” by Frederic L. Laughlin, Robert C. Andringa.

* Arcus Foundation published 2006 annual report; awarded total of $1,252,666 to improve quality of life of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community in Michigan.

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