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Who’s in the News – Week of 10.08.07

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* Three clients of DMW Worldwide direct response advertising agency received PBS Development Awards in overall development category: Iowa Public Television, Kentucky Educational Television, KLRU/Austin, Tex.

* PearlParadise.com, online pearl company, to donate 2,007 pieces of pearl jewelry valued at $500 each to charities across county for use in silent and live auctions; info for interested charities online.

* Maryland’s Women and Philanthropy Collaborative to host inaugural SHERO Awards celebrating role of women in community Oct. 15, Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, includes performance by Queen Latifah; reservations online.

* Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies’ 21/64 division published 2007-08 edition of Slingshot, guidebook of Jewish philanthropy naming 50 innovative nonprofits.

* AltaMira Press published book by former W.K. Kellogg Foundation program director Joel J. Orosz, “Effective Foundation Management: 14 Challenges of Philanthropic Leadership—And How to Outfox Them.”

* John Wiley & Sons published book by Peggy M. Jackson, “Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Leveraging Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices.”

* NOZA, provider of searchable database of donations for fundraisers, offering free access to database of over 825,000 foundation grants.

* Safeway Inc. launched month-long public service campaign with Melissa Etheridge to fund cancer cure and encourage mammograms.

* Richard K. Davis, president and CEO, U.S. Bancorp and chairman of Financial Services Roundtable’s 2007 Community Build Day effort, received Lifetime Volunteer Service Award from President Bush.

* New charity, Prostate Cancer: Save a Life Foundation, formed to pay for life-saving surgery for men in financial need; info available online.

* Children’s Home Society & Family Services, St. Paul, Minn., named its Philanthropic Award winners, recognizing support of individuals and groups; details on website.

* Retired Brigadier General H.J. “Jerry” Dalton, Jr., first communications professional to lead U.S. Air Force’s public affairs operation, to receive 2007 Gold Anvil Award from Public Relations Society of America.

* Johnny Jenkins Jr., founding director, Detroit chapter of Black Pride Society, named Michigan program officer, Arcus Gay & Lesbian Fund.

* America’s Promise Alliance, Alexandria, Va., named new board members:

  • Stephanie Bell-Rose, president, Goldman Sachs Foundation and managing director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Neil Bush, chairman and CEO, Ignite! Inc.
  • Latasha Kinnard, member of Alliance’s Youth Partnership Team and student, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Edward Rust, Jr., chairman and CEO, State Farm Insurance Companies

* Marlyn Torres, former program officer, Clark Foundation, named assistant vice president and senior program officer of corporate responsibility, New York Life Insurance Company, New York City.

* Campbell & Company consulting firm to offer 13 webinars for advancement professionals over next year on topics including strategic planning, planned giving, staff retention, major gifts; schedule and details online.

* Social Venture Partners, Seattle office, launched blog with goal of spurring discussion on philanthropic and nonprofit issues, includes RSS feed.

* Yippykya.com, e-commerce and social networking site, launched “Yippys for the Cause,” program donating 2 percent of members’ e-commerce generated from online storefronts to nonprofits.

* Edens & Avant, Columbia, S.C., holding second annual service day Oct. 8; offices closed to allow employees to volunteer at over 20 nonprofits across company’s east coast operating area.

* Real Estate Center at DePaul University appointed staff members:

  • Stephen G. Bell, Lake Forest, Ill., real estate executive, named associate director
  • Marc Smith, Oak Park, Ill., named director of Data Clearinghouse Project
  • Stacie Young, Rogers Park neighborhood, Chicago, named director of Interagency Coordinating Council

* Salsa, Sabor y Salud, program of National Latino Children’s Institute and Kraft Foods to encourage healthy lifestyles, received Presidents’ Circle Award for Nutrition Education from American Dietetic Association and affiliated foundation.

* Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Veterans Medical Research Foundation selected Blackbaud’s financial management solution to streamline operations.

* Farmers Insurance received Corporate Citizenship Award from Getty House Foundation for company’s work to improve communities in which it works.

* Qwest Communications, Denver, to donate up to $100,000 from pink phone sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure through Oct. 31 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

* Leslie Koch, president of Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation, New York, and John Beckman, vice president for public affairs, New York University, named to board of trustees of Phipps Community Development Corporation.

* ACE European and ACE Foundation raised $40,000, 200 euros for each attendee at Federation of European Risk Managers Congress in Geneva, for Red Cross HIV/AIDS educational program in India.

* Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps launched nationwide search for recipient of Embracing the Legacy Award honoring individuals whose achievements reflect Kennedy’s social values; nominations due Nov. 20, winners named in January 2008.

* Sarah Meacham, public relations and communications expert in Portland, Maine, named project director and public relations consultant, Shoestring Creative Group.

* Associated Grant Makers, Boston, named six recipients of its Diversity Fellowship Program, full-time, nine-month program for diverse professionals aspiring to careers in philanthropy.

* Bruce A. Beal, Jr., executive vice president of The Related Companies and William R. Frey, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Enterprise Community Partners, received Community Builder Award from Phipps Houses, provider of affordable housing in New York City.

* Youth Leaders for Literacy, program of National Education Association and Youth Service America, offering 20 NEA grants of $500 each to youth-led literacy projects running March 3 through April 27; application deadline Oct. 26.

* Joy and Larry Marshall, Ashland, Ore., launched Marshall Fundraising Management to advise and assist regional, national, global nonprofit clients in fundraising efforts.

* HP, Microsoft, International Rescue Committee, UNICEF launching $30 million distance learning effort to help 150,000 kids affected by Iraq conflict and kids in occupied Palestinian territories.

* Center for Women’s Business Research launched study to analyze growth strategies of women’s businesses with revenues over $1 million; study underwritten by OPEN from American Express and Ja
na Matthews Group.

* Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, foster care and family services agency, holding tribute mass and dedication of statue for Monsignor John T. Fagan, group’s late director, Oct. 14, 10 a.m., Wading River Campus, New York.

* MyQuire, online tool for conducting projects, to award $5,000 grant to nonprofits demonstrating spirit of innovation; deadline for applications Nov. 12.

* Enterprise, affordable housing provider, named recipients of Frederick P. Rose Architectural Fellowship, which offers emerging architects opportunity to create sustainable affordable housing for the under-served: Carey Clouse, Providence Community Housing; Jessy Olson, Farmworker Housing Development Corp.; Esther Yang, Fordham Bedford Housing Corp.

* Bank of America to be season sponsor for Carnegie Hall for third straight year; 2007-08 season to include over 200 performances.

* Safeway Inc. and St. Joseph’s Medical Center dedicating state-of-the-art Mobile Mammography Unit to serve low-income women in Northern and Central California; partnership includes $500,000 annual commitment from Safeway.

* Six Indiana nonprofits to be recognized with $10,000 each at Indiana Achievement Awards Celebration Nov. 9; details online.

* Sarah Tenney, long-time nonprofit veteran in Hawaii, named vice president of development, USS Missouri Memorial Association, Pearl Harbor.

* More than Money founders Anne and Christopher Ellinger launched Bolder Giving, effort to provide support to people wanting to give at their full potential.

* amfAR Foundation for AIDS Research named board members: Sharon Stone, Natasha Richardson, Diana L. Taylor; Kevin Robert Frost named CEO and Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal named senior medical and policy advisor.

* Jill Allread, public relations executive, Oak Park, Ill., received 2007 Paul M. Lund Public Service Award from Public Relations Society of America for her work with children and environment.

* Let’s Dish!, meal-assembly company, launched Pink Dish! Campaign, awareness and fundraising effort providing free meals to families affected by breast cancer in mid-Atlantic region.

* Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation named five winners of 2007 Exponent Award celebrating visionary nonprofit leadership; includes $100,000 for each recipient’s organization.

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