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Who’s in the news – Week of 01.28.08


* Marie Michel-Tucker, formerly with Coca-Cola Company and Procter & Gamble, named to governing board, Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

* Nonprofit Center at La Salle University, Philadelphia, launched Nonprofit University blog about business of nonprofits.

* CIGNA sponsored Philadelphia Orchestra’s 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert.

* Francis J. Tedesco, president, Medical College of Georgia, named board chair, HealthCare Georgia Foundation, Atlanta; also named to board were Dee Baldwin, former executive director of Georgia’s State office of Women’s Health; Arnold Tenenbaum, chair of First Chatham Bank board; Lynn Thogersen, owner, healthcare policy and management consulting firm.

* Joe Damewood, 17-year-old, Colorado Springs, Colo., gave $2,053 to Compassion International; earned from self-designed Christmas light show.

* Liberty Tax Service, Virginia Beach, hosting “Dance for Babies Roadside Parties” Jan. 26 at all U.S. offices to benefit March of Dimes.

* Jacobs Foundation, Zurich, launched new website.

* Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, accepting proposals for 2008 Green Communities Grant program; applications due Feb. 29.

* Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, Tampa, Fla., announced seven new corporate, nonprofit members for first half of 2007-08 year.

* Green Mountain Coffee, Waterbury, Vt., to sponsor Focus the Nation, national teach-in on global warming.

* Kids In Need Foundation, Dayton, Ohio, split from founding group School, Home, & Office Products Association.

* Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Austin, Tex., selected Convio products to enhance group’s outreach efforts outreach.

* Standards for Excellence Institute, Baltimore, announced seven nonprofit professionals completed three-day intensive training program.

* Alcoa, Pittsburgh, established goal to raise industry’s used beverage can recycling rate in North America to 75 percent from 52 percent by 2015.

* Nurse for Newborns Foundation, Phoenix, received $70,000 Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award from Premier healthcare alliance.

* Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation launched Barns Grant program aimed at evaluating barns and outbuildings.

* ServiceU Corp., Memphis, celebrated 10-year anniversary, launched new website.

* Shari L. Patrick, former counsel to NBC Universal Inc., named general counsel and corporate secretary, Rockefeller Foundation, New York.

* Darius Graham, Berkeley, Calif., released new inspirational book, “Being the Difference: True Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the World.”

* Motorola Foundation, Horsham, Pa., launched new program committing nearly $700,000 in grants, plus technology resources to nonprofits.

* Community Technology Foundation, San Francisco, changed name to ZeroDivide.

* Judith Shapiro, president, Barnard College, named chair of board of trustees, Common Cents, New York.

* American’s Promise Alliance, Alexandria, Va., and Capital One announced winners of 2008 100 Best Communities for Young People.

* National Endowment for Financial Education, Englewood, Colo., elected new members to board members: chairman, Terry Pearce, president, Leadership Communication; vice chair, Jackie Booth, president Paradox Learning Systems Inc.; trustee, John Woerner, vice president, Strategic Planning and Business Development at Minneapolis; trustee, Martin Jaffe, chief operating officer, Silvercrest Asset Management.

* Zazzle, Redwood City, Calif., acquired GoodStorm; Yobie Benjamin, Goodstorm founder, was named president of new group.

* SightSpeed Inc., Berkeley, Calif., serving as corporate sponsor of Focus the Nation.

* Advanced Solutions International, Alexandria, Va., launched iMIS TaskCentre business management module.

* Janice Rodgers, partner of Quarles & Brady’s Tax-Exempt Organizations, elected chair of the board of directors of Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago.

* Faye T. Pantazelos, chairman of NCB Holdings Inc., received Donor of Distinction Award from University of Illinois at Chicago.

* SeniorNet, Santa Clara, will open new SeniorNet Computer Learning Center Jan. 25 in New Orleans metro area.

* Sandra Adams, senior vice president for external affairs, National Breast Cancer Coalition, appointed vice president for external affairs at Grameen Foundation, Washington, D.C.

* Alameda County Community Food Bank, Oakland, appointed board members: Lydia Tinjero-Deck, pediatrician, Children’s Hospital Research Center Oakland; Anthony Bettencourt, CEO, ZANTAZ.

* ZeroDivide, San Francisco, raised $1 million for technology programs in California communities; AT&T provided $1 million matching contribution.

* Arizona State University, Phoenix, created new local chapter of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.

* WebVisible, Irvine, Calif., joined with Kintera Connect partner program to provide software to nonprofits.

* Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, & Malaria, Geneva, launched Global Fund Corporate Champions program; Chevron Corporation to invest $30 million over three years in Asia, Africa.

* Paulene Fiesta, senior integrated marketing major at Winthrop University, named intern, United Way of York County, S.C.

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