Gates calls education change tough work
Bill Gates says his philanthropic work in supporting vaccine and immunization programs in poor countries is easy compared to his philanthropic efforts in pushing for improvements in education against the resistance of teacher unions, the Boston Globe reported April 27 (see Bill Gates story).
Recession squeezes Connecticut nonprofits
Eighty-two percent of nonprofits responding to a survey by the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits reported a rise in demand for services, while 55 percent reported cutting staff because of lower funding or higher expense, and one-third reported cuts of 10 percent or more government grants and contract, investment income and corporate donations, the Hartford Business Journal reported April 26 (see Connecticut nonprofits story).
Former Komen exec to head Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Kimberly Earle, former chief operating officer for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has been named CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Associated Press reported April 25 (see Mothers Against Drunk Driving story).