Colleges, universities target student donors
With giving rates among alumni at all-time lows, and state support for higher education lagging, fundraising efforts at public and private schools alike are targeting current students, aiming to cultivate them as lifetime donors, The Associated Press reported Aug. 26 (see college donors story).
Medical center criticized for reducing charity care
The University of Texas Medical Branch, which has a long tradition of providing care for indigent patients, is under fire for dramatically reducing its level of charity care and putting rising pressure on nonprofits that serve the uninsured, the Houston Chronicle reported Aug. 25 (see charity care story).
Recession hurting Bay Area LGBT nonprofits
A survey by the San Francisco-based Horizons Foundation finds most nonprofits in the Bay Area that focus on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community have been hurt by the recession, The Bay Area Reporter reported Aug. 26 (see LGBT nonprofits story).
Prudential Foundation giving $3.6 million
The Prudential Foundation is giving $3.6 million to nonprofits, including funds to boost economic development, The Star Ledger in Newark, N.J., reported Aug. 25 (see Prudential giving story).