House amendment aims to end Planned Parenthood funding
The newly conservative House of Representatives has proposed eliminating the entire $317 million program of aid for family planning, known as Title X, in a 2011 spending bill that is expected to pass by the weekend, with a proposed amendment to the bill aiming to cut off any federal funds for any purpose for Planned Parenthood, which gets $75 million to provide family-planning assistance to low-income women, money its opponents say only frees up funds for abortions, The New York Times reported Feb. 18 (see Planned Parenthood story).
New foundation aims to raise money for L.A. schools
The new chief of the Los Angeles Unified School District is creating a new foundation to generate philanthropic donations to help fund the ailing school district, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Feb. 17 (see schools foundation story).
Ohio State getting $100 million gift
Leslie Wexner, chairman and CEO of Limited Brands, and his company’s foundation will give $100 million to Ohio State University, the school’s largest gift ever, Bloomberg reported Feb. 16 (see Ohio State story).
Atlanta Opera getting $9 million bequest
The Atlanta Opera is getting a $9 million bequest, its largest gift ever and one of the largest to an opera company in North Carolina, from board member Barbara D. Stewart, who died last year and had headed a consulting firm that specialized in the insurance business, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported Feb. 17 (see Atlanta Opera story).