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10.3.13: U.S. News Bits

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News about grants, gifts

The California Endowment will give $78.2 million in grants to California organizations to create health care career pathways for middle and high school students and to address the health care professional shortage.

More than 22,000 people took part in 11 Alzheimer’s Association’s 2013 Walks to End Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in September, raising $3 million.

Love’s Travel Stops donated $2 million to 92 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

ANN INC. was the top corporate sponsor of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and funded 16 research grants for 2013-14.

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers received nearly $2 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a new diagnostic test for river blindness, a tropical disease which affects 37 million people.

Alcoa Foundation committed $1.25 million to create an internship program for 500 unemployed students in eight countries over the next two years.

DJO Global, Inc. raised more than $1 million for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee pledged $1 million in grant funding through 2014 to provide housing for those discharged from mental health facilities.

RYOT and CrowdRise’s #STARTARYOT Challenge from Aug. 19 to Sept. 24 raised more than $1,053,337 for hundreds of charities. Noah’s ArkKeep the Boat Afloat raised more than $140,000, winning first place and an additional $75,000.

New York Life Foundation awarded $750,000 in grants to 20 organizations supporting grieving children.

Illinois Institute of Technology and Northwestern University received a joint, three-year $350,000 National Science Foundation grant to help nonprofit organizations optimize fundraising strategies by identifying and segmenting the donors most likely to give.

UJA-Federation of New York will give $123,000 in microgrants for 31 local community service projects in New York City, Long Island and Westchester throughout October.

Green Dog Rescue received $120,000 thanks to California Chef Douglas Keane‘s win on Top Chef.

Musician Alicia Keys and AIDS United gave $20,000 EMPOWERED Community grants to the Research Foundation of the City University of New York, Frannie Peabody Center in Portland, Maine, North Carolina AIDS Action Network in Durham and SisterLove in Atlanta.

EMD Serono, Inc. pledged to make a donation to the American Cancer Society, up to $20,000, for each tackle made by New England linebacker Jerod Mayo.

News about people, groups

Summit Medical Group, New Jersey’s largest private physician group, established the Summit Medical Group Foundation to conduct health promotion, medical research and medical education in the communities it serves. Lisa Hackett was named executive director. For details, click here.

Bryan Monroe and George Stephanopolos joined the board of directors of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

North Star Fund was inducted into the Community Foundation Hall of Fame by the National Center for Responsive Philanthropy in recognition for its relief work after Hurricane Sandy struck New York.

World Land Trust-US renamed itself Rainforest Trust and launched a fundraising campaign to preserve 5.9 million acres of jaguar habitat in the Amazon rainforest of Peru.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation opened a healthcare center in Jackson, Miss., which will offer care for those living with HIV/AIDS.

The national Future Farmers of America membership grew to 579,678 middle and high school students in 7,570 chapters during the 2012-13 school year.

Chase Brexton Health Care opened its new primary care facility in midtown Baltimore, which will allows it treat up to 25,000 new patients and expand its services.

Anna-Marie Rooney was hired as chief communications officer for the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Jacinta Tegman was appointed vice president of CRISTA Ministries and president of World Concern.

Gaye Leonard was named director of development and philanthropic planning at Rose Community Foundation in Denver.

Scott Filer was appointed president and chief executive officer of One Hope United, which has also undertaken a structural reorganization.

Lindsey Hardegree was hired as the first development director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

The VHL Family Alliance renamed itself the VHL Alliance and created a new logo.

Kent T. Scott, manager director of Commonfund Capital, relocated to the company’s San Francisco office. Jeffery A. Stabler was hired as managing director of consultant relations, and Jennifer J. Seidler and Issa Brant as directors in client service.

News about opportunities, initiatives

From each sale of a reusable shopping bag at all Safeway locations, $2 will go to support Stand Up to Cancer‘s breast cancer research programs.

The Illinois-based Evanston Community Foundation will hold its annual benefitCelebrate!Evanston on Oct. 26. For tickets, call 847-492-0990.

Kids in Distressed Situations and Fashion Delivers will hold a joint gala Nov. 5 at Pier Sixty of Chelsea Piers, emceed by Vivica Fox. For tickets, contact Jessica Luna at FD_KIDS@TheJFMGroup.com or call 212-921 9070, ext. 14.

The Asante Africa Foundation will hold its annual fall celebration and fundraiser in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 9. For tickets, call 925-292-0245.

National Veterans Day Run will hold events in 40 cities on Nov. 10 or 11 to raise funds for the Folds of Honor Foundation, which offers scholarships to military families.

Ticket sales for the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 7 will benefit theChildren’s Medical Center.


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