News about grants, gifts
A yearlong campaign headed by Rob Light raised $6.1 million for City of Hope, a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Light received the center’s 2013 Spirit of Life award.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation awarded more than $4 million, including $493,000 through its competitive grantmaking program and $3.4 million to nonprofits recommended by donors. For details, click here.
Philanthropists Roslyn and Leonard Stoler gave $3 million to support Sinai Hospital of Baltimore‘s south tower, which will be named after them.
The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation will give more than 1,300 artworks to Ursinus College‘s Berman Museum of Art, including pieces by George Bellows, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and James Whistler.
Xoom Corporation will contribute 100% of money transfer fees for all donations sent to the Philippine Red Cross in support of those affected by the recent earthquake. Donations can be made through Oct. 31.
The four-year-old Chase Community Revitalization Program reached $250 million in homes donated or sold at a discount to community associations, municipalities, veteran groups and nonprofit housing providers in 43 states.
Northrup Grumman Foundation gave grants enabling 21 nonprofits to hire 87 low-income youth as interns in STEM projects.
News about people, groups
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is seeking applications for vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 4, 2013.
United Neighborhood Centers of America and the Alliance for Children and Families will merge in January 2014, creating a network of more than 500 organizations serving more than 4.6 million people each year. UNCA member organizations will become full members and owners of the Alliance.
Michael Prosner was elected to the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Board of Trustees.
Amy Eisenstein and Benjamin J. Imdieke became the 99th and 100th fundraisers to earn the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive credential from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Doug Schenkelberg joined the Donors Forum as vice president, public policy.
Dr. Roberg Kagbo was named director of agriculture and Lisa Thompson director of anti-trafficking for World Hope International.
Homeland Security Foundation of America seeks applications for a chair and 15 members of its board of directors.
Isikkent Schools was named the winner of the 2013 International Coach Federation International Prism Award. An honorable mention was given to Defense Acquisition University.
News about opportunities, initiatives
More than 1,400 people and 50 organizations turned out for Parke Diem, a day of volunteering in more than 70 parks organized by the Portland Parks Foundation.
More than 640 Post Properties employees volunteered on 13 projects in 10 cities during the company’s annual day of service.
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