News about grants, gifts
UJA-Federation of New York‘s Wall Street dinner, attended by more than 1,700 financial and business professionals, raised a record $26 million. Lloyd C. Blankfein and David K. Wassong received awards.
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation raised its matching donations challenge to $2 million for the Semper Fi Fund, which supports injured and critically ill service members and their families. Donations can be made online through Dec. 31.
Cities of Service gave grants of $1 million to the mayors of 23 U.S. cities to implement nearly 90 volunteer-driven initiatives.
Seven couples and individuals from five U.S. states and three countries joined the Giving Pledge, promising to give at least half of their wealth to charity.
Alaska Structures, Inc. donated a 480-bed shelter system valued at more than $2 million to assist in typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.
AmeriCares shipped emergency supplies worth $2.2 million to the Phillippines.
Pennsylvania-based Coventry marked donating more than $350,000 through its community service program.
EARN, a nonprofit provider of matched savings accounts, was selected a 2013 Neighborhood Builder by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The $200,000 award will fund strategic leadership training on issues critical to the economic health and vitality of communities.
The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut gave grants totaling $70,000 to 16 area nonprofits.
News about people, groups
Madeira Global has formed the Madeira Global Foundation focused on grants to for-profit social enterprises primarily in basic resources, the environment, renewable energy, education, the arts and health.
Nonprofit Finance Fund and 15 human service providers created the $2.5 million Community Resilience Fund to help New York nonprofits with financial planning and emergency funds during challenging times.
Alan D. Gold and David F. Hale were elected to the Salk Institute board of trustees.
John Kaneb and Ekow Yankah joined the Innocence Project‘s board of directors.
Dr. Sean Kimbro, director of North Carolina Central University’s Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute, was appointed to the American Heart Association‘s board of directors.
Vidanta Foundation gave a lifetime achievement award to Hogar de Cristo and three awards to nonprofits for contributions to reducing poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean. For details, click here.
Kathryn Blake, Patricia Klahr, Kimberlie McCue and Cindy Ornstein were selected as the 2013 Piper Fellows by the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.
Nicole Silk was hired as president of the River Network.
Ted Greer, Jr. was selected as chief executive officer for the Center for Family Services.
Ben Delaney was appointed as executive director of the International Toy Museum.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Hasbro, Inc.‘s 5,000 employees volunteered on its first Global Day of Joy to engage in community service projects serving children in 35 countries. The company donated more than $3 million worth of toys and games to children. For details, click here.
The Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs’ Charitable Foundation took 250 San Francisco-area children on a $200 shopping trip for clothing and gifts.
WaterStep conducted training for Philippine non-governmental organization leaders on how to operate water chlorinator systems.
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