News about grants, gifts
Stanford University announced the establishment of the new Mary M. and Sash A. Spencer Center for Vision Research thanks to a generous gift pledged by Mary Spencer in honor of her late husband, Sash.
The Nationwide Foundation grated a $10 million gift for the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help accelerate the most promising research and clinical discoveries at Nationwide Children’s.
Glassybaby created a new charitable giving program to give three ‘baby grants’ of $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000 to local nonprofits.
Chick-fil-A began a new initiative to provide $8.8 million in Team Member College Scholarships in 2017.
Honorees of the Community Food Funders Champions Award received a $5,000 award and the opportunity to present their work and model before funders and philanthropic organizations at the Community Food Funders Annual Gathering.
Conquer Cancer Foundation of American Society of Clinical Oncology awarded $5.65 million to researchers in the field of oncology to support cancer research.
The 44th Annual Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf & Gala generated more than $600,000 to support patient care, medical education, and research at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute.
Wayne State University alumni and faculty members Peter and Karen Frade pledged a gift of nearly $1.25 million to support students in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
News about people, groups
The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, was honored with the Flat Rock Brook Nature Association’s Trustee Award at the nature preserve’s 2017 Recognition Dinner on May 16th at the Rockleigh Country Club.
Learning to Give welcomed Carole Hawke to the team as the 2017 Teacher in Residence.
Habitat for Humanity of North Collin County began construction on a home with a Wall Raising Ceremony on May 31st to kick-off the construction of a home located in McKinney for Jesika Goodson and her two children, Neamiah & Naomi
The Morrisville Innovation Foundation selected five teams to participate as this year’s HOTTovation participants.
News about opportunities, initiatives
MoAD Vanguard will present Vive L’Afrique on June 10th with proceeds benefitting MoAD’s exhibitions and educational programs.
Points of Light will host the Conference on Volunteering and Service on June 19th-21st for a chance to hear from social entrepreneurs, corporate intrapreneurs, and thought leaders from around the world.
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