5.21.18 US Nonprofit News

News about grants, gifts

The Gruber Foundation awarded $1.5 million to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of genetics, neuroscience and cosmology on May 10th.

National Endowment for the Arts gave an Art Works grant of $25,000 to Artivate for Project Youth ArtReach.

Pan-American Life Insurance Group donated $1 million to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans on May 11th.

Suburban Essex Dental will kick off Operation Smile on May 28th, offering free dental care to qualifying veterans thanks to a $50,000 gift from Dr. Paul R. Feldman.

The Moody Foundation made a $15 million gift to help create a new comprehensive breast center at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

Trish Ring recently gave a gift of $1 million to the University of Florida Department of Psychology to endow a dissertation fellowship on May 15th.

TrueCar and AutoNation gifted a veteran with a new car on May 18th in honor of Military Appreciation Month.

Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s sixth annual LymeAid benefit dinner and concert raised more than $1 million to fund research and education projects for Lyme disease.

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. awarded a Community Grant to Edwards Middle School in Boston for the second consecutive year.

The National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation have awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to 1,842 recipients, thanks to the generosity of 114 sponsors.

New York Life gave an $100,000 grant to the International African American Museum on May 17th.

News about people, groups

Rasmuson Foundation announced Alvin Amason as its 2018 Distinguished Artist on May 10th. 

The Surgery Center for FGM is now open in Atlanta, Georgia.

John C. Martin, PhD, and Sherry Lansing joined the Board of Directors at The Scripps Research Institute this week.

J.F. Kiely Construction Co. supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation through Wall Township‘s 7th Annual Touch-A-Truck Event.

National Sawdust celebrated “A Moment of Disruption” on May 10th at The Alhambra Ballroom.

Vital Farms was honored at the 17th Choose Environmental Excellence Awards on April 27th by The City of Springfield, MO for its environmental excellence at its new Egg Central Station.

Staff members from the International Coach Federation’s Global Headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky volunteered for two local organizations on May 9th as part of ICF’s International Coaching Week celebration.

Youth Service America celebrated 30 Years of Global Youth Service Day on May 11th.

Fíonta announced Mark Patterson as Chief Executive Officer on May 11th.

Aisha Alexander joined Meyer Foundation as Senior Director this week.

Tuesday’s Children added Phil Silvestri to its board of directors on May 17th.

Anti-Defamation League’s National Leadership Summit took place in Washington, DC May 6th –8th.

Mac’s List hosted a networking event and panel discussion on May 17th at Concordia University.

Sunwest Bank welcomed Shailesh Bhaid as chief information officer this week.

Chester County Fund for Women and Girls 13th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon took place on May 4th.

The 11th annual KEYS100 Mile Individual Ultra-marathon took place May 19th and 20th in Key Largo in support of The Childhood Cancer Project.

Art BuddiesLetter-Palooza fundraiser was on May 17th.  

The Center for Constitutional Rights announced on May 14th the addition of four members to its board of trustees.

Mary Katherine Morn was named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee on May 16th.

Mainstream Fund Services selected OpsCheck to strengthen and enhance its operational infrastructure for private equity, venture capital, and real estate funds on May 15th.

Conversation.one grabbed the ‘Best of Show’ award at the FinovateSpring 2018 event in Silicon Valley.

Riverzedge Arts Block Party took place on May 17th.

The Getty Research Institute selected 38 scholars for the 2018/2019 Scholars in Residence program.  

Susan Payne and Frances Stoffer were named to the executive committee of the Women & Girls Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation on May 16th.

Aaron Bludorn, Mark Kornblau, and Stanislas Vilgrain were elected to the C-CAP’s Board of Directors this week.

The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation in collaboration with Parkland Health & Hospital System opened the Innovation Bridge at the Hatcher Station Health Center on May 16th.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Border Angels annual Fundraiser Dinner will be November 3rd at The Jacobs Center.

Innovation Enterprise’s Digital Publishing Innovation Summit will take place July 18th and 19th in New York.

Danville Regional Foundation’s “How to Develop Fundraising Plans for your Nonprofit” class will be on May 22nd at Duke University.

Charlie Cinnamon: Legendary Press Agent will premiere at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU in Miami Beach on June 19th.

Kaiser Permanente partnered with the de Beaumont Foundation on May 14th to help U.S. cities thrive through the CityHealth initiative.

Hedge Fund Association’s Spring Social will be on May 23rd in Miami, Florida.  

Souljourn Yoga Foundation is hosting its second yoga retreat, “Yoga Adventure Rwanda” June 27th- July 6th.

National Hispanic Media Coalition Television Writers Program submissions will be accepted until August 5th.

The Public Media Development and Marketing Conference will be July 10th- 13th at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

StoryCenter’s Digital Storytelling Master Class will be July 11th-14th at Stonebridge Farm in Lyons, Colorado.

The Church of Art Invitational will be June 30th during Waterloo Arts Fest.

Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. is selling cars while raising awareness and funds to benefit the American Heart Association at the 21st Annual Sheehy 8000 Sales Event on May 11th – July 5th.

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida will present the Opening Plenary at Service Unites 2018.

City Harvest’s Summer in the City will be June 19th at The Lighthouse Pier 61.

Nominations for Independent Sector’s American Express NGen Leadership Award are due May 25th.

Five orchestra musicians will receive Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service from the League of American Orchestras at the League’s 73rd National Conference in Chicago on June 13th-15th.

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