8.27.18 US News

News about grants, gifts

Westminster College was awarded a $1 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to support environmental education and research facilities.

The MacArthur Foundation is investing more than $26 million to support organizations that foster economic opportunity and equity and increase peace and safety in Chicago.

Morris Animal Foundation received a $2.3 million legacy gift from the estate of Karl D. Smith, a prominent Denver businessman with a soft spot for animals.

The Kyle Pease Foundation is kicking off a $250,000 capital campaign, the Kona Capital Campaign, to support the foundation as it prepares to take the global stage at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

On August 15th, A Wider Bridge announced the first recipients of the AWB Impact Grant.

News about people, groups

The Board of Directors of Lone Survivor Foundation appointed Kevin Barber as the organization’s Executive Director on August 15th.

The Surdna Foundation named Don Chen as the foundation’s third president. Chen currently leads the Just Cities and Regions team for the Ford Foundation.

Kids Gardening kicked off their Back to School Gardens campaign last week.

Invictus Foundation announced the appointment of Dr. Bridget C. Cantrell as its Chief Clinical Officer on August 15th.

The Wallace Foundation announced Bahia Ramos as the foundation’s new Director of Arts.

Gravyty announced the launch of Gravyty Stewardship on August 16th.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research launched a new Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health on August 15th.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer will host the 4th annual Dream BIG Legacy Luncheon on November 7th.

Art Buddies is accepting volunteers to serve this Fall.

Bbcon will be held October 9th- 11th at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando.

Vermont’s “Making It Happen!” Community Leadership Summit will take place on October 1st.

The 2018 Greeting Card Association’s 77th Annual Convention will take place September 26th – 29th in Ohio.

The 4th annual Aspiration Summit will be held September 5th -9th in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Scholarship America is accepting applications for the 2019 Scholarship America Dream Award until October 15th.

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