News about grants, gifts
The Mary Thompson Foundation provided a $5,000 grant to the United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation to support low-income older adults.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) received a $50,000 donation from the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation to support the new ASPCA Community Veterinary Center opening next year in Brooklyn.
Connecticut Community Foundation distributed $900,000 in college scholarships or 400 Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills students.
RIP Medical Debt received a $8 million gift from Jim and Sharen Branscome to wipe out medical debt for individuals in Appalachia.
The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation awarded a total of $133,050 in grant funds to 26 area nonprofit organizations. The awarded organizations include The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library, Institute for American Indian Studies, McCall Center for Behavioral Health, and others.
News about people, groups
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida hired Jill Hill as vice president of human resources.
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer presented Solange Peters with the 2019 Bonnie J. Addario Lectureship Award for her biomarker research, improving access to care for lung cancer patients worldwide, and supporting the advancement of women in oncology.
Camp Fire appointed to its national board of trustees Dave Albano, president of RestorePoint, Inc.
Heroes on the Water promoted Amber Helms to executive director. Previously, Helms led the Northeast Oklahoma chapter for seven years.
News about opportunities, initiatives
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