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U-M Receives $10 Million for Diplomacy Center

U-M Receives $10 Million for Diplomacy Center

Posted September 9, 2018

The gift from alumni Ron and Eileen Weiser will establish a diplomacy center in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy that will serve as a hub for engagement with the foreign policy community....

Community Foundation Update (09/08/18)

Community Foundation Update (09/08/18)

Posted September 8, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont....

LJAF, Others Commit $30 Million to Establish Nonprofit Drug Company

LJAF, Others Commit $30 Million to Establish Nonprofit Drug Company

Posted September 7, 2018

Two foundations and a nonprofit health center are each contributing an initial $1 million and committing $9 million in loans to establish Civica Rx, a not-for-profit generic drug company that will work to stabilize the supply of essential medications....

LJAF Launches Effort to Address Rising Health System Prices

LJAF Launches Effort to Address Rising Health System Prices

Posted September 5, 2018

An initial investment of $3.4 million will support efforts to determine the causes of rising healthcare prices in the private insurance market, develop policy recommendations, and provide technical assistance to governments and employers....

Open Society Launches Puerto Rican Youth Leadership Fellowship

Open Society Launches Puerto Rican Youth Leadership Fellowship

Posted September 5, 2018

Fellows will receive one-year grants of up to $35,000 in support of projects that address human rights challenges in the areas of health, housing, education, immigration, workers' rights, LGBTQI rights, criminal justice, and food and environmental justice....

H.D. Smith Foundation Awards $20 Million to University of Illinois

H.D. Smith Foundation Awards $20 Million to University of Illinois

Posted September 3, 2018

The largest gift ever to the athletics department includes $15 million dedicated to the Fighting Illini Football Performance Center, while the remaining $5 million will support scholarships for former student-athletes and innovation for those in medicine, engineering, and athletics....