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MacArthur Foundation Names New Board Chair

Posted February 2, 2002

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot succeeds John E. Corbally, who served as chair of the foundation's board from 1995 to 2002, and also served as the first president of the foundation....

Kauffman Foundation Appoints New President

Posted February 1, 2002

Carl J. Schramm succeeds Lou Smith, the foundation's current president and CEO, who announced more than a year ago that he planned to retire in 2002....

Nature Conservancy to Buy 97,000-Acre Ranch in Colorado

Nature Conservancy to Buy 97,000-Acre Ranch in Colorado

Posted February 1, 2002

The Nature Conservancy has signed an agreement to purchase the Baca Ranch, encompassing approximately 97,000 acres on the border of the Great Sand Dunes National Monument and Preserve in Colorado's San Luis Valley, for $31.28 million....

New Chairman of National Endowment for the Arts Dies

Posted February 1, 2002

Michael P. Hammond, who became chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts on January 22, has died after just one week on the job. Selected by President Bush in late September to lead the agency, Hammond was confirmed by the Senate in December....

Kirk and Anne Douglas Donate $2.5 Million for New Theater

Posted January 31, 2002

Actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne have announced a gift of $2.5 million to the Center Theatre Group to help build a new theater complex in downtown Culver City, California, that will focus on experimental and educational theater programs....

Hewlett Foundation Endowment to Nearly Double Over Three Years

Hewlett Foundation Endowment to Nearly Double Over Three Years

Posted January 30, 2002

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is expected to become one of the largest philanthropies in the United States over the next three years after it receives $3 billion from the estate of William Hewlett, the late co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Co....

September 11th Fund Disburses Another $5.6 Million

September 11th Fund Disburses Another $5.6 Million

Posted January 29, 2002

The September 11th Fund has awarded twenty-four new grants totaling $5.6 million to organizations providing long-term services such as mental health counseling and health care to people who were affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11....

Andy Warhol Foundation Gives $600,000 to New York City Arts Groups

Posted January 28, 2002

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has announced $600,000 in grants to New York City arts groups located below 14th Street that have been severely affected by the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan....

Perception Gap Between Public and September 11 Victims Widens

Perception Gap Between Public and September 11 Victims Widens

Posted January 25, 2002

A significant portion of the American public believes the families of those killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks will benefit economically, but some victims say the notion that they will become rich is a misperception....