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School Administrators Struggle With Politics, Bureaucracy

Posted November 18, 2001

A survey released by Public Agenda finds that while public school superintendents and principals nationwide believe that strong leadership can improve troubled schools, many school administrators' efforts are often frustrated by bureaucracy....

Red Cross Announces Sweeping Changes to Liberty Fund

Red Cross Announces Sweeping Changes to Liberty Fund

Posted November 15, 2001

Responding to mounting criticism, American Red Cross officials have announced a series of changes regarding the relief agency's Liberty Fund to increase support for people affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks....

Pew Trusts Give $500,000 to CARE's Afghan Relief Efforts

Posted November 15, 2001

The Pew Charitable Trusts have announced a $500,000 grant to humanitarian organization CARE International to provide food, shelter, and blankets to Afghan civilians who have been displaced by recent military action in the region....

September 11th Fund Announces $14 Million in New Grants

September 11th Fund Announces $14 Million in New Grants

Posted November 12, 2001

The September 11th Fund has announced ten new grants to nonprofit organizations that are addressing the short-term needs of individuals and organizations affected by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon....

James Irvine Foundation Appoints New President and CEO

Posted November 9, 2001

The James Irvine Foundation has announced that Mary G.F. Bitterman, who heads public broadcasting organization KQED, Inc. in San Francisco, will become the foundation's president and CEO in February....

Red Cross Defends Use of September 11 Donations to Congress

Red Cross Defends Use of September 11 Donations to Congress

Posted November 9, 2001

Facing scathing criticism from members of Congress, the American Red Cross defended its decision to withhold more than $200 million in donations intended for the families of victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks....

House to Hold Hearing on 9/11 Charitable Response

Posted November 6, 2001

Congressman Amo Houghton (R-NY), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means, has announced a hearing on the response by charitable organizations to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C....