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Preferences for Well-Connected College Applicants Under Fire

Preferences for Well-Connected College Applicants Under Fire

Posted February 14, 2003

With race-conscious college admissions policies now before the Supreme Court, the longtime practice of admissions officers giving special consideration to applicants whose parents are wealthy or loyal alumni is coming under fire....

Public Schools Turning to Professional Fundraisers

Posted February 14, 2003

Many public schools looking to fill gaps left by deep budget cuts are hiring fundraising professionals to solicit donations from wealthy individuals, corporations, and foundations....

Johns Hopkins Receives $30 Million for Vaccine Program

Johns Hopkins Receives $30 Million for Vaccine Program

Posted February 13, 2003

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations awarded the grant to speed up the delivery of vaccines against pneumonia, meningitis, and similar diseases to children in the world's poorest countries....

Argosy Foundation Ready to Make a Difference

Posted February 12, 2003

The foundation, which was created by Boston Scientific founder John Abele and his wife, is expected to become the largest foundation in Wisconsin over the next few years....

Without Fanfare, Foundation Preserves One Million Acres

Posted February 11, 2003

The Richard King Mellon Foundation has orchestrated what is most likely the biggest private land conservation drive and handed the bulk of the acreage over to local and federal governments for parks and public recreation....

American Dental Association Restructures Charitable Activities

Posted February 9, 2003

The Chicago-based ADA has merged all of its charitable organizations into the ADA Foundation, which will provide funding for dental education and research, assistance to dental professionals, and oral health access and awareness programs....

Heinz Extends Support for Massachusetts Drug Program for Seniors

Posted February 7, 2003

Teresa Heinz, chairperson of the Heinz Family Philanthropies, has renewed her pledge to help Massachusetts make cost effective changes in the state's prescription drug program for senior citizens to help keep the program open to new beneficiaries....

United Way Silicon Valley Contributions Exceed Goal

Posted February 5, 2003

After seeing contributions to its annual workplace campaigns steadily decline from a peak of $26 million ten years ago, the agency set a modest goal of $15 million for 2003 and exceeded it by more than $1 million....