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University of Mississippi Addresses Donor's 'Racial' Facebook Post

University of Mississippi Addresses Donor's 'Racial' Facebook Post

Posted October 7, 2018

In response to a Facebook post by donor Ed Meek suggesting that African-American students were responsible for declining enrollment and falling property values around the university's campus, chancellor Jeffery Vitter said he planned to expedite a process leading to the removal of Meek's name from the journalism school....

Community Foundation Update (10/06/18)

Community Foundation Update (10/06/18)

Posted October 6, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas....

Institute Focused on Improving Economic Opportunity Launched

Institute Focused on Improving Economic Opportunity Launched

Posted October 5, 2018

Opportunity Insights, a partnership between economists from Harvard and Brown University, will conduct research on economic mobility and harness the power of big data to develop scalable policy solutions that empower families to achieve better life outcomes....

2018 MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Recipients Announced

2018 MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Recipients Announced

Posted October 5, 2018

Twenty-five fellows working in fields ranging from the performing arts, to law and engineering, to computer science will each receive $625,000 over five years to follow their unique creative vision....

Texas Children's Receives $50 Million Commitment

Texas Children's Receives $50 Million Commitment

Posted October 4, 2018

The gift from Lester and Sue Smith will support Legacy Tower, the hospital's new home for cardiac care and surgery, as well as patient care and research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center....

UVA Receives $25 Million for New Bioscience Building/Business Program

UVA Receives $25 Million for New Bioscience Building/Business Program

Posted October 1, 2018

The gift from the Chris and Carrie Shumway Foundation will advance collaborative efforts between UVA's McIntire School of Commerce and School of Medicine to create educational offerings that integrate business concepts into biomedical science and healthcare leadership studies....

Low Government Trust Linked to Higher Use of Salvation Army Services

Low Government Trust Linked to Higher Use of Salvation Army Services

Posted October 1, 2018

A report from the Salvation Army and Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University found that in states where residents are less trusting of government, individuals are more likely to turn to a nonprofit such as the Salvation Army for assistance....