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Community Foundation Update (10/28/17)

Community Foundation Update (10/28/17)

Posted October 28, 2017

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington....

Best Buy to Expand Afterschool Tech Program

Best Buy to Expand Afterschool Tech Program

Posted October 27, 2017

The Minneapolis-based chain plans to increase the number of its Teen Tech Centers fivefold and boost its grantmaking to local and national partners....

Jim Joseph Awards $23.7 Million for Jewish Education

Jim Joseph Awards $23.7 Million for Jewish Education

Posted October 27, 2017

Twenty-one grants were awarded to organizations working in one of two areas of critical importance in Jewish education — educator professional development and leadership development....

UW-Madison Receives $25 Million Gift

UW-Madison Receives $25 Million Gift

Posted October 26, 2017

The gift from alumni and longtime supporters Ted and Mary Kellner will support athletic and academic initiatives and other university priorities....

Buffett Tops 2016 Forbes Ranking of Biggest U.S. Givers

Buffett Tops 2016 Forbes Ranking of Biggest U.S. Givers

Posted October 26, 2017

As he did in each of the previous two years, legendary investor and Berkshire Hathaway chair Warren Buffett tops the list of U.S. philanthropists who gave the most in 2016, with $2.86 billion in donations....

Armani to Transfer Stake in Fashion Firm to Foundation

Armani to Transfer Stake in Fashion Firm to Foundation

Posted October 25, 2017

The fashion designer plans to transfer part of his holding company to the foundation, while the remaining shares will be held by his heirs, who will be able to sell them only to the foundation....

African Americans' Health Affected by Pervasive Discrimination

African Americans' Health Affected by Pervasive Discrimination

Posted October 25, 2017

A survey by NPR, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that roughly half of African-American respondents reported experiencing institutional racial discrimination in their daily lives....

David Geffen Commits $20 Million for Dementia Research, Support

David Geffen Commits $20 Million for Dementia Research, Support

Posted October 23, 2017

The David Geffen Foundation will provide support over ten years in support of efforts to improve the quality of life for people affected by frontotemporal degeneration, the most prevalent cause of dementia for people under the age of 60....