Community Foundation Update (10/17/15)

Community Foundation Update (10/17/15)

Connecticut

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced the release of an online directory of college scholarships available to students in the greater Hartford area. The directory includes information on scholarships available from organizations in the region as well as more than a hundred scholarships awarded by the foundation. Most are for graduating high school students, but scholarships for graduate students and adult learners also are available.

Indiana

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette has announced nearly $138,000 in Tier II and field of interest grants. Recipients include the Almost Home Humane Society, Food Finders Food Bank, Right Steps Child Development Centers, and the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.

Maryland

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region has announced that Anna Hargrave, currently serving as interim executive director and previously a senior philanthropic services officer at the foundation, has been appointed the new executive director of the foundation's Montgomery County office.

New York

The Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced four grants totaling $400,000 through its Brooklyn Restorative Justice Program. The program, which is led by the foundation in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio’s Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline, seeks to create a sustainable, racially just model for school-based disciplinary reform that can be scaled across the city's school system. The recipients — the New York Peace Institute, Good Shepherd Services, Partnership With Children, and Sweet River Consulting — will each partner with a Brooklyn middle or high school chosen by the NYC DOE in consultation with the leadership team to begin implementing comprehensive school-wide alternatives to punitive disciplinary methods.

During the 2015 Wyoming County Health Care Forum, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, in partnership with its Wyoming Foundation affiliate, announced that a psychiatric partial-hospitalization program was selected as the new funding priority for the 2016 William F. Thiel grant cycle. In 1974, Thiel left a significant legacy to the county through the creation of the William F. Thiel Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to benefit the health needs of Wyoming County residents. Since 2006, three Wyoming County Health Care Forums have been held and more than $2 million has been granted to Wyoming County organizations.

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has appointed Teresa Rose Crook as its new director of community programs.

Wisconsin

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has announced the appointment of Kenneth Robertson as its new vice president and chief financial officer and Laura Glawe as its new vice president of marketing and communications. Robertson most recently served in a similar capacity at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, while Glawe has worked for more than nine years at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, most recently as assistant vice chancellor for integrated marketing and communications.

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