Community Foundation Update (3/14/15)

Community Foundation Update (3/14/15)

Alaska

The Rasmuson Foundation has announced that the Rural Leader Getaway, an initiative of the Alaska Community Foundation, will award ten round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets to executive directors of rural Alaska nonprofits or tribal administrators of their organizations. The organizations must be based in rural communities and preference will be given to organizations in communities that are not connected to the state's road system. The deadline to apply is March 22.

California

The San Francisco Foundation has appointed Kimberly Wicoff, executive director of the San Francisco Education Fund, to its board of directors.

Massachusetts

The Cambridge Community Foundation, in partnership with the Biogen Idec Foundation, has awarded eighteen grants totaling $84,520 to local schools in support of science education. The Ignite the Power of STEM grants will support innovative programs designed to increase science literacy, encourage youth to pursue a career in the scientifics, create classroom excitement, and provide hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering and/or math.

Michigan

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation has announced that its Kreager Family Scholarship has expanded to include graduating seniors from South Haven High School in Casco County. Established in 2001 to provide assistance to college-bound seniors who have suffered the loss of a parent or parents through death or abandonment after infancy, the scholarship initially provided support for students in Kalamazoo County only.

Minnesota

The Minneapolis Foundation has announced that VIP tickets are available for Graze 4 Good, a fundraiser that will give guests the opportunity to support its Fourth Generation Fund while sampling food prepared by five of the region's most in-demand chefs, including two who were 2015 semifinalists for the James Beard Awards. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 22 at Solar Arts by Chowgirls. VIP tickets will provide guests access to the chefs as they prepare an exclusive bite paired with a specially chosen wine. Tickets to the general event will include tastings prepared by each chef. Proceeds from the event support the grantmaking of Fourth Generation, a program that encourages emerging philanthropists to pool their resources and learn the precepts of smart giving.

Nebraska

The Omaha Community Foundation has appointed Emily Nguyen as director of research and evaluation.

Wisconsin

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has announced that it will provide free, all-access admission to the public during the opening weekend of That's Amore at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, March 28-29. As part of its centennial anniversary, the foundation is awarding monthly gifts to the public which showcase resources that contribute to the region's quality of life. 

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