6.4.18 US Nonprofit News

Jun 4, 2018 | News, Philanthropy Journal

Open Medicine Foundation received a $1 million anonymous pledge, Guitars Over Guns was named a 2018 Marlins Charity Partner, The 2018 Sing for Hope Pianos will be placed in New York City public schools this week, and more.

News about grants, gifts

Open Medicine Foundation received a $1 million anonymous pledge on May 24th.

VantagePoint Software announced a $10,000 surprise donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children on May 24th.

YOUTHadelphia announced grants totaling $50,000 to be distributed to six local nonprofits on May 25th.

Connecticut Community Foundation’s annual report showed that the Foundation awarded $5 million in grants and college scholarships in 2017 to local nonprofit organizations and students.

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corporation awarded a Community Grant to The Riverview School in Queens, New York on May 29th.

Nextiva gifted $100,000 to the Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center in partnership with The Gorny Foundation on May 30th.

$1.5 million was raised in support of the HBC Foundation’s HEADFIRST program at the #1in5 Fundraiser on May 30th.

News about people, groups

Switchpoint Community Resource Center was honored by Equality Utah at the 8th Annual Equality Celebration in St George, Utah.

The 9th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night benefiting the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation took place on May 23rd at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Margaret Kelly was elected to The Daniels Fund’s board of directors on May 24th.

The Friends Committee on National Legislation announced the appointment of Adlai Amor as its first-ever Associate Executive Secretary for Communications on May 23rd.

NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski kicked off his Checkered Flag Foundation‘s campaign to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America‘s Paving Access for Veterans Employment program on May 27th.

Ignite Institute’s Leadership in an Unpredictable Future- Ethics in Innovation was held on May 30th.

“Predators vs. Prey: Dinosaurs on the Land Before Texas” opened May 26th following the 7th Annual Dino Dash at Witte Museum.

DollarDays launched “Forward” to offer affordable backpack for nonprofits and schools on May 25th.

More than 100 kids and parents were treated to free pizza and a chance to win one of two kids bikes and helmets, all donated by Colavita on May 25th at Ken Carlson Boys & Girls Club.

Good Grief honored 24 volunteers at the annual Spring Institute in Basking Ridge.

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Foundation was recognized with the eighth annual SAE Foundation Gordon Millar Award at the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration in Detroit on May 24th.

Guitars Over Guns was named a 2018 Marlins Charity Partner by the Marlins Foundation on May 28th.

Raytheon was ranked number four on the Cybersecurity Ventures 2018 Cybersecurity 500 on May 29th.

GiveGab with support from The Community Foundation of Tompkins County and the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Finger Lakes Chapter, kicked off their fourth annual Giving is Gorges 2018 on June 1st.

The 2018 Salum Gala was held on June 3rd at The Hotel at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Gravyty Technologies has completed its second round of funding, raising $2 million with the leadership of Boston’s NXT Ventures and Launchpad Venture Group.

Cure Violence’s Gala was held last week at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago

Ron Aloni was appointed Chief Financial and Operations Officer of Hadassah on May 29th.

Artist Trust awarded the 2018 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement to Marita Dingus of Auburn, Washington.

Isaac Bruce Foundation Football Clinics were hosted for free on June 2nd.

Professor Kathryn Ann Moler was named vice provost and dean of research at Stanford University, effective September 1st.

Yu-Ai Kai raised more than $143,000 during this year’s Day of Giving event, Give2YAK, held on May 8th.

Notre Dame Federal Credit Union announced Eric Rauch as their new Chief Financial Officer on May 30th.

CEO Connection recognized Eric Green of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. as the winner of the 2018 Social Impact Award.

Common Sense announced Samira Sine as the new New York director on May 29th.

The I Could Do Great Things Foundation announced the winners of the annual Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship on May 24th.

The Code for America Summit was held May 30th- June 1st in Oakland, California.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Innovation Enterprise’s Digital Publishing Innovation Summit will be July 18th-19th in New York.

The Audre Lorde Project will coordinate the 14th Annual Trans Day of Action on June 22nd.

Hedge Fund Association’s Summer Kickoff Rooftop Social will be held in New York on June 13th.

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation will be at the CMA Fest on June 7th-10th.

Games for Change is hosting their 15th Annual Festival this year in NYC on June 28th-29th.

Whatcom Literacy Council’s Picnic in the Park will be June 7th at Elizabeth Park.

The National Alliance for Audition Support will launch its first activities aimed at increasing diversity in American orchestras with a three-day Audition Intensive, June 6th-8th at the New World Center in Miami Beach, FL.

MoAD’s Diaspora Dinner will be on June 12th.

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is hosting a Home Buyer Seminar on June 16th at Calvary Tabernacle UPC in Lynnwood.

The 3rd annual HIRE Conference will take place on August 9th at The MCC Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology.

Big Path Capital’s Impact Capitalism Summit Nantucket will be July 18th-19th.

The A2IM Libera Awards will take place on June 21st at PlayStation Theater.

Mac’s List will host Careers with a Conscience at Reed College on June 14th.

Aroha Philanthropies, the American Alliance of Museums, and Lifetime Arts will collaborate to launch Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums this year.

Remote Deposit Capture Forum Boston in Westborough, Massachusetts will be on September 27th.

The 2018 Sing for Hope Pianos will be placed in New York City public schools this week.

The Nonprofit Communications and Media Network will host The Annual Media Mixer on June 20th.

World Cord Blood Day will unite cord blood experts from around the globe on November 15th.

The 2018 International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Research Recognition Awards will be presented during Digestive Disease Week being held this week in Washington, DC.

The University of California, Irvine Ayala School of Biological Sciences will present “Microbiomes: Invisible Arbiters of Human and Environmental Health” on June 5th.

The New York State Society of CPAs will hold its third annual Moynihan Scholarship Fund Gala on May 24th at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City.

Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations will be present by McNay Art Museum from June 7th- September 2nd.

Contempo’s Female Entrepreneur Summit will be October 24th.

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