8.26.19 US News

Aug 26, 2019 | News, Philanthropy Journal

$6.5 in dentistry donated to Smile Generation Service Day, CureDuchenne hires Erin Frey, The Roddenberry Foundation holds digital survey, and more.

News about grants, gifts

The Boston Women’s Fund received a $200,000 grant award from the NoVo Foundation.

Jordan Tabach-Bank, founder of The Loan Companies, hands out backpacks filled with school supplies to kids while volunteering at the event.

At its annual Backpack Drive, LIFT-Los Angeles distributed over 200 backpacks filled with education material sand supplies to under-served families and their children.

The Mutual of Omaha Foundation granted more than $1.1 million to 37 nonprofit organizations, including a $75,000 grant for the Women’s Center for Advancement, an organization assisting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking.

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation seeks grant applicants in its 20-town service area for year-end critical need grants. Click here for more information.

On August 17th more than 3,000 underserved patients received $6.5 million worth of donated dentistry from 300 participating practices at The Smile Generation‘s Smile Generation Serve Day.

Grants and Trustee Fund Awards were awarded to Greenwoods Counseling and Referrals, Waterbury Police Activity League (PAL), and Naugatuck River Revival Group from the Connecticut Community Foundation.

News about people, groups

The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation launched its first-ever Ambassadors Council featuring Benny Blanco, Khalid, Sofia Carson, Lauren Daigle, Chris Janson, Martina McBride, Julia Michaels, Carlos Santana, and Umphrey’s McGee.

From left to right: Alex Nogales, Azalea Iñiguez, Brenda Victoria Castillo, Naomi Rodriguez, Gilbert R. Vasquez, and Marco Flores.

The National Hispanic Media Coalition awarded four honorees at their L.A. Impact Awards: Gilbert R. Vasquez, Azalea Iniguez, Marco Flores, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

San Diego Zoo Global named David Wu as both the chief development/membership officer and the president of the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global.

The Fortune Society made two appointments to their leadership team, Lou Miceli as chief operating officer and Donald Powell as associate vice president of development and communications.

Dance for Life raised more then $300,000 at their 28th annual Dance for Life performance, which set all-time high attendance and fundraising records for the organization.

The National Council for Negro Women hired a new chief administrative office, Krystal Ramseur.

CureDuchenne hired Erin Frey as senior director of advocacy.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The show, featuring more than 200 artworks, will encompass the entire second floor of the museum.

On Saturday, September 14th, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU in Miami will hold the opening reception for its next exhibit, Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989.

The Roddenberry Foundation is holding a digital survey to “unite activists, leaders, advocates, and changemakers to promote diversity and inclusivity across all our public spaces.” Click here to access the survey.


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