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April 30, 2008 / nick geisinger

Philanthropists raise $28.7M for Capital Area Food Bank expansion [News, 4/30]


Philanthropists raise $28.7M for new facility for Capital Area Food Bank (WaPo, 4/30) – This will double food storage capacity, and give them the ability to prepare hot meals and accept bulk shipments. The list of donors includes several Washington Grantmakers members, including $500,000 each from The Cafritz Foundation, CapitalOne, the Phillip L. Graham Fund, and the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation. The largest private donation is $3M from J.W. Marriott, Jr. D.C. government contributed $15M. The campaign’s goal is $36M.

The Year in Philanthropy – 2007 – A collection of the Foundation Center’s ’07 works and some new interviews. Looks like a good read.

Profile: Hispanics in Philanthropy (HispanicBusiness.com, 5/1) – (Note: HIP’s 25th anniversary shindig this Sunday.)

PEOPLE
Interview with George Jones of Bread for the City (Examiner, 4/29)

DC SCHOOLS
Mayor Fenty says that Chairman Gray’s fund transfer plan will put art and after-school programs at risk. (WaPo, 4/30)

INTERNET
How non-profits are using social networking to raise money and awareness (ChiTrib, 4/30) – “We’re not claiming [online networks are] the panacea for philanthropies,” said Ben Binswanger, the Case Foundation’s chief operating officer. “[But] we think it’s way too early to dismiss it as an Internet fad. … We’re going to keep pushing down this path because we see enough spark here to make it interesting.”

IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IN Pr. WILLIAM
Some kind of big policy change last night (WaPo, 4/30)… but after reading this thing twice, I’m not sure exactly what happened. Worst. Article. Evarrr.

HIGHER ED
HHMI Awards $60 Million to Invigorate Science Teaching at Liberal Arts Colleges (4/22) (via)

 

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@ WG:

– today! Arts & Humanitites Working Group kick-off!
– May 4-7 – Philanthropy’s Vision: A Leadership Summit (Council on Foundations)

 

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