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November 17, 2011 / Christian Clansky

Margaret O’Bryon named recipient of Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy [News, 11.17.11]

The Consumer Health Foundation’s President & CEO, Margaret O’Bryon – a co-founder of WRAG’s Health Working Group – has been named the 2012 recipient of Grantmakers In Health’s (GIH) Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy. The award honors individuals “whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation, and achievement.” It is the highest honor one can receive in the field of health philanthropy. Here’s what GIH has to say about Margaret:

Ms. O’Bryon’s contributions are not just about awarding grants. Rather, she rolls up her sleeves and is involved in the work itself…In addition to having a leadership style that is “gracious and respectful,” taking risks and challenging the status quo are part of Ms. O’Bryon’s appeal.

Read more about the award, as well as Margaret’s extensive contributions to health philanthropy, at GIH’s website. Congratulations on this well-deserved award, Margaret!

EDUCATION | Court orders District to expand preschool special education (WaPo, 11/17) Hundreds of pre-schoolers haven’t gotten essential special education services. Get it together, D.C. – you can’t rewind the clock on a child’s development.

AGING | Wells Fargo conducted a survey about retirement, and found that most respondents expect to work well into their “retirement years.” Which then wouldn’t really be retirement years. Twenty-five percent said they expect to work until age 80. (Yahoo, 11/17) In that case, I’m only 52 years away from retirement!

ARTS | The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has taken temporary control of the Lincoln Theater on U Street and will guide the search process for a long-term artistic director. (City Paper, 11/16)

GIVE TO THE MAX | Little Lights Urban Ministries and For Love of Children (FLOC) won the top awards for most donors and most donations, respectively, on Give to the Max Day. G2M asked them to share their strategies for success.

JUVENILE JUSTICE | The Moriah Fund, the Carter and Melissa Cafritz Charitable Trust, The Meyer Foundation, and the Public Welfare Foundation are co-hosting an event on juvenile justice in the District. The event will include a briefing on a new report (“Notorious to Notable”); a discussion with city officials, service providers, foundations, and community advocates moderated by the Washington Post’s Robert Pierre; and a screening of a short film called “The Road to Rehabilitation and Reform.”

December 1st, 11:45am-2:00pm at the Public Welfare Foundation. Space is limited. RSVP to Sarah Joy Albrecht at Public Welfare by Nov. 22.

Related: D.C.’s Juvenile Justice System Could Be Restructured (WAMU, 11/16) Not a minor headline, but no proposal has been officially made yet.

THANKS | Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, and helped plan our annual meeting at Arena Stage yesterday. We’ll have pictures and videos (and music) to share very soon!


Remember when studios used to release competing genre movies at the same time? Dante’s Peak and Volcano, Deep Impact and Armageddon, Mission to Mars and Red Planet, to name a few pairings. Well they’re back at it, with competing films based on…Snow White?

Here are trailers for Snow White and the Huntsman (looks good) and Mirror, Mirror (looks terrible), both being released next year. What a weird property for studios to compete over.

Rebekah has the Daily covered tomorrow. See you all on Monday!
- Christian 

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