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October 3, 2014 / Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Friday roundup – Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, 2014

We’re trying something new this week on the Daily! On Fridays, instead of your regular summary about what’s going on in the region that day, we’ll bring you a roundup of the biggest happenings this week, along with the things you may have missed. And with that, here’s your Friday weekly roundup:

THIS WEEK AT WRAG
– Tamara Copeland, WRAG president, was named an honoree for the 11th annual Women Who Mean Business Awards by the Washington Business Journal! Honored individuals will be profiled in the November 14, 2014 edition of the publication. Don’t miss it!

THIS WEEK IN FOOD
– WRAG’s Lindsay Smith, consultant for the Washington Regional Food Funders, provided an answer to the question: Is October Food Month? (Daily, 10/1) Basically, it is.

THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION
– A growing number of education advocates signed on to support recommendations for the next mayor and city council to focus on once they take office. (DCFPI, 10/2)

THIS WEEK IN PHILANTHROPY
– WRAG board member, Eric Kessler of Arabella Advisors, shed light on juvenile justice reform and the great need for more funding in this area. (HuffPo, 9/30)

THIS WEEK IN YOUTH
– The city wants to do more about the infant mortality rate, but cuts in federal funding may make that difficult. (WaPo, 9/29)

THIS WEEK IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING
– The New Communities Initiative (to revitalize public housing in the Barry Farm, Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings, Northwest One, and Park Morton communities) needs at least $200 million to be completed. (DCFPI, 9/30)


NEXT WEEK AT WRAG
– Arts & Humanities Working Group Meeting (WRAG members, and invited nonmember arts funders)
Tuesday, October 7th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

– CEO Coffee & Conversation on The Meyer Foundation: Looking to The Future (WRAG member CEOs)
featuring Nicky Goren, President at The Meyer Foundation
Friday, October 10th 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM


The key to success? It may all depend on the shape of your face.

Enjoy your weekend,

Ciara

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