Friday roundup – November 30 through December 4, 2015
We are sad to learn of the passing of Catherine Seiferth England, president of the Lois and Richard England Family Foundation in Washington, D.C. In addition to her passion for the arts, she also spent much of her career helping to meet the needs of underserved youth and Jewish residents in the District. Read more about her life here.
THIS WEEK IN PHILANTHROPY
– The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announced a long-term Philanthropy Initiative and display titled “Giving In America,” providing a look at how philanthropy has shaped American culture. (PR Newswire, 12/1)
– A new study examined the relationship between the generosity of wealthy people and the level of inequality in their state. Wealthy people in states where incomes are more evenly distributed are more likely to be generous, according to the study. (Bloomberg, 11/23)
THIS WEEK IN THE ECONOMY/DISTRICT
– More and more developers are rolling out plans to transform Anacostia. Many residents are bracing themselves for what may come. (WaPo, 11/26)
THIS WEEK IN RACIAL EQUITY
– The Campaign for Black Male Achievement released a new report that ranks 50 U.S. cities on their efforts to “advance racial progress and black needs.” D.C. is one of the top three cities with a 97 out of 100 possible points. (WCP, 12/3)
– For the first time in decades, new diabetes cases are declining in the U.S. (NYT, 12/1)
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