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Walton’s Whole Health Institute Announce

BENTONVILLE — Tracy Gaudet has stepped down as founding executive director of the Whole Health Institute, the nonprofit group announced Monday. Walt Cooper assumed the role of general manager on Monday, according to spokeswoman Beth Bobbitt. He was hired Jan. 3 as general manager of healthcare initiatives — overseeing planning, budget and operations, she said. […]

Friendly Calls program engages volunteer...

Senior service providers are looking to expand programs that address social isolation during the pandemic, including volunteer models like Friendly Calls. While the concept of Friendly Calls is simple – neighbors phone neighbors for short, structured conversations – there are many intricacies involved in effectively organizing and guiding these volunteer models. To help, the New […]

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Legislation proposed by a group of current and former students to prevent sexual assault and support survivors on college campuses was defeated by Maine colleges and universities at a hearing on Tuesday. State-funded social service organizations, including the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, and Pine Tree Legal Assistance, supported […]

WMCAT Relaunches Virtual Speaker Series

A local nonprofit brings together national thought leaders and local stakeholders to explore the interconnectedness of systems that impact community prosperity through a series of virtual speakers. The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology said registration is now open for a three-week virtual series, WMCAT 20/20: Exploring Intersecting Visions for the Future, which will […]

The City as Canvas project brings the st...

Get the latest news from Syracuse delivered straight to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter here. The walls of Syracuse will come to life this summer, as the Syracuse-based organization Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today plans to unveil its new project, City as Canvas, which the 20-year-old organization has been planning for years. “We hope this initial […]

Tuition-free college movement gains mome...

College Promise programs, as tuition-free initiatives are commonly referred to, enjoy broad support across the political spectrum. Forty-seven states and DC have at least one such program at the college, city, or state level. There are 33 statewide programs that cover tuition at community colleges or universities and higher education, and experts say the number […]

Jewish groups praise House committee for...

(March 3, 2022 / JNS) The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday introduced a bill that would authorize $500 million in annual funding for the nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP), which provides funds for strengthen the security of targeted non-profit institutions such as places of worship, day schools, museums and community centers. The Nonprofit […]

Colorado’s only black-led community foun

Colorado welcomed its only black-led community foundation with the launch of the AYA Foundation on Monday. Led by the Black Business Initiative as a philanthropic arm, the foundation aims to provide both programs and funds to entrepreneurs and organizations that support the black community. “Aya” is a West African symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. “The […]

SPOTLIGHT: Bloomberg Philanthropies part...

Partnership Continues Bloomberg Philanthropies Long-standing global support for women’s economic development Entrepreneurs in underbanked regions of Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo will have access to capital to expand their businesses in growing industries Dubai and New York – February 17, 2022 – Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a partnership with CARE to expand […]

Fundraising group Friends of the Cancer ...

Members of the Fermanagh fundraising group Friends of the Cancer Center recently invited their local community to join them in donating to the charity, in honor of the life of Neville Gamble, who died on November 8, 2019. Over £3,500 has been raised which will help make a difference for many local families affected by […]

College endowments skyrocketed in fiscal...

College and university endowments posted dizzying returns in fiscal year 2021, with endowments of all sizes increasing by at least 20%, according to a new study. The average university endowment size increased 35% to $1.1 billion, and the median endowment size reached $200 million. The study, conducted annually by the National Association of College and […]

Blue Cross NC awards millions to nonprof...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) announced the first set of recipients of its $4 million commitment to address and eliminate racial, health, and geographic disparities in North Carolina. Seventeen organizations across the state are receiving grants, totaling $3 million, for the society’s “Addressing Disparities in Maternal and Child Health” […]

Flagship tool developed to diagnose infl...

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A first-of-its-kind tool could help doctors better diagnose inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). The new tool and the results of the analysis were recently published in Breast cancer research and treatment. The tool was developed through a collaborative effort between Susan G. Komen, the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Milburn Foundation, which brought […]

RETpositive and LUNGevity Foundation Par...

WASHINGTON, February 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The RETpositive Patient Group and the LUNGevity Foundation today announced the 2022 recipients of the inaugural RETpositive/LUNGevity Translational Research Award for RET-positive lung cancer. RET is a motor mutation found in about 1-2% of people with non-small cell lung cancer. The goal of these awards is to transform the […]

Sacramento seeks homeless count voluntee...

Sacramento organizers are looking for volunteers to deploy across the county and help count the number of homeless people, in the first one-time count since 2019. In January 2019, researchers estimated that 5,570 people were living on the streets, in cars or in shelter beds – a number that government officials and advocates for homeless […]

Map rural colleges and universities

Defining rural colleges and universities nationally has long been a challenge, experts say. But without a comprehensive definition, these institutions have often been overlooked in research as well as state and federal funding. However, experts point out that these colleges educate and employ millions of Americans, many of whom are people of color and from […]

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Center will...

A £22.5 million cash injection for Cancer Research UK Cambridge Center will be used to accelerate early diagnosis and imaging work. The funding, from Cancer Research UK, will be disbursed over the next five years. It will facilitate the work of diagnosing a wide range of cancers – including pancreatic, ovarian and childhood cancers – […]

New models can keep supporters out of el...

Johnson is executive director of Network of Electoral Reformers and a member of the Carter Center’s US Election Expert Study Team. As recent reports have pointed out, the 2022 elections for Secretary of State will feature well-funded “stop theft” candidates who appear poised to undermine the election to help their side win. Similar threats are […]

New reports shed light on rural colleges

What is a rural college? And where to find such institutions? The questions seem simple, but in higher education the answers are surprisingly complex. Now, two new reports aim to clarify them. The first, published in December, comes from the University of Wisconsin and is titled “Mapping Rural Colleges and Their Communities.” Nicholas Hillman, a […]

Granums leave a legacy at the Besser Mus...

ALPENA – The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is proud and pleased to announce the receipt of a legacy gift from the estate of Robert and Jacquelyn Granum. The donation was entrusted to the Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan to help the museum preserve and interpret Alpena’s long and rich history. The […]

Non-profit organization restoring nutrit...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Apple Seeds, a local educational nonprofit, is reviving its school nutrition education programs supported by a grant from the Walmart Foundation. The Cooking In The Schools program teaches students cooking skills combined with nutrition education to enable them to enjoy and choose nutrient-dense foods. During the school day, students learn how […]

Jung Selected as AAAS Scholar for Distin...

Photo by University Relations Ranu Jung, Founding Executive Director and Chair of the Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R) at U of A and Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Ranu Jung has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general science society and editor of […]

Community briefings: event postponed, Ki...

Los Altan of the Year event moved to April 19 Following the surge of the omicron variant, the Los Altos Town Crier’s dinner and in-person program honoring Los Altans’ 2021 Penny and Roy Lave of the Year has been rescheduled to April 19. The Town Crier’s staff announced the honor in December. The Lava headlined […]

‘Like witnessing a birth in a morgue’: V

Jhe trees are not exactly imposing. Slender and spiky, with limbs clutching small, sharp leaf pom-poms, they look like anything a child might imagine. Or maybe Salvador Dalí. Even the name Joshua treeseems a bit clunky. On a cold, wet December morning, I stood in a makeshift camp in the Mojave National Preserve in San […]

Medical Students Collaborate to Provide ...

Medical students at the opening of the Care Clinic, located at the Heritage Community Clinic on the ground floor of Grosvenor Hall West on West Green at Ohio University in Athens. Students at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine collaborated with medical school professors and community health program staff to provide a new option […]

Maine Dairy Industry Association welcome...

AUGUSTA – Theodore “Tade” Sullivan has joined the Maine Dairy Industry Association as executive director. MDIA is the trade association representing all Maine dairy cattle farms transporting milk off the farm for processing and/or sale. Sullivan was most recently Director of Development at Maine Maritime Academy and brings more than 20 years of fundraising, advocacy […]

Learn about the impact of recent legisla...

Recent changes and potential changes in Illinois state law are impacting county and local governments. The University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois County Board Members Association will host a free informational webinar at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 24. Presenters include Kelly Murray, executive director of the Illinois Association of County Board Members, and […]

Vail Symposium and Vail Valley Partnersh...

Special districts are local governments created by the inhabitants of a community to provide specialized services. A community forms special districts – political subdivisions authorized by a state’s statute – to provide specialized services that the city or county does not provide. On Tuesday January 11th during a Zoom webinar, Rob LeVine hosts a panel […]

Gambian Youth Expresses Commitment to La...

Young people from across The Gambia have expressed their commitment to embark on awareness campaigns to sensitize their constituents and societies on how to access, critically assess, consume and use media and information. This commitment was made at the end of a three-day training course on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) for 40 young people […]

Meals on Wheels adapts to maintain deliv...

When Charlotte Apo, 84, hears a knock on her door on Wednesdays around lunchtime, she knows a familiar face is on the other side. “Meals on Wheels is here,” Barbara Wiggins exclaims, holding a brown bag full of pork loin and corn. “We have your favorite coconut rice. Hot and ready for you. The steel […]

Huntington News | The NU community crea...

Beyond university resources, community groups in the Northeast are working to improve the mental health of the student body. Many student-run organizations, such as Active Minds and Lean on me northeast, promote or offer services that the university does not offer, such as peer support and open spaces to voice concerns and grievances. Still students […]

Habitat for Humanity honors Bill Myers f...

What Bill Myers thought was a house dedication ceremony on Dec. 17 also included praise and acclaim for his help in building 29 homes in Cleveland County’s 21-year Habitat for Humanity. Rayshawn Brooks’ family home was dedicated in his honor. Executive Director Burney Drake added that Myers is the longest-serving volunteer, with 21 years of […]

10 signs you might have cancer because 5...

Nearly 50,000 people may have missed a cancer diagnosis due to the ongoing pandemic, a charity has warned, after the NHS faced a massive backlog of patients. The NHS says 47,600 fewer Britons have been diagnosed with the disease than before the pandemic. Now the NHS must prepare to see thousands of patients on the […]

2021 rewilding plans give Britain hope f...

Britain is not what it used to be. Much of this pleasant green land was paved or cultivated within an inch of his life. Rivers and seashores have been polluted. But people are trying to change that through “rewilding” – the return of land and sea to a more natural state – with pastures, golf […]

Good Food Impact Hub to help transform t...

LOS ANGELES – The nonprofit Center for Good Food Purchasing has launched its Good Food Impact Hub, a suite of online tools that help large catering institutions like school districts calculate the health, environmental and economic value of food. adoption of more sustainable procurement practices. The Impact Hub provides users with an easy-to-use interface to […]

Long-time volunteer takes charge of Oxfo...

OXFORD, Ohio – As Ohio’s pantries end their busiest season, Feeding America estimates they will help 1.5 million people across the state put food on the table, including hundreds in Oxford, Ohio. Just blocks from the University of Miami, more than 250 families will stop by the Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services complex to […]

South Ayrshire’s unique county-wide bid

South Ayrshire’s bid to become a county-wide ‘town’ is unique among the 39 regions vying for the title. Three nominations from across the UK, and for the first time in the British Overseas Territories, will be named cities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations next summer. The South Ayrshire Council decision to seek […]

Notable Nevada Figures Who Passed Away i...

Nevada lost several notable people in 2021, including casino hotel developers, business tycoons and Strip artists. Here is a list of notable Silver State figures who passed away this year: Sheldon adelson Sheldon Adelson, one of the most successful luxury resort developers, philanthropists and political influencers of his generation, died on January 11 of complications […]

Jewish and Muslim volunteers deliver gif...

On Christmas Day, Santa Claus delivered gifts to children in southwest Detroit. Dressed in red, with a sack of goodies in tow, he greeted families on Saturday morning with a merry “Merry Christmas”. “We hope to make you smile and make you feel a little bit loved,” he told Mandy Gutierrez and her family as […]

Kaiser Chiefs will help paint Doncaster ...

And the association’s annual racing meeting will be back in full force – with independent Yorkshire rock band the Kaiser Chiefs providing post-race entertainment. The event will see the continuation of a partnership that spans five years. During this time, he has raised over £ 150,000 for the Weston Park Cancer Charity to support vital […]