Category: News & Notes

MN man gives back to “second home”

“I’ve got all I need. I enjoy helping people”: MN businessman Lloyd Paulson gave $1m each to two SD nonprofits, after another recent $1m gift to local aquatics center.… MORE >>

Compensation raises flag in AL

A 35-year-old AL housing nonprofit recently got a much higher profile when commissioners noticed top two execs make combined salary of $900K. “Looking into safety issues at a public housing development for elderly tenants in Tarrant, Jefferson County commissioners say they discovered an agency that they knew very little about: Navigate Affordable Housing Partners, Inc.… MORE >>

Dr. Jack Templeton dies at 75

Second-generation philanthropist Dr. Jack Templeton has died, age 75; he diligently continued his father’s work after first career as pediatric surgeon. “John ‘Jack’ Templeton Jr., who took over the foundation that his wealthy investor father created in 1987, died on Saturday, May 16, at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.… MORE >>

$100m to UCLA graduate school

UCLA’s Anderson School of Management receives $100m from widow of its original donor, alumnus John Anderson, bringing family’s total giving to $142m. “UCLA’s graduate management school will receive $100 million from the widow of its namesake, businessman John Anderson, officials are announcing Thursday.… MORE >>

Just in time

VA’s Everest College extracted itself from for-profit network and converted to nonprofit; now previous owner files for bankruptcy, shuttering 28 schools. “The Everest College campuses in Newport News and Chesapeake aren’t part of a nationwide for-profit school shutdown because they were sold in February and converted to nonprofit institutions.… MORE >>

1798 Maine farmhouse reconceived

Portland, ME, nonprofit is hoping to convert historic 18th-century farmhouse property into a 50-unit residential complex. “Avesta Housing wants to bring affordable housing to a historic Route 1 property.… MORE >>

Happy “Idaho Gives” Day!

Today is “Idaho Gives,” that state’s 24-hour online giving marathon, now in its third year; previous efforts raised total $1.2 million for 675 nonprofits. “Today we’re giving you a 12- to 24-hour head start — depending on when you read this — to hit the ground giving Thursday for the third version of ‘Idaho Gives,’ a 24-hour online day of charitable giving sponsored by the Idaho Nonprofit Center.… MORE >>

Obama’s adopted hometown wins bid

Obama Foundation to announce Chicago as site of presidential library, which will be built on what is currently South Side park land. “The Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be located in Chicago, two people familiar with the decision confirmed to CNN, with an official announcement coming in May….… MORE >>

NY AG looks into nonprofit’s beach house

50-year-old NYC nonprofit comes under AG investigation because president bought $1.1m Hamptons beach house, ostensibly as retreat for choir, then using it for himself. “A New York City nonprofit used a choir as part of a strategy to enrich its president, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said Tuesday.… MORE >>

St. Paul community foundation turns 75

MN’s charitable tradition is robust– underscored by the fact 5 of last 6 mayors will attend 75th anniversary celebration of St Paul community foundation. “Five St.… MORE >>

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