Category: News & Notes

Dead at 150

Court approved Corcoran merger with National Gallery and GWU, meaning “one of D.C.’s oldest museums is about to undergo drastic transformation”.
“The D.C. superior court today approved the Corcoran’s plan to merge with the National Gallery of Art and the George Washington University, effectively dissolving the nearly 150-year-old institution.… MORE >>

A duty or a business?

In CA, employees and citizens continue to protest transfer of 6 Catholic hospitals to healthcare chain with alleged reputation of cutting services, especially to poor.
“Prime Healthcare Services Inc., a hospital chain that has come under fire for billing and patient privacy issues, is facing opposition over its potential acquisition of six California hospitals, including two medical centers in Los Angeles County.… MORE >>

Rural Philanthropy Days in CO

CO’s Rural Philanthropy Days is next month; previous events boosted giving in region, to tune of 140% increase in “average sum donated”.
“Every four years Southeast Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days is held for our eight-county region.… MORE >>

Crowdrise for back to school

MD nonprofit launches Crowdrise campaign to buy school supplies for Baltimore-area schools so teachers won’t have to use their own money to do so.
“A survey by the National School Supply and Equipment Association shows that 92 percent of teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies, but some Baltimore City teachers might get a helping hand this year thanks to generous donors.… MORE >>

(Can this possibly be true?)

Rehabilitation menu: Former NY representative Anthony Weiner is opening a nonprofit restaurant to help Queens recover from Hurricane Sandy.
“Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is planning to open a restaurant to help create jobs in a Queens neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Sandy.… MORE >>

“We are proud to honor our rural roots”

Calgary philanthropists Richard and Lois Haskayne pledge $1m to Rosebud Centre, a rural theatre and arts complex housing largest professional theater in Alberta.
“A Calgary couple known for their philanthropy announced a $1 million donation to the Rosebud Centre of the Arts on Friday.… MORE >>

Library board members sue

Six of 8 trustees “booted” off Queens library board after supporting president who lined his pockets with funds are suing borough, attorney general, NY state.
“Six trustees booted from the board of the scandal-scarred Queens public library sued Friday to get their positions back, calling their ouster a ‘brazen and unconstitutional power grab’ by the borough’s president.… MORE >>

MD Elks milestone

Elks of Eastern Shore, MD, chapter celebrate milestone of $1 million in charitable contributions over the past decade, from scouts to cancer awareness.
“The Kent Island Elks, Lodge 2576, in Stevensville, hosted a celebration Sunday afternoon, June 1, in Hauer Hall, in honor of the organization having given more than $1 million back to the community over the past decade, from 2003-2013.… MORE >>

Six root canals in one hour

A free dental clinic held in MN drew 2,000 people; dental professionals performed an estimated $850,000 in work within 2-day period.
“The line started forming Thursday afternoon outside the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato.… MORE >>

When is a yacht not a yacht?

Millionaire upgrades his boat for $34 million and wonders if the money he pumps into local economy is a form of philanthropy, and more direct to boot.… MORE >>

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