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Deal say over you age from (1/19/19)

Deal say over you age from (1/19/19)

Posted January 19, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C....

Bill and Melinda Gates Call for Continued Investment in Global Health

Bill and Melinda Gates Call for Continued Investment in Global Health

Posted January 18, 2019

The co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are calling on donor governments to replenish four key funds — the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the Global Financing Facility for child and maternal health, and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance....

U-M Receives $8.2 Million for Medieval Art Programming

U-M Receives $8.2 Million for Medieval Art Programming

Posted January 17, 2019

The gifts from alumna and professor emerita Ilene Forsyth will help secure the future study of medieval art at U-M and provide educational and research opportunities for faculty and students alike....

Study Calls for Educators to Focus on 'Whole' Child

Study Calls for Educators to Focus on 'Whole' Child

Posted January 17, 2019

Funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, an Aspen Institute commission finds a growing consensus around the importance of the social, emotional, and academic well-being of children....

Lilly Endowment Announces 2019 Teacher Creativity Fellows

Lilly Endowment Announces 2019 Teacher Creativity Fellows

Posted January 15, 2019

A hundred K-12 teachers, principals, guidance counselors, and school librarians in Indiana will receive $12,000 each to pursue an imaginative project designed to infuse their busy lives with personal renewal and intellectual revitalization....

CVS Health Commits $100 Million to Building Healthy Communities

CVS Health Commits $100 Million to Building Healthy Communities

Posted January 15, 2019

Following its recent acquisition of Aetna, CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation will work with the Aetna Foundation to scale their combined resources and capabilities to deliver measurable impact in communities across the country....

Surdna Foundation in Dispute Over Founder's Intent

Surdna Foundation in Dispute Over Founder's Intent

Posted January 14, 2019

Some descendants of John Andrus believe the New York City-based foundation's new focus on building social justice movements is a political "hijacking" of its founder’s original intent....

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Has Fallen Steadily Since 1991, Study Finds

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Has Fallen Steadily Since 1991, Study Finds

Posted January 14, 2019

A report from the American Cancer Society found that, as of 2016, the overall cancer death rate had fallen 27 percent from its peak in 1991 — which translates to a decline of about 1.5 percent annually and more than 2.6 million deaths avoided....