Community Foundation Update (10/18/08)

Community Foundation Update (10/18/08)

California

The Glendale Community Foundation has appointed Edna Karinski as its new executive director. Karinski has worked as a marketing and communications professional in the Glendale area for more than twenty years, including a stint as a nonprofit development director.

Indiana

The Zionsville-based Community Foundation of Boone County has named Nancy Turner as its new executive director. A longtime nonprofit executive, Turner has served as president and CEO of the American Lung Association of Indiana since 2003.

Maine

The Ellsworth-based Maine Community Foundation has announced a new program designed to teach youth about the importance of smart funding and grantmaking practices. The Jumpstart Our Youth program, a collaborative effort with the Unity Foundation and UniTel, will provide more than three thousand students from the Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) program with $1,000 each to award to an organization of their choice. Through the program, JMG students will examine the needs of nonprofit organizations, learn about finance and budgeting and how to solicit and review applications, and interview applicants seeking funds.

Maryland

The Community Foundation of Frederick County has announced more than $350,000 in scholarships to area students. The foundation administers more than six hundred funds established by individuals, companies, families, associations, and nonprofits, and awarded some 180 scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year.

Michigan

The Detroit-based Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan has announced that the Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund (DADA) has awarded eleven grants totaling $350,000. With these latest grants, DADA has made 101 grants since its inception in 1998 totaling nearly $3 million. Recent grantees include the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Camp Fire USA Wathana Council, and the Children's Leukemia Foundation.

North Carolina

The Raleigh-based North Carolina Community Foundation has announced nearly $650,000 in scholarships and educational grants. NCCF has awarded 237 direct scholarships totaling $340,920 to 226 students since January 2008, and has contributed another $309,000 in grants to educational institutions for scholarships to students attending those schools.

South Carolina

The Charleston-based Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina has announced the calendar of events for its third annual celebration of Philanthropy Week, November 10-13. Events will include a media panel discussion about nonprofits, a celebration of innovations in philanthropy, and a discussion of sustainable agriculture in the Low Country region.

Washington

The Seattle Foundation has announced the creation of a new college scholarship fund to help displaced employees from Washington and their families. Former Washington Mutual executives are leading the effort. While details of the fund are still being determined, the first awards are expected to be announced in the spring of 2009.

Wisconsin

The Fond du Lac Area Foundation has awarded its annual Legacy Awards to residents who have made significant commitments to the community. Honorees include Mary C. Becker; Dr. David Sweet and his wife, Kathryn; and Gary, Janet, and Mary Lou Smith.

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