The has named Dan Pingaro as its new executive director. Most recently chief executive of Sailors for the Sea, a nonprofit that works to educate and engage the boating community in protecting the oceans, Pingaro spent ten years with the federal Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco, where he worked in grants management, financial reporting, environmental planning, and program development.
The has announced that it will separate from its affiliate, the Denver Foundation, and bring its administrative functions in-house, enabling it to direct more funding to local organizations. The transition is expected to be finalized this summer. The foundation also announced grants totaling $200,000 to local nonprofits working in the arts, community improvement and development, education, health, and youth development.
The has announced a grant of $250,000 to the New Britain Museum of American Art toward a $10.2 million expansion project that is scheduled to break ground this spring.
The in Wheaton has announced the creation of f the Russell B. Dahl Love for Laces Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in memory of Russell B. Dahl, who passed away last December, the fund will award scholarships to students at Fenton High School, Dahl's alma mater, who have participated in cross country or track for at least two years, including their senior year. "This scholarship provides a way for my dad to continue empowering and inspiring the lives of runners," said Stephanie Dahl. “It's a great tribute to a man who was more than a coach, but a mentor to many and a hero to me.”
The 's Youth Philanthropy Council has awarded grants to nine local organizations working in the areas of youth development. Recipients of the grants, which were announced at the council’s annual celebration of youth volunteers, include Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services, Open Door Youth Services, Rock Creek Community Academy, and Youth Count.
The has announced that it will participate in a nationwide celebration of the centennial of the community foundation field by hosting a Let's Give Allen County Giving Day on May 6. The foundation’s goal is to raise $50,000 between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for five local nonprofit programs: the Community Harvest Food Bank’s SeniorPak program, Cornerstone Youth Center’s Summer Youth Life and Job Skills Camp, Fort Wayne Cinema Center's New Seating Campaign, Renaissance Pointe YMCA's Student of Success program, and the YWCA Northeast Indiana's Crisis Shelter. Each nonprofit will have the opportunity to receive up to $105,000 in matching funds when donors give a gift to one or more of these organizations.
The Berks County Community Foundation has awarded $147,447 in grants through its Community General Hospital Healthcare Fund, which was established in 2003 to help address a variety of healthcare-related issues in the area. Grant recipients include the Berks Visiting Nurse Association, Reading Housing Authority, Reading Public Museum, the YMCA of Reading and Berks County, and Girls on the Run of Berks County.