The has announced that it will hold its second annual regional day of giving on May 5, 2015. In 2014, the inaugural event raised over $8 million for more than six hundred organizations in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Benito counties.
The has announced that it is sponsoring an eight-hour course in youth mental health first aid. Approximately six hundred school staff participated in the initial two-hour session, and the remainder of the course will be provided during professional development days in November. The evidence-based program has been shown to save lives, increase knowledge of mental health among school staff as well as the provision of mental health services, and reduce the stigma associated with mental health challenges.
Nfocus Louisville, the , and the University of Louisville have announced that nominations are open for the 5th Annual . The New Faces of Philanthropy event and the November issue of Nfocus will celebrate area residents under the age of 35 who devote their time, talent, and money to making a positive difference in the Louisville community. are open through September 14.
The in Grand Forks has awarded $687,273 in scholarships to more than three hundred and fifty North Dakota students in 2014, the Bismarck Tribune reports.
With funds provided by the and the Lexington Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, as well as individual donations, the Western Elementary School has created a handicapped-accessible playground, the Mansfield News Journal reports. Although the school, which added a preschool this year, already had a playground, teachers noticed that children in wheelchairs were limited in terms of what they could use and do. “Now it’s an integrated playground so kids with disabilities and without disabilities can play in that area,” said principal Genelle Eggerton.
The has established the to collect donations for the protection and revitalization of the Dan River, the Gazette-Virginian reports. The fund aims to steward regional resources and help address water quality issues, encourage new development that is sensitive to the river’s ecology while protecting it from environmental threats, and increase tourism and family-friendly recreation on the river.
The has appointed Jennifer Sheahen as its new director of finance.