The New London-based has announced Maryam Elahi as its new president and CEO. Most recently director of the International Women's Program at the Open Society Foundations, Elahi also founded the human rights program at Trinity College and was advocacy director for Amnesty International, with a focus on the Middle East, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Pacific Business News reports that the Honolulu-based , in partnership with the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, has given a total of $40,000 to four Hawaii nonprofit leaders as part of its annual Hookele Awards program. The recipients of this year's awards, which are intended to give nonprofit leaders in the state a chance to renew themselves and avoid burnout, are Nancy Aleck, CEO of the Hawaii People's Fund; Nalani Fujimori Kaina, executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii; Carol Yotsuda, executive director of Garden Island Arts Council; and Kenneth Zeri, president and chief professional officer of Hospice Hawaii.
The in Bel Air has announced the addition of five new funds, including the Albert P. Close Foundation Fund, which was established with a $50,000 donation by the Albert P. Close Foundation, a nonprofit in Harford County that provides troubled youth in the county with hope and help for their futures.
The has named Pat Jenny, who had been serving as acting vice president of the trust, as its vice president for grants. Jenny, who joined the foundation in 1986, succeeds Joyce Bove, who recently retired after thirty-five years.
The Waynesburg-based has announced that it is accepting applications for it fall discretionary grant cycle. The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. on October 1.
The in Corpus Christi has awarded grants totaling more than $710,000 to a hundred and eleven local nonprofit agencies, the Nueces County Record Star reports. Grants were awarded in the areas of education and at-risk intervention; senior services, including caregiver education, food assistance, and the underserved poor; health; and cultural education.