Thursday - March 23, 2017

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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World Wildlife Fund, American Hotel & Lodging Association and the Rockefeller Foundation Bring Hotel Brands Together to Prevent Hotel Food Waste
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The Rockefeller Foundation issued the following news release:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), today launched a series of pilot projects aimed at further reducing food waste in the hotel industry. WWF and AHLA developed the projects in conjunction with a working group from AHLA's Food & Beverage Committee and Sustainability Committee. Hotel brands participating in the projects include Hilton, Hyatt, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Marriott International, as well as Hershey ... Show Full Article

Van Hersh Named KHF VP for Programs
WICHITA, Kan., March 21 -- Kansas Health Foundation issued the following news release:

Deanna Van Hersh has been promoted to the title of vice president for programs at the Kansas Health Foundation.

Van Hersh has served in various roles with KHF since joining the organization in 1998. She had served as interim vice president for programs since October 2016.

"The vice president for programs position is critical to the long-term vision of our organization and the success of our grantees," said Steve Coen, Kansas Health Foundation president and CEO. "Deanna has thrived in every position she's ... Show Full Article

Sheila Kinman Appointed as Vice President for Development
WEST PALM BEACH, Miami, March 21 -- The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties issued the following news release:

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has appointed Sheila Kinman as Vice President for Development.

As Vice President for Development, Kinman is responsible for connecting Community Foundation donors to philanthropic causes they care about, facilitating legacy and planned gifts and establishing charitable funds that impact our local community and nation. She will also work closely with the Foundation's programming team to join together donors ... Show Full Article

Seattle Public Schools Receive Grant from Paul Allen
SEATTLE, March 21 -- The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation issued the following news release:

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Seattle Public Schools (SPS), in partnership with the city of Seattle, will open up new career and college pathways for city youth to graduate from high school "Seattle Ready," by establishing new media arts courses in the Seattle Public Schools Skills Center. Skills Center courses, taught by industry professionals, will enable students to be competitive in the local workforce and the opportunity to live and work in Seattle.

SPS has received a grant of $395,000 ... Show Full Article

New Research from the Rockefeller Foundation and Edelman Intelligence Highlights Sourcing Entry-Level Talent as a Top Challenge for Almost Half of Employers
NEW YORK, March 21 -- The Rockefeller Foundation issued the following news release:

Sourcing entry-level talent is a top challenge for nearly half of employers, according to new survey research from The Rockefeller Foundation and its grantee Edelman. The survey findings are detailed in the new report, "The State of Entry-Level Employment in the United States." This study was conducted by the research firm Edelman Intelligence with support from The Rockefeller Foundation.

The research aimed to uncover entry-level hiring challenges for employers and youth; reveal perceptions about entry-level ... Show Full Article

Mallory Blunier Joins Limousin Staff
CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 21 -- The North American Limousin Foundation issued the following news release:

The North American Limousin Foundation is excited to welcome Mallory Blunier, Speer, Ill., to the team as the assistant communications director. Mallory will play a vital part in coordinating the digital media promotion efforts for NALF and its members, and assisting with the production of the association's official publication, LIMOUSIN TODAYTM.

"Mallory's experience is very well suited in serving the communications department, membership, and stakeholders of the Limousin breed," stated ... Show Full Article

Colorado Health Foundation Names Dr. Ben L. Bynum as New Portfolio Director of Private Sector Engagement
DENVER, March 21 -- The Colorado Health Foundation issued the following news release:

The Colorado Health Foundation today announced the hiring of Ben L. Bynum, MD, MBA, MPH, as the new portfolio director of private sector engagement. In this role, Dr. Bynum will develop the Foundation's impact investing strategy and manage its impact investment portfolio, including program-related investments and mission-related investments ( He will also be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with a wide variety of individuals ... Show Full Article