Thursday - July 20, 2017

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

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Wolf Trap Hosts Annual Ball in Partnership With the Embassy of Monaco
VIENNA, Va., July 18 -- The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts issued the following news release:

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the 2017 Wolf Trap Ball, to be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 on the Filene Center stage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Hosted in partnership with the Embassy of Monaco and in cooperation with the National Park Service, this year's Ball honors the thriving arts and culture of Monaco. As Wolf Trap Foundation's largest annual fundraiser, the Ball and its proceeds benefit the Foundation's nationally recognized arts ... Show Full Article

Research Shows Wooden Breast Condition Has Existed in Broilers Since 1950s
TUCKER, Ga., July 18 -- The U.S. Poultry Foundation issued the following news release:

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., in which research shows that wooden breast condition has existed in broilers since the 1950s. The research was made possible by an endowing Foundation gift from Ozark Mountain Poultry and is part of the Association's comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown ... Show Full Article

PLT & SFI Join Forces to Expand Youth Environmental Education Programs
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The American Forest Foundation issued the following news release:

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) and the American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced today that SFI has become the new home of Project Learning Tree (PLT). PLT is an award-winning environmental education program that uses trees and forests as windows on the world to increase youth understanding of the environment and actions they can take to conserve it. PLT's integration into SFI provides an opportunity for the program to expand its reach and impact. And SFI's role as a sustainability leader ... Show Full Article

OMRF Researcher Tests New Approach for Treating Deadly Blood Infection
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 18 -- The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation issued the following news:

OMRF scientist Florea Lupu, Ph.D., has tested a novel way to inhibit cellular processes during sepsis that could lead to the development of new therapies for the deadly condition.

Sepsis occurs when the body mounts an overwhelming attack against an infection, causing blood clots and leaky blood vessels that impede blood flow to organs. As a result, blood pressure drops, multiple organs can fail, the heart is affected, and death can ultimately result.

Sepsis contributes to up to half of all deaths in ... Show Full Article

National Right to Work Foundation Issues Special Legal Notice to Nissan Employees in Mississippi Facing UAW Unionization Vote
CANTON, Miss., July 18 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release:

Recently, United Autoworkers (UAW) union officials announced a push to impose monopoly control over all front-line employees at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi. In light of the tactics union organizers frequently utilize while pushing for monopoly bargaining powers over workers, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys have issued a special legal notice for Nissan Canton workers.

Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation ... Show Full Article

Lopsided Growth Means Millions of People Across UK Falling Behind
YORK, United Kingdom, July 18 -- The Joseph Rowntree Foundation issued the following statement by Chief Executive Campbell Robb:

"These alarming figures highlight how far behind some parts of the UK have fallen, with millions of people seeing their incomes stagnate or even worse decline. Rebalancing our lopsided economy must be a priority if we are to create a country that works for all.

"Average incomes in the Midlands, Wales and the North of England have fallen further behind the rest of the country. Low earnings are an increasingly important driver of poverty, with the proportion of children ... Show Full Article

Clinton Presidential Center Announces Two New Temporary Exhibit
NEW YORK, July 18 -- The William J. Clinton Foundation issued the following news release:

The Clinton Presidential Center will display a pair of exhibits celebrating the rich cultural history of Africa this fall. Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu, commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Art of Africa: One Continent, Limitless Vision will highlight the colors, shapes, and textures of the African continent through its art.

"Africa is a highly complex, endlessly fascinating collection of countries moving toward a very new future," said President Bill Clinton. ... Show Full Article