Monday - May 29, 2017

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

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250 Fewer People with HIV Identified During Illinois Budget Impasse
CHICAGO, May 26 -- The AIDS Foundation of Chicago issued the following news document:

The three organizations that coordinate HIV prevention services in Illinois outside Chicago - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, Illinois Public Health Association, and Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago - and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago are outraged to learn that new data from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) found the state budget impasse decreased the number of people newly identified as HIV-positive by nearly 250 people in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The new IDPH data shows ... Show Full Article

Toy Industry Foundation Delivers Toys to Pediatric Cancer Patients During New York Yankees 'HOPE Week'
NEW YORK, May 25 -- The Toy Industry Foundation issued the following news release:

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) delivered brand-new toys, games, and costumes this week to local pediatric cancer patients and their families honored by New York Yankees HOPE (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) Week. The Yankees' 9th annual HOPE Week, which shines a spotlight on individuals, families, and organizations worthy of recognition and support, is taking place May 22-26.

During HOPE Week, TIF distributed brand-new playthings to sick children, including an 11-year-old boy from the Dominican Republic ... Show Full Article

The Greater Boston Chamber and the Boston Foundation Release Special Boston Indicators Report on Millennials in Greater Boston
BOSTON, May 25 -- The Boston Foundation issued the following news release:

A report from the Boston Foundation and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce shows that Greater Boston's millennial population is more racially and ethnically diverse and more educated than any wave of young adults before, but that housing and economic mobility are persistent challenges impacting how this population experiences life in our region. The report, City of Millennials: Improving the Future Prospects of Our Region and Its Young Adults, provides an overview and analysis of trends among Greater Boston's young ... Show Full Article

New Physics Exhibit Rolls Into the Discovery Center this Summer. Public Invited to Drop-in Before it Bounces Away!
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 25 -- The Space Foundation issued the following news release:

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is excited to announce the opening of a new national traveling exhibit this summer.

Roll, Drop, Bounce opens at the Space Foundation Discovery Center on Friday, June 2, 2017. This kinetic and hands-on experience appeals to the wheel-spinning, ball-tossing and continuously-bouncing kids of all ages.

The physics of motion is the topic of the exhibit, but the main theme is having fun doing experiments with balls and wheels. While playing with model cars, colliding ... Show Full Article

Nearly One-Third of McDonald's Shareholders Support As You Sow Proposal to Phase Out Polystyrene Foam
OAK BROOK, IL., May 25 -- As You Sow Foundation issued the following news release:

31percent of McDonald's Corp. shareholders supported a proposal from As You Sow asking the company to phase out harmful expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam packaging globally, according to vote results announced at its annual meeting May 24. The vote far exceeds the average voting result of 20percent for social and environmental issue proposals.

McDonald's has phased out EPS foam beverage cups in the United States but continues to use them in foreign markets identified as having high levels of plastics deposition ... Show Full Article

NIAF Holds Fifth Annual Congressional Bocce Ball Tournament
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- The National Italian American Foundation issued the following news release:

For the first time in five years, the rain held off, and the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) was able to hold its Fifth Annual Congressional Bocce Ball Tournament outdoors. The tournament, held in memory of former NIAF Board Member and Chair of the Foundation's Government Relations and Public Policy Committee Mark Valente, featured 10 teams of participants from NIAF, the Embassy of Italy, and the Italian American Congressional Delegation.

Venable LLP hosted the event at their Massachusetts ... Show Full Article

First-Ever Families +SocialGood Convenes Advocates, Celebrities, and Global Leaders in London to Unite for Global Change
LONDON, May 25 -- The United Nations Foundation issued the following news release:

Just before Father's Day, hundreds of advocates, celebrities, global leaders, and families from all walks of life will gather on 15 June, 2017, in London to share ideas, exchange best practices, and inspire action for a healthy planet and happy families.

Following the incredible success of Moms +SocialGood and Dads +SocialGood, the first-ever Families +SocialGood is a one-day event focused on the power of families to create a better future for themselves and their communities. Hosted by the UN Foundation and ... Show Full Article