Tuesday - May 23, 2017

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

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Prostart High School Educators Recognized in Chicago By the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation - Educators Steven Oubre and Mike Chrostowski Take Top Honors
CHICAGO, May 19 -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation issued the following news:

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced last night the winners of the 2017 ProStart(R) Educator of Excellence Awards for outstanding achievement in high school culinary and restaurant management education.

ProStart(R) is the NRAEF's nationwide high school program that unites classroom and industry to develop the talent of tomorrow's workforce. The program reaches nearly 140,000 students in more than 1,700 high schools across 50 states, the Territory ... Show Full Article

Researchers Identify Gene Associated with Lupus
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 18 -- The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation issued the following news:

In a new study, scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have contributed to the discovery of a gene associated with lupus.

The gene, NCF1, is a protein that was known by researchers, but it had not previously been linked to lupus, an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system becomes unbalanced resulting in 'flares' of inflammation that damage tissue and organs.

OMRF researchers Patrick Gaffney, M.D., Christopher Lessard, Ph.D., Kathy Sivils, Ph.D., and Astrid Rasmussen, ... Show Full Article

Rasmuson Foundation Announces Hire of Angela Cox as Vice President of External Affairs
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 18 -- The Rasmuson Foundation issued the following news release:

Angela Cox will join Rasmuson Foundation as Vice President of External Affairs on June 5.

Cox is a lifelong Alaskan from Barrow. She brings a wealth of nonprofit leadership experience to the Foundation. She is currently the Vice President of Administration for Arctic Slope Native Association, a nonprofit tribal health organization that operates the hospital in Barrow.

Previously Cox served as Director of Foundation & Endowment Development for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation where she set up and served ... Show Full Article

New Grant Awards Penn Researchers With Over $9 Million to Study Concussions
BELLEVUE, Wash., May 18 -- The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation issued the following news release:

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced today it has awarded a $9.25 million grant to Penn researchers to study the underlying mechanisms of concussion and help uncover potential clinical interventions that could improve recovery.

The grant was awarded to a team of researchers led by David F. Meaney, PhD, the Solomon R. Pollack professor and chair of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Douglas H. Smith, M.D., the director of the Center for Brain Injury and ... Show Full Article

Logan Airport Makes First-in-Nation Environmental Commitments
BOSTON, May 18 -- The Conservation Law Foundation issued the following news release:

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to offset the proposed parking expansion at Logan Airport with several measures that will increase accessibility, promote public transit, and reduce emissions associated with airport travel and maintenance. In addition to creating 5,000 new parking spaces, Massport has committed to full electrification within ten years of all ground service equipment for which electric alternatives ... Show Full Article

Home Depot Foundation Funds Free Admission for Military Memorial Day Weekend
WILLIAMBURG, Va., May 18 -- The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation issued the following news release:

Colonial Williamsburg honors service to America this Memorial Day weekend with free admission tickets for active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, National Guard members and their immediate dependents. The Honoring Service program is made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation.

The Honoring Service to America ticket offers all the benefits of a regular admission ticket, including admission to more than 40 sites and Historic Trades shops and the Art Museums ... Show Full Article

Charities Aid Foundation Issues Statement on Launch of Conservative Election Manifesto
LONDON, May 18 -- The Charities Aid Foundation issued the following statement by Chief Executive John Low on the Conservative Party manifesto announced today:

"The Conservative Party manifesto acknowledges the integral role of charities in tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the country today. On areas such as tackling the mental health crisis, providing support to asylum seekers and drawing up a charter to protect digital users, it is encouraging that the Conservatives clearly see a role for charities.

"This manifesto also makes great virtue of Britain's soft power and, with that ... Show Full Article