Tuesday - March 28, 2017

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

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Walton Family Foundation Donates $400K to Help the South Platte River
DENVER, March 27 -- The Walton Family Foundation issued the following news release:

The Walton Family Foundation has provided $400,000 in support of The Greenway Foundation and Denver Water pledge drive for the environmental pool at Chatfield Reservoir. If the pledge drive is successful, the foundation's funding will purchase of 45 acre-feet of storage in the reservoir.

The pledge drive, announced last August, will add 500 acre-feet of environmental storage at Chatfield Reservoir through a community coalition. Denver Water has committed nearly $2 million to fund the purchase of 250 acre-feet ... Show Full Article

Volunteer for TIF's 'Play Your Part Chicago' Event this Summer
NEW YORK, March 27 -- The Toy Industry Foundation issued the following news release:

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is hoping to provide comfort and joy to thousands of foster kids during its third annual "Play Your Part Chicago" volunteer event, scheduled to take place July 20 at Chicago's White Sox Stadium. Volunteer registration for the event is open through July 6.

At this year's event, 200 Chicago-area foster kids in attendance will receive brand new toys and games. Volunteers are needed to hand out the toys and run games and activities for the children to enjoy. In addition to the ... Show Full Article

Speech Code of the Month: Dickinson College
PHILADELPHIA, March 27 -- The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued the following news release:

FIRE announces our Speech Code of the Month for March 2017: Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.

Like many colleges and universities, Dickinson has a protocol for reporting "bias incidents." This Orwellian phenomenon has become so widespread that FIRE recently released a report on it, surveying more than 230 bias reporting systems nationwide. As we noted in our report, these policies typically define "bias" very broadly, so these protocols often create a culture in which students are ... Show Full Article

Research America Telephone Survey Shows Strong Support for Erie County Community College
ERIE, Pa., March 27 -- Erie Community Foundation issued the following news release:

The results of an independent telephone survey implemented by Research America, a firm based in Newton Square, PA, contracted to implement an independent survey of Erie County residents show a strong majority--72 percent--of Erie County residents support the establishment of a community college.

"This is an important piece of the research component of a feasibility study being conducted in connection with the push for a community college for Erie county," said Ron DiNicola, Chair of Empower Erie, the non-profit ... Show Full Article

Pulaski Fund Awards $16,865 in Grants
PULASKI, N.Y., March 27 -- The Community Foundation of Central New York issued the following news:

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $16,865 in grants to eight nonprofit organizations serving the Pulaski area.

Hunt of a Lifetime received $2,000 to take youth with life-threatening illnesses and disabilities on hunting and fishing trips. The trip will either take place in the Pulaski area or benefit youth participants from the Pulaski area.

Syracuse City Ballet received $1,500 to conduct a professional ballet performance in Kallet Theater that will give Pulaski ... Show Full Article

NIAF Elects New Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- The National Italian American Foundation issued the following news release:

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has elected a new Board of Directors for the 2017-2021 term, during a March 23, 2017 meeting at the New York offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP.

Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and ceo of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and former NIAF vice chair; and Gabriel A. Battista, former president, chairman, and CEO of Talk America, and former NIAF vice chair, were elected to serve as the Foundation's co-chairpersons. Harrison and Battista succeed ... Show Full Article

More Than 120 Nations Convene Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Negotiations at the United Nations
NEW YORK, March 27 -- The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation issued the following news release:

Beginning on Monday, March 27, 2017, for the very first time, negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons in international law are taking place under the auspices of the United Nations. More than 120 nations have gathered to participate in the negotiations.

A treaty banning nuclear weapons would make using, possessing, developing, and assisting with nuclear weapons illegal under international law and provide a framework for the weapons' eventual complete elimination. Banning these weapons is the ... Show Full Article