Tuesday - June 19, 2018

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

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Workers File Brief With Kentucky Supreme Court to Defend Right to Work Law From Union Boss Lawsuit
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, June 18 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release:

On behalf of three of Kentucky workers, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys have submitted a brief in the ongoing union boss legal challenge to Kentucky's popular new Right to Work law.

Kentucky governor Matt Bevin signed the state's Right to Work provisions into law on January 7, 2017, making Kentucky the nation's 27th Right to Work state to protect workers from being forced to fund a labor union as a condition of employment. Under Right to Work, ... Show Full Article

NEFA Appoints New Theater Program Associate
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- The New England Foundation for the Arts issued the following news release:

The New England Foundation for the Arts announced that Derek Schwartz has been appointed to the role of program associate for the National Theater Project.

Prior to NEFA, Derek served in multiple roles in communications, production, and content creation. He will continue to volunteer with Brain Arts, directing their communications efforts. Earlier he served as a visitor member service associate at the St. Louis Art Museum, and held roles in production at a live music venue and producing ... Show Full Article

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Receives Highest Rating From Charity Navigator for Exceptional Fiscal Management
NORWALK, Connecticut, June 18 -- The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation issued the following news release:

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charitable donations, for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. This is the fifteenth time the MMRF has earned this coveted recognition.

The coveted 4-star rating, the highest honor Charity Navigator bestows, indicates that "The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms ... Show Full Article

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Board Elections
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 18 -- The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation issued the following news release:

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) elected the following officers for its fiscal year 2019 at a board meeting in Baltimore on May 11, 2018: Hal Real (DE), Chair; Barbara Bershon (MD), Vice Chair; Margaret G. Vanderhye (VA), Secretary; and J. Mack Wathen (DE), Treasurer.

Hal Real is the Founder and President of Real Entertainment Group, creator and operator of the nationally-acclaimed World Cafe Live music, restaurant, and event venues located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 2004 and Wilmington, ... Show Full Article

JDRF and Gubra Join Forces to Develop a New Glucose Responsive Insulin for Diabetes
NEW YORK, June 18 -- JDRF, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, issued the following news release:

JDRF and Gubra today announced a partnership to develop a glucose-responsive insulin (GRI) as a treatment for people with insulin-requiring diabetes, such as type 1 diabetes (T1D). The Gubra approach is based on a novel, and unique concept that differs fundamentally from other glucose sensing insulin approaches and the JDRF funding commitment will help accelerate the program to its next development stage.

A GRI is a form of insulin designed to work when ... Show Full Article

Foundation Fighting Blindness VISIONS 2018 is the Leading Global Conference Showcasing Advances in Retinal Research
COLUMBIA, Maryland, June 18 -- The Foundation Fighting Blindness issued the following news release:

The Foundation Fighting Blindness VISIONS 2018 conference, June 21 - 23, 2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, will bring together the world's leading vision scientists, assistive technologies experts, and the visually impaired community. The full conference program can be found at: http://www.blindness.org/visions/.

More than 450 people from around the world will attend VISIONS 2018, making it one of the largest global meetings dedicated solely to individuals and families who are affected ... Show Full Article

Adirondack Foundation Grants Help Kids, Seniors, Communities
LAKE PLACID, New York, June 18 -- The Adirondack Foundation issued the following news release:

Adirondack Foundation recently awarded $137,866 in grants to more than three-dozen nonprofit organizations. The funding comes primarily from the Foundation's Generous Acts Fund, which accepts applications once per year for grants from a pool of donations from generous people who care about local communities.

"Nonprofits are the heart and soul of Adirondack communities, providing vital programs and services that enhance our quality of life. This round of grants reaches far and wide--from Malone to Old ... Show Full Article