Tuesday - January 16, 2018

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

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Volunteer Recruitment Open House
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Jan. 12 -- The Space Foundation issued the following news release:

The Space Foundation could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of volunteers.

Learn about volunteer opportunities at Space Foundation headquarters and the Space Foundation Discovery Center at our Volunteer Recruitment Open House, to be held Thursday, March 8, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs 80907. This open house will include a brief tour of the Discovery Center.

Questions? Please send an email to volunteer@spacefoundation.org. ... Show Full Article

VFW Supports Top Award for CGSC Graduates
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas, Jan. 12 -- The Command and General Staff College Foundation issued the following news release:

On Jan. 10, Lynn W. Rolf, III, director of programs for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, visited Fort Leavenworth and the CGSC Foundation to present a donation to the Foundation to establish an endowment for the General George C. Marshall Award. The award is presented to the distinguished U.S. graduate of the Command and General Staff Officers Course during ceremonies each June.

"The VFW stands behind our warriors and anyway we can step up and show support of their professional ... Show Full Article

The National Italian American Foundation Celebrates the Preservation of the Columbus Circle Statue
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The National Italian American Foundation issued the following news release:

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers have determined that the statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle, New York, will remain in place.

NIAF's Vice Chair, John F. Calvelli, served on the Mayoral Advisory Commission, and ensured that Italian American voices were heard when debating the proposed removal of the statue. Calvelli emphasized the historic significance ... Show Full Article

Space Foundation Educator Visits Local School for Science Day
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Jan. 12 -- The Space Foundation issued the following news release:

In ongoing efforts to inspire students in the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), the Space Foundation sent Space Education Specialist Slade Bradbury to visit local grade school, Jackson Elementary, for Science Day on Friday, Jan. 12. Throughout the day, students went from one class to another learning various science topics. The Space Foundation brought straw rocket kits for the student to design and launch. Each pairing of students was given two opportunities to launch ... Show Full Article

Mechanic Hits Union With Federal Charge for Canceling His Health Insurance in Retaliation Scheme
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 12 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release:

A Chicago-area auto mechanic has filed an unfair labor practice charge against International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 701 with free legal assistance from attorneys with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. The charge, filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), describes how union bosses wrongfully terminated the worker's health insurance in retaliation for him exercising his right to resign union membership.

Mike Vallaro ... Show Full Article

Community Foundation to Showcase New Art Exhibit
FORT MYERS, Florida, Jan. 12 -- Southwest Florida Community Foundation issued the following news release:

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will launch a new art display at its Community Hub in February.

Beginning February 2, "Art Doctors" will feature the art of five local physicians including Dr. Charlie Brown, Dr. Rich Lane, Dr. Ellen Sayet, Dr. Martin Sherman and Dr. Peter Sidell.

Local anesthesiologist Charlie Brown became interested in the folk art of gyotaku due to his love of fishing. In gyotaku, each fish is inked directly and an image is transferred onto paper. In Japan, before ... Show Full Article

African Wildlife Foundation Names New Chief Executive Officer
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 12 -- The African Wildlife Foundation issued the following news:

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has appointed Dr. Tom Ogilvie-Graham as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 3, 2018. He succeeds Dr. Patrick J. Bergin who retired in June 2017 after 27 years at AWF, 16 of them as CEO.

The appointment capped a seven-month international search. With over 30 years of experience in conservation, security, post-conflict reconstruction, humanitarian work, sustainable development, fundraising, and international relations, Tom will steer AWF to the next strategic ... Show Full Article