Sunday - December 10, 2017

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

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Vet Voice Foundation Petition Opposing Trump Plans to Shrink Monuments Draws More Than 5500 Veteran and Veteran Family Member Signatures in 24 Hours
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 -- Vet Voice Foundation issued the following news release:

Vet Voice Foundation's petition to the Trump Administration opposing new efforts to reduce the size of ten national monuments gained over 5,600 signatures from veterans and military family members, in just 24 hours. The petition voiced their opposition to this new attack on public lands and declared their support for the Antiquities Act of 1906, which grants authority to the President of the United States to protect our most beautiful and culturally rich public lands.

"The Monuments Review conducted by Secretary of ... Show Full Article

The San Diego Foundation Activates Regional Disaster Fund to Support Wildfire Response and Recovery
SAN DIEGO, California, Dec. 8 -- The San Diego Foundation issued the following news release:

The San Diego Foundation today activated the San Diego Regional Disaster Fund to collect and manage charitable funds for the response and recovery from wildfires currently impacting the San Diego region, including the Lilac Fire. Donations can be made online at or by texting "SDRecover" to 50155 via mobile phone.

The fund will receive donations and make grants to nonprofit service organizations engaged in disaster recovery and rebuilding. Funds granted through the San Diego ... Show Full Article

TPPF Announces Stephanie Matthews As V.P. for Public Affairs
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 8 -- Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release:

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that Stephanie Matthews will serve in the newly created position of vice president for public affairs.

"Stephanie's legislative expertise, coupled with her gift for building relationships, makes her the perfect person to guide the Foundation's work with the Legislature," said Brooke Rollins, president and CEO of TPPF. "Stephanie has a well-deserved reputation for bringing people together for noble initiatives--an approach that will serve not ... Show Full Article

New Orleans Master Teacher Theresa Cross Earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award
SANTA MONICA, California, Dec. 8 -- The Milken Family Foundation issued the following news release:

Theresa Cross, a master teacher and math instructor at InspireNOLA's Alice M. Harte Charter School, gave up one summer vacation to remediate privately with one of her students so he could pass math and enter the ninth grade with the rest of his class. This type of individualized attention is a hallmark of Cross' approach to student learning. She helps students and their parents become personally invested and involved in their academic progress.

Today, it was the community's turn to shine a spotlight ... Show Full Article

NOF Elects Elizabeth A. Thompson as Its New CEO
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation issued the following news release:

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Elizabeth A. Thompson as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2, 2018.

Ms. Thompson is widely regarded for her 30 years of national and global leadership experience, spanning for-profit and for-purpose organizations. Ms. Thompson has a track record of engaging diverse stakeholders to set a common agenda for impact, raising money for research, and advocating for evidence-based high quality and high ... Show Full Article

MMRF Precision Medicine Model Drives New Discoveries in Multiple Myeloma
NORWALK, Connecticut, Dec. 8 -- The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation issued the following news release:

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) today announced new discoveries driven by its precision medicine model into the disease drivers, patient subpopulations, and potential therapies for multiple myeloma. Thirty-three research presentations presented at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta from December 9-12 are wholly or partly enabled by the MMRF's end-to-end model. The new analyses include 24 presentations on the MMRF CoMMpass ... Show Full Article

$60,000 Awarded for Northwest Corner Critical Needs
TORRINGTON, Connecticut, Dec. 8 -- The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut issued the following news:

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation through the Draper Foundation Fund, the Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund, and through gifts made by an anonymous local donor, has awarded 53 charitable organizations serving some of the area's most economically distressed residents grants totaling $60,000. Grants will help provide the most basic of necessities - food, warm clothing and shelter.

The following nonprofits received critical needs grants:

Barkhamsted Senior Center

Batcheller ... Show Full Article