Tuesday - December 10, 2019

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

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Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Issues Statement on Consumption of Tobacco Products by Youth
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Dec. 8 -- Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky issued the following statement:

Data released ... by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 6.2 million middle and high school students are using tobacco products, and that 5.3 million of them (85 percent) are using e-cigarettes, or "vapes." Following is a statement from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

"The youth vaping epidemic continues to threaten the immediate and long-term health of adolescents and teens in this country by exposing them to nicotine and a host of other toxins that are known to damage ... Show Full Article

Lilly Endowment: Initiative Seeks to Strengthen the Future of Colleges and Universities in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Dec. 6 -- The Lilly Endowment issued the following news release:

Lilly Endowment Inc. has launched Charting the Future for Indiana's Colleges and Universities, a new initiative to help Indiana's 38 higher education institutions further develop strategies to strengthen their effectiveness and sustainability.

Through the initiative, the Endowment is making available grants totaling $108.2 million to help Indiana colleges and universities address their key challenges and take advantage of promising opportunities to enhance their relevance and sustainability. Their challenges ... Show Full Article

Hearst Journalism Awards Program: 2019-20 Hearst Feature Writing Winners Named
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Dec. 6 -- The Hearst Journalism Awards Program issued the following news:

The top 10 winners in college feature writing were announced today in the 60th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program, in which 104 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate. 156 feature writing entries were received in this competition from 86 schools.

First Place has been awarded to Hannah Denham, a senior from Washington & Lee University. Hannah receives a $3,000 scholarship for her winning article titled "A ... Show Full Article

Freedom Foundation: School Employees Sue Local Union for Refusing to Take No for an Answer
OLYMPIA, Washington, Dec. 6 -- The Freedom Foundation issued the following news release:

Four more Oregon school employees announced on Thursday they were filing a lawsuit against their union for refusing to honor their request to opt out of membership and stop paying dues for services they don't want.

The plaintiffs, from Hillsboro, are represented by the Freedom Foundation, a west coast-based policy organization currently litigating approximately 10 similar lawsuits in Washington, Oregon and California involving public employee unions trying to thwart the will of the U.S. Supreme Court, which ... Show Full Article

Ford Foundation Appoints Michele Moore as Vice President of Global Communications
NEW YORK, Dec. 6 -- The Ford Foundation issued the following news:

The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Michele Moore as vice president of Global Communications. Moore will join the foundation's executive leadership team in New York, overseeing all aspects of strategic communications across the foundation's 11 offices in the United States and abroad. She begins her new role in January 2020, succeeding Alfred D. Ironside who helped lead the foundation's communications efforts over a 14-year tenure.

Moore comes to the foundation from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ... Show Full Article

Crotched Mountain Foundation Issues Statement on Couch Family Foundation Fund
GREENFIELD, New Hampshire, Dec. 6 -- The Crotched Mountain Foundation issued the following statement:

The Couch Family Foundation recently awarded $25,000 to Crotched Mountain Foundation. The funds will be used to support Crotched Mountain's ongoing Capital Campaign to expand and improve the school facilities. Crotched Mountain School provides special education to day and residential students from New Hampshire, New England, and across the country.

"We are extraordinarily grateful to the Couch Family Foundation for this generous gift," said Kevin Harte, Vice President of Advancement for Crotched ... Show Full Article

Andrew Goodman Foundation Applauds the Passage of H.R. 4 by U.S. House of Representatives
MAHWAH, New Jersey, Dec. 6 -- The Andrew Goodman Foundation issued the following news release:

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4 by a vote of 228-187. First introduced on February 26, 2019, by Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-7), H.R. 4 is also known as the Voting Rights Advancement Act. The Andrew Goodman Foundation was proud to be present for this historic occasion, as we stand committed to living the legacy of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner by making young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy.

While the 2018 Midterm Election saw an increase ... Show Full Article