Saturday - August 24, 2019

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

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Horizon Foundation: County Executive Introduces Complete Streets Resolution
COLUMBIA, Maryland, Aug. 23 -- The Horizon Foundation issued the following news:

Today, County Executive Calvin Ball pre-filed a new resolution with the County Council to further support the implementation of complete streets in Howard County. "Complete streets" is a term describing roads that allow safe and accessible travel for everyone who uses them - whether walking, biking, riding a bus, using a wheelchair or pushing a stroller. These roads may include street crossings, accessible and connected sidewalks and bike lanes that make it easy for people to get where they need to go in the way that ... Show Full Article

Community Committee Announced to Oversee Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund
DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 23 -- The Dayton Foundation issued the following news release:

The Dayton Foundation has convened a diverse group of 16 volunteer community leaders who will serve as the Community Oversight Committee to oversee the disbursement of the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. In addition, five nonvoting, ex officio members are providing pro bono legal, auditing and other assistance.

Co-chairing the Committee are Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M., Ph.D., former president of the University of Dayton, and Gary L. LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, associate dean for student affairs and admission at Wright ... Show Full Article

African Wildlife Foundation: Giraffes Win Big at CITES Wildlife Conference
NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 23 -- The African Wildlife Foundation issued the following news:

Giraffes will for the first time enjoy protection after countries voted on August 22, 2019 to end unregulated international trade in giraffe parts.

The proposal to include giraffes in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (or CITES) received overwhelming support from Parties currently gathered in Geneva, Switzerland. The proposal was put forward by Central African Republic, Chad, Kenya, Mali, Niger, and Senegal. They argued that all nine subspecies ... Show Full Article

Welsh Respond to Charity Appeals More Than the Rest of the UK
LONDON, England, Aug. 22 -- The Charities Aid Foundation issued the following news release:

The Welsh are more likely to respond to large charity appeals in the run up to Christmas than the UK as a whole, according to new research into charitable giving in Wales.

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has released its inaugural Wales Giving report for 2019, offering insights into how people across Wales support charities.

The report, which adds to CAF's annual World Giving, UK Giving and Scotland Giving reports, found that people in Wales were also more likely than the UK as a whole to have participated ... Show Full Article

Kim Yong-koo, Managing Editor of the Korea Times and a 1963 Nieman Fellow, Dies at 90
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Aug. 22 -- The Nieman Foundation issued the following news:

Kim Yong-koo, a 1963 Nieman Fellow--the first from South Korea--and former managing editor of The Korea Times and, died August 19 in Seoul. He was 90.

After working as an army chaplain and as an interpreter between Korean and U.S. forces during the Korean War, Kim began his journalism career as a reporter at The Korea Times--the country's oldest English-language daily newspaper--in 1954. He went on to serve as the paper's managing editor from 1959 to 1961. He then became director of the Press Center, an ethical ... Show Full Article

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky: Tobacco-Free for Students - Partnership to Donate Signage to Newly Tobacco-Free School Districts
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, Aug. 22 -- Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky issued the following news release:

Kentucky school districts that adopt tobacco-free campus policies under a new 2019 law are eligible for free tobacco-free campus and vehicle signage, thanks to a partnership among the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHKy), the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) and the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC). The groups say their "Tobacco Free for Students" program will cover the chief cost of implementing the new law and significantly help improve community compliance.

"Schools should ... Show Full Article

Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren and Secretary George Shultz Honored at SF Dinner for Environmental Leadership
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Aug. 22 -- The Asia Foundation issued the following news:

On September 10 in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation will present Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren, former President of the United Nations Environment Assembly, with the Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Leadership Award in recognition of her extraordinary leadership and advocacy for civil and social rights, including water security. The Honorable George P. Shultz, former U.S. Secretary of State, will be honored with a Lifetime Leadership Award. KQED's Mina Kim will serve as the emcee for the evening's program, "Leaders on the ... Show Full Article