Friday - November 22, 2019

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

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Troy Polamalu Set for Nov. 23 NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, Presented by Fidelity Investments
IRVING, Texas, Nov. 20 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release:

The University of Southern California and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that they will jointly honor 2019 electee Troy Polamalu with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments. The Salute will take place this Saturday, Nov. 23, during the Trojans' football game against UCLA. Coverage of the game will start at 12:30 p.m. PT.

The NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute program, which began with the inaugural ... Show Full Article

Open Society Foundations Join Group Initiative to Support Women's Funds
NEW YORK, Nov. 20 -- Open Society Foundations issued the following news release:

Open Society Foundations have joined with three private U.S. foundations to provide at least $20 million in a combined effort to strengthen women's funds--organizations that provide financial and other support to advance the human rights and opportunities of women, girls, and LGBTI people around the world.

Women's funds have a long track record of knowing where and how to support organizations working to achieve gender equality in their communities, countries, and regions. Today, they are leading women's rights movements ... Show Full Article

KFF Tracking Poll: On Health Care, Democrats, Democratic-Leaning Independents Trust Sen. Sanders Most
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation issued the following news release:

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- Democrats Want to Hear More about How Candidates' Plans Affect Seniors, How They Will Pay for Them, How Middle-Class Taxes Might Change, and How Will They Get Congress to Pass Them

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3 in 4 Americans Do Not Expect Congress to Take Action to Lower Drug Costs Before the 2020 Election

Ahead of tonight's Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders is the candidate most trusted on health care by Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, though the Medicare-for-all plan he has ... Show Full Article

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Honors Mass. Resident Lisa Wallack With the 2019 Jim Tyree Chairman's Award
NEW YORK, Nov. 20 -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation issued the following news release:

JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, today announced Lisa Wallack as the recipient of the Jim Tyree Chairman's Award in recognition of her invaluable contributions as a volunteer leader, both nationally and in New England.

Named for Jim Tyree, former JDRF Chairman and a lifetime member of the JDRF International Board of Directors who passed away in March 2011, the Jim Tyree Chairman's Award recognizes a national volunteer leader who has made a significant ... Show Full Article

Freedom Foundation Argues in Court to Defend California Teachers
OLYMPIA, Washington, Nov. 20 -- The Freedom Foundation issued the following news release:

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday heard oral arguments on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by several California teachers against their union, which is desperately hoping it never has to address the core issues in the case.

Lead plaintiff Bethany Mendez, a Freemont special education instructor, originally filed suit in March alleging the California Teachers Association refused to honor her request to opt out of union membership and dues in ... Show Full Article

Community Foundation Board of Directors Announces Executive Search Partner
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 20 -- The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta issued the following news release:

Last week, CEO Alicia Philipp announced her plans to retire from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta by the end of 2020 after 42 years of extraordinary service and leadership. The announcement was made during keynotes at National Philanthropy Day and at the Atlanta Regional Commission's annual State of the Region event. The Foundation Board and staff have been preparing for this transition for a couple of years with a robust, engaging and collaborative journey through research, ... Show Full Article

Boston College Electrician Hits SEIU Union, College With Lawsuit for Religious Discrimination in Forced Union Fees Requirement
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Nov. 20 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release:

Ardeshir Ansari, an electrician who works for Boston College filed a Title VII religious discrimination lawsuit today against the college and Service Employees International Union 32BJ, District 615 (SEIU) with free legal assistance from National Right to Work Legal Defense staff attorneys.

Ardeshir Ansari objects to supporting the union based on deeply held religious beliefs. Under the local SEIU's monopoly bargaining agreement at Boston College, however, he was told that ... Show Full Article