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College Philanthropy Officer Assistant

December 23, 2017 1:13 am Published by

The Philanthropy Associate is an integral member of the College of Law philanthropy team and reports directly to the Director of Philanthropy. The Philanthropy Associate will work with the Director of Philanthropy and the Office of Philanthropy to grow personal portfolio to a range of 50 - 75 individuals and will make discovery calls and move to cultivation and solicitation of leadership annual and major gifts, for a total of 100 face-to-face calls per year.

In addition, the position will coordinate college annual fund solicitations by preparing letters for each alumnus, handling all responses to the solicitation, and tracking/organizing pledge and gift update reports from OOP. The philanthropy associate will also process all philanthropy gifts received at the college and perform other administrative tasks to assist the college.

Job Title
College Philanthropy Officer Assistant

Requisition Number

Working Title
Philanthropy Associate

Department Name
8K000:College of Law

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Working at a computer for long periods of time; transporting up to 10 pounds; some travel.


Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; some nights and weekends.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree and three years of related experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance.

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* Describe your experience personally calling on donor/constituents to further engage them in your organization and gauge their interests in philanthropy.

Houston philanthropists try no-strings cash donations for Harvey victims

December 23, 2017 1:03 am Published by

In response to the extraordinary needs of their city after Hurricane Harvey, Houston philanthropists John and Laura Arnold first gave $5 million to the Greater Houston Community Foundation's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, aka the "Mayor's Fund."

They do "unconditional cash transfers," and they trust the recipients know best how to use it to alleviate their own poverty.

GiveDirectly's operation in Texas following Harvey is a test of whether that theory of "unconditional cash only, not stuff" could apply to disaster-relief in the U.S.

As John Arnold explained to me, he and his wife's thought process for supporting GiveDirectly was as follows:

First, he said the private sector does a great job with the logistics of delivering needed goods and services to Texans, even in the face of catastrophic flooding, as occurred following Harvey. Walmart, Arnold reasoned, will figure out how to provide the right stuff, as long as people have money in their hands to pay for it.

Third, the best relief is probably a group that can just deliver money into the hands of people who need it.

"Everybody's highest priority is different," Arnold told me. Others had their work interrupted and they just need temporarily help to cover next month's rent."

So the Arnolds chose GiveDirectly for their $5 million.

Funded by the Arnolds and other donors, GiveDirectly set up a plan to deliver pre-loaded Visa debit cards with a $1,500 value to impacted households in Texas. In Rose City, a badly flooded town next to Beaumont that I wrote about last week, GiveDirectly arrived in October to deliver $1,500 to each of the town's estimated 210 households, without conditions.

Rose City Mayor Bonnie Stephenson confirmed working with GiveDirectly to reach substantially all households in her town, holding town meetings and community gatherings to help get the word out.

Clute Library Awarded Texas Book Festival Enhancement Grant – Buys Books to focus on …

December 23, 2017 1:03 am Published by ''+ ''+ ''+

The Clute Library, 215 North Shanks St., has been chosen as a 2017 Texas Book Festival Collection Enhancement Grant recipient to enhance its collection and to encourage reading in the community.

The grant was specifically used to add a parenting collection and more board books in the childrenas area to partner with the Family Place Library Grant that was awarded late 2016.

The grant establishes a starter collection for the parenting materials and covers everything from developmental milestones, potty training and even nutrition.

Located in the Family Place Center, it will be readily available for all parents of young children to browse books without having to leave their child alone in the play area.

Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts announces mini grant funding for STEM programs

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- Oak Hill High School

- Ansted Middle SchoolA

| Greenbrier CountyA

- Greenbrier West High SchoolA

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- Richwood Middle SchoolA

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Sky high hopes: Church’s refurbishing looking up

December 23, 2017 12:18 am Published by

Funding has been secured for the first step in refurbishing the 75-year-old structure that launched Columbus' Modernist architectural legacy, with work at First Christian Church expected to begin in the spring.

Architect Louis Joyner, who with structural engineer Jim Lewis first completed a study of the building's needs in September 2014, will be project designer.

First Christian, built in 1942, was the first example of Modern architecture in a city that now has 78 such examples, according to architect Steve Risting, who has authored a book on the city's Modernism.

First Christian Church, Friends of First Christian Church Architecture and other supporters have reached their fundraising goal of $160,908 to restore a skylight leaking rainwater into the church sanctuary.

Water damage is visible with the leaking skylight in need of repairs at the 75-year-old First Christian Church in Columbus. An inside view of the leaking skylight in need of repairs at the 75-year-old First Christian Church is shown.Submitted photo downtown, is on the National Register of Historic Places and was one of the first churches in the United States to be built in a contemporary style.

Richard McCoy of Landmark Columbus, the entity charged with caring for the city's art and architectural legacy, calls First Christian Church "extraordinarily important, not only in Columbus, but in the world."

Joyner calls it "a great example" of the Finnish designer Eliel Saarinen's work anywhere.

Hitting the first fundraising goal in 10 months time is significant, organizers say, showing that local residents value the detailed design work of such luminaries as Saarinen, along with his son, Eero Saarinen.

The skylight work will keep the elder Saarinen's original design, but with an electronic feature for the skylight to be shaded to sunlight as necessary during video presentations.

Church leaders had examined the idea of removing the skylight, which would have cost slightly more than $30,000, said Steve Wiggins, who originally led the project when it was announced in late January.

The skylight is a feature the elder Saarinen used to focus natural light on the limestone cross at the front of the sanctuary. Alan Gilbert, chairman of the advisory board for Friends of First Christian Church Architecture, has called the skylight a signature part of the sanctuary.

"We put it off for a long time trying to decide what to do and to give us time to raise money," Wiggins said.

A few years ago, rainwater damaged part of the church's top-of-the-line organ pipes, and cost $120,000 to repair the instrument parts, Wiggins said. Photos show that the water also has damaged the church ceiling, some of the windows on the church's east side, and stained some areas of the floor.

Just for routine building maintenance, the church spends about $200,000 a year, Wiggins said.

The congregation, with 700 to 800 weekly attendees, donated $123,000 for the skylight work more than 70 percent of the project cost, he said.

Other contributors helping with donations through The Heritage Fund the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, totaling $25,000. Excess funds will be used for other elements of the church's renovation, Gilbert said.

The Friends of First Christian Church, separate from the spiritual ministry of the body of believers, was established in partnership with First Christian Church, Landmark Columbus, Indiana Landmarks, a statewide preservation organization, and the Heritage Fund, acting as fiscal agent for money donated to the project.

Richard McCoy sees the successful skylight campaign from a big-picture perspective.

"This shows just how much the First Christian congregation cares about the building," McCoy said. "Beyond that, it also shows that we've been able to effectively bring in strong partners for the work."

McCoy calls the skylight effort the single biggest achievement of Landmark Columbus since it was launched in 2015 as a program of the Heritage Fund The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.

10: Time in months for fund drive for skylight repair

$160,908: Cost to repair the skylight

$200,000: Approximate annual maintenance expenses at First Christian

$1 million-plus: Projection for total cost of all needed First Christian repairs, to be spread over time

Leadership of what was then Tabernacle Church of Christ in the late 1930s felt that design of a new church building should reflect the ideologies of the congregation. We want the poorest woman in town to feel at home there and be able to worship her god in those surroundings."

Miller was among individuals who encouraged the church to consider a Modernist structure.

Soon after the building's completion in 1942, Newsweek declared, "The style of the new Tabernacle is utterly unlike the 17 other churches in Columbus or, for that matter, in almost any other city in the world."

Sources: Landmark Columbus, Columbus Area Visitors Center

Councilman, GECAC debate funding

December 23, 2017 12:07 am Published by

Why does the Greater Erie Community Action Committee need taxpayer dollars when the foundation that has backed it for four decades is sitting on $16 million of assets?

Why has GECAC used county dollars to pay for administrative costs?

And why doesn't Erie County have a formal grant-application process or a process for ensuring that public monies are being used as they are intended?

Those were among a laundry list of questions and issues raised by Erie County Councilman Jay Breneman this week.

In a detailed, 10-minute speech, the text of which he has since posted to social media, Breneman accused GECAC of using unrestricted gaming revenue funds from the county as a "slush fund" to pay for administrative costs; for lunches, gifts, conference registration fees for staff and board members; for donations and sponsorships; for its annual dinner; and to cover other overhead expenses.

Breneman said he requested information from 19 grant recipients as part of the 2018 budget review process. The findings led the county to restrict funding for GECAC for the coming year, which means the funding has been allocated but that it cannot be paid unless a majority of County Council votes to do so.

Now Breneman is asking the Erie County Board of Tax Assessment Appeals to withdraw the tax-exempt status of GECAC's foundation, the Greater Erie Economic Development Corp., which owns buildings where GECAC operates, including its main office at 18 W. Since 2007, after the opening of the Presque Isle Downs & Casino, that money has come from county government's share of gaming revenue.

The county gave GECAC two grants in 2016: A $258,000 grant for GECAC's administrative division and a $364,000 grant for its Area Agency on Aging division. Breneman to claim otherwise has no basis in fact or logic."

Another point of contention involved the GEEDC, which has $16 million in reserves, according to a 2015 tax filing.

When asked why GEEDC has such a large reserve Friday, GECAC solicitor Tom Pendleton said, "That's a question for GEEDC."

Gerald Blanks, a GEEDC board member, deferred comment to the nonprofit's chief executive, Barbara Drew. Erie City Councilman Mel Witherspoon, another GEEDC board member, did not return a call for comment Friday.

On Friday, Breneman said his comments are just as much a criticism of the county as they are of GECAC. Her examination of the documents found that there were "no financial deficiencies as far as their reporting" because county council placed no restrictions on how funds should be used.

County Councilman Fiore Leone said GEEDC should be "taking care of" GECAC financially "if they have a substantial amount of money."

Even as he disputes many of Breneman's accusations, Jones said he is trying to make changes at the agency.

LOCAL BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hannon joins Ivy Teach; Poly Electronics adds two to staff; Disler …

December 23, 2017 12:07 am Published by LOCAL BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hannon joins Ivy Teach; Poly Electronics adds two to staff; Disler, Schlabach join bank's board; Beverly Gardner retires | Business | ''+ ''+ '' ''; ''; LOCAL BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hannon joins Ivy Teach; Poly Electronics adds two to staff; Disler, Schlabach join bank's board; Beverly Gardner retires Most recently, Hinkson was a supply chain category manager for Samsung Harman International, according to the company.

Derrick McKelvey is a resident of Granger and has seven years of electronics manufacturing services industry experience, according to the company.


Bank adds Disler, Schlabach to board

Jordi Disler has been elected to the board of directors of Farmers State Bank and FS Bancorp effective Jan. 1.

According to the bank, Disler has worked in the health care industry for 25 years, and she has been the president of Parkview LaGrange Hospital since February of 2016.

Disler also serves on the board of the LaGrange County Community Foundation, the LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce and the LaGrange County Economic Development Corp.

Freeman "Fritz" Schlabach was also elected to the board of directors effective Jan.

Federal action provides brief aid for community health centers

December 22, 2017 11:56 pm Published by ''+ ''+ ''+ ''+

Community health centers received a short-term fix as part of the continuing resolution passed Thursday to keep the federal government functioning into January.

While the stop gap measure keeps some centers from running out of money immediately, the resolution doesnat solve the long-term problem.

aThis is a Band-Aid,a said Christina Nunnally, chief quality officer for North Mississippi Primary Care, which operates clinics in Ashland, New Albany, Ripley, Walnut, Booneville, Corinth and Tishomingo.

Community health centers receive about 70 percent of their funding through the federal government. 19, the bill includes temporary funding for the Childrenas Health Insurance Program and emergency supplemental funding to support response to hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.

Mississippias senators have a long record of supporting community health centers and CHIP and say long-term funding for the programs are among their priorities.

aIn Mississippi, community health centers play an important role in delivering health care and support services to our medically underserved and low-income patients,a said Sen.

North Mississippi Primary Care has adequate income from patients with insurance to keep providing services for patients, but the uncertainties around funding could keep the clinics from moving forward on projects to expand Hepatitis C screening and telehealth programs to deliver mental health care.

aWe may have to redirect resources to primary care,a Nunnally said.

aThe new grant year begins in February, and month-to-month funding is potentially very disruptive,a Sumerford said.

aFor Access, it means putting plans for new positions and new sites on hold.

BRIEF: WNAC scholarship::1

December 22, 2017 11:56 pm Published by ''+ ''+ ''+ '' ''; '';

SCOTTSBLUFF a The Barbara Fliesbach McAlister scholarship is awarding one $1,000 to high school seniors or current junior college students planning to study art at a higher college in the near future. The scholarship may be used at any junior college, four year college, university or trade school with an accredited art department.

Application forms are available at West Nebraska Arts Center, 106 E.

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

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