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Women in Philanthropy Donates $10,000 to Hospital

Women In Philanthropy (WIP) contributed more than $10,000 to Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) to purchase hospital equipment that includes fluidized positioners and fetal monitor. The purchase...more

Philanthropic Bride Contest Winner Announced

The Young Women Christian Association announced its philanthropic bride contest winner Linda Blair. This year's winner was announced at their spring "Purse and Passion" fundraiser. Blair's...more

Gates Foundation: On Using Philanthropy for Corporate Profits
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Gates Foundation is now using their funding to promote market domination by its British corporate education service partner, Pearson Education. The foundation owns stock and reap profits from...more

Dean Meiling Stepping Down as Parasol Board Chair
Foundation: Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation

Dean Meiling of Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation turned over his board leadership role but will continue on the board as vice chair, continue on the Investment Committee and continue to be part of...more

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Grants that Encourage Openness in Philanthropy

There is a new, seven-foundation partnership established that support nonprofits to become more effective and engaged. The Fund for Shared Insight has announced its first round of grants, which are intended “to encourage and incorporate feedback from the people the social sector seeks to help; understand the connection between feedback and better results; foster more openness between and among foundations and grantees; and share lessons.”

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