NonProfit and Charities News - Page 14

Page 14 of NonProfit and Charities News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Los Angeles PR Firm Again Donates Services to Worthy Causes: Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012 announced by Neotrope

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope(R), a brand identity, public relations, and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, announces its latest Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012. The firm is again donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 29th anniversary.

Christian Leadership Alliance Names Tami Heim As President and CEO

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Board of Directors of Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) has named Mrs. Tami Heim as CLAs new president and CEO. She will begin in this role on Jan. 1, 2012.

Consumers Remain in Denial about Planning for Long-Term Care According to New Study

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 8, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The majority of adults believe that long-term care insurance should be purchased between the ages of 45-64, yet 82 percent of this age group have not purchased a policy, finds a new study from the 3in4 Association. The study, sponsored by Genworth Financial, also shows that since the 2008 financial crisis, only 20 percent of adults have taken any action on their financial strategy and almost half of respondents do not expect to add anything to their plan in the next two years.

Third Law Sourcing Sponsors Special Olympics Georgia’s 16th Annual Bob Busse Golf Tournament

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Third Law Sourcing, a strategic sourcing and procurement consulting company, will sponsor Special Olympics Georgia’s 16th Annual Bob Busse Golf Tournament. Scott Drobes, a managing partner of Third Law Sourcing, has served as an honorary board member of the Special Olympics and been active with the organization for over 20 years.

Flooding Crisis in El Salvador: Thousands Displaced as Levees Break

JIQUILISCO, El Salvador, Oct. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A tropical depression in the Pacific, coupled with a weather front stemming from Hurricane Jova in the Atlantic, converged on El Salvador this weekend to cause what appears to be the largest disaster in a generation. EcoViva, an international development organization based in Oakland, California, has been in close contact with its local partner organization in Jiquilisco, the Mangrove Association, to assess damages and raise funds for both immediate relief and future reconstruction.

CMI and American Cancer Society to Co-Present at The Market Research Event 2011

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 11, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bill Salokar, vice president of business development at CMI, a full-service marketing research company, and Kimberly Cason, senior consultant at American Cancer Society, will share important research insights from the American Cancer Society’s highly successful ‘More Birthdays’ campaign.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the National Breast Cancer Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) as its October Charity of the Month.

The Best of KidSpirit Online Print Edition Showcases Teen Creativity and Resources for Teachers

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What do teens think about cheating? How do youth approach depression or becoming vegetarian? How do traditional religious backgrounds influence young people’s choices and character development? These questions and more are tackled by teens in the pages of KidSpirit’s new print issue released today, the Best of KidSpirit Online.

Inside Story of How Houdini’s Missing Bust Was Recently Secretly Restored to His Gravesite in New York City

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Houdini Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit museum in Scranton, PA, had a secret project to restore Houdini’s grave site bust for over 20 years. It reached full intensity in the past year. The original statuary bust was installed after Houdini’s death in 1926. It was destroyed by vandals in 1975.

Tammy Rudden Krause to Serve as New Executive Director of Starlight Children’s Foundation Colorado

DENVER, Colo., Oct. 3, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation has named Tammy Rudden Krause the new executive director of its Starlight Colorado chapter. Krause comes to her position with extensive experience in philanthropy, having worked many years as a volunteer with Denver-area nonprofits that include the Junior League of Denver, Children’s Hospital Colorado, CASA, Rise School, Seeds of Hope and the Morgan Adams Foundation.

Award-Winning Blue Hill Troupe Kicks Off 88th Season with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd., the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, launches its 88th season with the musical farce ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.’ With a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, Forum will run from October 28 through November 5, 2011 at Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street.

Judds’ Love CAN Build a Bridge… to Better Healthcare in Central Florida

LADY LAKE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mother and daughter country legends Naomi and Wynonna Judd will make their final scheduled Central Florida stop on their Last Encore Tour, October 15, as headliners of The Grand Oaks Festival featuring The Judds, to benefit the Alliance Healthcare Foundation.

26th Annual Muslim Day Parade in NYC – Sept. 25th, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One of the oldest Muslim-American organizations in the USA, the Muslim Foundation of America, in conjunction with multi-cultural television channel Bridges TV, has announced details for the 26th annual United American Muslim Day Parade, taking place in New York City at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Reading Is Fundamental

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In Recognition of International Literacy Day, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized Reading Is Fundamental as its September Charity of the Month. For nearly 45 years, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has provided books to children to foster a love of reading and develop skills that are critical to learning.

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems Receives $75,000 Grant from Meadows Foundation for Low-Carbon Alternatives to Concrete Mixes

AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS), the oldest continuously operating non-profit organization in the U.S. focused exclusively on green building, sustainable development and ecoBalance design, received a $75,000 grant from the Meadows Foundation, the Dallas-based philanthropic institution dedicated to helping improve the quality and circumstances of life for all Texans. The grant will establish low-carbon, low-potable water alternatives to standard concrete design mixes.

Bob Moog Foundation and Museum of Making Music Auction a Moog Synthesizer Signed by Jazz Greats Herbie Hancock and George Duke

ASHEVILLE, N.C. and CARLSBAD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bob Moog Foundation and the Museum of Making Music are delighted to announce the joint auction of a Moog Little Phatty Stage II(R) synthesizer signed by jazz fusion legends Herbie Hancock and George Duke. The auction, which benefits both organizations, will be hosted on the Bob Moog Foundation eBay portal from Sept. 8 to Sept. 18, 2011.

Bob Moog Foundation Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Refreshed Program Direction, Music EP, Limited Edition Poster and Legacy Apparel

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunday, August 21, 2011 marked the sixth anniversary of Bob Moog’s passing and the fifth anniversary of the Bob Moog Foundation’s formal launch. In celebration of that milestone, the Foundation is making daily announcements of new projects, branding and fundraising opportunities. Monday, August 22 saw the launch of the Moogstress blog, written by Michelle Moog-Koussa.

Roger Shiffman to Serve as New Global Board Chairman of Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation has named Roger Shiffman its new global board chairman. A well-known figure in the toy industry, Shiffman built in separate phases of his career, two highly successful companies – Tiger Electronic Toys, makers of Furby, and more recently, Zizzle.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the National Military Families Association

WASHINGTON, D.C.(SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of those Americans whose loved ones serve in the United States Military, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized the National Military Family Association as its August Charity of the Month.

Judds to ‘Turn It Loose’ in Final Appearance on Their Last Encore Tour

LADY LAKE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Naomi and Wynonna Judd, the most successful female duo in country music history, will soon take their final Florida bow on The ‘Last Encore Tour,’ as headliners for The Grand Oaks Festival featuring The Judds, Saturday, October 15. The concert will benefit the Alliance Healthcare Foundation.

GiveBack Starts a Rush of Giving

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Give Back Foundation saw its mission – helping people give more to the causes important to them – fulfilled to a ‘T’ in their recent campaign. During GiveBack.org’s ‘100 Days of Giving,’ members donated to 754 charities, representing the gamut of philanthropy, from neighborhood nonprofits to big global relief efforts, summer camps for special needs children, veterans organizations, pet rescues, environmental action groups, medical research, memorial funds, houses of worship and more.

Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists present at 2011 Missouri State Fair

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced today that seven regional winners will be moving forward as finalists in the 2011 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition, an event that will highlight new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process.

PATHBUILDERS President Helene Lollis Named to Board of Leadership Atlanta and Vice Chair for Junior Achievement of Georgia Board of Directors

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pathbuilders is pleased to announce that Helene Lollis will serve on the boards of two of Atlanta’s most highly regarded non-profit organizations. Lollis will serve on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Atlanta, and she was named vice chair for the board of Junior Achievement of Georgia.

The Salvation Army Caught Dancing with The Stars! For the Lions?

OXNARD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chief Investigative Correspondent for Inside Edition, award-winning broadcaster, actress and mosaic artist Lisa Guerrero is not just investigating it; she has been rehearsing for it these last 5 weeks, with a fanfare on July 31st at the Oxnard Salsa Festival Dancing With The Community Stars Contest, says Salvation Army Oxnard. She will also be seen this fall in Brad Pitt’s upcoming baseball film, ‘Moneyball.’

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as Charity of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of Independence Day and Thomas Jefferson, the author of our Declaration of Independence, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as its Charity of the Month for July.

Capital Business Solutions Reaches Milestone with DrillPoint Reports for Nonprofits

RALEIGH, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Business Solutions, a fund accounting and fundraising solution provider, announced today a milestone for DrillPoint Reports, an application developed by Capital Business Solutions for nonprofit organizations using Sage Fund Accounting software. Capital Business Solutions has sold its 50th license for DrillPoint Reports.

Sacred Meets Profane on New Album from Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While ‘mantra-rock’ may not yet be a recognized music genre, it springs to life with the delightful onslaught of sound from Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe on their new album, ‘Rock on Sat Nam!’ (Prema Shakti Music). The vocals are impassioned and the music soothes one minute and urges you into aural ecstasy the next.

Social Entrepreneur Competition Runner-Up, DesignWise Medical Adds Four Board Members

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric medical device organization and recent runner-up in the Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup competition, announced today that it has added four new members to its board of directors. With the addition of Gwenyth Fischer MD, James Davenport, Al Emola and Phil Kading, the DesignWise Medical board has grown to nine members, joining current board members Jodi Raus, Jim Hartman, Ann Johnson, Tom McGoldrick and Brad Slaker.

Kenny Foster’s ‘Hometown’ Strikes A Chord

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nashville based singer-songwriter Kenny Foster, a Joplin, Missouri native, has written a song based on the May 22 tornado that ravaged his hometown one month ago today, destroyed his childhood home and trapped his family in the crawl space of their home before they were rescued. Called ‘Hometown,’ Foster’s powerful song details the emotional aftermath of the disaster, as affected families try to sort through the emotional wreckage and find a way to move on.

2011 High Road to Success Conference for Nonprofits to Be Held in Savannah, Georgia

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Huckstep and Associates announced today that the 5th Annual High Road to Success Conference will be held September 14 – 16, 2011 in Savannah, Georgia. The conference is for nonprofit organizations that use Sage Fund Accounting, Sage Abra HRMS, and Sage FAS Nonprofit Fixed Assets.

Adoption Mentors Web Page Launched

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Children Awaiting Parents is proud to announce the unveiling of a new web page ‘Adoption Mentors,’ which is part of the organization’s focus on providing resources and support to adoptive parents, social workers and the adoption community.

STARmazing Race Benefits Starlight Children’s Foundation

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, June 25, 2011, Starlight Children’s Foundation New England will host the ‘STARmazing Race.’ Now in its fifth year, the STARmazing Race remains the most hilarious and unique scavenger hunt in Boston. Hundreds of Starlight supporters take to the streets in teams of two to four people in a race against the clock – and each other – while winning prizes and raising funds and awareness for Starlight.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Boy Scouts of America as Charity of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation has selected the Boy Scouts of America as Charity of the Month for June in commemoration of President Woodrow Wilson’s signing into law a national charter for the Boy Scouts of America on June 15, 1916.

Bellevue and Seattle Communities Raise Money to Help Washington Women In Need

BELLEVUE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Washington Women In Need (WWIN), a local non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to low income women in Washington, today announced that it raised more than $370,000 at its annual spring luncheons held in Seattle and Bellevue. Representing a 10 percent increase over funds raised at the 2010 luncheons, all of the money raised will directly go to establishing grants for women who need assistance in education, health care and counseling.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Freedom Alliance in Honor of Military Appreciation Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In observance of Military Appreciation Month, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized Freedom Alliance as Charity of the Month this May for the organization’s commitment to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform and their families.

2011 Freedom Riders Come to Morehouse

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the PBS series American Experience, Morehouse College and 16 other Atlanta area organizations are pleased to announce that the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders will join us for Freedom Riders – Atlanta.

Marinello Schools of Beauty Donates $25,000 to the American Red Cross for Disaster Relief Efforts in Japan

WHITTIER, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leading West Coast beauty school, is proud to present the American Red Cross with $25,000 to help rebuild Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The funds are a result of a company wide Cut-A-Thon fundraiser, which took place March 29 – April 2.

It’s Time to Make a Difference: Golf Tournament Drives Funding for Dallas-Area Education

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Foundation today announced plans for the ninth-annual NCLB Golf Classic, benefiting St. Anthony School and Community Center. Dallas-area golfers are encouraged to join the tournament to help make a difference for this South Dallas charter school, which provides top-notch education for underprivileged students.

INNOVATE 2011 Solution Spotlight Will Feature Hosting, Cloud Computing, Web-based Applications for Nonprofit Organizations

PATTERSON, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JMT Consulting Group announced today a special Solution Spotlight track for nonprofit organizations attending JMT’s annual conference INNOVATE 2011. One of the Solution Spotlight sessions will be ‘Saving Money for Nonprofits Through Hosted Solutions.’

Bay Area Students Tackle 21st Century Challenges at The Ninth Annual World Affairs Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, April 16th, 2011, nearly 700 middle and high school students, teachers, volunteers, parents, and community leaders from around the Bay Area will convene at San Francisco State University to participate in The Ninth Annual World Affairs Challenge™, hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with San Francisco State University’s College of Education.