Nathan Cummings Foundation Board Chair James K. Cummings shares what he learned from taking the SNAP Challenge—spending a week eating on $5.27 a day, the equivalent of the daily Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program budget (commonly known as food stamps) for a person living in New York.
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Erin J. Law, Vice President at Morgan Stanley, urges young professionals to get involved in their community.
By Laura Cronin
Despite the billions of dollars distributed to nonprofits in our region each year, and the tremendous influence that a nonprofit’s board of directors can exert over an organization, many funders are not certain about how to address the topic of governance with their grantees. In an attempt to provide grantmakers and grantees with a solution to improving nonprofit governance in a manner that respects both parties, the United Way of New York City has developed BoardServeNYC. Gordon Campbell, United Way of NYC’s President & CEO, explains this innovative new project for our readers.
NY State Board of Regents proposes a $1.3 billion increase in education funding, including $125 million for universal pre-kindergarten.
Clinton has resigned her position in order to devote the necessary time for her presidential campaign.
Member says Common Core program based on incomplete data.
The Arcus Foundation has announced that Janet Mock, a prominent writer and social justice activist, has joined the Foundation's Board of Directors.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that Simon Greer, who was hired to give the Nathan Cummings Foundation a more prominent profile, "was apparently fired just as he began to put in place a radical overhaul."
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Hedge fund managers are backing Families for Excellent Schools and New Yorkers for a Balanced Albany.
The Arcus Foundation has announced that Jeff Trandahl has joined its Board. Trandahl is the Executive Director and CEO of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), where he leads efforts to protect and restore native species and habitats in the United States.
The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation is happy to announce that Arlene Rodriguez has been voted onto their board for a six-year term.
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Philanthropy New York is currently seeking nominations for our Board of Directors. We have two slots to fill in May 2014, and five slots coming up the following year (May 2015).
The Ford Foundation has announced the election of Lourdes Lopez to serve as a member of its Board of Trustees. Lopez will be the first artist to join the foundation’s Board of Trustees. Lopez is the artistic director of Miami City Ballet and Chairwoman of Miami City Ballet School, and a strong proponent of arts education and the transformational power of arts and culture to improve lives.