Philanthropy Press Releases

Lawson Associates, Inc. Appoints New President/CEO

Lawson Associates, Inc. Appoints New President/CEO

Lawson Associates, Inc., a national leader in nonprofit fundraising and management, today announced that Ben Casey was selected as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Casey will become the leader of the nationwide firm as they entire their 50th year…

New Report Provides Framework for Going From Big Philanthropic Ideas to Real-World Impact

New Report Provides Framework for Going From Big Philanthropic Ideas to Real-World Impact

​​​​​Arabella Advisors released a new report today authored by one of its senior managing directors, Gwen Walden, who has been a leading thinker and practitioner in the philanthropy field for more than 25 years. Titled “Moving Beyond Theories of Change:…

Major Gift to Enhance Community Boating Youth Sailing Programs on Charles River

Major Gift to Enhance Community Boating Youth Sailing Programs on Charles River

​​​​​​​Community Boating Inc. (CBI) has received gifts totaling $1 million to support on-the-water programming for young sailors in CBI's summer-long Junior Program as well as enhanced windsurfing and dockside facilities. The new funds have been donated by family members in memory of Norman Priebatsch,…

Emily's Entourage Announces 4th Annual EENY: Ultra Violet

Emily's Entourage Announces 4th Annual EENY: Ultra Violet

​Emily’s Entourage (EE), an innovative 501(C)3 foundation that has raised over $4 million since 2011 to accelerate groundbreaking treatments and a cure for nonsense mutations of Cystic Fibrosis (CF), announced that it will hold its fourth annual Emily’s Entourage New York (EENY: Ultra…

Randall's Island Park Alliance Hosts Its Fielding Dreams Gala 2019

Randall's Island Park Alliance Hosts Its Fielding Dreams Gala 2019

​​On Wednesday, March 13, the Randall's Island Park Alliance (RIPA) hosted its 2019 Fielding Dreams Gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. The sold-out event raised over $1 million. The event, co-chaired by Lucy Fato, executive vice president…

The Fourth Annual City Summit and Gala by Founder Ryan Long Honors Colin Farrell and Bella Thorne While Raising Awareness for Charitable Organizations

The Fourth Annual City Summit and Gala by Founder Ryan Long Honors Colin Farrell and Bella Thorne While Raising Awareness for Charitable Organizations

The City Summit & Gala founded by Ryan Long took place on the weekend of the Academy Awards at Marriott Burbank Convention Center during Feb. 21-24, 2019 to raise awareness for the following beneficiary charities: Global Unity Foundation, Tucker Teens…

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Serves 
Akshaya Patra's 3 Billionth Meal

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Serves 
Akshaya Patra's 3 Billionth Meal

Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi commemorated The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s serving of cumulative 3 billion meals at an event held at the organization’s campus in Vrindavan, Mathura, on Feb. 11, 2019. The Prime Minister was joined by…

Clear Skies Smile on February's Hollywood Village Cleanup—The First Anniversary of the Community Initiative

Clear Skies Smile on February's Hollywood Village Cleanup—The First Anniversary of the Community Initiative

In a pleasant break from last week’s rain, it was clear skies Feb. 15, when dozens of volunteers, including members of a local Boy Scouts troop, gathered at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre and set out armed with rakes, brooms and shovels for the…

Faith Leaders Thank Volunteers Who Served in the Aftermath of the Camp Fire

Faith Leaders Thank Volunteers Who Served in the Aftermath of the Camp Fire

The memory of the Camp Fire may have faded for some, but not for the volunteers who continue to help or the victims still struggling to put their lives back together. Local religious leaders organized a banquet during Interfaith Harmony…

The Akshaya Patra Foundation Awarded the Prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize

The Akshaya Patra Foundation Awarded the Prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize

On Jan. 16, 2019, the esteemed Gandhi Peace Prize was conferred upon Akshaya Patra for their contribution in providing mid-day meals to millions of school children in India. The International Gandhi Peace Prize, named after Mahatma Gandhi, is awarded by the Government…

Volunteer Helps Indonesia Cope With Disaster

Volunteer Helps Indonesia Cope With Disaster

​As 2018 drew to a close, Indonesia was reeling from the last of nearly 2,000 disasters in the previous 12 months. Tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding and mudslides killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless.   Catastrophes are common in this island nation, the…

Celebrating Drug-Free Holidays for 30 Years

Celebrating Drug-Free Holidays for 30 Years

For three decades, Drug-Free Marshals have been setting an example for Ontario youth and this year was no exception. The group held its annual Christmas festival—a fun-filled afternoon of games and entertainment. This year’s festival included music, hot chocolate, arts and…

Volunteers Spread Calm in the Face of French Riots

Volunteers Spread Calm in the Face of French Riots

Volunteers distribute copies of "The Way to Happiness: A Common Sense Guide to Better Living"—along the Champs-Elysées and throughout the 8th arrondissement, which has been a flashpoint for the riots. In shop windows, they place copies of a poster calling for calm and they…

TradePMR Completes 20th Anniversary Charitable '20-for-20 Initiative'

TradePMR Completes 20th Anniversary Charitable '20-for-20 Initiative'

When TradePMR, a custodial and brokerage-services provider dedicated to serving registered investment advisors (RIAs), announced their plans earlier this year to celebrate its 20th anniversary by organizing and participating in 20 service projects, all led and staffed by TradePMR employees, it…

Raising A Reader Literacy Program Rolled Out by Oklahoma City Public Schools, Reaching Thousands of Families

Raising A Reader Literacy Program Rolled Out by Oklahoma City Public Schools, Reaching Thousands of Families

​Oklahoma City Public Schools has begun implementing an early childhood literacy and family engagement program in its elementary schools that aims to develop long-term reading habits among children in Oklahoma City. The program is being funded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur…

Red Sneakers for Oakley and E.A.T. (End Allergies Together) Host Evening to Support Food Allergy Awareness and Research Toward a Cure

Red Sneakers for Oakley and E.A.T. (End Allergies Together) Host Evening to Support Food Allergy Awareness and Research Toward a Cure

On Thursday, Nov. 29, Red Sneakers for Oakley and E.A.T. (End Allergies Together) co-hosted the sold-out first annual fundraising event at Club Colette to support food allergy awareness and research toward a cure. Almost all of the attendees wore their “most…

Diversity Stars in Multicultural Destination: Scientology, Harlem

Diversity Stars in Multicultural Destination: Scientology, Harlem

Scientology Network’s DESTINATION: SCIENTOLOGY, the weekly travelogue series that takes viewers inside Scientology Churches all around the world and discovers what makes each one unique, announces an episode featuring Harlem, New York, on Dec. 3, 2018. DESTINATION: SCIENTOLOGY airs Monday at 9 p.m.…

Seeking to Better the Lives of Women and Children

Seeking to Better the Lives of Women and Children

Giselle Foundation is a registered foundation with the government of Kenya working to improve the lives of children, youth and women — to better their health, education and economic opportunities. One of the most serious threats to their wellbeing is drugs.…

GiveGab Nonprofits Raise $52 Million on #GivingTuesday 2018

​​​​GiveGab, the Nonprofit Giving Platform, was established in 2011 with the mission to make it easier for fundraising professionals to be great at their jobs. And they’ve proven over the years to have done just that, helping tens of thousands…

Michael and Kristina Gabelli Make Donation to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Michael and Kristina Gabelli Make Donation to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (“CFP”) is pleased to announce that Michael and Kristina Gabelli have made a $25,000 donation that will help provide college scholarships for military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.…

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