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CNote's Promise Account Taps Power of Cash for Competitive Returns + Social Impact

CNote's Promise Account Taps Power of Cash for Competitive Returns + Social Impact

Driven by the conviction that cash holdings are an underused tool for social good, CNote has launched the Promise Account, a cash solution for foundations and other institutional investors that’s optimized for returns, impact and insurance. The Promise Account targets…

Calling All Teens Who Want to Make a Difference: Riley's Way Foundation Announces the Call for Kindness

Calling All Teens Who Want to Make a Difference: Riley's Way Foundation Announces the Call for Kindness

In a new year and decade, in a country divided, Riley’s Way Foundation challenges U.S. teens, 13 to 19, to apply for grants to bring more kindness into the world. On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in honor of Dr. Martin…

Michael Gabelli Donates to The Jackie Robinson Foundation

Michael Gabelli Donates to The Jackie Robinson Foundation

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (“JRF”) has received a $10,000 donation from Michael Gabelli to support its celebrated JRF Scholarship Program. Founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s widow, the JRF Mentoring and Leadership Development Program addresses the financial need of…

Agape Youth and Family Center to Host Annual Arise Empowerment Experience for Women and Girls

Agape Youth and Family Center to Host Annual Arise Empowerment Experience for Women and Girls

​Agape Atlanta Youth and Family Center will host the second annual Arise: An Agape Empowerment Experience for Women and Girls on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, from 1:30–4 p.m. at Flourish Atlanta. Arise is an Agape fundraising event created for both mothers and…

Steinger, Greene & Feiner Announces Winner of Fall 2019 Child Advocacy Scholarship

Steinger, Greene & Feiner Announces Winner of Fall 2019 Child Advocacy Scholarship

The law firm of Steinger, Greene & Feiner has announced California resident Gabriella Sergi as the winner of its the semi-annual Law Scholarship for Child Advocates. Gabriella is attending the University of California Hastings College of the Law and is…

CA Lending Company Launches Corporate Initiative to Lend a Helping Hand in Orange County With 'LoanMe Cares'

CA Lending Company Launches Corporate Initiative to Lend a Helping Hand in Orange County With 'LoanMe Cares'

​​​​LoanMe kicks off the "LoanMe Cares" initiative with a $10,000 donation to Children's Hospital OC (CHOC), to help support the treatment of 250,000 children annually, regardless of their parent's ability to pay. A few short weeks later, LoanMe participated in…

Growing Impact Investing Club Seeks to Transform Food System

Growing Impact Investing Club Seeks to Transform Food System

​​Today, Arabella Advisors and its food-system investment team announced the launch of “Good Food Ventures III.” Good Food Ventures (GFV) is a private impact investing club that provides members with access to hard-to-find, professionally vetted, early-stage impact investment opportunities. All…

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…

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