Phenomenex, Torrance, Calif., received Platinum Special Recognition Award from American Red Cross, for work with Southern Calif. Chapter of Red Cross.
- February 17, 2011Kathy Eason, former comptroller, Natural Resources Defense Council, named chief financial officer, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, effective Feb. 22.
Sara K. Gould, former president and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women, joined Foundation Center as The Atlantic Philanthropies Senior Fellow.
Give $mart, Philanthropy That Gets Results, by Thomas J. Tierney and Joel L. Fleishman, to be published March 29 by Public Affairs.
ESSEC Business School, Cergy, France, launched a philanthropy chair with objective of studying, enhancing and promoting knowledge of philanthropy and its role in France and Europe; school will partner with BNP Paribas Wealth Management, first private French bank to provide philanthropic services to its clients.
Jessica Terlikowski, formerly with AIDS Foundation of Chicago, named director of regional organizing, AIDS United, effective March 1.
- February 11, 2011Barnett F. Baron, executive vice president, The Asia Foundation, named president & CEO, Give2Asia, effective April 2011.
Elizabeth S. Boylan, provost, dean of the faculty, and professor of biological sciences, Barnard College, named a program director supporting higher education in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
All Stars Project, New York City, raised record-high $7.3 million in private funding in 2010, up 14 percent from 2009.
- February 10, 2011James Edwards, director, Community Research Institute, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, and assistant professor of social work, Grand Valley State University, named executive director, Johnson Center, succeeding Kathy Agard, who retired in December.
Foundation Source, provider of support services for private foundations, launched Foundation Source Access, online platform to connect nonprofits with private foundations to raise money.
Foundation for Asia Pacific Education, Denver, changed name to Foundation for Global Scholars.
- February 9, 2011Kendall Kay, former manager serving global institutions, large foundations and healthcare institutions, Northern Trust Global Investments, named national director of foundation and institutional advisors, Northern Trust.
F. Mackey Hughes, former business development partner, Camden Partners, named to newly-created post of managing director of endowments and foundations, Wealth Advisory Services, Wilmington Trust.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Soapbox Media launching For Good section of weekly Soapbox online magazine to raise profile of region's nonprofits, key community issues and community role nonprofits play.
MicroEdge launched MicroEdge Client Care, new program for existing clients.
American Association of Museums, Association of Children's Museums, and American Public Gardens Association partnering with Blackbaud to make technology more accessible for their members.
Pearson Foundation to receive NEA Foundation Award for Philanthropy in Public Education.
- February 8, 2011GrantCraft, enterprise that equips grantmakers with tools to help them hone their craft and be more effective, moving from Ford Foundation to Foundation Center in New York and European Foundation Centre in Brussels.
Keegan Bell, former director of annual giving, Catalina Island Conservancy, named director of development, The Wooden Floor, Santa Ana, Calif.
Tom Kelly, associate director of evaluation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, and LaTida Smith, senior program officer, Saint Luke's Foundation, Cleveland, named to board of directors, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
- February 7, 2011A new report by the Center for Public Integrity says payday lenders have quietly affiliated themselves with Indian tribes to skirt government oversight of high-interest, online loans.
John Templeton Foundation created new executive leadership team, including Barnaby Marsh, executive vice president, strategic initiatives; Michael Murray, executive vice president, programs; Dawn Bryant, executive counsel; and Douglas W. Scott, chief administrative officer.
Retired Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman Jr., U.S. Marine Corps, named president and CEO, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, succeeding Lt. Gen. Ron Christmas.
- February 4, 2011Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society, affiliate of Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, is offering free database of syllabuses for courses concentrating in philanthropy; center also has abstracted, categorized and linked to over 600 case studies in philanthropy.
Kristin Lindsey, former executive vice president and chief operating officer, Council on Foundations, named to new position of CEO, Global Fund for Children, effective Feb. 15; founder Maya Ajmera will serve as president until Feb. 15 and then continue to serve on board.
Térèse Coudreaut, former head of a global consulting practice at Alexander Proudfoot Co. that focused on helping companies adapt to large-scale operational change, named director of human resources, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Denise A. Nelson, former associate vice president of major gifts, United Way of New York City, named vice president, planning and resource development, PENCIL, New York City.
Claudia Zorn Schaefer, public-relations and communications professional, launching CZS Communications, Winston-Salem, N.C.
UNCF, or United Negro College Fund, will move its national headquarters in 2012 to Washington, D.C., from Fairfax, Va.
- February 2, 2011Blackbaud, Charleston, S.C., acquired Public Interest Data, Alexandria, Va.-based company that provides database-management services, acquisition-list services, and data-analytics-and-enrichment services for nonprofits, for $17.5 million, financed with cash on hand, plus additional amount up to $2.5 million in contingent payments based upon performance of the acquired business through the two-year anniversary of the transaction.
Heyman Center at NYU selected by Credit Suisse to create education program designed to help individuals get started in philanthropy.
Fredric "Rick" Nelson, former vice chairman and chief investment officer, ING Investment Management Americas, named chief investment officer, Commonfund Group, and CEO, Commonfund Asset Management Company; A. Nicholas De Monico, deputy chief investment officer, named CEO, Commonfund Marketable Alternatives, division of Commonfund Asset Management Company; Michael Strauss, Commonfund chief economist, also also will assume title of chief investment strategist, Commonfund Asset Management Company.
Karae Lisle, former chief marketing officer, Computer History Museum, named executive director, Shelter Network, succeeding Michele Jackson, who is retiring after a decade of leading the organization.
- January 31, 2011Anthony Ramos, former director of communications, Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, named director of marketing and communications, new position at The Children's Aid Society, effective Feb. 22.
Chicago Community Trust released Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits, online publication aimed to help nonprofits understand principles of Americans with Disabilities Act and develop their own plans for compliance.
WealthEngine, provider of wealth identification and information-based fundraising solutions, selected Oracle Exadata Database Machine to power next-generation of its FindWealth research service.
- January 31, 2011Henry L. Berman, acting CEO, Association of Small Foundations, named CEO.
Roxanne Jerde, senior vice president for donor relations and education, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, named president and CEO, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Florida, succeeding Stewart W. Stearns, who retired.
Convio has acquired StrategicOne, provider of analytics, predictive modeling and database marketing services.
- January 26, 2011
Richard Becker, former vice president, Equifax, named president, Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company.
Kristina Gulick Schaefer, vice president for advancement, Simmons College, named associate dean of external relations, MIT Sloan School of Management.
NYU Langone Medical Center opened The Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Transplant Center, funded with $ 4.2 million gift from Rita J. Kaplan and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation.
- January 25, 2011FirstNet Learning, Denver, and The Redwoods Group, Morrisville, N.C., launched The Redwoods Institute, free online university designed to help YMCA, Jewish Community Center and resident camp staff learn to keep kids safe by preventing drowning, injury, abuse, vehicular accidents and other incidents.
Five organizations formed partnership in online giving circle called The Neutral Ground, which The Greater New Orleans Foundation, a partner and host of the giving circle, says will be the first-ever giving circle conducted entirely online.
Claire Stanton, former head of regional and branch fundraising development, Parkinson's UK, named executive director, Success for Kids London.
Ingrid Blanton, former associate vice president of gift planning, Emory University, named vice president of development, EARTH University, Limon, Costa Rica, with offices in Atlanta and Michigan.
- January 24, 2011Clara Miller, founder, president and CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund, named president, F.B. Heron Foundation, New York City, effective March 1. Janet Thompson, long-time board treasurer and former board chair, Nonprofit Finance Fund, named interim CEO; board expects to complete search for new CEO during the next 6 months.
Click & Pledge released free donor-management system built on Salesforce.com CRM platform, and fully integrated with Click & Pledge payment gateway and its suite of custom fundraising software.
Online community EdBoard.com launched, aiming to help nonprofit leaders connect, collaborate and share best practices.
- January 21, 2011Greg Chaillé retiring at end of year as president, The Oregon Community Foundation; will continue as a senior advisor to new president and board of directors.
Robert O'Connell, former executive director, Albert Ellis Institute, New York City, named regional director for Long Island, National Executive Service Corps.
Kick it with Kenya, week-long community soccer tournament in Dago Village, Kenya, provided HIV screening for over 500 people and provided medical care and medications for over 950 patients.
- January 20, 2011Proxy Impact, new proxy-voting consultancy, launched to offer services for mission-based and socially responsible investors.
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund and Association of Small Foundations collaborating to educate financial advisors and donors about private donations and donor-advised funds; Gift Fund making available new white paper, "The Best of Both Worlds: Using Private Foundations and Donor-Advised Funds," at charitablegift.org.
Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World, by Leslie Crutchfield, John Kania and Mark Kramer, to be published March 28 by Jossey-Bass.