The Chronicle of Philanthropy | People http://philanthropy.com/section/People/204/ Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:22:50 EDT <![CDATA[Former Deputy to Mayor Bloomberg Seeks to Help End Domestic Violence]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149187/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Former-Deputy-to-Mayor/149187/ New head of group founded by Joe Torre, a former Yankees manager, wants to educate young people about the problem.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Founder of Group That Composts Human Remains Wins Nonprofit Award]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147635/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Founder-of-Group-That-Composts/147635/ Echoing Green, which helped groups like City Year get their start, awarded 55 fellowships, including one to the founder of the Urban Death Project.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Founder of For-Profit Lighting Company Wins $100,000 Bronfman Prize]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147075/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Founder-of-For-Profit-Lighting/147075/ Sam Goldman’s social enterprise has reached 33 million people in 62 countries.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Former Diplomat to Seek More Partnerships as Head of Lutheran World Relief]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147079/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Former-Diplomat-to-Seek-More/147079/ Daniel Speckhard plans to double the nonprofit’s budget in the next eight years, in part by working more closely with businesses.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[92nd Street Y Leader Plans to Use the Web to Help Spread Activism Worldwide]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146589/ http://philanthropy.com/article/92nd-Street-Y-Leader-Plans-to/146589/ The creator of "Giving Tuesday" wants to get more people involved in discussions online about big ideas.

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Sun, 18 May 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Former Avon Executive to Join Grameen and Expand Loans in U.S.]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146593/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Former-Avon-Executive-to-Join/146593/ As Andrea Jung moves to the helm of Grameen America, she says she learned in her previous position that Avon wasn't about lipstick but about giving women a chance to be entrepreneurs.

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Sun, 18 May 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Heinz Leader Combines Close Ties to Family With History of Fearlessness]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146341/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Heinz-Leader-Combines/146341/ Grant Oliphant, who worked with Sen. John Heinz before he was killed in a plane accident, is leaving the Pittsburgh Foundation to lead the Heinz Endowments.

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Mon, 05 May 2014 07:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Network Aimed at Ending Child Marriage Gets $1.25-Million Skoll Award]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145449/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Network-Aimed-at-Ending-Child/145449/ Girls Not Brides is among seven recipients of the $1.25-million award to recognize social entrepreneurs. Other winners include B Lab and Global Witness.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Training the Poor to Do Simple Computer Jobs Wins Nonprofit Leader a Heinz Award]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145159/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Training-the-Poor-to-Do-Simple/145159/ Leila Janah's brainstorm has now spun off several nonprofit ventures that provide economic opportunities in developing countries and the United States.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunlight Fund Founder Helped Spur Open-Records Movement]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145183/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Sunlight-Fund-Founder-Helped/145183/ Ellen Miller, who started three groups that focus on government transparency, has been a role model and a mentor. She is retiring at year's end.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Foundation Leader to Focus on Those Who Lack Health Care]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145167/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Foundation-Leader-to-Focus/145167/ Judy Belk, who will take over the California Wellness Foundation, previously headed giving at Levi Strauss and now serves as an adviser to the wealthy.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[White House Operative Takes Policy Expertise to Broad Foundation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143921/ http://philanthropy.com/article/White-House-Operative-Takes/143921/ Bruce Reed, former chief of staff for Vice President Joe Biden, says that despite his long career in public service, he's no novice when it comes to understanding the work of philanthropies.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Arts Leader Seeks to Blend Culture With City Planning]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143927/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Arts-Leader-Seeks-to-Blend/143927/ Jamie Bennett, the new head of ArtPlace America, realized in college he was happier advancing the arts than performing and has spent his career in government and nonprofit jobs that allow him to do that.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Social-Service Leader Recognized for Collaborative Work in Poor Neighborhood]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143007/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Social-Service-Leader/143007/ The Martha O'Bryan Center in Nashville has received an award for its integrated approach in helping low-income families improve conditions in their neighborhood.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Special Olympics CEO Touts Group’s Public-Health Efforts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143035/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Special-Olympics-CEO-Touts/143035/ Janet Froetscher, the new leader of the organization, will focus on community building and more international fundraising.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Charity Helps the 'Unbanked’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143019/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Charity-Helps-the/143019/ Hope Credit Union, which offers financial services in a place where residents have not been well served by traditional banks, has won a $100,000 for its innovations.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[New California Healthcare Foundation CEO Will Continue to Practice Medicine]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142737/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-California-Healthcare/142737/ Sandra Hernández, who is leaving the top job at the San Francisco Foundation, says she has found working one day a week at an AIDS clinic reminds her about the needs of nonprofits and their clients.

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Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Leader of Hospital Fundraising Group Steps Down After 30 Years]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142391/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Leader-of-Hospital-Fundraising/142391/ William McGinly, head of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, says he has watched hospital fundraising go from a small revenue stream to a strategically important operation.

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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Head of Russell Sage Foundation Seeks to Raise the Visibility of the Poor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141721/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Head-of-Russell-Sage/141721/ Sheldon Danziger, a public-policy scholar, sees a need for more hard data on what programs work to alleviate poverty and economic inequality.

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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Salvation Army CEO Confronts Stretched Resources]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141749/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Salvation-Army-CEO/141749/ David Jeffrey says his biggest challenge is to persuade a new generation of donors to give and pursue careers at the venerable organization.

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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Grant Maker Champions Support for Overburdened Charity CEOs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141409/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Maker-Champions-Support/141409/ Julie Rogers, who is stepping down next summer as head of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, has focused on nurturing nonprofit workers in addition to strengthening the safety net for poor people in the nation's capital.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Antiviolence Activist Wins Leadership Prize]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140255/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Antiviolence-Activist-Wins/140255/ Constance Rice, a founder of the Advancement Project, won the John W. Gardner Leadership Award in honor of her work to promote social change in Los Angeles.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Digital Superstar Helps an Iconic Museum Get Connected]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140247/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Digital-Superstar-Helps-an/140247/ Sree Sreenivasan will become the first chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art after serving in that role at Columbia University.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Crusader for Children’s Health Takes a New Role in Preventing Obesity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139769/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Crusader-for-Children-s/139769/ Howell Wechsler is the head of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Executive Director Promotes Life-and-Death Conversations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139327/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Executive-Director/139327/ Harriet Stern Warshaw is taking over the Conversation Project, a nonprofit that wants to help people talk more openly about their end-of-life wishes.

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Sun, 19 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[AmeriCares Leader Expanded Health Care at Home and Overseas]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139017/ http://philanthropy.com/article/AmeriCares-Leader-Expanded/139017/ Curt Welling, who is stepping down as head of AmeriCares, expanded the charity's work with grass-roots groups abroad and with American clinics serving the uninsured.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT