Monday Highlights

Posted by laurelgerard on July 6, 2009

1. The Chronicle of Philanthropy published that charities in Central Florida appear to be paying male and female executives different salaries. According to a recent study male executives in this area are being paid nearly 30 percent more than female executives. 

2. The Triple Pundit published a piece entitled “Walden University: A Degree in Doing Good?” This piece reports that Walden University has taken a new position towards education, “A higher degree. A higher purpose.” Their focus is to produce social change leaders for the future. 

3. The Foundation Center announced that the Wal-Mart Foundation granted $3 million dollars to youth with disabilities.

4. Causecast published a piece entitled “How to Advocate for the Homeless.” This piece includes information on how any individual can take action to end homelessness. 

5. The Fabulous Giver made mention to the event ReUse: 2009 Fashion Swap. This event, organized by Fashion Fights Poverty, will be held on July 18th at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel at 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, from 12 noon to 5 pm. 

6. The Philanthropy Journal made mention to an article published by the Washington Post entitled “L.A. Group in Talks to Run D.C. High School.” This article reports that D.C. Schools Chancellor, Michelle A. Rhee, has been discussing with a Los Angeles nonprofit group about running one of the low-achieving high schools in the District. This Los Angeles nonprofit has improved several high schools in Los Angeles already.


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