Thursday Highlights

Posted by laurelgerard on July 16, 2009

1. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that foundations are putting more effort into advocating for the poor and for those who are disadvantaged. 

2. posted a piece entitled “New Scholarship Would Offer Students Funding in Exchange for Public Service Commitment.” This piece discusses the Roosevelt Scholars Act, a scholarship that aims to encourage graduate students to take on public service careers, as these graduate students are already learning skills needed by the U.S. government. 

3. The Charity Navigator Blog posted an article entitled “Founder and CEO of Teach for America featured in New York Times.” This article reports on a piece done by the New York Times on Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach for America.

4. The Fabulous Giver posted a post entitled “3 Tips When Donating Items to Charity.” This post includes three must-know tips when putting together items to donate to charity. 

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5. The Philanthropy Journal made mention of an article published by The Examiner entitled “Matt Damon is co-founder of a new charity for safe drinking water.” This article explains that Matt is a co-founder of an organization named that hopes to provide clean drinking water to people in Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Guatemala, India, Kenya, and the Philippines.  


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