Temple University Press
Comedian Bill Cosby has resigned from the board of trustees of Temple University, his alma mater said in a statement on Monday, after the entertainer was hit with a wave of sexual assault accusations.
More than a dozen women have come forward in the past few weeks with accusations that Cosby, 77, sexually assaulted them as far back as the 1960s.
Patrick O'Connor, chairman of the Philadelphia university's board of trustees, said Cosby called him on Monday to resign.
Unlocking the potential both in and out of your organization isn't easy. It takes digging, careful consideration and hard work. And many times what you uncover may need to be refined or shined up. But that discovery process may just reveal the diamond in the rough you've been looking for — right in your own backyard.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that private donors have committed $18 million to the 23 highest-rated projects in the 2011 Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund competition, ensuring that they have met the i3 matching requirement and qualifying them to receive $150 million from the i3 program.
Earlier this fall, the U.S. Department of Education announced 23 applicants as the finalists to receive part of the $150 million available in fiscal 2011 i3 funding.
PHILADELPHIA, October 14, 2009 — The American Association for Cancer Research welcomes Michael J. Burton as the chief development officer and executive director of the AACR Foundation. Burton will head the AACR’s fundraising program and lead the effort to raise philanthropic revenues critical to the organization’s mission.
Philadelphia, July 2, 2009 — For nonprofit leaders and event and festival producers struggling to retain and attract corporate sponsors during this economic downturn, help is on the way.
PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2009 — The University City Science Center, in collaboration with key academic research partners, has launched a program to bridge the funding gap between research grants and private seed investment. The QED program will support proof-of-concept research projects related to life science technologies with high commercial potential in the healthcare industry. Researchers at selected academic institutions in the Greater Philadelphia Region have been invited to apply for up to $200,000 in funding for projects to be completed over a 12-month period.
Paul Derstine, president and chief executive officer of IMA World Health for 17 years, has announced his decision to retire late in 2009. During his tenure, IMA has grown from a small non-profit distributor of donated medical products to an internationally recognized leader in the global health care arena.
Fundraising consultant Richard McPherson was recently honored with an Award for Teaching Excellence from the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Major gifts make it possible for nonprofits to perpetuate their missions, so it behooves fundraisers to gain donor trust and respect. One of the best ways to do that, according to Laura Fredericks, author of “Developing Major Gifts: Turning Small Donors Into Big Contributors,” is to be sensitive to donor concerns.