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September 9, 2009, The Boston Globe ­­— A Dana-Farber Cancer Institute fund-raising campaign has hit the $1 billion mark a year earlier than expected - despite the ragged economy - setting what is believed to be a record for New England health care institutions.

HERNDON, Va., June 3, 2009 — Audi and Best Buddies International, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for one-to-one friendship and integrated employment to people with intellectual disabilities, this weekend joined forces with star quarterback Tom Brady and celebrities for the annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port charity bicycle tour and fundraising events. With more than 1,500 participants and close to US $4 million raised, the 2009 ride beat last year's record to once again make it the most successful fundraising initiative in Best Buddies' and Audi's history. Audi's underwriting of the ride means that every dollar raised over the course of the weekend goes directly to the charity and its programs.

April 15, 2009, The Boston Globe — A long time Vermonter who served at the helm of the state’s Agency of Natural Resources has been chosen to head the Conservation Law Foundation, New England’s most influential environmental group.

For-profit executives use business models—such as “low-cost provider” or “the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe and understand the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives, to their detriment, are not as explicit about their funding models and have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now

The Verizon Foundation is helping Massachusetts public schools better prepare students to succeed in the 21st century. Amid the increased focus on student achievement, public schools across Massachusetts are invited to apply for grants that use the Verizon Foundation's, an online education resource, to improve student learning.

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