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December 1, 2009, San Francisco ChronicleThe man who led the nation's homelessness policy for seven years and trumpeted groundbreaking initiatives in San Francisco stood on a street corner the other day confronting the evidence, in the flesh, that the problem is far from solved.

San Francisco, California, December 1, 2009 — Levi Strauss & Co. continued more than 25 years of pioneering leadership on HIV/AIDS by commemorating World AIDS Day 2009 with support from pioneering artists around the world. The company launched a global web site that spotlights work of global artists’ interpretation of World AIDS Day and encourages consumers to “know your status” in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Levi Strauss Foundation also announced $2 million in grants in 2009 for organizations engaging in groundbreaking work on the pandemic.

SAN FRANCISCO, November 20, 2009 — The Nonprofit and Golf industries, both rocked by the economy, have joined forces in a unique partnership incorporating charitable donations into online tee time bookings through a new website,, it was announced today by Steven Schwartz, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GoodPlay Media LLC. GoodPlay Media, the developer of, is a San Francisco Area-based company focused on delivering innovative media solutions that support charitable causes.

Austin, Texas, November 17, 2009 — Convio today announced the winners of its third annual Innovator Awards as revealed at a ceremony last night at the Convio Summit, the company’s annual conference where more than 650 nonprofit clients, partners and industry thought leaders gather as a community to share common experiences and effective strategies in email marketing, online fundraising, online marketing, social media and advocacy for nonprofits. The Innovator Awards recognize clients who have shown innovation and achievement through the use of Convio’s online fundraising and donor management software and services to better engage supporters to help fulfill their missions.

October 26, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Six charity founders and entrepreneurs, with an average age of nearly 68, have won the top awards in the fourth annual Purpose Prizes, given by Civic Ventures, a think tank in San Francisco that seeks to involve older people in civic engagement.

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