DUBLIN, Ohio, October 14, 2009 — During Cardinal Health's two-week campaign to encourage employees to give back to their communities, employees donated more than $2 million to local non-profit organizations, and more than 1,600 employees at 71 sites worldwide donated more than 2,800 hours of service through hundreds of volunteer service projects.
July 23, 2009 — The Board of Directors of HealthRight International, Inc. (formerly Doctors of the World-USA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mila Rosenthal as the organization’s next Executive Director.
April 8, 2009 — Edward Hirsch, the president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, announced today that in its eighty-fifth annual competition for the United States and Canada the Foundation has awarded 180 Fellowships to artists, scientists, and scholars. The successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
Investors aren't in a giving mood these days. But the deepening recession presents a rare opportunity for some people: By setting up a special trust, wealthy donors can seed favorite charities, pass money to heirs and shelter potential growth from taxes.
6435 Tidewater Drive Norfolk, VA 23509 Phone: 757.321.7645 Web: www.operationsmile.org Annual operating budget: $55.6 million for fiscal year 2009 Contributed income: $57.1 million contributed income for fiscal year 2008 Mission: (From www.operationsmile.org) Throughout the world, Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable health care systems for children and families. About Operation Smile: Dr. William P. Magee Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, started Operation Smile after they traveled to the Philippines with a group of volunteer doctors to repair children’s facial abnormalities more than 25 years ago. Now, the organization conducts medical missions at
WITNESS is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based organization originally founded in 1992 as a project of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). It spun off in 2001 to become an independent 501(c)3 organization. WITNESS provides support — in the form of video equipment and strategic training — to local groups across the globe to use video in their human-rights advocacy, and it facilitates exposure of global issues by brokering relationships with international media outlets, government officials, policymakers, activists and the general public to use video as a tool to advocate for change.