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The Life Rolls On Foundation and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced recently that the two spinal cord injury-focused organizations would merge and the Life Rolls On Foundation, based in Los Angeles, will serve as the West Coast headquarters and division of the Reeve Foundation. The Reeve Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding cures and treatments for spinal cord injuries and improving the lives of people living with paralysis. Life Rolls On, founded by Jesse and Josh Billauer, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and uses action sports as a platform to inspire possibilities despite paralysis.

July, 29 2009 — Foundation Source, the nation’s leading provider of support services for private foundations, today announced that two senior executives have joined the leadership team of Foundation Source Advisors. Martha Campbell, based in Oakland CA, has been named Philanthropic Director, Western Region, and will work primarily with the company’s West Coast clients. Robert Burakoff, based in Arlington MA, has been named Senior Advisor, and will oversee Foundation Source’s consulting services nationwide and serve as a philanthropic resource for the company’s East Coast clients. They join a team that includes Sharon Schneider, Philanthropic Director, Central Region, and Page Snow, Foundation Source Chief Philanthropic Officer and President of Foundation Source Advisors, who is based in Fairfield, CT.

Barack Obama's primary and presidential campaigns challenged and changed online fundraising, becoming the envy of many in the nonprofit sector.

In a session at the Franklin Forum, sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Philadelphia Chapter in Philadelphia in late April, Justin Ehrenwerth, who served as Philadelphia coordinator for Obama for America, gave attendees an overview of the campaign's fundraising and volunteer strategies. He also shared advice on how nonprofits can implement similar ideas in their programs.

In one of the largest such gifts ever to the Music Center or any of its resident companies, Los Angeles philanthropist Glorya Kaufman is donating $20 million to the Dance at the Music Center program.

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