A fundraising campaign in Northeast Wisconsin in January and February raised more than $50,000 to support victims in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

The Red Cross, Midwest Communications and Festival Foods joined together to raise funds for relief efforts.

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2009  — The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy announced today the election of Ana Garcia-Ashley, Joy Persall, Cynthia Renfro and Gerald L. Taylor to the organization’s board of directors.

May 21, 2009, The Journal Sentinel — A comprehensive report on philanthropy in Wisconsin found that nearly 90% of the 100 foundations surveyed reported their assets had shrunk in the last 12 months and more than half predicted a decrease in grant funding in 2009.

May 1, 2009, Governing — Winter Haven, Florida, imposes an accident- response fee—for services rendered when police officers and firefighters ride to the rescue. Wisconsin triples the price of its elk-hunting license—even though there aren't enough elk to warrant an elk-hunting season. Localities in Virginia win approval to increase the amount inmates pay for the privilege of being jailed—from a maximum of $1 per day to new limit of $5 per day.

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