Community Foundation Update (4/27/13)

Community Foundation Update (4/27/13)

Alabama

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has named Scott Jones as its new communications and marketing director.

California

The Balboa Park Conservancy has announced that it received matching challenge grants totaling $75,000 from the San Diego, Legler Benbough, and Parker foundations. Having already raised more than 80 percent of the matching funds needed to meet the challenge, the conservancy is moving forward with several projects to further its mission of enhancing and preserving the nation's largest urban cultural park.

Illinois

The Chicago Community Trust has announced that it is accepting applications for its fifth annual fellowship program, which is designed to help advance the careers of Chicago-area leaders and boost their future impact on the area by investing in their professional development. As many as nine fellows — up to six emerging leaders and three more experienced leaders — will be provided with financial resources to cover salary for time off, costs related to academic courses, coaching, learning from other practitioners, and other expenses. Emerging leaders are eligible to apply for up to $30,000, while experienced leaders may apply for up to $60,000.

Iowa

The Community Foundation of Marshall County, an affiliate of the Waterloo-based Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, has awarded nearly $100,000 in grants, the Times-Republican reports. Recipients include the Albion Library, Marshalltown Little League Fencing, Iowa Valley Community College Adult & Family Literacy, and the Marshalltown Development Foundation.

Maryland

The Community Foundation for Montgomery County, an affiliate of the D.C.-based Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, has named C. Marie Henderson as its new director. She succeeds Sally Rudney, who served as executive director of the foundation for the past seventeen years.

Nebraska

The Omaha Community Foundation has appointed Wayne Brown as its new vice president of operations.

Ohio

The Columbus Foundation has announced six grants totaling $244,300 through the Medical Mutual of Ohio Charitable Fund in support of nonprofits in central Ohio working to promote health and wellness. Recipients include the Children's Hunger Alliance, Girls on the Run of Franklin County, and Local Matters.

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