Thursday, March 8 – In the News…

“Tiger Woods Is Building A Washington Foundation” (WaPo, 3/8)
twfound2.jpgThe Washington area Tiger Woods Learning Center will teach children about career options. The Post calls this “a long-term philanthropic commitment that will tie [Woods] to this area for years to come.” The Tiger Woods Foundation opened its first center in Anaheim last year. Funds from a new Washington area PGA Tour event, the AT&T National, will benefit the foundation.

Hoyer: House will vote on bill this month (WaPo, 3/8)
Responding to the Majority Leader’s announcement, Ilir Zherka of DC Vote says: “We’re thrilled . . . it’s great to see all the pieces fall into place.” The bill is expected to pass in the House, but Senate prospects are less certain.

Washington Grantmakers’
members are invited to a
Special Briefing on DC Voting Rights,
Weds., March 14.

EBay’s Founder Selects Philanthropy Director (NYTimes, 3/8)
Founder Pierre Omidyar explains how public policy can affect his network’s investments, and stresses the importance of engaging “all of the actors participating in a system.” Phil Buchanan of C.E.P.: “[Public policy is] a hot topic among foundation leaders and donors, and more and more people are embracing it as a tool for change.”

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