Monday, March 26 – In the News…

[DC] “Forum Calls on Fenty to Remember Needy” (WaPo, 3/25)
“‘We can spend millions on a baseball stadium, but yet still our kids don’t have computers in their school,’ said Earnest Crawford, a homeless man… To resounding applause, Crawford continued: ‘You tell me: Isn’t there something wrong with this picture?'” The event was arranged by the Fair Budget Coalition and hosted by the Public Welfare Foundation [WG member].

(Tomorrow: Regional Budgets Briefing for WG Members – REGISTER)

“Retiring boomers worrying nonprofits” (Phil. Inquirer, 3/25)
In a 2004 survey by the Annie E. Casey Foundation [WG member], two-thirds of executive directors surveyed said they wanted to leave their position by 2009. “That has everyone concerned” says the foundation’s Patrick Corvington [WG board member].

“Women’s Giving Circles Combine Socializing with Philanthropy” (USINFO, 3/23)
An intro to giving circles, with quotes from Daria Teutonico of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.

“How Much Are the Marriotts Giving” (Washingtonian, April 2007)
Pick up this month’s Washingtonian for an interesting profile on the Marriott family, Marriott International, Inc., and the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation [WG members].

“Philanthropy has its rewards” (S.J. Mercury News, 3/25)

“D.C.’s new planning boss sets her sights on making the city affordable, walkable”
(WashBizJournal, 3/23)
Harriet Tregoning’s challenges include developers who oppose the requirement to build affordable housing in all new developments.