Friday, April 13 – In the News…


PHILANTHROPY
Google + philanthropy = innovation (Mercury News, 4/12)
The “philanthrocapitalist” is  “uncontained by traditional boundaries and look at ways in the free market and government in order to get the job done.”

MEMBER NEWS
“Federation names director of Endowment Fund” (Gazette, 4/11)
“The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington has named Jordan ‘‘Jody” Harburger as managing director of the United Jewish Endowment Fund [WG member].”

HIGHER ED.
$100M gift to U-Va. for new policy school (WaPo, 4/13)
Largest gift in school’s history

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
No. Va.’s new transportation authority (WaPo, 4/13)
The question: How to spend $400M?

“Walk this Way” (American.com, 4/13)
Article mentions several area communities and D.C.’s $250,000 Pedestrian Master Plan.

HEALTH
Hospital’s closing is a regional problem (WaPo editorial, 4/13)
“[T]he death toll might be two large hospitals, not one.”