Friday, April 27 – In the News…


PHILANTHROPY
Wanted: A Few Good Foundation Thinkers (Chronicle, 4/25)
To blog is to share thoughts and ideas–a good thing, right? So why so few foundation bloggers? “Albert Ruesga, vice president at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, in Washington, is one of the few foundation leaders who leads provocative discussions online.”

Start a Business, Save the World (MSNBC, 4/25)
Creative entrepreneurs contribute to the social good.

WG COMMUNITY NEWS/EVENTS
Anne Mosle is leaving the Washington Area Women’s Foundation to become the vice president for philanthropy and volunteerism at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. (Women’s Foundation Blog, 4/25)

The Foundation Center’s Symposium on the Future of Philanthropy – Featuring WG Members Julie L. Rogers, President, The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, and Douglas W. Nelson, President, The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Remarks by the First Lady at the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region’s [WG member] ‘A Celebration of Civic Spirit’ Gala

EDUCATION
Billionaires Start $60 Million Schools Effort (NYTimes, 4/25)
Eli Broad and Bill Gates team up for “Strong American Schools,” a “$60 million foray into politics in an effort to vault education high onto the agenda of the 2008 presidential race.”

HEALTH
Report: D.C. mortality high for breast cancer (WaTimes, 4/27)