[News 8/3] Annie E. Casey Foundation will help Maryland with child welfare reform


“State launches foster care reform” (Baltimore Sun, 8/3) – “Maryland’s child welfare agency has joined with the Annie E. Casey Foundation [WG member] to reform foster care in the state…”

NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING
Rural nonprofits must overcome significant hurdles to attract funding,” according to a W.K. Kellogg Foundation study. (PND, 8/3)

A new nonprofit financing firm is “using Wall Street methods to help charities raise money to finance expansion.” (NYTimes, 8/3)

HIGHER EDUCATION
If I linked to every article on WG Member Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholar Program, you’d be swimming in them. It’s a great program that gets great press. But we’ll make an exception today for a Young Scholar who’s off to Connecticut College, the alma mater of our program assistant Christian Clansky. Connecticut College is a “leading private, coeducational liberal arts college–a dynamic, intellectual community” where boys and girls use the same bathrooms. This sort of blew my mind in 1993 when my a cappella group sang there on our fall break. Christian reports that the bathroom thing “made for some awkward situations.”

And that’s all the hard-hitting news we have for you this week. Enjoy your weekend!