[News 9/7] Friday Round-up


EDUCATION
D.C. Schools Might Snare Tax Windfall (WaPo, 9/7)

exxonmobil“Exxon Mobil Corporation [WG member] plans to spend $125 million on math and science training for U.S. teachers and incentives for students who take advanced courses, the biggest charitable contribution in the oil company’s 125-year history.” (Bloomberg, 8/28)

PEOPLE
The Meyer Foundation’s Julie Rogers was profiled last month in Bisnow on Business.

D.C. VOTING RIGHTS
“Outlook Improves for Quick Action in Senate” (WaPo, 9/7)

REGION
Area Disaster Planning Gets More Muscle“… but regional coordination lacking. (WaPo, 9/7)

PHILANTHROPY
“Big Gifts, Tax Breaks and a Debate on Charity” (NYTimes, 9/6) – This is the latest article in the Times’ “Age of Riches” series.

Evaluation: The Community Foundation’s September 11 Survivors’ Fund had measureable, positive impact… (Wire, 9/6)

ARTS
Trawick Prize winners announced (DCist.com, 9/7) – “The annual award…is funded by long-time regional arts supporter Carol Trawick.” The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, a WG member, assists local health and human service and arts non-profit organizations in Montgomery County, Md.

NONPROFITS
“At nonprofits, asking for money becomes part of the job” (Boston Globe, 9/5)

And speaking of raising money, why not try and win the 2007 NPower Greater DC Region Technology Innovation Award, worth $45K? Today’s the last day to apply.