[News 9/26/07] Regional Conference: “Green as a Competitive Advantage”

“In an historic joint appearance, VA Gov. Tim Kaine, MD Gov. Martin O’Malley and DC Mayor Adrian Fenty will each discuss their vision for a “green” region, and how our community can work together” at the Greater Washington Board of Trade’s 2007 Potomac Conference (Oct 29-30). Lead sponsors include WG members Bank of America and the Meyer Foundation. (Wire, 9/25) 

“D.C. schools groups adjust to overhaul” (Examiner, 9/26) – “One group adjusting to the new environment is D.C. Education Compact.” Donna Power Stowe: “It feels like a tremendous opportunity. Energy, will and desire is in a common place.”

“Prince George’s votes to move forward with community contract school plan” (Examiner, 9/26)

“Foundation grantmaking for ethnic minorities, impoverished populations and rural areas is either steadily declining or is not growing at the same rate as overall philanthropic giving, said the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in its comments to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight. … [Nonprofits serving diverse constituencies] compete with other tax exempt organizations such as universities, hospitals and art museums that are more popular among wealthy donors.” (Newswire, 9/25)

Profile: The elusive Chuck Feeney of Atlantic Philanthropies (NYTimes, 9/26)