Goldbergs donate $25M to Children’s Hospital [News, 4/17]


With their $25M To Children’s Hospital (WaPo, 4/17), Stephen and Diana Goldberg equal their $25M donation from seven years ago. (The Stephen A. and Diana L. Goldberg Foundation is a WG member.)

Harriet Ivey, a founding member and past chair of Washington Grantmakers, will receive a Spirit of Philanthropy award today from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. (wire, 4/16)

YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES
New Publication: “Paths to Inclusion” from WG member Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation is a resource guide to help youth-serving organizations integrate children and youth with disabilities into their regular programs.

EDUCATION
AT&T is giving $100 Million to Fight the problem of dropouts (and not the dropouts themselves, as the Times headline might suggest). This is among the largest corporate donations on record. (NYTimes, 4/17) 
– DC Schools-Rhee Lists 6 Firms Eyed To Help Run 10 Campuses (WaPo, 4/17)

ARTS
“‘Herblock’s Presidents: ‘Puncturing Pomposity'” Opens at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery May 2 (wire, 4/16)

HEALTH
D.C. Health Chief Focuses on Teamwork – “Vigilance Says He Will Target Heart Disease, Obesity, Hypertension, HIV-AIDS” (WaPo, 4/17)

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@ WG:
– today: “Storytelling as Best Practice for Grantmakers”
– April 30: Arts & Humanitites Working Group kick-off!