CareFirst funds groundbreaking “Maryland eCare” [News, 4/29]

– Long-distance medicine…
WG member Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield will make a $3 million grant to fund Maryland eCare at six Maryland hospitals (WaPo, 4/29). Doctors will oversee overnight care for patients from a command center in Wilmington, Delaware. These hospitals are facing a shortage of emergency room doctors. CareFirst and VP of Corporate Communications Maria Harris Tildon were also featured in this weeks’ Baltimore Business Journal article “You Have to Give Back to Win.”

– Northern Virginia Health Foundation (WG member) works to keep a vital health clinic open in Prince William County, Virginia. (Examiner, 4/26)

“Bank of America, Wachovia among most charitable businesses” (Charlotte Observer, 4/25) – Several other WG members make the top 25 list in a new Foundation Center report.
“New grantmaking priorities at the Freddie Mac Foundation were on display April 22, when the foundation announced a $500,000 grant to Reston Interfaith…” – (WBJ, 4/28 )
– The Women’s Foundation’s 1K Club was featured in the Washington Business Journal earlier this month. (4/11) – “By asking young female professionals for smaller amounts early in their careers, Caldwell hopes to inspire a lifetime of giving.”

– WaPo editorial: “The educational interests of 1,900 D.C. children are riding on Adrian Fenty’s trip to the Hill tomorrow.” (WaPo, 4/29)
Rhee Gets Say Over Teacher Transfers (WaPo, 4/29) 

Patricia Pasqual Named Director of Foundation Center’s Washington, DC, Office (wire, 4/28 )

– Deadline for WBJ/Greater DC Philanthropy awards is today.

@ WG:

– tomorrow: Arts & Humanitites Working Group kick-off!