Greater DC Cares welcomes new CEO Madye Henson [News, 8/27]



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PEOPLE
Greater D.C. Cares taps ex-United Way exec Madye Henson as CEO (WBJ, 8/26) – Henson replaces Siobhan Canty who resigned in June. Greater DC Cares is currently seeking nominations for its “Class of Change 2008.”

EDUCATION
WaPo: “Let’s give cash incentives for D.C. middle school students a chance.” (8/27)
Jaffe: “Bad idea… But with a tweak, it could be a winner. Simply deposit the dough in a college fund…” (Examiner, 8/27)

POVERTY
Children suffer most as US poverty rises slightly (AFP, 8/26), and data “do not take into account the consequences of the economic downturn that began late last year.”

Related: Annie E. Casey Foundation Urges Congress to Adopt a New Poverty Measure (7/17)

PHILANTHROPY
Charities ask donors to be more generous (PlainDealer, 8/25) – Genius! Why has no one thought of this before?

BUDGETS
Brutal Budget Season For N.Va. – Fairfax faces gap of $430 million (WaPo, 8/27)