“In Tough Times, Foundations Must Keep Giving” [News, 11.18]

Act to save Fannie Mae’s & Freddie Mac’s charitable investments

“In Tough Times, Foundations Must Keep Giving” (Letter to the NYTimes, 11/17) – MacArthur Foundation President Jonathan F. Fanton: “We chose to maintain our grant-making levels in past recessions, and we intend to do so again now.”
Arabella Advisors releases 2009 “High Impact Giving Opportunities” report (wire, 11/18) – “developed by the best minds in philanthropy, including leaders from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Oprah’s Angel Network.”

DC State Superintendent Deborah Gist will brief grantmakers tomorrow
Union Chiefs And Rhee Will Meet (WaPo, 11/18)
Maryland Education advocates press for continued levels of school funding (BalSun, 11/17)

NPR donates space to Capital Area Food Bank (WBJ, 11/17)
50 percent more US children went hungry in 2007 (AP, 11/17) – and that was before the ecnomic downturn.

Doorways for Women and Families’ Linda Dunphy Honored with EXCEL Award from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement (wire, 11/18)