Rosie Allen-Herring named new president and CEO of the United Way of the National Capital Area

COMMUNITY | Rosie Allen-Herring has been named the next president and CEO of the United Way of the National Capital Area, replacing Bill Hanbury, who is retiring later this year. Currently Fannie Mae’s managing director of the Community Investment and Engagement Division, Rosie has been an important member of the region’s philanthropic community for many years (including serving on WRAG’s board of directors). (WBJ, 6/13)

Says WRAG’s president Tamara Copeland,

Rosie Allen-Herring is an amazing choice. I got to know her well when she served on the WRAG Board. With her twenty plus years in a corporate environment, her deeply rooted understanding of the region and her immense knowledge of our region’s needs, the board of the United Way of the National Capital Area could not have made a better selection. I look forward to working with her in her new role. Congratulations, Rosie.

EDUCATION | Prince George’s County Public Schools will institute a new teacher evaluation system that incorporates student performance on state-wide exams as a significant part of the evaluation process. The change, being made by a number of school systems in Maryland, will allow the state to receive $250 million in federal funding. (Examiner, 6/14)

HOUSING | City Paper brings to light a DC Department of Housing and Community Development report from April that found that, of the 18 units that had been brought to market under the District’s inclusionary zoning (IZ) program, none had been rented or sold. However, this is expected to improve in 2013, thanks to a change to a rule that had inhibited lending for IZ units. (CP, 6/14)

ARTS
– To engage new donors, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for local arts organizations. (Bethesda Now, 6/13)

D.C. theaters scramble to find new homes (WaPo, 6/13)

HEALTH | D.C. infant mortality rate down to historic lows (WJLA, 6/13)

NONPROFITS | WRAG’s Nathan Bemis and Katy Moore reflect on a recent Foundation Center program on how nonprofits can leverage social media to gain funder support. (Daily, 6/14)

DISTRICT | Some D.C. developmentally disabled residents not getting proper care (Examiner, 6/14)

TRANSIT | The opening of the Silver Line is being pushed back due to safety concerns. (WaPo, 6/13)


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– Rebekah