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Temple seeks to “Secure Tomorrow Today” with $7 million endowment campaign
The Temple’s Board of Trustees announced last month a $7 million fundraising campaign, Securing Tomorrow Today, to strengthen the congregation’s endowment and secure its future. Temple President Martin Sir said the campaign will provide funding to address priorities that support The Temple’s mission of engaging in worship, education, community, and social justice. “I am honored and grateful to be serving as president during this exciting time in The Temple’s history,” Sir said. “The Temple is like a home to me and my family, and just like you work to secure your home for your children and the future, that’s what I envision for The Temple with this campaign.”
Charitable Affiliate of AH&LA Launches Capital Campaign ‘Opening Doors to Opportunity’ to Raise $8 Million for AH&LEF
The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) has publicly announced a capital initiative that will provide $8 million in funds for academic and professional development scholarships and critical industry research. As of September 26 the campaign, Opening Doors to Opportunity has already received more than $6 million via 84 pledges from industry executives and leading corporations.
Salvation Army to complete $35 million in construction projects by November
The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland announced Friday, Sept. 23, that it is on track to finish all four of its current construction projects — collectively the largest project by a Salvation Army chapter in the Eastern territory — by November, a year after they began. The Salvation Army has raised $32.2 million of its $35 million goal for the capital campaign to fund the buildings.
Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs donates $1 million to Howard University during his D.C. tour stop
On stage to accept the gift was Howard’s president Wayne A.I. Frederick. The funds, according to Combs, were to be distributed through the newly established Sean Combs Scholarship Fund to help any student unable to pay for tuition. Combs, who attended Howard but left before receiving his bachelor’s degree, received an honorary doctorate from the university in 2014 and delivered the commencement speech that same year.
Streetscapes: Temple Israel in Minneapolis gets contemporary addition for preschool, Hebrew classes and events
Temple Israel raised $30 million ($21 million for design and construction, plus an endowment) for the addition from its congregants, sending a boldface message that it intends to remain right where it has always been, smack in the middle of a vibrant urban neighborhood. “We’ve reaffirmed we’re staying here many times over,” said Senior Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman.
More than US $30 Billion in Commitment to African Agriculture
It was a blockbuster moment for African agriculture yesterday as African leaders, businesses, and major development partners pledged more than US $30 billion dollars in investments to increase production, income and employment for smallholder farmers and local African agriculture businesses over the next ten years.
Northeast Florida ‘generous’ with philanthropy
The median contribution from donors in Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties was $3,970, compared with $3,346 statewide. The percentage of income given was 4.08 in the five metropolitan Jacksonville counties and 3.38 percent statewide, said Steven Manno, a managing director at New York-based Community Counseling Service.
CCS Announces Changes to Executive Management Team
CCS, a global leader in strategic fundraising, today announced that Robert Kissane has been named chairman of the board of directors and that Jon Kane has joined CCS as president and member of the board of directors. Both appointments are aimed at guiding the firm’s direction in 2016 and beyond, and are effective immediately.