Friday - August 18, 2017

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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Skoll Foundation & UN Foundation Launch 'We the Future'
NEW YORK, Aug. 17 -- The United Nations Foundation issued the following news release:

The Skoll Foundation, TED, and United Nations Foundation have partnered to catalyze conversations in support of bold systems change models helping to achieve progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The partners will host an event on September 21, 2017, "We the Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions" at TED Theater in New York, and will engage people around the world through livestreaming and social media conversations.

The event is part of Global Goals Week, an initiative ... Show Full Article

First Patient Enrolled in USH2A Natural History Study
COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 17 -- The Foundation Fighting Blindness issued the following news release:

The first patient has been enrolled in a four-year natural history study of people with mutations in the USH2A gene which are the leading cause of the combined vision and hearing loss associated with Usher syndrome type 2A and vision loss from autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa. There are currently no treatments for the vision loss associated with these inherited retinal diseases.

The Rate of Progression in USH2A-related Retinal Degenerations or RUSH2A study, funded by the Foundation Fighting ... Show Full Article

Community Foundation Announces New Board Members and Officers
NEW ALBANY, Ind., Aug. 17 -- The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana issued the following news release:

Following their first board meeting of the new fiscal year, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI) announced today the 2017-2018 board of directors and has appointed Phillip Beaman as chairperson. Beaman will succeed outgoing chairperson, Gary Banet.

Barb Geltmaker (retired) and Damon Massey (Stock Yards Bank and Trust) began their terms on the board; replacing outgoing members Jessica Bergman and Julie Larner who fulfilled two, three year terms of service to the Foundation ... Show Full Article

TPPF Issues Statement on Conclusion of Texas Special Session
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 16 -- Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following statement about the conclusion of the first-called special session of the 85th Texas Legislature:

"We are grateful for all the work which has advanced the cause of liberty and limited government," said Dr. Kevin Roberts, executive vice president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. "Texas is a stronger state because of the advancements made on issues like forced annexation, mail ballot fraud, facilities funding for charter schools and for a renewed commitment to reform education funding through the school finance study ... Show Full Article

Schedule Announced for Cleveland Book Week 2017
CLEVELAND, Aug. 16 -- Cleveland Foundation issued the following news release:

The Cleveland Foundation today announced the schedule for the second annual Cleveland Book Week. This year's showcase, which runs from Sept. 5-9, will celebrate present and past Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners, while offering a number of free literary and literacy themed events for the community.

Cleveland Book Week is presented by the Cleveland Foundation in partnership with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Brews + Prose, The City Club of Cleveland, the Cleveland Flea, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Great Lakes Science ... Show Full Article

Flinn Foundation Names Tammy McLeod New President and CEO
PHOENIX, Aug. 16 -- The Flinn Foundation issued the following news release:

Following a national search, the Flinn Foundation board of directors has chosen one of Arizona's most broadly accomplished executives and community leaders as its new president and chief executive officer.

Tammy McLeod, currently the vice president for energy resource management at Arizona Public Service, will succeed retiring President and CEO Jack B. Jewett. McLeod will begin her new position in October.

Over nearly 23 years at Arizona's largest public utility, McLeod has held several positions with rapidly increasing ... Show Full Article

First Nations Launches New Grant Opportunity Under Its Native Arts Initiative
LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 16 -- The First Nations Development Institute issued the following news release:

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has launched a new Supporting Native Arts grant opportunity under its Native Arts Initiative (formerly known as the "Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative" or NACBI). Applications are due by Thursday, October 19, 2017.

The Request for Proposals for the Supporting Native Arts grant opportunity can be accessed at First Nations invites interested applicants to join one or all of our Application ... Show Full Article