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  • April 25, 2019 8:35 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Cape Henlopen High School Junior, Maddie Betts, was honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
    Granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, the citation recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their communities and their country.

    Cape Principal Nikki Miller nominated Betts for national honors in recognition of her volunteer service.

    “Maddie is involved in a number of community service organizations,” said Miller. “She participates in the Delaware Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Board of Sussex County; volunteers at Shields Elementary School and Beacon Middle School helping with their musical theater productions; she is a volunteer at Bethel UMC Vacation Bible School and at the Cape Henlopen State Park Fantasy Trail. She tutors her peers in math and chemistry, is a Delaware Electric Co-op Youth Tour delegate and is also a Delaware Electric Co-op Youth Leadership Council Conference representative, and these are just her extracurricular activities.”

    Click here to read article by Cape Gazette. 


  • April 24, 2019 2:44 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Joseph R. Biden Jr. plans to wind down his personal charity, the Biden Foundation, when he enters the 2020 presidential race, people briefed on the preparations said on Monday.

    Mr. Biden, the former vice president, and his wife, Jill, formed the nonprofit group after he left office in 2017. The group had raised $6.6 million by the end of that year, financing initiatives on issues like expanding gay rights, making college more affordable and ending violence against women.

    Click here to read article from Philanthropy News Digest

    Click here to read article from New York Times

  • April 20, 2019 8:13 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is seeking public comment and input for the Delaware Draft Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), the longrange plan for reducing pollutants that enter the state’s waterways and drain into the Chesapeake Bay.

    Delaware is among six Chesapeake Bay Watershed jurisdictions – along with Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and the District of Columbia – that have committed to a federal-state initiative to develop and implement an overall plan that will help restore the water quality of the Bay and its tidal waters by 2025.


  • April 20, 2019 7:51 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Delaware office today announced the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture with new information about 2,302 Delaware farms and ranches and those who operate them, including first-time data about on-farm decision making, at the state and county level.

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  • April 20, 2019 7:36 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    M&T Bank expects to hire more than 1,000 technologists in the coming years to support its rapid development and deployment of new technology. 

    Approximately 1,000 of the jobs will be located in Buffalo, while 200 permanent technology positions will be located in the company’s Wilmington Plaza, a nearly 300,000-square-foot office building the company owns in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.

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  • April 19, 2019 12:49 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The state Department of Education held its first summit on education equity Wednesday. Officials are developing a new statewide equity plan expected to be released this fall.

    The goal is to offer all students equal access to the people, resources and opportunities needed for a quality education— from school to school and within school buildings.

    Tuesday’s summit was an opportunity for Education Secretary Susan Bunting’s department to gather feedback. “This is 2019,” said Bunting. “We just need to rethink old habits and old philosophies and old practices.”



    Click here for article from Delaware First Media.  

    Click here for article from Delaware State University. 

  • April 10, 2019 9:13 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    As wealth transfers, the rising generation of Millennial leaders are disrupting the once ubiquitous conventional wisdom that generating competitive financial returns and achieving social impact are mutually exclusive.


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  • April 10, 2019 9:07 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Delaware’s opioid epidemic continues to plague the state. Treatment options are failing to keep up with the demand. Not even half of Delawareans in need of treatment received it in 2014, according to the state Department of Justice.

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  • April 10, 2019 8:24 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)
    The Lewes Historical Society (LHS) needs to find a new executive director. Mike DiPaolo recently resigned as executive director at the Lewes Historical Society after 17 years.


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  • April 10, 2019 8:00 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Cover & Rossiter is pleased to announce they have been selected by the American Institute of CPA’s to participate in the new Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) George Willie Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship and Internship program.

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