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  • May 13, 2019 9:17 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Inclusive Prosperity Capital, which works to increase access to capital for low- and moderate-income communities, has announced a $10 million guarantee and a $300,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation in support of clean-energy initiatives.

    Click here for Press Release from Inclusive Prosperity Capital. 

  • May 09, 2019 12:27 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Highlights of local philanthropy achievements:

    (1) Barclays provided more than $1m to support Launcher Entrepreneurship Program, initiative of West End Neighborhood House and has trained close to 200 entrepreneurs and helped create or sustain 200 jobs;

    (2) Christine Kubik, Middletown native, recipient of 2019 Waste Master Solutions Hometown Hero Service Award;

    (3) WSFS Financial Corporation welcomed 30 local students as WSFS Owners;

    (4) Jewish Federation gets highest ratings in all three industry evaluators

    Click here to read full article from Delaware Business Now. 

  • May 09, 2019 8:57 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    At the DANA 2019 IMPACT Delaware Conference, the message was clear: Diversity and inclusion lead to innovation.

    Progress begins with conversations... lots of them. We must push through any unease so we can take action to reach true equity and breakthrough innovation. We have to keep talking. All of us. Often. The conference was just the beginning. DANA will be offering more opportunities for nonprofit leaders and boards to explore these important topics. Let’s all commit to keep the dialogue going in Delaware.

    A big thank you to the conference underwriter JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the many sponsors for making this event possible.

    Click here to watch video highlight. 

  • May 06, 2019 4:46 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Delaware Business TimesThe Delaware Division of Small Business on Monday launched a competitive, matching grant program to assist Delaware entrepreneurs who want to grow their small businesses.

    Gov. John Carney along with Damian DeStefano, director of the Delaware Division of Small Business, which will administer the program, announced the new grants during a news conference at O’Connor Belting International’s site near Newark.

    Click here for full article from Delaware Business Times.

    Click here for information regarding EDGE Grant Program.

  • May 06, 2019 3:53 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    WSFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, welcomed 30 local students as WSFS Owners to its 2019 Annual Meeting of stockholders after the Company granted them each five shares of common stock as part of a minority youth program to teach financial literacy, financial planning, the benefits and responsibilities of being shareholders of a public company, and to help create paths for upward mobility.

    “As the premier, largest and longest-standing community bank in and servicing the Greater Delaware Valley, we accept and welcome the responsibility to help improve the communities we serve. This is why we are thrilled to welcome 30 local students as WSFS Owners who were granted five shares each of WSFS stock. Through this program, we hope it provides the students with the real-life experience of being owners of our public Company, and the responsibilities and long-term benefits of ownership,” said Rodger Levenson, President and CEO, WSFS Bank

    Click here to read full press release. 

  • May 06, 2019 8:54 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The NGen Fellows, 12 outstanding charitable sector leaders age 40 and under, are selected each year to participate in a range of activities that will allow them to expand their access to the people, knowledge, networks, and resources necessary to scale their change work. This selective fellowship program continues to build the next generation of charitable leaders as part of IS’ NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now initiative.

    The 2019 NGen Fellows are:

    Click here to read full press release from Independent Sector. 

  • May 05, 2019 7:08 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

     The Atlantic Council today announced a $25-million gift from business leader and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht to endow the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience. The Center, which recently received a $30-million grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, will be renamed the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center effective May 1.

    Click here for full article from the Atlantic Council. 

  • May 03, 2019 11:46 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The Delaware Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Michael DiPaolo as vice president for southern Delaware.

    As part of the DCF’s philanthropy team, DiPaolo will work to grow the strong, active network of philanthropists in southern Delaware and oversee operations of the DCF’s Georgetown office.

    Originally from Ohio, DiPaolo moved to Delaware in 2001 to begin his previous position as executive director of the Lewes Historical Society, where he led significant growth in the organization’s membership, endowment and impact.

    Click here to read more from DCF.

  • May 01, 2019 9:49 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    Giovanna Andrews on the stage with her daughter after winning a medal for "Outstanding Service Benefitting Local Communities" during the seventh annual Jefferson Awards Awards Ceremony Monday, April 29, 2019, at The Queen Theater in Wilmington DE.

    The Jefferson Awards were started in 1972 and its founders included former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Sam Beard, a Delaware resident, who presented awards Monday.

    Click here for full article from Delaware Online. 

  • May 01, 2019 9:35 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    More than 100 WSFS and Beneficial Bank associates and their children participated in the sixth annual “Take Your Children to the Community Week,” WSFS Bank’s spin on the national “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”

    The annual week of community service is coordinated with not-for-profit organizations throughout the bank’s combined footprint in Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. It was created to teach the next generation the value of helping others and the impact they can make in their local community.

    Click here for full article from Milford Beacon. 

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