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  • December 11, 2018 9:21 AM | Christina Marconi

    Christiana Care Health System is a Member of Philanthropy Delaware.

    Christiana Care Health System is increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour effective Feb. 1, 2019. The increase affects 500 current employees. With this pay increase, all Christiana Care employees will be at or above a $15 an hour wage.

    Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware with nearly 12,000 employees and is the first health system in Delaware to make this commitment.

    “Our extraordinary caregivers are our most important investment,” said Christiana Care President and CEO Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH. “We serve together, guided by our values, Excellence and Love. In every position, at every level of our organization, each of our employees plays a vital role in the care of our patients and their families. This is the right thing to do for our employees, and we also believe that it will have a positive economic impact on our community."

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  • December 10, 2018 4:14 PM | Christina Marconi

    Jewish Federation of Delaware is a member of Philanthropy Delaware.

    Jewish Federation of Delaware has been named a Finalist in PR Daily’s 2018 Nonprofit PR Awards.

    PR Daily’s 2018 Nonprofit PR Awards celebrate teams and organizations who have redefined the field with their groundbreaking work and have found innovative ways of telling their story. Federation was named a Finalist from a wide pool of submissions for the ingenuity and impact of its successful branding campaign, We Are Stronger TOGETHER.

    “The We Are Stronger TOGETHER campaign resonates with our multiple constituencies as it embraces the power of working together and having a shared vision of community collaboration. It also reinforces the commitment and indelible partnership between our professional and lay leadership,” said Seth J. Katzen, Federation’s Chief Executive Officer.

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  • December 10, 2018 11:23 AM | Christina Marconi

    With $10M in Funding From The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Communities Thrive Challenge Grantees From Missoula, MT to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Will Expand Their Community-Led Approaches

    Grantees Are Tackling Systemic Challenges Including Investing in Small Businesses in Low- Income Neighborhoods, Improving Access to Public Benefits, and Reducing Youth Incarceration and Recidivism.

    Read more here.

  • December 10, 2018 11:20 AM | Christina Marconi

    Giving to Tulsa’s United Way reached almost $26 million last year, just $5 million shy of the giving total to the United Way of New York City — even though metro Tulsa’s population doesn’t even top 1 million.

    Tulsa’s major philanthropists set the pace for giving, with big investments in both the area and the work of the city’s nonprofits. The late Henry Zarrow, an entrepreneur, and his wife, Anne, established what is now one of Oklahoma’s biggest grant makers and targeted a lot of their funds to help Tulsa social-service groups, improve mental health, and lift people out of poverty. Last year, their foundation made a $6.7 million grant to the local Habitat for Humanity and opened a new building to house area social-service

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  • December 10, 2018 11:15 AM | Christina Marconi

    Marmot Foundation is a member of Philanthropy Delaware.

    Delaware Open Space Council, Marmot Foundation, and Crystal Trust help save the site of Delaware's only Revolutionary War battle. 

    The site of that battle has been preserved as Cooch’s Bridge Historic District and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but the state announced plans Friday to further protect Delaware’s only Revolutionary War battlefield by purchasing the historic Cooch home and 10 acres of surrounding property.

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  • December 10, 2018 11:12 AM | Christina Marconi

    Delaware State University is a member of Philanthropy Delaware.

    Delaware State University, formally elevated Wilma Mishoe to the school's presidency in an investiture ceremony at the Dover campus. Mishoe, a daughter of the school's seventh president, was named its 11th president.

    She is Delaware State University's first female president — a fact noted by speakers as often Saturday as were her deep ties to the school. Her father, Luna Mishoe, served as president of then-Delaware State College from 1960 to 1987. 

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  • December 10, 2018 11:10 AM | Christina Marconi

    The Arsht-Cannon Fund is a Member of Philanthropy Delaware.

    A local nonprofit has launched a Spanish-language website to help families understand and navigate school choice in Delaware with greater ease than ever before.

    DelawareCAN: The Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now's mission is to strengthen Delaware's public education system. MiEscuelaDE, or My School Delaware, is part of its Juntos Delaware initiative, a monthly forum supported by the Arsht-Cannon Fund for organizations that serve the state’s Latino communities.

    “We built this website because we know Spanish-speaking families experience inconvenient, inconsistent, sparing or no access at all to well-translated school choice resources,” said Atnre Alleyne, executive director of DelawareCAN, announcing the new site.

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  • December 05, 2018 2:02 PM | Christina Marconi

    Cover & Rossiter is a Member of Philanthropy Delaware.

    Delaware College Scholars (DCS) recently welcomed Peter S. Kennedy, CPA to its Board of Directors.

    A director at Cover & Rossiter, Mr. Kennedy heads up the organization’s audit practice, where he has the opportunity to work with many of the region’s nonprofit institutions.

    “Pete’s extensive knowledge in and passion for nonprofit operations will truly be an asset to our organization,” said Dr. Tony Alleyne, Executive Director of DCS. He continued, “Ultimately, it is our scholars who will benefit from Pete’s time and commitment to the organization, and we are grateful to have him join us in preparing our next generation of future leaders for success.”

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  • December 05, 2018 1:57 PM | Christina Marconi

    WSFS is a Member of Philanthropy Delaware.

    American Banker has named WSFS Financial's Mark Turner Community Banker of the Year.

    By any measure, WSFS Financial in Wilmington, Del., has been a community banking standout under the leadership of its chairman, president and chief executive, Mark Turner.

    WSFS is also among the industry’s most respected banks, as evidenced by the stack of awards it has received for customer service and employee satisfaction.

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  • December 04, 2018 2:27 PM | Christina Marconi

    As part of the State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative, the Delaware Health Care Commission has awarded eight additional value-based payment reform mini-grants to Delaware health care providers in order to facilitate data integration, improve the coordination of patient care or increase readiness to integrate into an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or operate through an Alternative Payment Method (APM)

    The awards, through the Value-Based Payment Reform Fund, range from $25,000 to $250,000 for work that must be completed by Jan. 31, 2019. The commission received a total of 45 applications from primary care providers, behavioral health providers, hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and clinically integrated networks, all of which must be licensed in the State of Delaware.

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