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Beebe is a member of Philanthropy Delaware.
Beebe Healthcare announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors, Christian Hudson, Andrew Dahlke and Mouhanad Freih.
Beebe also thanked outgoing board members Tommy Cooper, James Marvel and Paul Mylander. Mylander was elected board member emeritus in recognition of his 15 years of service on the board. He is the fourth board member in Beebe’s history to be recognized with board member emeritus status.
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The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and The Partnership, Inc., an education-focused affiliate, have announced the 2019 Superstars in Education award winners. The annual award honors school programs that bring an innovative approach to education and learning.
The Superstars in Education Selection Committee considered nominations from public, private, magnet, charter and parochial schools from around the state. Winners will be recognized at a reception and awards ceremony.
Read about the winners here.
WSFS is a member of Philanthropy Delaware.
Following WSFS Financial Corporation’s acquisition of Beneficial Bank, Gerard P. Cuddy, Karen Dougherty Buchholz and Michael J. Donahue have joined the WSFS Board.
The three executives join the WSFS board in accordance with the acquisition agreement between WSFS and Beneficial that was completed on Friday, March 1.
“One of the many advantages we immediately gain from combining WSFS and Beneficial is the wealth of banking, leadership, operations and administrative experience of our new Board members from Beneficial,” said Mark A. Turner, executive chairman of the boards of directors for WSFS and WSFS Bank. “I join our Board and all of our WSFS Associates in welcoming Gerry, Karen and Mike to the WSFS family. Their leadership and long-time experience in our market will be resources upon which our Board will rely as we create the largest, premier, longest-standing community bank for the Greater Delaware Valley.”
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Delmarva Power is a member of Philanthropy Delaware.
Delmarva Power provided the Salvation Army of Delaware a check for more than $12,000 as part of its commitment to match customer donations for the company’s Good Neighbor Energy Fund.
From March to October 2018, Delmarva Power customers donated more than $37,000 to the Salvation Army as part of the GNEF program. Delmarva Power’s contribution comes from its promise to match $1 for every $3 received, up to $70,000 annually.
The MacArthur Foundation has picked John Palfrey, the head of a prestigious prep school and chairman of the board at the Knight Foundation, to serve as its new president.
Palfrey has led Phillips Academy Andover, his alma mater, for the past seven years and is a great-great grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. He is an expert in the use of technology and has written extensively on online access and digital transparency.
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Amplify Austin, a 24-hour giving day aimed at fueling charitable giving here in one of America’s fastest growing cities, raised $11.2 million when it ended at 6 p.m. Friday. The total bested the $11 million goal organizers set and is $1.2 million ahead of last year’s haul.
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Policy Map & CDC
In the event of natural disasters and extreme weather events, some groups are especially prone to poor health, hospitalization, or even death, due to their socioeconomic status, household composition, limited English-speaking ability, substandard housing, or substandard transportation.
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The J.M. Kaplan Fund announced an open call for ideas and first-round applications to the J.M.K. Innovation Prize, which will award up to ten prizes of $175,000 each to catalytic social change organizations across the United States. First-round applications are due April 30, 2019.
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The Edward W. Hazen Foundation, a private foundation established in 1925, is committed to supporting organizing and leadership of young people and communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced the 12 communities chosen as finalists for the RWJF Culture of Health Prize.
The Prize recognizes communities that are bringing partners together around a shared commitment to health, opportunity, and equity.
Selected from nearly 200 applicant communities, the following 12 finalist communities are one step closer to the national Prize:
Broward County, Florida
Del Norte County & Tribal Lands, California
Greenville County, South Carolina
Jersey City, New Jersey
Lake County, Colorado
Lake Village, Arkansas
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
“These communities have set themselves apart by recognizing that health is about opportunity. It is connected to every element of our lives –
good schools, safe and affordable housing, high-quality jobs that pay a fair wage and so much more,” said Richard Besser, MD, RWJF president
and CEO. “In the coming months, we look forward to visiting each community
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