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  • 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. 

  • May 01, 2019 9:31 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    The Delaware Department of Education awarded eight new 21st Century Community Learning Center program grants under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

    The 21st CCLC programs are designed to provide students with academic enrichment activities to improve the academic success of students from Title I schools. Schools are designated as Title I based on high percentages of students who come from low-income families.

    Click here for full article from Milford Beacon. 

  • May 01, 2019 9:25 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    High school students participating in the Youth Philanthropy Boards of the Delaware Community Foundation awarded $50,000 to 19 nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

    The DCF sponsors a YPB in each county to encourage high school students to become more involved in philanthropy. Each board of high school students is allotted a pool of money to give as charitable grants.

    Click here to read full article by Milford Beacon. 

  • April 30, 2019 5:22 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

    After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has ordered the operator of El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant in Wilmington to pay $128,051 in back wages and an equal amount in damages to 20 employees for violating the minimum and overtime wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    Click here for full article from Delaware Business Times. 

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