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The I Could Do Great Things Foundation, founded in 2009 by Delaware philanthropists Stuart and Suzanne Grant, announced today the winners of the fourth annual Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship. High school senior Allison Stuebing of Wilmington will receive the gold prize of $10,000, with Alia Marshall of Rehoboth Beach, Benjamin Stewart of Middletown, and Julia Frank of Wilmington each receiving silver prizes of $5,000 for outstanding commitment to their communities.
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Seven projects statewide will receive $3.2 million from Delaware’s Strong Neighborhoods Housing Fund to address vacant, abandoned or foreclosed properties, Governor John Carney announced today joined by Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi, Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and elected officials and community leaders from across Delaware.
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Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester recently announced the Environmental Protection Agency chose two Delaware applicants to receive funding to replace older diesel school bus engines with cleaner technology through a grant administered by EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program.
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Today, the Division of Public Health (DPH) launched a data portal allowing Delawareans to assess the overall health of their communities. The My Healthy Community data portal delivers neighborhood-focused population health, environmental and social determinant of health data to the public. The innovative technological showpiece, which was unveiled at the Rt. 9 Library and Innovation Center in New Castle, allows users to navigate the data at the smallest geographical area available, to understand and explore data about the factors that influence health.
“This is another example of how we are making data more transparent, accessible, and easy to understand,” said Governor John Carney. “Sharing community-level statistics and data allows Delawareans to understand what is occurring in their neighborhoods, make informed decisions about their health, and take steps to continue improving our quality of life.”
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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.
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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
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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.
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The 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.
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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
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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:
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