Posts Tagged ‘foundation’

Spielberg Group Gives $1M to Pennsylvania Jewish Museum

July 6, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA – A foundation created by Stephen Spielberg is giving $1 million to the National Museum of American Jewish History.

The money from the Righteous Persons Foundation will go toward a new, five-story museum building being built in Philadelphia.

With the donation, officials say the museum’s capital campaign has raised $111 million toward its $150 million goal. The new museum is set to open in 2010.

Spielberg helped establish the Righteous Persons Foundation in 1994 after directing his Oscar-winning Holocaust film ”Schindler’s List.”

The museum was established in 1976 and is dedicated to telling the story of the American Jewish experience. It is constructing the new building in hopes of raising its profile and increasing the number of visitors.

By Associated Press

Charity fulfills 150,000th dream for ill children

July 1, 2008

Make-A-Wish Foundation also mounts new drive to reach more children – Twenty-seven years after granting the wish of a terminally ill 7-year-old, the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Tuesday made its 150,000th dream come true.

To celebrate the milestone, the charity has launched a new campaign called “Destination Joy,” presented by Lays brand potato chips. The campaign encourages people to give their money, time and talent to the organization and to help it fulfill its objective of granting a wish to every one of the 25,000 children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses every year in the United States.

Currently, the foundation grants one wish every 41 minutes, but is able to fulfill the dreams of only about half of the children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses every year. (more…)

Aurora Partners with Weld Food Bank to Provide Regular Donations

June 30, 2008

BOULDER, CO – Aurora Organic Dairy, a leading U.S. provider of high-quality private-label organic milk and butter, today announced a partnership with the Weld Food Bank whereby the Aurora Organic Dairy Foundation will fund regular donations of organic milk and ground beef to help feed the hungry in Weld County.

Aurora Organic Dairy kicked off the partnership this week with a donation of approximately 600 lbs. of ground beef. Local beef processor Northern Beef donated the processing of the product. Additionally, Aurora Organic Dairy will begin making regular donations of its high-quality organic milk to the Weld Food Bank from its processing plant in Platteville, Colo. In addition to the plant, Aurora Organic Dairy operates three organic dairy farms in Weld County.

“This donation couldn’t have come at a more important time for us,” said Karyl Pierpont, Resource Development Director for the Weld Food Bank. “With school just getting out for the summer, we worry about the children who depend on the free and reduced school lunch programs at their schools. These children are at risk of hunger for the next several months, and a donation like this will go a long way in helping them.” (more…)