Archive for March, 2015

Kern Community Foundation Announces Kristen Barnes as New President and CEO

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Kern Community Foundation Announces Kristen Barnes as New President and CEO

Bakersfield, Calif., March 25, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Kern Community Foundation (“Community Foundation”) announced today that Kristen Barnes has been named President and CEO. Barnes, who will begin her tenure on April 6, succeeds Jeff Pickering who is leaving to become CEO of the Indian River Community Foundation in Vero Beach, Florida. (See full press release)

 

Annual Grants Made from the Leslie Anderson and Virginia May Anderson Fund

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Annual Grants Made from the Leslie Anderson and Virginia May Anderson Fund 

FAIRFIELD, Calif., 11 March 2015:  Four charities that benefit young people of Solano County recently received grants totaling $82,600 from the Leslie Anderson and Virginia May Anderson Fund, administered by the Solano Community Foundation.  Each grant is made in the name of a specific Anderson relative or friend, and for a specific purpose.  See Full Press Release here:  ANDE Fund PR

Held Back: Addressing Misplacement of 9th Grade Students in Bay Area School Math Classes

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Read the report issued by the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (PDF)

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin Announce Legislation to Improve Transparency and Accountability for Commercial Charitable Fundraisers

News, Uncategorizedon March 3rd, 2015No Comments Leave a comment

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – Today, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) unveiled legislation aimed at maintaining consumer confidence in charitable giving.  The bill would close a loophole in disclosure requirements for paid commercial fundraising campaigns and include for-profit fundraising firms and other third parties who engage in misconduct in the Attorney General’s 10-year statute of limitations. “Californians should have complete confidence that the donation they make to a charitable organization will go toward the cause they support, and feel secure knowing their gift won’t be diverted to the pockets of a third-party, for-profit fundraiser,” said Attorney General Harris.  “I thank Assemblymember Irwin for standing with me to increase transparency and empower Californians with the information they need to donate wisely.” Assembly Bill 556 (pdf) closes a loophole in existing charitable giving transparency requirements that currently allows third parties to solicit funds from donors without disclosing whether a portion of their gift will be diverted to a paid company by establishing their operations as “fundraising counsel” instead of “commercial fundraisers.”  Attorney General Harris’ office recently released a report summarizing the results of charitable solicitation campaigns conducted by commercial fundraisers in 2013, which reveals the alarming extent to which charitable donations are often diverted to for-profit companies. Full Legislative text available here.