Policy & Advocacy
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2/19/2018

The Indianapolis Museum of Art has recovered from a $5 million budget deficit in part by rebranding itself as Newfields: A Place for Nature and the Arts, director Charles Venable says. As part of the rebrand, the museum shifted its focus to include curated meals with wine pairings and other visitor experiences.

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2/19/2018

Nonprofit leaders representing the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Minneapolis Community Foundation and nearly 80 more community foundations in North America have signed a joint agreement to fight poverty. The initiative upholds the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

2/19/2018

The Philadelphia Orchestra has added several performances in Israel to its European tour slated to begin June. The orchestra's Ryan Fleur said the stops in Israel pay homage to the country's 70th anniversary and will help the orchestra build ties with the Jewish community.

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2/19/2018

A federal appeals court in New York has affirmed the legality of a rule that requires nonprofits to disclose the names of donors who have given $5,000 or more. Citizens United challenged the rule, arguing it violates the First Amendment.

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2/19/2018

Businessman and philanthropist Bruce Leven has left $60 million to the Seattle Children's Hospital, to be given through the Bruce Leven Endowed Fund. The money will be used to help the hospital pay for uncompensated care, including within its pediatric cancer division.

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2/19/2018

Army Reserve troops in American Samoa mobilized to help the South Pacific territory after Tropical Cyclone Gita hit the islands Feb. 11 to 16. The Reserves helped distribute emergency relief supplies, and the Army Reserve facility in Pago Pago is being used as a staging area for federal relief agencies.

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2/19/2018

The American Legion, AmVets and Vietnam Veterans of America are urging President Donald Trump to keep VA Secretary David Shulkin in the post despite his misuse of taxpayer dollars on a trip to Europe last year. Shulkin said he was not asked to resign in a conversation with John Kelly, White House chief of staff, and had no plans to step down.

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2/19/2018

The Army Reserve sustainability programs branch recently presented a report detailing the Reserve's efforts in water, energy and solid waste management during fiscal year 2017. The report cited an energy-use intensity reduction of 17.7%, which saved more than $6 million, and a water-use intensity reduction of 43%.

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2/19/2018

The Coast Guard is helping clear out hundreds sunken and abandoned boats from the waters around the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of last year's hurricanes. About 750 boats have been pulled out of the water, beaches and mangroves to date.

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National Public Radio
2/19/2018

Members of the 188th Engineer Detachment unit of the Massachusetts Army National Guard are headed for a nine-month deployment in Kuwait after a stop in Texas for training. Friends and family members bid farewell to the 15 troops in a ceremony last week.