Once again, Lucy Bernholz brings us the list of philanthropy buzzwords for the year. Thanks, Lucy!
In The New York Times, a story about Roosevelt School in Bridgeport, CT, one of eight schools participating in the federal government's Turnaround Arts initiative, which was designed to "test the hypothesis that high-quality and integrated arts education can be an effective tool to strengthen school reform efforts-boosting academic achievement and increasing student motivation in schools facing some of the toughest educational challenges in the country."
"There is a gift within the gift—the greatest of gifts is when it transcends the evidence upon which it is based. Its mystery is in the relationships between donor, recipient, and the community of interest that is served. It is a dynamic that operates on multiple levels." – Peter Karoff in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Lynn Stern, Thriving Cultures Senior Program Officer, has announced her departure from the Surdna Foundation as of January 1, 2013. In her tenure of over half a decade, Lynn was an integral part of the design and delivery of programs that gave expression to the foundation’s ongoing, deep commitment to the field of arts and culture.
From Associated Press via New York Times:
’s chief executive, , said Tuesday that he would donate nearly $500 million in company stock to a Silicon Valley charity with the intention of providing funds for health and education issues.
From Associated Press via Washington Post:
Does new research reveal a surprising trend?
There are two truths arts advocates have long taken for granted:
• Arts education is in decline in public schools.
• When budgets tighten, art is usually the first to get the ax.
Attempting to quantify just how arts education has fared over the past 15 years suggests the reality is a lot more difficult to pin down.
Diane Ragsdale takes on Michael Kaiser on Jumper.
Registration is still open for the next and final installment of GIA's 2012 Web Conference Series. Set in Stone: Building America's Next Generation of Arts Facilities, 1994-2008 will be presented by Carroll Joynes and Joanna Woronkowicz of the Cultural Policy Center, University of Chicago. The webinar begins tomorrow, December 11, at 11:00 PST, 2:00 EST.
GIA Web Conferences are open to everyone. They are free to members and $35 for nonmembers.
From Nick Rabkin writing for Huffington Post: