It’s All About Health for Women and Girls: Ghada Khan on Ending FGM

An estimated 3.9 million girls around the world are at risk of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) every year. About 513,000 women and girls in the U.S. are at risk of or have undergone this procedure. Ending FGM/C is an issue that many funders can engage in; those who are interested in gender equality, who want to end gender-based violence and child abuse, who want to defend women’s bodily autonomy, and who want to make sure all girls are safe, educated and empowered.

'Larger than life' Winnipeg philanthropist, hospital donor dies

A Manitoba transportation industry entrepreneur who gave nearly $30 million to Winnipeg organizations and was the single largest donor to the charitable branches of St. Boniface Hospital and Winnipeg's Health Science Centre has died.

Paul Albrechtsen, who donated $13.4 million to the Health Sciences Centre Foundation and $7 million to St. Boniface over the past 30 years, died on Sunday. He also gave $8 million to the Reh-Fit Centre in 2006.

"He was larger than life," said Tina Jones, chair of the HSC Foundation board and president of Banville & Jones Wine Co.

‘My Life, My Quit’ helps MetroWest teenagers kick the vaping habit

Massachusetts is one of nine states participating in a program to help teenagers stop using electronic cigarettes. Some call vaping a health “epidemic” that must be stopped.

Statistics show the phenomenon known as “vaping” is a health problem for teenagers in MetroWest, and a new multi-state program hopes to give them the tools to quit.

Called “My Life, My Quit,” teenagers can text or call a toll-free number, 1-855-891-9989, to get connected with a coach for five sessions of personalized support. Those sessions can be done through live texting, phone or online chat. The goal is to build a plan to quit tobacco and vaping - the term used to describe puffing on electronic cigarettes.

It was launched at the start of the month by National Jewish Health, a hospital in Denver. Massachusetts is the only New England state in the program. Other states include Colorado, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah.

Milad Ke-26, Dompet Dhuafa Kukuhkan Trilogi Amaliahnya

Lembaga filantropi Dompet Dhuafa (DD) genap berusia 26 tahun pada 2 Juli 2019. Dalam usia yang cukup matang tersebut, DD meneguhkan komitmennya untuk menegakkan Keindonesiaan, Kemoderenan, dan Keislaman sebagai trilogi pilar utama dalam melaksanakan amaliahnya.

Hal tersebut diungkapkan oleh inisiator sekaligus pendiri Dompet Dhuafa, Parni Hadi, dalam acara tasyakuran Milad ke-26 DD di gedung Kampus Umar Usman, Jakarta, Selasa (2/7/2019). Pada acara tersebut juga berlangsung serah terima jabatan ketua pengurus Yayasan Dompet Dhuafa Republika dari ketua lama Ismail Agus Said kepada Nasyith Majidi sebagai ketua baru.

“Saya ingin Dompet Dhuafa itu Indonesia, moderen, dan islami. Jati diri DD adalah lembaga filantropi Islam,” ujar Parni Hadi yang juga merupakan ketua dewan Pembina DD.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Announces Shaheen Kassim-Lakha as Director of Strategic Partnerships

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

New Role Leveraging the Foundation’s Collaborative Opportunities

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation today announced Shaheen Kassim-Lakha’s appointment as director of strategic partnerships, effective July 1, 2019. She will report to Marshall Stowell, vice president for communications.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190703005101/en/

Kassim-Lakha will lead the development and implementation of external engagements, including collaborations with peer funders and national and international partners to unlock resources and shift policies that enable the Hilton Foundation to multiply its impact. This is a new role within the organization and one that puts a priority on operationalizing its philanthropic approach to create strategies and relationships that help advance its goals.

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