Color of Change is shifting the focus of its #QuitTheCouncil campaign now that President Donald Trump has disbanded his two business advisory councils. Campaign manager Jade Magnus said the organization will now focus on getting executives at Pepsi, IBM, Campbell's and other companies to take a public stance on the importance of diversity.
Christopher Baity, a retired Marine dog handler and trainer, has created the nonprofit Semper K9 to train service dogs to help veterans. "I asked if I could take my experience, if I could build a pilot program checking rescue dogs and training them for veterans with mobility and psychiatric alert needs," he said.
Chicago pediatric oncology nurse Rebecca Boumstein started the Hair For You Foundation to help children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments afford to buy wigs. She was inspired to create the foundation by her own battle with cancer as a teen, when her biggest fear was losing her hair.
The proposed $100 million National Coast Guard Museum is gaining support in New London, Conn., after more than 10 years of planning, according to Dick Grahn, president of the National Coast Guard Museum Association. "If the cards fall as we wish, we'd like to break ground in 2018," he said.
An environment of trust, appreciation and innovation helps people to be happy and perform effectively and creatively, Larry Senn writes. Encourage others to be open to change, foster open communications and recognize successes.
The Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange is collecting discarded office supplies and educational materials from local businesses and donating it to Chicago Public Schools teachers and their students. Co-founder Barbara Koenen said the effort has had an incredible outpouring of local support, resulting in supplies for about 500 teachers.
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, has moved 590,000 Facebook shares worth almost $100 million to a donor-advised fund to support her philanthropic causes. Observers say a significant share of the funds will likely go to two nonprofits Sandberg started, LeanIn.org and OptionB.org.
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