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News Briefing: Gates Foundation Head to Leave Longtime Post

By Kate Golden on February 7, 2008No Comment
  • Madonna, Chris Rock and others raise $3.7 million at the United Nations, leaving some officials uneasy with the commercial promotion aspect of the event.  [Associated Press]
  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation gives $20 million to three arts institutions in Miami-Dade, and will hold a $20 million open-invitation contest for projects that advance the arts in South Florida.  [New York Times]
  • Patty Stonesifer, founding chief executive of the Gates Foundation, will retire by the end of the year.  [New York Times]
  • The White House proposes a $34 million increase for the Smithsonian, despite the institution’s troubled year.  [Washington Post]
  • Helene Whitlock Alley posthumously donates $7.3 million to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, shocking foundation officials who had not anticipated such a large gift.  [Washington Post]
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