Volume 2, Number 6 - January 29, 2001
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IN THIS ISSUE
NEWS COVERAGE: President Bush signs two executive orders on faith-based initiatives
JUST PUBLISHED: New report on giving in Atlanta supports faith-based programs
ON THE MOVE: Stephen Goldsmith (Corporation for National Service); Harvey Dale (Atlantic Foundation); Howard E. Gardner and Cynthia Greenleaf (Spencer Foundation)
FAITH-BASED INITIATIVES: As expected, President Bush today signed two executive orders on faith-based programs: one establishes the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI); and one instructs five Cabinet-level agencies to create Centers for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. University of Pennsylvania political science professor John DiIulio, Jr. will head the new office. Legislative proposals related to the plan will be submitted to Congress on Tuesday. Read the announcement and executive orders:
Read commentary about the new initiatives:
Read emerging criticisms and concerns:
NEW REPORT: "The Power of One: 2001 Report on Personal Giving in Greater Atlanta," a new report by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, may offer support for creating additional faith-based programs. Two-thirds of the survey's 2,500 respondents said they would increase their charitable giving if religious organizations become more involved in delivering services previously administered by the government. Download the report (PDF): http://www.atlcf.org/pdfs/givingstudyfinal.pdf .
ON THE MOVE
NEW ROLES: Stephen Goldsmith, who will serve as an advisor to the White House OFBCI, will join the board of the Corporation for National Service. Goldsmith also will continue to advise President Bush on faith-based programs.
MOVING ON: Harvey Dale, President and CEO of the Atlantic Foundation for two decades, will resign later this year. Dale will remain a director of the foundation.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS: Howard E. Gardner and Cynthia Greenleaf have been appointed to the board of directors of the Spencer Foundation. Gardner is known for his work on multiple intelligences; he is currently the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Greenleaf is a consultant with the Chicago Public Schools; she has worked in higher education during the last 25 years.
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