Julia Grant to be new CEO of Pro Bono Economics

Tagged with: Management pro bono Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  246 total views,  1 views today Julia Grant to be new CEO of Pro Bono Economics “Pro Bono Economics is about to embark on an ambitious new strategy, deepening our support to charities and widening our policy horizons.  We needed a top-quality CEO to deliver this change programme. I am delighted to say that, in Julia, we have found one”.  247 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Pro Bono EconomicsPro Bono Economics (PBE) matches volunteer economists with charities who need their expertise. It was established in 2009 by Martin Brookes (Tomorrow’s People) and Andy Haldane (Bank of England). It has been approached by over 200 charities and has more than 400 economist volunteers on its books.Its work to date has ranged from the costs of reoffending to the impact on society of adult innumeracy, and from the financial burden to the UK of eating disorders to economic analysis on homelessness and the housing crisis.PBE is supported by high-profile economists, including the Chief Economist at the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, and the Chief Economist at HM Treasury, Dave Ramsden as trustees, and Kate Barker, Jim O’Neill, Gus O’Donnell, Robert Peston, Martin Wolf and Adair Turner as patrons. Howard Lake | 26 January 2016 | News Julia Grant has been appointed the new Chief Executive at Pro Bono Economics, the charity that matches highly skilled economist volunteers with charities and social enterprises. She joins from Impetus Private Equity Foundation where she was CEO, and takes up her new role in April.She has over 10 years experience as a charity CEO. She joined Impetus-PEF in 2011 as Portfolio Manager, and has been acting CEO since 2015. Before that she was CEO of the National Gardens Scheme from 2004 to 2010, following five years as CEO at Surrey Community Action from 1999 to 2004.She has served on the Learning and Skills Council and is currently a member of the Arts and Humanities Funding Council (both ministerial appointments). She also sits on the Advisory Boards of Big Society Capital and Ashoka UK.Grant said on her appointment:“The challenge of how best to use scarce resources is the pressing concern of our day and for the charity sector the issue is particularly acute. Pro Bono Economics’ work at the heart of this issue is widely respected and I am excited to be leading them through a new period of growth.”Andy Haldane, PBE trustee and co-founder, welcomed her appointment, saying: Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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S. Baxter Jones launches hunger strike for justice

first_imgSept. 20 — S. Baxter Jones continues to fight to regain his home, which he lost through foreclosure in Jackson, Mich., in 2011.On July 28, a judge stayed an eviction order sought by Fannie Mae to allow Jones an opportunity to take advantage of a recently announced Federal Housing Finance Administration and Fannie Mae Buyback Program allowing Michigan homeowners to repurchase their foreclosed homes at market value. Fannie Mae defied the judge’s intent, refused to sell the home to Jones and, without notice, sold it to an investor. This is the same Fannie Mae that was taken over and bailed out by taxpayers to the tune of $116 billion since 2008.In response, Jones began a hunger strike on Sept. 13 to demand the return of his home at market value.S. Baxter Jones at front in wheelchair at protest on eighth day of hunger strike.Photo: Errol JenningsJones, a Detroit public school teacher for 22 years and a former track coach, suffered traumatic brain injury in 2005 as a result of an automobile accident and now has severe disabilities. He was forced to return to work prematurely with an undiagnosed traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. In 2010, the injury was finally diagnosed, and that April Jones received a family medical leave approved by Detroit Public Schools. Then during summer break he was unjustly fired by DPS, which was then under the control of unelected Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb, because Jones could no longer fulfill his work-related education and recertification requirements!In violation of federal regulations, Wells Fargo, the loan servicer for Fannie Mae, refused to grant a forbearance or a loan modification for Jones while he was obtaining disability benefits. Instead, Wells Fargo sold his home at a sheriff’s sale in June 2011 and transferred ownership to Fannie Mae in August 2011. In 2013, Jones’ offer to purchase his home at market value was turned down by Fannie Mae.In a press release announcing commencement of the hunger strike, Jones stated, “I feel disenfranchised, constantly jumping through hoops of fire and being burned. I paid all that money and I have nothing to show for it. Federal housing authorities have stonewalled me at every turn. I can no longer accept this injustice. I do not want this to happen to another person, so despite my health issues, as a Godly man, I have decided to engage in a hunger strike for justice.”In an interview this week, Jones stated, “I am not on a hunger strike just to regain my home. I want to highlight the injustices facing thousands of struggling individuals and families today, suffering inhumane water shutoffs, continuing tax and bank foreclosures, declining schools, high unemployment, low pay, and vicious assaults by the police.”Support for Jones is growing. A number of activists have announced that they will begin fasting in solidarity. For updates, visit the Facebook page “HUNGER STRIKE — Help Baxter get his Home Back.”You can support Jones by calling Katrina Jones (no relation) of Fannie Mae at 215-575-1400 or email [email protected] Demand that Fannie allow S. Baxter Jones to reclaim his home under the FHFA Buyback Program. The home address is 8789 Rexford Rd., Jackson, MI 49201. Please refer to FHFA file #H-15-1408.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Youth Home Groundbreaking in Evansville

first_imgCHANNEL 44 NEWS: Youth Home Groundbreaking in EvansvilleOCTOBER 1ST, 2017  BRI WILLIAMS EVANSVILLE, INDIANA A groundbreaking is held to celebrate the future site of the United Methodist Boys Home in Evansville. The current boy’s home was donated by a church many years ago and has become very worn down over the years.The new boys home will be larger than the current home and will allow United Methodist to house as many boys as they do girls, in their residential program. In 2016, the youth home served 52 children but had to turn away 59 kids because they were full.United Methodist Group Home Director of Development, Travis Johnson says, “We want to be able to give the kids something that is safer and more inviting for the growth that they need to become mature adults.”So far a little more than $300,000 dollars was raised for the boys’ home but their goal is $400,000 dollars. For ways to donate visitFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Saint Mary’s celebrates Heritage Week

first_imgSaint Mary’s College plans to celebrate its history and the 50th anniversary of the death of Sister Madeleva Wolff, the third president of Saint Mary’s, during next week’s Heritage Week festivities, senior Mollie Valencia said.Valencia, student director on the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, said many of the Heritage Week events would be centered around Sister Madeleva and the mark she left on the college.Junior Sarah Prezek, chair of the Mission Committee for Student Government Association said she worked with Valencia to plan the Heritage Week events.“One of the most important goals of this week is to connect Saint Mary’s women to the women that founded and continually support our college, the Sisters of the Holy Cross convent,” Prezek said.Valencia said Sister Eva Mary Hooker, professor of English, and John Kovach, library archivist, would host a reading Sunday of Wolff’s work at 2 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge.Riedinger House, the guesthouse on campus, would also host two tea parties Monday, Valencia said. She said students could attend an update on the capital campaign Saint Mary’s launched last year Tuesday in the Vander Vennett Theater.Valencia said it is important for students to understand how deeply Saint Mary’s was rooted in history and how much of that history could be found all across the campus, even in less-frequented areas.“There are so many different places on campus that most students do not know about, and these are the places highlighted during Heritage Week,” she said.To showcase some of this Saint Mary’s history, Sister Veronique Wiedower, vice president for mission, would lead Heritage Room tours Wednesday, Valencia said. She said students could also visit the college archives for tours Wednesday.Valencia said Saint Mary’s President Carol Ann Mooney would have dinner with juniors and seniors in Stapleton Lounge on Thursday.“This dinner will allow students to dine family-style, similar to the type of dinner that was traditionally served when Reignbeaux Lounge served as the school’s dining hall,” Prezek said.Prezek said long-sleeved T-shirts would be given out at each event, but she said she hopes that student choose to attend the events to learn more about the history of the college.“The events are important to attend because each event sheds a light on aspects of Saint Mary’s that makes it unique and beloved,” Prezek said. “Students are given an opportunity to learn about and experience Saint Mary’s history and traditions.”Tags: Carol Ann Mooney, Heritage Week, history, Saint Mary’s Collegelast_img read more

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Cuomo Says Schools Will Remain Closed For Rest Of Academic Year

first_imgNew York State Image.ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced during his daily update Friday that all public schools throughout New York State will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Cuomo also says that facilities will continue to provide distance learning for the remainder of the year.WNYNewsNow will continue to cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, putting facts over fear.  Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

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Ibrahimovic extends AC Milan contract for 2020/21 season

first_imgAccording to Italian media reports, Ibrahimovic has agreed a seven-million-euro ($8.35-million) annual salary with Milan.He helped Pioli’s side bounce back from a poor first half of last season, scoring 11 goals in 20 games in all competitions to help fire the seven-time European champions to Europa League qualification.Ibrahimovic said at the weekend that he “wanted to help the club return to where they belong”.”For six months, we have done great things but we have not won anything. We must continue and do the same,” he said in a video. Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a one-year contract extension with AC Milan, the Italian giants announced on Monday.The former Swedish international, who turns 39 in October, rejoined Milan in January and will stay at the San Siro until the end of June 2021.”Today [Monday], Zlatan Ibrahimovic rejoined his teammates and coach Stefano Pioli at Milanello Sports Center, where he took part in his first training session of the season,” the club said in a statement. Topics :center_img The 38-year-old previously played for the Rossoneri from 2010-2012, scoring 56 goals and winning the 2011 Serie A title under Massimiliano Allegri.It had been widely expected that ‘Ibra’ would sign a new deal and he will take the number 11 shirt, having played as Milan’s number 21 last term.He had returned from American MLS outfit Los Angeles Galaxy on a six-month contract with an optional extra year.Milan finished last season with a 12-match unbeaten streak in Serie A to grab a sixth-place finish, although they still fell short of returning to the Champions League for the first time since 2014.Ibrahimovic has also played for Juventus and Inter Milan in Italy during his illustrious career and starred for Paris Saint-Germain in France and Manchester United in the Premier League.He won four Ligue 1 titles with PSG during a four-year spell in which he became the club’s record goalscorer, a mantle since taken by Edinson Cavani.’Ibra’ has also lifted the La Liga trophy with Barcelona in 2010, three league titles with Inter and two Eredivisie crowns while at Ajax.last_img read more

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Chris Paul’s ‘Homers’ comment angers Jazz fans

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “This is a great home court and one of the best crowds in the league,” he said, “but I’m just speaking personally, that never bothered me. I loved that.”For Rivers, the return to Salt Lake City and the building that was formerly the Delta Center brings back another set of memories. That would be his 2003 dismissal as head coach of the Orlando Magic, when he was fired after a 1-10 start.The final straw was a 90-88 loss to the Jazz on Nov. 17, 2003.Rivers was reminded of that moment on the team bus this week, when Clippers general manger Dave Wohl asked, “Wasn’t this where you got fired?”“Thanks, Dave,” Rivers shot back.“I don’t think about that much,” Rivers said. “It was probably the best thing to ever happen to me if we’re being honest. I didn’t think it at the time but it probably clearly was the best thing.”No foulThrough the first two games of this series, the Clippers have been spared the parade of DeAndre Jordan to the free-throw line. Fouling the center, a poor free-throw shooter, has become as much a rite of spring for the Clippers as the playoffs themselves.It’s not that Jazz coach Quin Snyder is averse to the tactic, he said. Circumstances have just not dictated it.“It’s a rational thing to think about,” he said, “and it’s not something that we’ve not thought about and not something we’ve ruled out, but it’s something that hasn’t made sense for us at this point”The Clippers have not had such a run where Snyder felt he should go to the widely loathed “Hack-A” strategy.Jordan is a career 43 percent foul shooter who has shot just 40 percent in the postseason. Famously, the Houston Rockets put him on the line 34 times in Game 4 of the conference semifinals in 2015.“It’s not out of any disrespect or anything like that,” Snyder said. “It’s gamesmanship.” Paul, who was heavily booed when starting lineups were introduced, said he had not heard that the comment had caught fire until Friday morning.“Since the game the other day (on Tuesday),” Paul said, “we didn’t have practice, took my daughter to gymnastics. That’s the last thing I’m worried about is what fire I’ve lit out here.”Paul has clarified he meant that few fans in Salt Lake City support visiting teams, unlike arenas such as Atlanta. Misinterpreted or not, the remark added fuel to what was already one of the NBA’s most hostile environments.As for that scene actually having much impact on the series, as is often discussed, Clippers coach Doc Rivers wasn’t buying it. He appeared in three playoff games in the same arena with the Clippers in 1992 when the Clippers lost in five games to the Jazz.He didn’t remember the atmosphere having an impact.center_img SALT LAKE CITY>> Well, this might be the last time Chris Paul tries to compliment opposing fans.The Clippers star had no idea what he started with an offhand comment Tuesday night that Utah’s fans were “homers,” a term that has been picked apart by Salt Lake City radio hosts, and become a bit of a rallying cry among fans here as the Clippers and Jazz first-round series shifted to Vivint Smart Home Arena after the teams split the first two games at Staples Center.One fan came brandished with a 6-foot cardboard cutout of Homer Simpson, while his friend carried a sign that read, “Just a bunch of homers.”“It’s a good storyline, huh?” Paul said. “If somebody needed this storyline, at the end of the day it is entertainment I guess. I’m going to hoop.”last_img read more

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