01/12/2021 - The State of Things Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese began their Melted Away series in the garden of Jim Kempner Fine Art when they installed a scuture carved in ice of the word Democracy in March 2006 on the anniversary of the Iraq War. … Continue reading

11/19/2020 - A New Initiative Calls for Greater Trustee Accountability, Commitment to Racial Justice News from Inside Philanthropy: Mike Scutari BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTORS IN APPLETON, WISCONSIN OVER THE SUMMER. A NEW INITIATIVE IS CALLING ON FOUNDATION TRUSTEES TO COMMIT TO ADVANCING RACIAL JUSTICE. AARON OF L.A. PHOTOGRAPHY/SHUTTERSTOCK Back in May, the NoVo Foundation, … Continue reading

Update From The Foundation

Topic: Our Democracy Is Faltering, but We Can’t Rely on Philanthropy Save It By Ellen Friedman LEAH MILLIS, REUTERS An explosion caused by a police munition is seen during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The Chronicle of Philanthropy The future of our democracy is on thin ice. That became … Continue reading

Topic: Philanthropies Condemn Political Violence, Call on Leaders to Protect Democracy and Get Back to the People’s Business Democracy Letter A letter from philanthropists affirming the principles of a free, fair, and safe election season and asking fellow leaders to do the same. The Compton Foundation signs on to call for philanthropy to protect democracy. As representatives of … Continue reading