They’ve been standing for 105 years, but the steeples at the former St. Joseph’s church in the South of Market area have been given renewed prominence in the San Francisco skyline — and a fresh coat of real gold leaf. Driving along Howard Street or coming into San Francisco on Highway 101, it’s hard to miss the glimmering steeples, which have become one of the most visible symbols of the transformation of the 1913 church. Since the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, the church has sat empty due to extensive seismic damage, until now. The building has undergone a years-long renovation that has piqued the curiosity of the neighborhood and the city. On a late September night, the steeples were further illuminated by the glow of spotlights as celebrity designer and host Ken Fulk revealed his latest project: the Saint Joseph’s Arts Society. Inside the church where religious statues once gazed out, papier-mache bear sculptures by the society’s first featured … [Read more...] about Ken Fulk reveals Saint Joseph’s Arts Society. But who does it benefit?
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Lafayette Daily Advertiser Published 3:09 p.m. UTC Aug 1, 2018 LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette General Foundation board of directors has appointed Nancy Broadhurst as the foundation’s new executive director. She will be responsible for the strategic planning, creation and implementation of all healthcare philanthropy and development as well as the health system’s scholarship funds and employee giving program. Broadhurst replaces Cian Robinson, who has led the Foundation since 2015. Robinson has accepted a position with Lafayette General Health as Executive Director of Innovation, Research and Real Estate Investments. “It is a tremendous privilege to lead an organization that supports the vital role Lafayette General Health fulfills as a leader in healthcare in the region,” said Broadhurst. “I look forward to working together with the Foundation board and staff, in collaboration with the Health System board of directors, and the executive team … [Read more...] about New leaders for Lafayette General’s foundation, strategic investments
Through this initiative, the Humana Foundation will award $2 million to Louisville-area organizations in 2018, with slightly more than $1 million of that in grants ranging from $25,000 up to a maximum of $100,000. The community relations initiative will also feature an expanded skills-based volunteerism program for Humana employees in the Louisville area. “With this new community relations initiative in the Louisville area, the Humana Foundation has an opportunity to support organizations doing great work that align with Humana’s four dimensions of well-being: health, purpose, belonging and security,” said Walter D. Woods, CEO of the Humana Foundation. “The organizations that receive these grants will be those with proposals that improve the quality of life in this area, as well as quality of place proposals that make the metropolitan Louisville area a more appealing place to live.” Regarding “quality of life” proposals, these should align with … [Read more...] about Humana Foundation introduces community relations initiative in Louisville
Hammonds House Museum will unveil its new exhibit, “As We Dream: The O.T. Hammonds and Hammonds House Museum Collection, curated by Kevin Sipp, on Friday July 27th. “As We Dream” is a small sampling of works from its permanent collection, intended to offer a glimpse into what has been accomplished over the past 30 years. The collection Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds left behind is the foundation upon which Hammonds House Museum was built. “Supporting the legacy of African and African Diaspora creativity was his way of sustaining his spirit and sustaining us as a people, of helping us preserve the record of who we are. That he also found satisfaction in sharing his collection is a testament to his humanity and spirit,” Hammonds House Museum released in a statement. “As we dream and reach for stars we bring with us our kaleidoscopic humanity, our dreams of freedom, our nightmare of bondage, our praise songs and our blues. We find new ways and refine old … [Read more...] about NEW EXHIBIT: “As We Dream” Nods to Hammonds House Museum’s Legacy, Foundations
REI Co-op is investing a total of $157,500 in 12 local nonprofit organizations in Atlanta in 2018, as part of the co-op’s continued commitment to steward outdoor spaces and connect people to the outdoors. Recipients include: American Whitewater, Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Children & Nature Network, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club, Georgia Conservancy, GirlTrek, National Forest Foundation, Park Pride Atlanta, Peachtree Creek Greenway, Southeastern Climbers Coalition and Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association. New Realm Brewing, located in the new Common Ground project along the Atlanta BeltLine in Poncey-Highland, has partnered with local solar installer Velo Solar to create a distinctive, money-saving energy source for the brewery. New Realm will cut its utility bills by 10 to 20 percent with the use of a 40kW rooftop solar array, which will shrink the brewery’s footprint by more than 42 metric tons of CO2 annually. The Junior … [Read more...] about Eco Briefs: Sustainability news from around Intown