Giving back

Giving back

Community groups get more than $458,000 from state fund for financial literacy efforts

A group of community organizations serving Delawareans from all walks of life have been selected to receive year 2022 grants from the Financial Literacy Education Fund (FLEF). “Financial literacy levels the playing field across all communities in our state,” said Delaware State Bank Commissioner Robert Glen. “For this round of grants, our team reviewed a great collection of applications, and we...

Giving back: Newport Coat delivery parade; $1 million commitment to St. Mark’s; WSFS, Comcast donations

The Delaware KIDS Fund, Harvey, Hanna & Associates, and non-profit coat manufacturer Operation Warm will host a coat delivery parade on Wednesday, December 21st at 10 a.m. at Richey Elementary School. Each student at Richey will receive a brand-new coat as a result of the recent Operation Warm: Newport Delaware KIDS Fund Camping out for Coats fundraising campaign. A fleet of 35 vehicles, including...

Giving back: Club Phred, GOLO, Dot Foods, Beebe, First State Compassion

Delaware band Club Phred, backing Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, helped raise over $150,000 for StopSoldierSuicide.org earlier in the fall. According to event organizer Brian DiSabatino, CEO of EDiS Co. about 22 veterans and one active-duty military member succumbs to their hidden wounds and become a victim of suicide every day.  That is 50% higher than their civilian...

M&T adds $100,000 in funding for La Plaza Hispanic business initiative

M&T Bank will invest  $100,000 in an initiative in Delaware that provides Latino entrepreneurs in Sussex County with the training and access to resources they need to grow their businesses and increase financial stability in their community. The bank's grant to La Plaza Delaware will allow the nonprofit organization to hire additional staff and fund operations to serve more Latino entrepreneurs in 2023. Last year,...

ChristianaCare center named in honor of donor and breast cancer survivor Tatiana Copeland

ChristianaCare has named its Breast Center The Tatiana Copeland Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute in recognition of Gerret and Tatiana Copeland’s financial support. The Copelands, local philanthropists and business entrepreneurs, provided a $1.2 million gift to the Graham Cancer Center in 2019 for breast cancer prevention and research for underrepresented women, a release stated....

Salvation Army opens campus in Wilmington Riverfront area

The Salvation Army Monday dedicated its new campus in Wilmington. The campus houses its Adult Rehabilitation Center, which has 68 beds for men and women in recovery from challenges with alcohol, drugs, homelessness and other issues. The rehab center offers a six-month program that includes counseling, job training, and spiritual development, a release stated. Located on Walnut Street, a ...

KIDS Fund to host annual Camping Out for Coats on Nov. 11

The Delaware KIDS Fund will host the 6th Annual “Operation Warm Newport: Delaware KIDS Fund Camping Out for Coats” on Friday, November 11th. Members of The Delaware KIDS Fund, Harvey, Hanna & Associates, local businesses, and community leaders will pitch tents and camp out in a field located at 10 S. James Street or camp out remotely from home to help create awareness for the greater Wilmington/Newport’s...

Ursuline Academy receives $1.75 million gift from McConnells

Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, received a $1.75 million gift from Paul and Linda McConnell to create a tuition assistance program for Lower School children and bolster the Innovation Program they helped to establish in 2016. Paul McConnell is a commercial real estate developer and owner in Delaware. “Ursuline Academy has benefitted tremendously from the longstanding support and generosity of Paul and...

Former Grand Funk frontman Farner to headline Delaware Vet Fest

Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, will be performing at Vet Fest on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Town of Whitehall, 801 Mapleton Avenue, outside Middletown Local band Club Phred will back up Farner. According to event organizer Brian DiSabatino, CEO of EDiS Co., Wilmington, about 22 veterans and one active-duty...

Integrity Staffing makes contributions totaling $25,000 to nonprofits in marking its 25th anniversary

Integrity Staffing Solutions announced that in honor of the 25th anniversary of its founding, the company is supporting nonprofits making an impact in many of the communities where the firm's staff and associates live and work. Integrity is based near Newark. According to a release, Integrity Staffing Solutions' CEO, Todd Bavol co-founded the company in 1997 to address...

Delmarva Power, parent company Exelon mark 5-year Precisionists partnership

Delmarva Power and its parent company, Exelon are marking a five-year partnership with The Precisionists (TPI), a Wilmington-based organization focused on employment for adults with disabilities. This employment program uses the talents from TPI’s neurodiverse workforce to tackle critical business needs across Delmarva Power and all of Exelon’s operating companies. In May of 2017, to support its commitment to fair and equal employment, Delmarva Power was the...

ChristianaCare Community Investment Fund announces $1.1 million in grants

ChristianaCare is providing $1.1 million through its Community Investment Fund to 13 nonprofit organizations.This is the second round of grants since the Community Investment Fund’s launch in 2019. ChristianaCare is partnering with organizations that provide resources for healthy meals, a safe place to sleep, and homes that are healthy, safe and affordable, reflecting the findings of ChristianaCare’s Community Health Needs Assessment.In Delaware, 12.6% of...

Municipal utility workers bring power to Navajo nation

Line workers from Delaware's municipally owned electric utilities spent recently spent a week in the sprawling Navajo nation as part of a project to connect members to the grid. The effort from the Delaware Municipal Electric Corp. is part of Light Up Navajo, a long-running project of the tribal utility and the American Public Power Association. The Navajo Nation, which is...

Giving back: Ukraine relief update, GOLO donation to Nemours; SoDel’s $10,000 to Freeman Foundation

Members of the General Assembly, Donate Delaware, PAM Health, Charity Crossing, the Delaware Council on Faith-Based Leadership, and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long recently loaded several truckloads of badly needed items for the people of Ukraine. “The brutal assault on Ukraine by Russian forces has left millions of Ukrainians displaced and in need of life-saving resources,” said  Hall-Long. “These brave people...

Stockbridge, Schoenhals, Dianatasis to be honored for education efforts

“There are so many people in Delaware that really have a passion for education,” said Gary Stockbridge, former regional president of Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric. “And 80 percent of the stuff we all have a passion for, we all actually agree on. But so often today, people spend 90 percent of their time on the 10 percent of the ‘stuff’ that...