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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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Parents of Amazon founder Bezos donate $12 million to Salesianum School for scholarships

The parents of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos have made a $12 million gift to Salesianum School. The  $12 million gifts announced on Wednesday came from Jacklyn and Miguel "Mike" Bezos, class of ’63, to the...
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Guest view: Invest in the good

By Sheila Bravo, CEO, Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) The pandemic drove home one crucial point: When the going gets tough, nonprofits rise to the occasion to push for the greater good and social...
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The Warehouse marks launch of clean energy, vertical farming education initiative

Community leaders gathered this week at The Warehouse in Wilmington to welcome three new clean energy technologies as part of the Energize The Warehouse initiative. Energize is a  collaboration between Delmarva Power, the Delaware Department...
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Food Bank plans expansion of Milford branch

The Food Bank of Delaware is planning an expansion of its Milford Branch. It comes a few years after the opening of an expanding headquarters, training  and distribution center in Glasgow, south of Newark. Last...
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Comcast adds local ‘Lift Zones’ for low income families; Clash with Biden over ‘net’...

Comcast announced it is equipping eight different locations in New Castle County with WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” as part of its plan to help connect low-income families to the Internet. The following  eight sites are expected...
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Milestone anniversaries: Riverfront Development’s 25th; Food Bank’s 40th; Goodwill’s 100th

The Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware (RDC), the state-funded nonprofit, will celebrate its 25th anniversary beginning this month. Since April 1996, the RDC has overseen the transformation of the Christina Riverfront from an abandoned shipbuilding...
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Giving back: Barclays’ $1 million donation to United Way minority business. program; Highmark awards...

Barclays US Consumer Bank announced an investment of $1 million to the United Way of Delaware in partnership with the State of Delaware for the Stand By Me Minority Small Business program. Stand by Me...
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Giving back: Community Foundation sees giving surge; GOLO, DuPont Pettinaro, Calagione donations

In 2020, the Delaware Community Foundation awarded $31.2 million in community grants and scholarships, primarily from charitable funds established by individuals, families and corporate donors. The 2020 giving – which had an impact on  tens...
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Sale of business machine collection fuels scholarship fund

 After a lifetime preserving American innovation history, business owners Tom and Mary Russo have turned their collection of antique business machines into a scholarship fund. The Russos established the new Thomas A. & Mary Jo...
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Response to drive-up Dover event strong as Food Bank is forced to shut down...

The Food Bank of Delaware reported it was overwhelmed by the response to a Monday drive-up food event in Dover and had to close early. "Due to the overwhelming number of vehicles that came out...