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Gates Foundation Gift to Support Covid-19 Testing at Historically Black Colleges

Several historically Black colleges and universities will share a $15 million dollar donation over the next three years from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support Covid-19 testing on their campuses, the foundation announced Tuesday. It will be the foundation’s largest donation to historically Black colleges and universities to date.

The donation will supplement the Just Project, an initiative from

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

that has provided instruments, kits and Covid-19 testing infrastructure to seven historically Black colleges and universities across the country so far.

The donation will be divided among Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, Meharry Medical College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University of Louisiana, with each school receiving $1.5 million. Up to four more schools will be added to the donation in the coming weeks.

These schools will act as hubs for other historically Black colleges in their regions, and will process Covid-19

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COVID-19 couldn’t stop Texas Women’s Foundation from raising close to $1M at 35th annual luncheon

More than 2,000 guests attended Texas Women’s Foundation’s 35th annual luncheon, which was a virtual event due to COVID-19. In the 24 hours that followed the luncheon, another 11,000 watched a recording of the event, which brought together influential business and philanthropic leaders for a conversation with award-winning actress and bestselling author America Ferrera and Laysha Ward, executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for retail giant Target.

Toyota and the Dallas Mavericks sponsored the organization’s principal fundraiser. Toyota VP Bonnie Clinton and Mavs CEO Cynt Marshall co-chaired the event, which raised more than $926,000.

At Texas Women's Foundation's virtual fundraiser in late September, award-winning actress and bestselling author America Ferrera and Laysha Ward, executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for retail giant Target, talked about sisterhood and superpowers.
At Texas Women’s Foundation’s virtual fundraiser in late September, award-winning actress and bestselling author America Ferrera and Laysha Ward, executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for retail giant Target, talked about sisterhood and superpowers.(Texas Women’s Foundation)

The Texas Women’s Foundation mission is to advance the lives of women, girls and their

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Women’s Sports Foundation gala to stream on Yahoo Sports

The biggest night in women’s sports is almost here, and for the first time ever it’s available for everyone to see.

The Women’s Sports Foundation’s Annual Salute to Women in Sports is happening on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET, and while COVID-19 has forced the gala online, it will now be broadcast live and free on Yahoo Sports.

There could not be a better time to salute women in sports. Between COVID-19 and the renewed push for equality following the numerous Black Lives Matter protests around the country, 2020 has been a tumultuous year, but women athletes have been leading the way. That’s why the theme of this year’s gala is “Speak with Sport,” celebrating the women athletes and leaders who have been using their platform to demand equality and justice for all — both inside and outside of sports.

The Women’s Sports Foundation will be giving out

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The Latest: Ali to host Women’s Sports Foundation awards

NEW YORK — Laila Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd.

The free, online Annual Salute to Women in Sports can be viewed Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Yahoosports.com.

The theme is Speak with Sport, recognizing athletes and leaders who are speaking up about equality and social justice. In a video montage, Brady says, “Let’s keep pushing forward and breaking new ground.”

The players of the WNBA, who raised awareness of the police killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, will receive the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns will be honored for her leadership in corporate America, along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians for his inclusive hiring practices.

The event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Original 9,” Billie Jean King and eight other women who broke away from the tennis

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The Latest: Ali to Host Women’s Sports Foundation Awards | Sports News

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd.

The free, online Annual Salute to Women in Sports can be viewed Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Yahoosports.com.

The theme is Speak with Sport, recognizing athletes and leaders who are speaking up about equality and social justice. In a video montage, Brady says, “Let’s keep pushing forward and breaking new ground.”

The players of the WNBA, who raised awareness of the police killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, will receive the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns will be honored for her leadership in corporate America, along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians for his inclusive hiring practices.

The event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Original 9,” Billie Jean King and eight other women who broke away from the

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Ali to host Women’s Sports Foundation awards

PRAGUE (AP) — Laila Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd.

The free, online Annual Salute to Women in Sports can be viewed Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Yahoosports.com.

The theme is Speak with Sport, recognizing athletes and leaders who are speaking up about equality and social justice. In a video montage, Brady says, “Let’s keep pushing forward and breaking new ground.”

The players of the WNBA, who raised awareness of the police killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, will receive the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns will be honored for her leadership in corporate America, along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians for his inclusive hiring practices.

The event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Original 9,” Billie Jean King and eight other women who broke away from the tennis

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The Latest: Ali to host Women’s Sports Foundation awards

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Cyprus’ Dimitris Christofi, centre, controls the ball during an international friendly soccer match between Cyprus and Czech Republic at AEK arena in Larnaca, Cyprus, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.

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Laila Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd.

The free, online Annual Salute to Women in Sports can be viewed Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Yahoosports.com.

The theme is Speak with Sport, recognizing athletes and leaders who are speaking up about equality and social justice. In a video montage, Brady says, “Let’s keep pushing forward and breaking new ground.”

The players of the WNBA, who raised awareness of the police killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, will receive the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns will be honored for her leadership in corporate America, along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce

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Grand Canyon University Scholarship Program Receives Substantial Gift From The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

PHOENIX, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Grand Canyon University’s Student Inspiring Students (SIS) Scholarship Program has received a $500,000, five-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The grant will fund full-tuition scholarships for “Parsons Scholars” – high school seniors who are the most academically qualified among SIS recipients. The largest single gift in the program’s history, the multi-year grant will provide life-changing opportunities for high-achieving youth who otherwise may not be able to afford a college education.

“Supporting higher education, and organizations like Grand Canyon University, is about more than funding a scholarship, it’s about investing in a person’s future,” said Founder & CEO of PXG Bob Parsons. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and I’m proud to support those who are willing to put in the hard work and earn a college degree.”  

The SIS Scholarship Program is a public-private partnership in which a community-minded

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$1.7M Adkerson Foundation gift creates online MSU master’s accounting programs, minority fellowships; endows NABA chapter

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STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Richard C. Adkerson Family Foundation addresses two significant issues facing the southeastern United States with a gift to its namesake’s alma mater, Mississippi State University.

The more than $1.7 million gift will strengthen accounting education through accessibility by establishing two online graduate-level degree programs for the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy and bring fellowships to African Americans who enroll full time in the programs. Additionally, the gift endows a student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) for underrepresented undergraduate students to engage with professionals in their soon-to-be career fields of accounting, finance and related business professions.

An online Master of Professional Accountancy program and an online Master of Taxation program will now be part of the land-grant institution’s curriculum for the Adkerson School of Accountancy. Adkerson is the longtime CEO of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), the foremost

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Yamiche Alcindor Receives the 2020 Gwen Ifill Award From the International Women’s Media Foundation


Yamiche Alcindor (file)

This week, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) announced that they would be honoring PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor with the 2020 IWMF Gwen Ifill Award for her coverage on race relations and politics in addition to her commitment to promoting diversity within journalism.

“It is truly an honor and a blessing to receive this award from the IWMF during such a critical and historic year,” said Alcindor in a press statement. “Gwen Ifill was a journalism icon who exemplified all the virtues of the craft that we need now – fairness, bravery, and truth-telling at all costs. Gwen, her dear friend Athelia Knight, and a number of other women and men in my life have helped me navigate my career and embrace my passion for civil rights journalism on many beats and in all forms. I am forever grateful for their support as

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