The Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana affiliate is the largest chapter of Ronald McDonald House charities in the United States, providing over 22,000 nights of respite annually to families of hospitalized children. The chapter was formed officially in 2005 with the merger of several independent houses, although the first area house was opened in1977. The charity currently operates four houses in the greater Chicago area. In addition to providing housing for families near its affiliate hospitals, Ronald McDonald House Charities-Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) operates a Mobile...

Wesley Homes is the nonprofit operator of two continuing care retirement communities in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. The flagship Des Moines community was founded almost 70 years ago as a ministry of the Methodist Church and is home to 600 residents from all walks of life and faith backgrounds. A second community, Lea Hill, houses approximately 225 residents. “We are very proud of our history and the quality of care we provide,” shares Kelly Merry, Campaign Manager. “Our Circle of Concern is the expression of our charitable mission that provides care for those who have...

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1827 that offers programs, activities, workshops, and publications for gardeners of all levels and interests. PHS motivates people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.

Teach For America (TFA) is a national teacher corps of college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years and raise student achievement in public schools. TFA is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.

Oregon State University is Oregon’s Land Grant University and one of only two land grant universities in the country (the second is Cornell University in New York) to also hold sea, space and sun grant designations. The university was founded in 1868 and is approaching its Sesquicentennial or 150 year anniversary. Oregon State boasts strong agricultural, forestry, and engineering programs, as well as a superb ocean sciences program. At 26,000 students, the Oregon State community is home to students from all 50 states, and over 100 countries. The Oregon State University Foundation, the...

How does a two century old educational institution that has undergone tremendous change keep its alumni connected and engaged? University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA (USciences) is doing just that. Founded in 1821, the University was the first college of pharmacy in North America. Today, it has grown to serve more than 2,800 students across five colleges, offering undergraduate and graduate programs across a range of sciences and health sciences. From treating, researching, and studying diseases and cures on a molecular level to the medicines that improve the lives of people...

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