Weather Lottery passes £5m mark in charity donations

first_img Howard Lake | 11 October 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  61 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Weather Lottery passes £5m mark in charity donations Lottery fundraising company The Weather Lottery plc has now raised over £5 million for good causes. Established in 1998, the company’s lottery is based on players guessing the temperatures in Fahrenheit of selected destinations around Europe.Run by Chief Operating Officer Kevin Dale, it donates 55% of each pound that it makes in profit. So far it has donated £5,011,100 to almost 1,000 charities, such as Age UK, Gloucester Rugby, The Liberal Democrat Party, the National Childbirth Trust, and York City Football Club.It costs £1 to play and offers  top prize of £25,000. If there are multiple winners they do not have to split the jackpot.The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract uses The Weather Lottery plc. Nikki Ridgway, its fundraising and marketing manager, said: “The scheme is exceptionally easy to run. All the administration is taken care of, leaving us free to focus on promoting the lottery to our supporters”. Tagged with: Gift Aid Lotteries Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Pasadena Community Foundation and Pasadena Child Health Foundation Announce New Relationship

first_img Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Members of PCHF Board – seated: Tara Westman, President, Deborah Silver; standing: Lorna Miler, Charmayne Mills Ealy, Sheila Thornton, Gloria Pitzer, TreasurerThe Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF) was established in 1951 as a private foundation, two years before the founding of the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF). For over 60 years, these two foundations have worked side by side in Pasadena to support local non-profits. In June, the PCHF Board voted to dissolve as a private foundation and continue its mission as a component fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF).According to Board Chair, Tara Westman, “the PCHF Board saw that efficiencies could be achieved and long term grant making could grow through this new arrangement. PCF has staffed the PCHF for the past 18 months, and together we have done a lot of analysis and thinking about how best to ensure the perpetuity of the Foundation’s work.” PCHF’s assets of approximately $6.0 million the represents the largest single gift to the Pasadena Community Foundation in its history.In 1994 PCHF received $5 million, a 20% share of a trust that had been established in 1928 with 500 shares of IBM stock – at the time worth just over $12,000. This significant gift allowed PCHF to make an even greater impact in the community.Now, as a component fund of PCF, the PCHF will be able to take advantage of both cost savings and streamlined administration. Gloria Pitzer, PCHF’s Treasurer, said: “It became clear that working with PCF not only offered the opportunity to share knowledge in terms of how to better serve local child-health related non-profits, but also would cut costs significantly. In today’s difficult economic environment, small foundations can struggle to grow their assets in order to keep pace with both inflation and community need. We – the PCHF Board – wanted to make sure that this money was available to do good in our community forever. And working with PCF, who knows this community so well, will only further strengthen our ability to impact child health issues in Pasadena.”For more information, visit and 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Community Foundation and Pasadena Child Health Foundation Announce New Relationship From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 30, 2016 | 11:08 am Community Newslast_img read more

Dario Fo, Nobel Prize-Winning Playwright, Dies at 90

first_imgDario Fo(Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFT/Getty Images) View Comments Dario Fo, the Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright whose frequent collaborations with his wife Franca Rame drew universal dissension, died on October 13. His death, which followed two weeks of hospitalization in Milan for back pain, was confirmed to the New York Times by his Italian publisher, Chiarelettere. He was 90 years old.In 1984, Fo’s play Accidental Death of an Anarchist played Broadway’s Belasco Theatre. At the time, he and Rame needed to receive a waiver from the State Department in order to attend the opening in New York, due to their ties to the Italian Communist Party.Fo was born on March 24, 1926 in the Italian town on Sangiano to railway stationmaster Felice and Pina Rota, who later wrote the acclaimed autobiography Il Paese delle Rane. He attended the Brera Fine Arts Academy in the early 1940s before going into hiding to avoid serving during World War II. His parents were both active members of the resistance and assisted in the escape of Italian Jews and British prisoners of war.In 1951, Fo met Rame while acting in a theater company in Milan. They married in 1954. Over the years, they created myriad shows inspired by the Italian tradition of commedia dell’arte that played to both customary theaters and protests. Rame died in 2013. His additional works include Fedayin and We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!, which explored the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and protesting inflation. For each of these, Fo encouraged artists worldwide to relate their productions to issues and experiences that affect their respective local community.Similarly, Fo’s one-man show Mistero Buffo, which comically highlighted politics and religion, experienced countless incarnations and revisions from 1969 through the ‘90s. When he received the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature, he received extreme amounts of criticism from the police and the Vatican. “Yours is an act of courage that border on provocation,” he told the Swedish Academy at theh time.Fo is survived by his son, Jacopo. A commemorative service will be held at the Piccolo Teatro Strehler, where he staged productions (which were routinely shut down by authorities) in the 1950s.last_img read more