Category: Nonprofit

JPMorgan Chase celebrates new branch with $420K in community investments

WILMINGTON – JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) celebrated opening its second branch in Delaware by announcing $420,000 in investments to the United Way of Delaware and Ministry of Caring.  United Way of Delaware received $210,000 to help support the $tand by Me program. This program offers financial counseling for Delawareans through nonprofits and the state government to help them…

Viewpoint: Strategies to make charitable giving fun and meaningful

By Cynthia Pritchard and Stuart Comstock-Gay Guest columnists Bombarded by requests for charitable gifts this holiday season? Overwhelmed by bell ringers collecting coins and kids selling baked goods? Want to give, but not sure how to make it meaningful and fun? More than 30% of all charitable giving occurs in December, and 12% is done within…

ChristianaCare Community Investment Fund donates $2M to health initiatives

WILMINGTON – ChristianaCare has put $2 million toward its brand shift from health care system to an organization that delivers health to the people it serves, creating a Community Investment Fund that is supporting 32 statewide community organizations. More than 100 people packed the Francis X. Norton Center in Wilmington on Thursday, Dec. 12, to…

Habitat to finish stalled WHP housing project

WILMINGTON – Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County and the City of Wilmington recently announced that the nonprofit would be stepping in to pick up the pieces of the Bennett Street redevelopment left in limbo by the collapse of the Wilmington Housing Partnership (WHP). Habitat is already working on building five homes along the…

Deep Dive Delaware: Neighborhood Revitalization

REACH Riverside has partnered with Atlanta-based Purpose Built Communities to bring radical, systemic change to Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood. REACH Riverside is implementing a model that offers a three-pronged approach to change with high-quality mixed-income housing; a cradle-to-college education pipeline; and community wellness programs. According to REACH Riverside, the neighborhood today has 70% of children living…

Wesley College president: Future success depends on finding efficiencies, building partnerships

Wesley College President Bob Clark is well aware of the challenges that colleges — from small private schools like his to larger university systems — are facing due in large part to declining enrollment.  He’s also heard the rumors swirling lately about his own Dover-based school, although he does point to a recent observation by…

Wilmington Renaissance, Leaders Alliance combining to focus efforts

WILMINGTON — Two business-centric downtown organizations — the Wilmington Renaissance Corp. and the Wilmington Leaders Alliance (WLA) — have consolidated into a new organization called the Wilmington Alliance that will be an “ally for the city of Wilmington (at a level) that has never existed before.” In an Aug. 5 press conference in the heart…

By Roger Morris Chemours president and CEO Mark Vergnano lauded the “unlimited potential” of six Wilmington high school students awarded scholarships to historically black college and universities (HBCU) Monday evening in a joint ceremony with the city of Wilmington. “But potential alone isn’t enough,” Vergnano said. “They also need opportunity.” Providing that opportunity is the…

As negotiations for the 2020 operating budget near their conclusion, the nonprofit community is making a final advocacy push for increased funding to the grant-in-aid bill. The appropriations bill is the life blood of the sector and has suffered severe cuts in recent years. The legislature will meet for the final time this session on…

United Way of Delaware (UWDE) recently elected eight new members to its board of directors, including Delaware business, academic and cultural leaders and the first representative from Salem County, New Jersey, which is now part of United Way of Delaware’s service area. The board of directors sets policy and provides oversight and guidance for UWDE,…