April 19, 2013
Paul Taylor Dance Company will be hosting a Cast Party immediately following their final matinee performance at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center on May 5th. The event is sponsored in part by My Dutch Uncle and will feature the dancers of Paul Taylor Dance Company, as well as the extraordinary dance photographer Jordan Matter, who will be signing copies of his fabulous book, Dancers Among Us. Jordan will also be taking one of his amazing photos with selected guests and PTDC dancers. For more details and to buy tickets, please visit the event's Eventbrite page. To purchase tickets to one of PTDC's San Francisco performances, visit San Francisco Performances.
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March 11, 2013
The Paul Taylor Dance Company opened its 2013 season last week with it's fantastic Opening Night Gala at Lincoln Center, following a flawless and very entertaining performance at the David H. Koch Theater.
March 8, 2013
De Marillac Academy's Annual Scholarship Benefit Gala was held at San Francisco's Westin St. Francis on March 7, 2013. The gala helped raise more than $600,000 for full-tuition scholarships for its students living in the Tenderloin neighborhood. The event was well-attended by more than 700 guests. Among the event highlights were the school choir's outstanding performance of Katy Perry's "Firework" and the very popular dessert tables expertly crafted and presented by the St. Francis.
February 4, 2013
My Dutch Uncle's new address is 50 Osgood Place, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94133. Please come visit us!
January 25, 2013
In October 2012, IOA was the recipient of a $200,000 grant from the Koret Foundation for IOA CONNECT, an intake service that provides a single point of contact for information, referrals, comprehensive assessments, and assistance with service navigation.
IOA also received a grant from The Horizons Foundation in October, in support of the LGBT & Aging conference series, which provides educational events and trainings that bring together service providers who work in LGBT-identified organizations and service providers working in aging-identified organizations.
In November 2012, Institute on Aging (IOA) was awarded a $235,250 grant from Mount Zion Health Fund to support the purchase and implementation of Procura, a comprehensive software system that will provide a common database for all services offered by IOA, allowing healthcare professionals organization-wide to operate under one core information system, and ultimately improving the delivery and quality of care to IOA’s clients.
In December 2012, the SCAN Foundation awarded IOA a capacity building and training grant to help IOA develop partnerships with local Accountable Care Organizations. The grant included a $50,000 cash award.
IOA is very grateful for the generosity of its supporters.
MBE nearly doubled its returns on its end-of-year appeal
December 15, 2012
Magnificat Baroque Ensemble celebrated the end of its 20th Anniversary Season with three Bay Area performances of Charpentier's Nativity Pastorale. The San Francisco Chronicle's review of the concert can be found here.
Magnificat’s fans showed their enthusiasm for the Ensemble in a most generous and heartening way this past year. A special appeal to ticket buyers nearly doubled year-end giving from 2011 to 2012, and helps to assure the 2013-14 season.
November 1, 2012
In October 2012, Institute on Aging (IOA) received a $30,000 grant from the Horizons Foundation for a conference series—LGBT and Aging: Confronting & Overcoming Challenges Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Older Adults. This grant will allow IOA to offer scholarships for the conference series, and to expand its advertising and promotional abilities for the events. IOA is very grateful for the Horizons Foundation’s support.
July 16, 2012
A July 10 story in The Oregonian describes work being conducted by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University on using lactose to stabilize the hormone glucagon for use by type 1 diabetics in a computer-controlled pump. For people who inject insulin (or use an insulin pump) and sometimes miscalculate the dose, glucagon can counteract the low blood sugar condition that follows. Current methods of administering glucagon to manage low blood sugar are cumbersome and the material spoils quickly; the researchers hope that adding lactose will enable glucagon to be dispensed more conveniently by pump, monitored by a smartphone app. The ultimate goal of all such projects is a “closed-loop” system with built-in monitoring of insulin and blood sugar levels—a true artificial pancreas. Islet Sheet Medical founder Scott King, asked to comment on the challenges of this research, noted that the computer algorithm for such a system “must be good enough to trust one’s life to it.” So far that goal is still in the future. Read the article online or download a PDF.
July 10, 2012
A Texas court ruled that all natural resources are protected under the public trust doctrine and the Texas state constitution. Previously, only water as a natural resource was deemed protected. Thanks to the suit brought by Our Children's Trust, the atmosphere is now protected as a public trust.
Our Children's Trust is an Oregon-based nonprofit focused on protecting the earth’s natural systems for current and future generations, and is currently working throughout the United States as well as internatinally to achieve its mission. Our Children's Trust is a client of My Dutch Uncle.
June 1, 2012
Last month, the Woodbury Foundation generously awarded the Hanuman Medical Foundation a $37,000 grant to support HMF's continuing support for research that improves life for people with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes affects nearly 8 million people world-wide, and, different from type 2 diabetes, most type 1 diabetics are diagnosed early on in life. Hanuman Medical Foundation is pleased to accept this award as it continues to support research throughout the world in search for a cure for type 1 diabetes.