Faith-Based Nonprofit and Ministry News – September 2016

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American Bible Society is Now in Philly

The American Bible Society’s headquarters have moved from New York City to Philadelphia. The longstanding historical nonprofit names John Jay and Francis Scott Key as former leaders in the organization and seeks to “make the Bible available to every person in a language and format that each can understand.” American Bible Society maintains its presence in New York but has united staff from its New York and Valley Forge offices, the Philadelphia Tribune reports. 

Former Medical Teams International CEO Jeff Pinneo Takes New Philanthropic Role

Jeff Pinneo, former president and CEO of Medical Teams International (MTI), has become a trustee of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, based in Vancouver, Wash. Pinneo stepped down from MTI earlier this year after serving in the position for four years. Since its $91 million endowment in 1975, the Murdock Trust has grown to $1.1 billion in assets and has awarded more than $850 million in grants and programs to more than 2500 nonprofits, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. It’s currently Washington’s third largest foundation, behind the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Casey Family Programs.

Mercy Ships Advances Towards Drucker Prize

Mercy Ships, a U.S.-based hospital ship service provider, has been named one of the 50 semi-finalists going after the Drucker Prize, a $100,000 prize awarded by the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University. Selected from a group of 495 nonprofit applicants, Mercy Ships will enter round two of the process in which they will learn from various leaders in the social sector, reports. The group has worked in more than 70 developing countries providing hospital ships, direct medical services and surgical training valued at more than $1.2 billion since it began in 1978. More than 38,000 local healthcare professionals have received healthcare training through Mercy Ships. The winner of the Drucker Prize will be selected in September.

Lutheran World Relief Donates Items to Red Cross

Lutheran World Relief has donated items valued at approximately $250,000 to the Uganda Red Cross Society, including 160 bales of blankets and 220 cartons of school kits. The Secretary General of the Uganda Red Cross Robert Kwesiga received the donation at the organization’s offices in Rubaga Aug. 19, 2016. The donation is particularly needed as Uganda struggles to accommodate more than 70,000 refugees and shelter seekers displaced by violence in South Sudan, New Vision reports.

Best Christian Workplaces Institute Announces 2016 Honorees

The Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) has announced its top 128 faith-based organizations and churches across the U.S. at which to work. Honorees are evaluated based on quantifiable measures of workplace culture, including: fantastic teams, life-giving work, outstanding talent, uplifting growth, rewarding compensation, inspirational leadership, sustainable strategy and healthy communication. The full list includes companies in several categories: camps and conference centers, churches, media, higher education, missions, and more.


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