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September 2022

U.K. Institution Receives Significant Naming Gift

The Gradel Institute of Charity : New College, University of Oxford (Oxford, United Kingdom) directs its attention solely on nonprofits – their systems, management, policies and governances – for the purpose of elevating the sector and improving outcomes around the world. The Institute received its initial naming gift from New College alumnus, Chris Gradel. Kinetic looks forward to working with the Institute as it raises support from U.S. donors for capital projects taking place at New College, University of Oxford.

$2-million Challenge Grant to MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kansas City) has been awarded a $2-million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation toward the construction of a new athletic stadium and several athletic facility updates. The project is the third phase of capital improvements in the Bright Futures campaign which, so far, has raised nearly $27 million in support of building projects such as the new Cunningham Center. More than $80 million has been raised throughout the Bright Futures comprehensive campaign for new academic initiatives, capital projects, scholarship and endowment support. The funding from the Mabee Foundation will be awarded to the university as a challenge grant requiring the remaining $4.7 million to be raised in cash and multi-year pledge commitments by mid-July 2023.

Delivering Hope Campaign Nears Completion

Meals on Wheels (Tulsa, Okla.) soon will open its 24,000-square-foot Hardesty Service Center. The new building will allow the nonprofit to serve more than one million meals annually to its elderly and homebound neighbors. The Hardesty Service Center will house a large commercial kitchen, volunteer training center, program space and administrative offices. For many seniors, Meals on Wheels means the difference between remaining at home or relocating to a nursing facility. A campaign for Delivering Hope will make it possible for the organization to accomplish even more in the Metro Tulsa area.

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