CURE ALZHEIMER&#39;S FUND | September 26, 2022
Cure Alzheimer's Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer's disease, announced today that it has reached an important milestone—awarding more than $150 million in research grants to many of the leading scientists throughout the world investigating the disease.
Since its establishment in 2004, Cure Alzheimer's Fund (CureAlz) has supported more than 670 innovative projects led by 249 scientists resulting in 948 published peer-reviewed papers in prominent scientific journals. Many of these projects have yielded significant breakthroughs, resulting in findings contributing to new and critical avenues for development of novel treatments.
"We are fortunate to work with many of the world's foremost scientists who are passionate about finding a solution and eradicating Alzheimer's disease. For 18 years, our Founders and Board of Directors have remained committed to allowing and encouraging the researchers we fund to follow the science and explore their hypotheses, There is great momentum with the research, and new discoveries are being made every day. We are honored to have been the recipients of the generosity of more than 60,000 donors who have made this research possible."
-Tim Armour, president and CEO of Cure Alzheimer's Fund.
Funded projects have included:
The Alzheimer's Genome Project™, the first large-scale, family-based study of the human genome specific to Alzheimer's disease.
A consortium testing large libraries of FDA-approved drugs and natural products to determine those that may be beneficial against Alzheimer's disease.
A consortium of experts to expand our understanding of the role of the APOE gene with Alzheimer's disease.
About Cure Alzheimer's Fund:
Cure Alzheimer's Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer's disease. Since its founding in 2004, Cure Alzheimer's Fund has contributed more than $150 million to research, and its funded initiatives have been responsible for many key breakthroughs. Cure Alzheimer's Fund has received a 4-star rating for more than 10 consecutive years from Charity Navigator. With 100% of funds raised going to support research, Cure Alzheimer's Fund has been able to provide grants to many of the best scientific minds in the field of Alzheimer's research.
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Frontier | September 23, 2022
Frontier Marketing is plugging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) into its mission to serve charities that have a vision for fundraising growth.
Technology and staff from the AI-powered fundraising company, Wisely, have joined Frontier to bring further depth and nuance to donor management. With real-time insights, Wisely’s software analyzes donor databases and suggests which donors to connect with—who will give, how much, and when.
“Our goal is to help the many charities who want to grow their mid-level giving programs to identify and develop future major gift donors, Frontier is already a leading fundraising agency. I'm excited to bring Wisely's proprietary AI prediction engine to them, and by extension, their clients, With access to advanced donor intelligence tools, Frontier will help their clients secure more donations than they ever have before, I personally believe that together we will create a lasting impact in the nonprofit sector.”
-Wes Moon, co-founder of Wisely.
Frontier has identified Wisely as a systemic solution to providing clients with sustainable and predictable growth. The analytical capabilities of the new team members and AI technology are expected to bring significant benefits to both current and future clients.
Wisely’s AI technology is known as machine learning, one of the most common types of AI being developed in the for-profit world today. By rapidly analyzing large amounts of data, machine learning technology is able to make predictions and recommendations by identifying subtle patterns and anomalies. Where humans may be overwhelmed by the scope of data, machine learning thrives. This technological development is a powerhouse that allows Wisely’s AI to take the guesswork out of finding prospects.
“Our ability to deliver value for our current and future clients will increase exponentially, both now and into the future. We’re thrilled to begin to apply this technology to meet our client’s fundraising needs and challenges, As Wisely members join the Frontier team, our clients will benefit from the deep knowledge and insights of Wisely's predictive software and machine learning, Frontier has always stood out for how we deliver value through data-driven fundraising.”
-Derek Weiss’s executive director Frontier.
In addition to the AI technology, Wisely team members will bolster Frontier’s already impressive data team.
AnitaB.org | September 22, 2022
AnitaB.org, the global nonprofit focused on intersectional gender and pay parity in tech, announced today that ADP, Dev Technology Group, and UKG are the 2022 Top Companies for Women Technologists Winners at this year's Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), the world's largest gathering of women and non-binary technologists, during President and CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson's opening plenary address.
Top Companies for Women Technologists is a national program from AnitaB.org that identifies key trends around the equity of women and non-binary technologists in the workforce and is the only benchmarking program that looks specifically at the technical workforce and awards companies that are making the most progress toward equity. In 2022, AnitaB.org analyzed data on representation, programs, and policies from 52 companies, measuring 422,494 technologists across various industries from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021.
In addition to announcing the Winners, the Top Companies for Women Technologists Key Findings & Insights Report shows that, while many things have rebounded in the tech industry in terms of gender diversity, it is still not quite back to pre-pandemic levels.
According to the report, in the past year, companies are making productive efforts to hire more women of color technologists and reported a 5.0% increase in total women technologists from 2021 to 2022. Conversely, attrition rates are higher for women technologists (16%) compared to men technologists (13.7%). That gap widens further for women technologists who are Black (25%), Latinx (18.8%), Native American (18.2%), and Pacific Islander (23.5%). Any gains in intersectional gender diversity due to hiring will be marginal until companies can reduce this high rate of attrition.
"We're thrilled to announce this year's Winners of Top Companies for Women Technologists for their ongoing work to advance intersectional gender equity, In 2022, our rights and protections are under attack on both the state and federal levels. Tech companies must ensure women and non-binary technologists have a sense of inclusion and belonging in their workplace. The data and insights from the Winners and other participating companies provide the foundation to begin and continue much-needed conversations around diversity, allowing us to cultivate a truly inclusive community."
-Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of AnitaB.org.
Launched in 2011, Top Companies for Women Technologists helps organizations discover areas where they can improve their structural equity and signals a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that women and non-binary technologists look for in an employer.
At AnitaB.org, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. We connect, inspire, and guide women technologists and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. For more than 30 years, this community has grown and changed to become the leading organization for women in technology. Today, AnitaB.org works with women and non-binary technologists in more than 50 countries and partners with leading academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies.