William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Invests in Reversing Metabolic Syndrome Through Six-Year, $9 Million Grant to Rush University Medical Center

(CHICAGO)—After a successful, two-year pilot project that helped patients reverse their metabolic syndrome with lifestyle changes, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is expanding the Eat, Love, Move program to …

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Twenty-five Years and Still Evolving

A program for educators that inspired elementary school teachers to broach tough subjects, including the atom bomb. A special village where homeless, single parents get jobs, go to college, and …

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In 2017: $7.1 Million, Six Regions, 124 Organizations

Focusing on its three pillars of giving—Education, Human Services, and Healthcare & Medical Research—plus its flagship scholarship program, the McGowan Fund sought to ease poverty and transform lives through nearly $7.1 …

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Fake News Takes the Stage at the Inaugural McGowan Forum on Ethics in Leadership

How does misinformation affect democracy, especially in the phenomenon of “fake news”? Do journalists have an ethical responsibility to report the truth? What is “fake news,” anyway? These and other …

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New Horizons: The Promise of Data for Nonprofits

New Horizons is our occasional series on trends, discoveries, and tips for nonprofits. When researchers put out a call for subjects to participate in a new health study in Reno, …

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Early Childhood Education Collaborative Makes $3.7 million in Grants

The Early Education Funders Collaborative, which includes The McGowan Fund, has announced $3.7 million in grants supporting nine non-profit organizations and initiatives serving children ages birth to 5 in the …

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McGowan Supports Early Childhood Education Collaborative

The McGowan Fund has joined nine other philanthropic organizations to establish a new fund aimed at improving early childhood education in the six-county metro area around Kansas City. The primary …

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Leadership of Fund Board Passes to Second Generation; New Officers Announced

Leadership of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has passed to its second generation through the recent election of a new board chair and executive committee. Bill McGowan of Kansas …

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Remembering Sue Gin-McGowan

We are very sad to report the death of Sue Gin-McGowan, president of our board and widow of William G. McGowan (Bill). Sue passed away on Friday, September 26, after …

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McGowan Fund to Battle Childhood Obesity Through Major New Initiative

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund today announced the launch of an important new initiative that will impact the future health and well-being of children across the country. The McGowan …

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