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December 20, 2016

Daily News Roundup: Nonprofit With Trump Ties Offering Access to New President

Newly Formed Texas Nonprofit Offers Donors Meeting With Trump: Benefits available to million-dollar donors to the Opening Day Foundation include a private reception with Donald Trump the day after his inauguration and a hunting or fishing trip with his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, according to the Center for Public Integrity. The younger Trumps are listed as directors of the foundation, which says it’s raising money for “conservation charities.”

White House Aide Tapped As Obama Foundation Chief Executive: David Simas currently directs the White House's office of political strategy and outreach, and his appointment to head the foundation that will build Mr. Obama's presidential library could be a signal that the president will continue to engage in political activities after leaving office, The Washington Post.

Michelle Obama’s Health-Focused Nonprofit to Continue Work: Ms. Obama will remain honorary chair of the Partnership for a Healthier America, the organization she started after launching her “Let’s Move!” campaign to reduce childhood obesity, reports The Christian Science Monitor. The charity will continue to urge food companies to improve the nutritional value and labeling of their products. 

Siblings Donate $10 Million for National Lynching Memorial: Pat and Jon Stryker, whose family founded Michigan medical-supply company the Stryker Corporation, gave $5 million each to the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative's effort to build a museum and memorial in Montgomery, Ala., dedicated to racial justice and honoring 4,000 lynching victims, reports the Kalamazoo Gazette.