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November 16, 2016

Daily News Roundup: Planned Parenthood Sees Flood of ‘Pence’ Donations

Thousands Give to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s Name: The social-media-driven campaign has delivered more than 20,000 donations bearing the name and Indiana office address of the vice president-elect, a staunch abortion opponent who has sought to defund the women’s-health nonprofit, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. Read a Chronicle article about the rush of giving to groups that oppose the incoming Trump administration’s agenda.

Barnard College President Tapped to Head Lincoln Center: Debora Spar will take office as president and CEO in March, becoming the first woman to lead the New York performance venue, reports The Wall Street Journal (subscription). She replaces Jed Bernstein, who abruptly resigned in April following disclosure of his relationship with an employee.

Giving Supplants Box Office as Orchestras’ Income Driver, Study Finds: The report by the League of American Orchestras says major U.S. classical ensembles now get more revenue from donations than from ticket sales, one of several signs of transition pushing orchestras to change how they operate and define their missions, writes The New York Times.

Nonprofit Makes Inroads Pushing Corporate Sustainability: The New York Times profiles Jean Rogers and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the organization she founded in 2011 to prod some of the world’s biggest companies to disclose more about the social and environmental impacts of their operations.

$53.3 Million Gift Bolsters Engineering at Colorado State U.: The university’s college of engineering will be renamed for donor Walter Scott Jr., a Colorado State alumnus and longtime construction-contracting executive, reports The Denver Post. The gift will support scholarships, research, and faculty.