Navigation Links
Ric Weiland Leaves $65 Million to Support Gay Rights and HIV/AIDS Organizations
Date:2/24/2008

Largest Single Bequest Ever to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

(LGBT) Movement By Early Microsoft Employee

Pride Foundation to Distribute Weiland's Groundbreaking Bequest

SEATTLE, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Pride Foundation of Seattle is honored to announce the establishment of a sizable new fund from the estate of Ric Weiland. Mr. Weiland's gift of $65 million is the largest single bequest ever to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement. As one of Microsoft's first employees, having joined the company that was started by two of his high school classmates Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Ric Weiland used philanthropy to strengthen his community by giving generously to many organizations. When Weiland died in June of 2006, he made sure that the work he cared about in his life would continue, leaving the vast majority of his estate to LGBT, HIV/AIDS, environmental and education organizations. Pride Foundation is honored to be one of the organizations receiving a tremendous bequest from Ric Weiland for our grants, scholarships and leadership development work and for distribution to organizations working to advance LGBT equality.

"Ric was one of Pride Foundation's closest supporters, not just as a donor, but as a board member and volunteer," said Audrey Haberman, executive director of the Pride Foundation. "All of us feel such a tremendous loss with him gone. Ric's bequest will do what he always wanted-inspire others to give to the causes they care about to the full extent that they can."

A modest man, Weiland could have easily started his own foundation, but chose instead to work through existing national and local organizations. He was known for carefully vetting the charities he supported and shunning public accolades. Weiland intended his gifts to inspire people to work together for positive change and to strengthen the communities that they touched.

"Ric was a good friend, a terrific com
'/>"/>

SOURCE Pride Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New discovery leaves blood-doping athletes scratching their heads
2. New discovery leaves blood-doping athletes scratching their heads
3. Obesity Leaves More Americans With Physical Limitations
4. Europes Columbus laboratory leaves Earth
5. HHS Announces $75 Million in Supplemental Funding to States for Pandemic Flu Preparedness
6. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
7. Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New Gold Standard Study by Cincinnati Childrens Researchers
8. 1.5 million children could be saved
9. The Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Expected to Draw 10,000 Walkers and Raise $1 Million to Help Find Answers About the Nations Fastest-Growing Developmental Disorder
10. UVa researcher awarded $3.6 million grant to fight drug-resistant bacteria
11. EaglePicher Corporation Completes Transaction to Sell EaglePicher Boron, LLC to Ceradyne, Inc. for $69 Million
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... How well patients recover from cancer surgery ... conditions and the operations themselves. Family conflicts and ... surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study has found. ... reduce patients, stress, speed their recoveries and save ... specifically looked at colon cancer patients, and found ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... care for patients who are dying. A study of ... in training feel unprepared and anxious when faced with ... Scientists from the Sahlgrenska Academy have interviewed 222 nursing ... Skvde and the Ersta Skndal University College. The interviews ... their ideas about how to support and meet the ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 02, 2014 Nanomedicine is essentially ... diagnosing, treating and/or prevention of diseases and infections. ... cardiovascular, neurological, and oncology diseases. , Nanomedicine ... to various nanoparticles, their medical usages, and their ... considerable scope for research in this domain, and ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The performance ... fluctuated over the past five years. Industry revenue is ... 1.0% over the five years through 2014-15, following stabilised ... faced increasing external competition from alternate forms of gambling. ... other online gambling platforms have all become increasingly popular ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group ... for its ICD-10 Medical Coding Bridge Program. The purpose ... of confidence to students who are seeking to launch ... faced with the uncertainty brought on by the federal ... October 1st, 2015. , AHDPG’s Free-Tuition Guarantee is simple ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Family conflicts, other non-physical worries before cancer surgery raise patients' complication risk 2Health News:Many nurses unprepared to meet dying patients 2Health News:Nanomedicine Market: An Overview of Growth Factors and Future Prospects by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Nanomedicine Market: An Overview of Growth Factors and Future Prospects by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:Lotteries in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 2Health News:Lotteries in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 3Health News:American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) Launches Free-Tuition Guarantee for Its ICD-10 Medical Coding Bridge Program 2Health News:American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) Launches Free-Tuition Guarantee for Its ICD-10 Medical Coding Bridge Program 3
... ... and its staff members are helping to prepare Certified Professional Coders to meet the upcoming ... ... , a medical billing and practice management company, is pleased to announce that two of ...
... ... respirators universally fit faces, providing a better seal. Our product is available for retail ... our website. , ... Baxter, MN (PRWEB) October 9, 2009 -- Breathe Safely of Baxter Minnesota has created ...
... Sarasota Memorial ... application allows for voice, alarm and text messages to be delivered to the point of ... they have more time to spend caring for patients. , ... Sarasota,Fla (PRWEB) October 9, 2009 --Trey Lauderdale, Vice President ...
... Discussions Also to Feature Top Experts on the Battle Against H1N1 ... reform headed to the floor of the House and Senate, the ... discussions designed to shed light on what the looming changes will ... the Top of the Hill Banquet and Conference Center, at the ...
... time you run nutritionals using the government,s database, you might ... to have received a nutrient boost, virtually overnight. , The ... food entries - including mushrooms, the only fruit or vegetable ... updates made to the United States Department of Agriculture,s (USDA) ...
... League Baseball players have just learned they,re in the running for ... of 10 players, one of whom will go on to receive ... in January. The finalists for the 45th annual Hutch Award are: ... Torii Hunter, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Mark Lowe, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Capture Billing Associates Elected to Local Chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders 2Health News:Breathe Safely, LLC: Making Respirators 270% More Effective 2Health News:Sarasota Memorial Hospital Uses New Technology to Enhance Patient Experience 2Health News:Sarasota Memorial Hospital Uses New Technology to Enhance Patient Experience 3Health News:Tom Daschle, Richard Gephardt and Other Health Care Leaders to Diagnose Health Care Reform Battle in the Final Days of the Debate 2Health News:Tom Daschle, Richard Gephardt and Other Health Care Leaders to Diagnose Health Care Reform Battle in the Final Days of the Debate 3Health News:National Nutrient Database Updated to Include Vitamin D Values 2Health News:National Nutrient Database Updated to Include Vitamin D Values 3Health News:National Nutrient Database Updated to Include Vitamin D Values 4Health News:Ten Finalists Chosen for Hutch Award(R) 2
(Date:9/2/2014)... Sept. 2, 2014   Mast Therapeutics, Inc . (NYSE MKT: ... M. Culley , will present at the Rodman and Renshaw 16 ... at 2:55 p.m. Eastern time in the Holmes II Salon at ... . Interested parties can access a live audio ... www.masttherapeutics.com . An archived presentation will be available on the ...
(Date:9/2/2014)...  BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC ), a ... XIAFLEX ® in the U.S. and XIAPEX ® ... Wegman , will present at the following upcoming investor conferences. ... & Renshaw 16 th Annual Global Investment Conference ... 9, 2014 at 9:10 a.m. EDT , Aegis ...
(Date:9/2/2014)...  MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP ... development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today ... Phase II clinical trial of its lead investigational ... patients with previously untreated intermediate-2 or high-risk myelodysplastic ... a total of 108 patients with a one-to-one ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mast Therapeutics To Present At The Rodman And Renshaw 16th Annual Global Investment Conference On September 9th 2Mast Therapeutics To Present At The Rodman And Renshaw 16th Annual Global Investment Conference On September 9th 3BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Presentations at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2MEI Pharma Completes Enrollment In Randomized Phase II Clinical Trial Of Pracinostat In Front Line Myelodysplastic Syndrome 2MEI Pharma Completes Enrollment In Randomized Phase II Clinical Trial Of Pracinostat In Front Line Myelodysplastic Syndrome 3MEI Pharma Completes Enrollment In Randomized Phase II Clinical Trial Of Pracinostat In Front Line Myelodysplastic Syndrome 4
... May 24, 2012   Hospira, Inc.  (NYSE: ... injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today released a ... integration of infusion pumps and electronic health records ... which recognizes the important work of healthcare technology ...
... Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC ), a leading ... enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular ... Jefferies 2012 Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, June 4. ... begin at 8 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time (5 a.m., Pacific ...
Cached Medicine Technology:I.V. Clinical Integration Helps Deliver Safety, Efficiency And Financial Benefits; Hospira Shares Snapshot Of Results, Process 2I.V. Clinical Integration Helps Deliver Safety, Efficiency And Financial Benefits; Hospira Shares Snapshot Of Results, Process 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: