Corporate giving by FTSE 100 increases to £818.15m

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 17 November 2003 | News Tagged with: Research / statistics The Guardian’s third annual Giving List, published today, reports that companies in the FTSE 100 increased their giving during 2001-2002 to £818.15m, a rise of nearly one third.Cash grants are still the most popular form of corporate support at £637.3m, but employee volunteering more than doubled in terms of the value given in company time, to £90.7m.Overall the top 100 companies gave 0.8% of their pre-tax profits to good causes, a rise of nearly 2.5 times the amount given in 2000-2001. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Corporate giving by FTSE 100 increases to £818.15m The Giving List is published in association with Business in the Community’s PerCent Standard. It is available at no charge as a supplement within today’s Guardian newspaper. It is not reproduced online.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Fundraising from Wealthy Individuals (Quickguides)

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising from Wealthy Individuals (Quickguides) Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Assign Munawar Faruqui Case To A Bench Other Than That Of Justice Rohit Arya’s Bench: Saket Gokhale Writes To Madhya Pradesh HC CJ

first_imgNews UpdatesAssign Munawar Faruqui Case To A Bench Other Than That Of Justice Rohit Arya’s Bench: Saket Gokhale Writes To Madhya Pradesh HC CJ Live Law News Network26 Jan 2021 3:55 AMShare This – xActivist Saket Gokhale has filed a letter petition before Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, praying that the judge/ bench hearing the Bail application filed by comedian Munawar Faruqui be re-assigned in public interest. The development comes a day after Justice Rohit Arya, who is seized of the matter, expressed disinclination to entertain the application and asked…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginActivist Saket Gokhale has filed a letter petition before Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, praying that the judge/ bench hearing the Bail application filed by comedian Munawar Faruqui be re-assigned in public interest. The development comes a day after Justice Rohit Arya, who is seized of the matter, expressed disinclination to entertain the application and asked the Petitioner’s counsel if he wanted to withdraw the same. Delete Saket Gokhale has filed a letter petition before Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court praying that the judge/bench hearing the matter be re-assigned in public interest in light of the observations & proceedings in #MunawarFaruqui Bail [email protected]— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) January 26, 2021 Gokhale alleged that the oral remarks made by Justice Rohit Arya while reserving order on the bail application on Monday, that too, during a bail application hearing where the merits of the case haven’t yet been settled, a chargesheet hasn’t been filed by the prosecution, and neither has a trial begun against the accused- carry a presumption of guilt on part of the accused. Read LiveLaw Exclusive Report: ‘Such People Must Not Be Spared’: Madhya Pradesh High Court Reserves Orders On Munawar Faruqui’s Bail Plea He added that the Bench did not cite any reasons as to why it was disinclined to entertain the bail application. “In the event that the bench believes it might not be able to adjudicate fairly in the matter for whatever reasons, the Hon’ble Justice should’ve recused himself from hearing the bail applications,” Gokhale said in his petition. Faruqui, a resident of Gujarat, was arrested on January 2 along with four others for allegedly making indecent remarks against Hindu deities and against Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a show held at a cafe in 56 Dukan area of Indore on January 1. While hearing his bail application on Monday, Justice Rohit Arya made the following oral remarks: “But why you take undue advantage of other’s religious sentiments and emotions. What is wrong with your mindset? How can you do this for the purpose of your business?” Taking exception to such remarks during a bail hearing, where no material is led to establish/ detract the guilt of the accused, Gokhale said, “It is submitted that, from the view of the general public observing these proceedings, it is shocking and unnerving that the Hon’ble Justice Rohit Arya, while hearing the bail applications has not only presumed guilt on part of the accused through his observations but has also said “such people must not be spared” even while the accused are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.” He added, “At the stage of bail application hearing, whether the accused “must or must not be spared” is not even a point of consideration as these are not trial proceedings. By referring to the accused as “such persons” and by observing that “they must not be spared”, the Hon’ble Justice Rohit Arya has not given an impression of fairness or impartiality on part of the Bench. These observations combined with the Bench expressing its disinclination to entertain the bail applications does create a valid apprehension amongst the general public that the accused are not getting a fair non-prejudiced hearing in their bail applications.” Gokhale further pointed out that the Indore Police, which is investigating the case, has repeatedly spoken about lack of prima facie evidence supporting the charges against Faruqi. In this context, he referred to remarks made by the concerned SHO in the media that nothing has been found to be malicious in the video footage of the impugned show and that it can be safely said that nothing incriminating was found. He ahs therefore urged the Chief Justice to re-assign the Bench in public interest for fair administration of justice. The complaint was filed against them by Eklavya Singh Gaur (36), son of local BJP legislator Malini Laxman Singh Gaur. The other arrested persons were identified as Edwin Anthony, Prakhar Vyas and Priyam Vyas. Police had booked five accused under sections 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), section 269 (unlawful or negligent act likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life) and other provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). On January 5, a Sessions Court in Indore had dismissed the bail applications of the accused. Last week, the HC had adjourned the bail hearing as police didn’t produce the case diary. On Monday, the High Court reserved orders saying, “Such people must not be spared. I will reserve the order on merits”.Click Here To Download LetterRead LetterNext Storylast_img read more

Trailer heights to be limited?

first_imgBakery transport companies are concerned that European Commission proposals to limit the height of UK trailers could mean a big change to their working practices.The Freight Transport Association (FTA) wants to protect the current system, which gives UK operators the right to operate vehicles and trailers above four metres, but the EC has threatened to remove this derogation. The FTA found that bakeries had specific issues where the factory’s automated stacking systems stack to a height that fits perfectly with a 4.95m double deck trailer, with no headroom to spare. Any reduction in height would mean the loss of the top stack, which would have to be manually un-stacked before loading.Following intensive lobbying, the EC announced it would consider lifting the height limit to 4.88m for double-deck trailers but the FTA said this did not go far enough.Andy Mair, the FTA’s head of engineering policy, said: “All the evidence points to the fact that many significant operators in the UK use trailers that would be outlawed if EC proposals went ahead; the cost-saving and CO2 benefits of higher trailers would be lost too. We would like the height limit for all trailers, not just double-deck, to be set to at least 4.95m.”It said some products moved in stillages (caged pallets) are stacked with no room to spare height-wise and even a small reduction in height would result in the loss of one stillage per stack less.An update from the EC on the proposals is expected in the autumn.last_img read more

Melvin Seals Will Join Warren Haynes For Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration At Red Rocks

first_imgBeloved Jerry Garcia Band keyboardist Melvin Seals has had a banner year, culminating in his first-ever appearances with Phil Lesh & Friends back at the Capitol Theatre earlier this year. Now, he’s announced another truly exciting performance, honoring his former bandmate Jerry Garcia by joining up with Warren Haynes for his Symphonic Celebration performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 1st. August 1st is, of course, Garcia’s birthday, only adding to the magic of the occasion.With Haynes and Seals performing honoring Jerry in front of the Colorado Symphony, this is sure to be a moving performance. We can’t wait.last_img

Twiddle And Aqueous Deliver Impressive Tour Opener In Boulder [Videos/Setlists]

first_imgLast night, Twiddle kicked off their early 2017 tour with Buffalo groove-rock favorites Aqueous with the first of two nights at Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO. If night one is any indication, this potent pairing is poised to take the nation by storm on this run of shows.Aqueous started the night with a bang, opening with a medley of the various theme songs from the classic Super Mario Bros video games. The Mario medley segued into 2012’s “Warren In The Window,” followed by their second-ever performance of new tune “Second Sight.” Next, the band tore through The Beatles‘s “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” before wrapping up their set with “They’re Calling For You” and “Triangle.” Watch Aqueous crush the theme to Super Mario Bros to open their set in Boulder, via Aqueous finished their performance, Twiddle took the stage and wasted no time before diving into improvisational journeys, delivering a fantastic 3-song (?!) first set featuring favorites “Gatsby The Great,” “Lost In The Cold,” and “Jamflowman.” Watch the band’s 20+ minute “Gatsby” opener below, via continued to deliver the goods in set two, with a beautiful opening “Subconscious Prelude,” followed by “Moments” and an “Apples” > “Mamunes The Faun” > “Apples” jam sandwich, before being joined by Aqueous guitarist Mike Gantzer for a set-closing “Indigo Trigger.” Finally, the band returned for a “Hattibagen McRat” encore to put an exclamation point on a great evening of music. You can watch Twiddle’s second set opener below via and Aqueous will be back at the Boulder Theater tonight for night two of the run. Head to the band’s website for tickets.Setlist: Aqueous | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 2/10/17Set: Super Mario Bros > Warren In The Window, Second Sight, I Want You (She’s So Heavy)*, They’re Calling For You, TriangleNotes: Opened for Twiddle; *Beatles coverSetlist: Twiddle | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 2/10/17Set 1: Gatsby The Great, Lost In The Cold, JamflowmanSet 2: Subconscious Prelude, Moments, Apples > Mamunes The Faun > Apples, Indigo Trigger*Encore: Hattibagen McRat* w/ Mike Gantzer from Aqueuos on guitarlast_img read more

Sharing a love for science

first_imgIn the Harvard Science Center, hundreds of Cambridge eighth-graders gasped in amazement as they watched liquid nitrogen violently and instantaneously transform from a boiling liquid to a frozen solid and back again — all while trapped under the pressure of a bell jar’s clear dome.“You’re now among the very few people in this world who have seen nitrogen not just as a gas and a liquid — which is pretty cool all by itself — but also as a solid,” said the science lecture demonstrator, Daniel Rosenberg, as the students burst into wild applause.Rosenberg’s demonstration was part of the third annual Science and Engineering Showcase, which brought nearly 400 eighth-graders from Cambridge public schools to Harvard’s campus. The students viewed demonstrations by Harvard graduate students and faculty, toured facilities such as the Center for Nanoscale Systems, and presented hundreds of their own science projects under the tent on the Science Center Plaza.Prior to the showcase, students from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) had made regular visits to the young scientists to support their projects and provide feedback, all part of the University’s broad support of local schools.The eighth-graders projects were as diverse as the students themselves, exploring the potential future of solar-powered vehicles and boats, envisioning clay huts strong enough to resist earthquakes, imagining the next level in clean-up solutions for oil spills, and delving into the endless possibilities of Lego robotics.Later, in the Maxwell Dworkin building, amid dozens of demonstration booths staffed by SEAS graduate students, two girls from Vassal Lane Upper School held a passionate and timeless debate: whether the “gummy worm” in Janessa Alston’s hand — the result of a experiment at a booth examining the composition of water — was fascinating or gross.“It’s slimy,” Narika Guichette shrieked, recoiling, while her friend remained philosophical.“It’s kind of cool,” Alston said, peering closer at the clear, sticky strand in her fingers. “I just like to learn about different things.”Throughout the day, local leaders and Harvard faculty, graduate students, and administrators were on hand to encourage the eighth-graders to continue their adventurous explorations in science.Janessa Alston (left) and Narika Guichette, both Vassal Lane Upper School students, experiment with a “gummy worm.”“The creativity, spirit, confidence, and hard work that you’ve shown in your projects — that’s what makes a difference in science and in life,” said Jeffrey Young, superintendent of schools for the city of Cambridge.  “It’s the kind of thing, frankly, that gets you to a place like Harvard.”Christine Heenan, vice president of Harvard public affairs and communications, congratulated the students on their innovative projects. “I saw many experiments today that I thought could be the forerunners to help make the world a better place, and that is really exciting,” she said.Heenan reminded the students that Harvard isn’t just part of their neighborhood; for some, it may also be part of their future.“This year, we’re enrolling 11 students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin,” she said. “So as you think forward to high school, think about college and the role that science can play in your acceptance into college. We hope to welcome many of you to the class of 2021.”Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis thanked President Drew Faust and other Harvard leaders for being “such great partners,” and asked the students to embrace being the scientific leaders of tomorrow.“Things need to be discovered and changed, and you’re the ones that are going to lead the way,” Davis said. “Keep being curious. Keep working hard. Even if you don’t become a scientist yourself, be scientifically literate, because it’s going to be very important in the years to come.”Kathryn Hollar, director of educational programs at SEAS, said the event is one of many ways that Harvard supports science learning in local schools.“It’s exciting for us to have every Cambridge eighth-grade student here to share their great ideas in science and engineering with scientists at Harvard,” she said. “School-aged children have a natural desire to invent, and our job is to nurture that interest and keep children curious and inventing.“The great thing about today is that someone in this room today is going to design something that will change the world,” said Young. “I can’t wait to find out who that will be.”last_img read more

U.S. Unemployment Claims Rise

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageWASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for a second straight week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as Coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks.The Labor Department’s report Wednesday said that jobless claims climbed from 748,000 the week before. Before the virus struck hard in mid-March, weekly claims typically amounted to only about 225,000. They shot up to 6.9 million during March before dropping, yet they remain historically high more than eight months later, with many businesses unable to fully reopen.The spike in virus cases is intensifying pressure on companies and individuals, with fear growing that the economy could suffer a “double-dip” recession as states and cities reimpose restrictions on businesses.“With infections continuing to rise at an elevated pace and curbs on business operations widening, layoffs are likely to pick up over coming weeks,″ said Rubeela Farooqi, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics. “Even as job growth is continuing, the labor market remains under stress and far from complete recovery.″ The total number of people who are continuing to receive traditional state unemployment benefits dropped to 6.1 million from 6.4 million the previous week. That figure has been declining for months. It shows that more Americans are finding jobs and no longer receiving unemployment aid. But it also indicates that many jobless people have used up their state unemployment aid — which typically expires after six months.More Americans are collecting benefits under programs that were set up to cushion the economic pain from the pandemic. For the week of Nov. 7, the number of people collecting benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program — which offers coverage to gig workers and others who don’t qualify for traditional aid — rose by 466,000 to 9.1 million.And the number of people receiving aid under the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program — which offers 13 weeks of federal benefits to those who have exhausted state jobless aid — rose by 132,000 to 4.5 million.All told, nearly 20.5 million people are receiving some type of unemployment aid. (Figures for the two pandemic-related programs aren’t adjusted for seasonal variations.)The intensifying pandemic is threatening to accelerate the pace of layoffs as more states and localities limit public gatherings and mandate fewer hours and smaller capacities for restaurants, bars and other businesses. Regardless what governments do, many Americans are likely to stay home — and away from local businesses — until they feel safe again.The Conference Board, a business research group, reported Tuesday that consumer confidence weakened in November, pulled down by lowered expectations for the next six months.The data firm Womply says that 21% of small businesses were shuttered at the start of this month, reflecting a steady increase from June’s 16% rate. Consumer spending at local businesses is down 27% this month from a year ago, marking a deterioration from a 20% year-over-year drop in October, Womply found.The heart of the problem is an untamed virus: The number of confirmed infections in the United States has shot up to more than 170,000 a day, from fewer than 35,000 in early September. The arrival of cold weather in much of the country could further worsen the health crisis.Meanwhile, another economic threat looms: The impending expiration of the two supplemental federal unemployment programs the day after Christmas could end benefits completely for 9.1 million jobless people. Congress has failed for months to agree on any new stimulus aid for jobless individuals and struggling businesses after the expiration of a multi-trillion dollar rescue package it enacted in March.Most economists warn that without more government aid, hardships will deepen for individuals, small companies and localities and states, which will likely have to slash services and jobs.The expiration of benefits will make it harder for the unemployed to make rent payments, afford food or keep up with utility bills. Most economists agree that because unemployed people tend to quickly spend their benefits, such aid is effective in boosting the economy.When the viral outbreak struck in early spring, it flattened the economy with stunning speed. Employers slashed 22 million jobs in March and April, sending the unemployment rate rocketing to 14.7%, the highest rate since the Great Depression.Since then, the economy has regained more than 12 million jobs. Yet the nation still has about 10 million fewer jobs than it did before the pandemic erupted.last_img read more

Lessons of the Week: Idina Menzel, Matthew Morrison & More!

first_img Star Files It’s Friday, so throw on your Wicked leggings and start your weekend with the Lessons of the Week! Broadway took us on yet another wild ride over the past seven days with myriad belters, geniuses and boyfriends making headlines. We’re here to recap it all for you, so let’s not waste any more time (are your Wicked leggings on?) and get started.       If You Belt, Idina Will ListenIdina Menzel is taking If/Then on the road. That’s right: the cardigan and blazer are coming to a city near you! It’s truly a cause for a celebration, and the most sensible way to do so is to belt your face off. If you record a video doing just that and send it to us, we might a) have Idina Menzel say your name b) fly you out to California to see the show! Now please excuse us while we do some serious warmups.Don’t Send the Platts Schmackary’sJonah Platt makes his Broadway debut as the ever-so swankified Fiyero in Wicked, and his brother, stage and screen fave Ben, had but one piece of advice for him: “Stay away from dairy and gluten.” OK, there are a few vegan/gluten-free cookies at Schmackary’s. But wait sec, Ben? That’s all your advice?! You didn’t have any tips about kite-flying?Joshua Castille’s Got Smash-ing JunkAt the opening night of Spring Awakening, we asked the cast and guests what their junk was (because we’ve all got our junk). Lots of love for fiancés, Real Housewives, chocolate and yes, even us (the feeling is mutual, Mientus!). However, Joshua Castille, who plays Ernst in the Deaf West production, won our hearts by enthusiastically signing “Debra Messing.” Same, Joshua. Same.Matt Morrison Has a Thing for FLOTUSWe all have our “Celebrity Free Pass” lists. For example: “I’m totally into you and promise to stay committed, but if Debra Messing comes along, all bets are off.” We suspect Finding Neverland’s Matthew Morrison appears on many people’s lists, but who is on his? None other than First Lady Michelle Obama. Just remember, kids: Matty Fresh may be cute, but no boy is cute enough to keep you from getting an education.Tevye’s Been Ready for 30+ YearsWhen we took a trip out to Pikes County to catch some R&R with upcoming Fiddler on the Roof star Danny Burstein, the five-time Tony nominee revealed that Tevye’s been in the cards for years. Some 30-35 years, to be exact; he’s had a copy of the book on his shelf for that long. It’s unclear whether he stole it from a high school library, but the checkout card is still intact.Carly Rae Is a Beautiful Blonde PineappleShe’s going from pop princess to beauty school dropout! Broadway alum Carly Rae Jepsen will trade Cinderella’s ball gown for a Pink Ladies jacket when she takes on the role of Frenchy in Fox’s live telecast of Grease. Sure, she may be at an all-time high with E•MO•TION, but even that’s not stopping her from living out her musical theater dreams she’s had since the age of seven.Lin-Manuel Miranda Is a Certified GeniusLin-Manuel Miranda has racked up 62,500 Hamiltons from the MacArthur Foundation. The Tony winner and Hamilton star/composer is one of the latest individuals awarded a “Genius Grant.” Also honored were puppeteer Basil Twist, set designer Mimi Lien and Beth Stevens (the neuroscientist, not the Managing Editor. Although that Beth Stevens deserves a f**king Genius Grant, too.)Bryce Pinkham Has a ‘Genius’ PlaylistThe Hamilton cast album has been out for one week, and it has already taken over the lives of theater people everywhere. Not even the devilishly charming Monty Navarro is safe. On his final Full Monty episode, Gentleman’s Guide headliner Bryce Pinkham was all about the #Hamiltunes on his commute to the Broadway Flea Market. See? Broadway stars (and First Ladies): they’re just like us!Tim Minchin Wants to Get Dirty with LesliWhen Matilda composer Tim Minchin was asked who would win in a hypothetical cage match between him, Matilda and Lesli Margherita, he had a proposition: ditch the fictional bookworm and have him mud wrestle with the Dames at Sea queen. We’re not exactly sure what that solves, if anything, but maybe let us know if and when this happens. Can we bring a camera crew? Or can you vlog it?We Think of Elsie (Fest) to this Very DayStep aside, Coachella. Do you have Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit singing “Falling Slowly” or Darren Criss channeling his inner Sally Bowles? We think not. That’s exactly what the Hedwig and Glee alum brought to his show tune-filled outdoor music festival, along with several other gems. The Times Square annual concert Broadway on Broadway is sadly a thing of the past, but Elsie Fest should live on for years to come! View Commentscenter_img Idina Menzellast_img read more

Ag Hall of Fame

first_imgBy Chowning JohnsonUniversity of GeorgiaStephen J. Brannen and William L. Lanier Sr. were inducted intothe GeorgiaAgricultural Hall of Fame Sept. 17 at the University ofGeorgia in Athens, Ga.The two were honored during the UGA College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences Agricultural Alumni Association dinner.Their portraits will be displayed in the CAES Activity Center onthe UGA campus in Athens.Since 1972, the CAES alumni have honored Georgians who havegreatly contributed to agriculture by inducting them into theGeorgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. This year’s event alsorecognized the alumni association’s 50th anniversary.Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin and Georgia FarmBureau President Wayne Dollar were also honored during the event.Steve BrannenBrannen earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UGA and aPh.D. in agricultural economics at North Carolina State. Hereturned to UGA as an assistant county agent. He became anExtension economist, farm management specialist and Extensioneconomics department head. In 1967, he received the agriculturalalumni outstanding teacher award.For more than 27 years, Brannen chaired the UGA division ofagricultural economics. Under his leadership, the division waspresented Farm Credit Banks of Columbia’s Medallion Award. Hereceived a special Georgia Farm Bureau award for hiscontributions to agricultural marketing.Brannen founded the Georgia Agribusiness Council and the GeorgiaSociety of Farm Managers and Appraisers. He published “FarmEconomic Briefs” and contributed to Georgia’s Farm Record Bookand the Farm Income Tax Guide.He was a consultant and advisor for the U.S. Department ofAgriculture, Coastal Plains Regional Commission, Opekasit Inc.,Commodity Credit Corporation, Financial Services Inc. and FarmCredit Banks of Columbia.Brannen is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, AGHON, AmericanAgricultural Economics Association and International Associationfor Agricultural Economists. He is a charter member and formersecretary, treasurer and president of the Georgia Society of FarmManagers and Rural Appraisers.Bill LanierLanier grew up in Candler County, Ga. He graduated from AbrahamBaldwin Agricultural College and UGA with a bachelor’s degree inagronomy. He was twice named “Who’s Who Among Students inAmerican Universities and Colleges.”As a member of the Georgia Legislature, Lanier wrote more farmand consumer protection legislation than anyone else in Georgia’shistory. He chaired the House Agriculture Committee in 1954-1958and drafted many amendments and legislative acts that have helpedimprove Georgia’s agriculture.Lanier was appointed to the U.S. President’s Consumer AdvisorBoard.He served on advisory boards and in other roles for C&S NationalBank, Southern Boosters, Agriculture Public Relations Committee,Cotton Inc., Tobacco Stabilization Corporation, American FarmBureau, Altamaha-Georgia Southern Area Planning and DevelopmentCommission, Eterna Club, U.S./U.S.S.R. Exchange Team, Boy Scoutsof America, National Cotton Council, Pineland State Bank, CandlerCounty Hospital and the CAES Alumni Association.Lanier was awarded Man of the Year in Georgia Agriculture byProgressive Farmer Magazine. He earned many other honor,including “Mr. Baldwin,” “Georgia Tree Farmer of the Year,””Citizen of the Year” and “Conservation Man of the Year.”Irvin, DollarCAES dean and director Gale Buchanan presented engraved crystaloctagons to Irvin and Dollar to commemorate their distinguishedservice to Georgia agriculture.”Commissioner Irvin and President Dollar have not onlyorchestrated dollars to enhance our teaching, research andextension mission of the college, they have supported our statebudget and legislative requests,” Buchanan said. “And they haveworked behind the scenes to ensure that we remain a productiveland-grant institution.”Buchanan attributed the success of the CAES to the strongpartnership among the college, Farm Bureau and the Department ofAgriculture.Irvin and his wife Bernice fund the Tommy Irvin Scholarship.Through the Department of Agriculture and Georgia SeedDevelopment Commission, he also helped fund an eminent scholar inbiotechnology and seed development. He is already a member of theGeorgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.Through Dollar’s leadership, the Georgia Farm Bureau hassponsored and supported student activities such as Georgia 4-Hand many CAES events.(Chowning Johnson is a student writer with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more