Going gonzo on school security

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A new study finds that online fundraising rose slightly last year. The 1% growth in 2018 was a huge drop from the year before, when revenue at U.S. nonprofits grew by 23 percent, according to the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Study. Read an analysis about the report at Philanthropy News Digest.


Urban Pathways raised more than $800,000 at a May 1 event in Manhattan. More than 430 people attended the event, which was emceed by CNN anchor Bill Weir. State Sen. Roxanne Persaud presented a proclamation honoring the Rockefeller Group for its contributions to New York City. Guests left the event with plenty of Clif Bars and socks to give to the homeless, according to a press release.


New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman has gone gonzo over high school security measures. She got a taste of what students go through everyday throughout the city when she passed through security last week. One tweet shows what it is all about:


The New York City Ballet raised more than $2.3 million at a May 2 event in Manhattan. More than 750 guests attended the event, which included the world premiere of “Bright” by NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, set to music by Mark Dancigers, according to a press release. Guests included former principal dancer Wendy Whelan, comedian Hasan Minhaj, and journalist Leslie Stahl.


Workmen's Circle hosted state Sen. Julia Salazar on May 2. The topic at hand in a morning discussion was Green Light New York, an ongoing effort to allow undocumented people to get driver’s licenses. Proponents have presented the issue as a matter of economic and social justice because of the limitations that immigrant workers face in getting to work, accessing health care, and raising families when they cannot legally drive an automobile.


The Partnership for The Homeless has received a new contract from the New York City Department of Social Services. The two-year, $265,881 deal will fund through June 2020 services to help families avoid eviction and homelessness, according to the City Record. Nex-Xos Worldwide has won a $29,467 contract to provide the city Office of Emergency Management with shelf-stable kosher meals.