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NCF grantee AXS Map featured in Time Magazine

November 4, 2013Filmmaker Jason DaSilva's multiple sclerosis diagnosis led him to new insight about the social justice issues of those with physical challenges.  His personal journey is chronicled in the newly-released documentary, "When I Walk;" however, Jason realized there was an important opportunity to extend the impact of the film beyond the screen.  With NCF support, Jason worked with his wife,...

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IBT runs NCF piece on problematic structure at 21st Century...

October 21, 2013Dear Rupert Murdoch: Please Eliminate Your Company's Dual-Class Share Structure October 18, 2013In this piece from the International Business Times, NCF makes the case that long-term shareholder value is still at risk at Rupert Murdoch's companies due to fundamental corporate governance problems.  Read the article here.

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"Institutional investors call for slew of changes at...

October 16, 2013Pensions & Investments, reported on the Nathan Cummings Foundation's work to improve shareholder rights at 21st Century Fox, whose shareholder meeting was this week:Read article.

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NCF's Proxy Access Proposal Receives Majority Support...

September 18, 2013Darden Restaurants, Inc., one of America’s largest restaurant conglomerates and the owner of Olive Garden, Red Lobster and many other well-known brands, faced an unprecedented shareholder revolt led in part by a proxy access proposal from the Nathan Cummings Foundation.Press Release, September 18, 2013 Darden Proxy Access ProposalDarden shareholders approve change to electing board of directors,...

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"A Historic Moment for Two Million Home Care Workers...

September 18, 2013NCF grantee National Domestic Workers Alliance, working with many other NCF grantees such as Jobs With Justice, the National Employment Law Project and others, led the historic effort to improve standards for those seeking home care services. Thanks to their work, two million home care workers will receive basic wage standards, and all of us will benefit from higher quality care and fair...

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Centrifuge

September 9, 2013Centrifuge is a multimedia exhibition featuring work by 16 artists that explores the complexity of contemporary life in Israel through the marginalized communities that exist within the peripheries of society. Rather than depicting the country as a unified or stable entity, Centrifuge presents work that engages with Israel's many diverse edges – whether ethnic, religious, cultural...

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New Momentum for Change in Corporate Board Elections

July 17, 2013The Nathan Cummings Foundation welcomes recent coverage by the New York Times of the noteworthy achievements of the Shareholder Rights Project, which NCF has partnered with since 2012.  The partnership between the Foundation and the Shareholder Rights Project has helped to persuade a number of companies to declassify their boards, making it easier for shareholders to hold directors...

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News Corporation Board Approves Split of Company

May 28, 2013"“New blood is always a good thing for a company as it tries to overcome” scandals like the phone hacking crisis in Britain that News Corporation has gone through, said Laura Campos, director of shareholder activities at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, a charitable organization and institutional investor that owns 3,686 shares of News Corporation’s Class B voting shares."Read Full Article

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