Latest W.K. Kellogg Foundation Stories

2011-08-10 08:00:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced it will partner with MSNBC on its second annual "A Stronger America: Making the Grade" education special. MSNBC will broadcast the live two-hour event with a focus on strengthening America through education from the Detroit School of Arts on Sunday, August 14. "Detroit and Michigan have taken more than their fair share of licks in the media over the past decade," said Sterling Speirn,...

2011-07-26 14:28:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's mission-driven investment portfolio, Community Capital Management today announced it has invested over $10 million in vital community development initiatives. This includes its most recent investment, a Build America Bond financing the University of New Mexico's Sandoval Regional Medical Center which will be a new 200,000 square foot, 68 public bed, not-for-profit, state-of-the-art community...

2011-07-22 08:30:00

Convened by The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and United Way of Greater Battle Creek BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local leaders will gather on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a Harwood Intentionality Forum that will showcase how individuals and organizations have come together to address the greatest needs of vulnerable children and families in Battle Creek, and specifically those related to education,...

2011-07-20 14:43:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Partnership for a Healthier America announced commitments with leading grocery retailers to build or expand stores in areas with low access to healthy, affordable food. We applaud the Partnership and the retailers - including Brown's Super Stores, Calhoun Enterprises, Klein Family ShopRite, SUPERVALU, Walgreens and Walmart, along with The California Endowment's FreshWorks Fund - to find enterprising ways to bring...

2011-07-14 12:01:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 14, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by Sterling K. Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation applauds a new report issued yesterday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as an important step in improving access to oral health care for vulnerable children and families. The report offers a clear roadmap for how public and private entities - including dental schools, dental...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.