Register Now for Bread's 2014 National Gathering
There is still time to register for Bread for the World's 2014 National Gathering at Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, D.C., June 9-10. The gathering will feature exciting speakers, new learnings, and inspiring worship. Gathering participants will be part of the celebration of Bread's 40th anniversary at a festive dinner on Monday evening, June 9. The gathering will conclude with Lobby Day with visits to members of Congress on Tuesday, June 10. Information on the gathering and lodging, the schedule, and registration are at www.bread.org/40. Registration for the gathering is $40 per person by May 6 and $80 per person after May 6. Hotel reservations may be made by phone by calling 888-902-1606 or you can book a room online. A special rate of $169 per night is available for reservations made by May 6.
Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN)
Bread for the World is part of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), a coalition of international development and foreign policy practitioners, policy advocates and experts, concerned citizens, and private sector organizations. MFAN has released a new policy paper that presents a new agenda for the group and explains its belief that country ownership and accountability are powerful and mutually reinforcing pillars that will make U.S. aid more effective in helping developing countries become prosperous. Find the paper at www.modernizeaid.net/documents/MFAN_Policy_Paper_April_2014.pdf.
This Newsletter (and Other Bread Products) is Award-Winning
The communications work of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute was recognized in April for its high quality by the Religion Communicators Council. The 85-year-old organization honors its active members every year with the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards for excellence in religious communications and public relations.
These items, produced in 2013, won awards:
- Awards of Excellence: Bread newsletter; 2014 Hunger Report: Ending Hunger in America (for design); 2013 Offering of Letters: A Place at the Table (for design); www.hungerreport.org–digital version of the 2014 Hunger Report; www.offeringofletters.org, the website of the 2013 Offering of Letters; Voices of Hunger/Voices of SNAP/Voices of WIC series on the Bread blog
- Certificate of Merit: media campaign for the launch of the 2014 Hunger Report; E-Bread newsletter
Staff honored for their work: Kristen Archer, Sonora Bostian, Hans Friedhoff, Sarah Godfrey, Michelle Learner, Joseph Molieri, Arnulfo Moreno, Stephen Padre, Todd Post, Doug Puller, Derek Schwabe, and Robin Stephenson.