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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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St. David’s Foundation shares the wealth
St. David’s Foundation has awarded $18.1 million in grants to local nonprofits focusing on health care issues, the local aging population, health care education, reproductive health and active lifestyles. More than three dozen groups received grants in the latest rounds of giving. Among the top recipients were AGE of Central Texas, with a $4.2 million grant to expand programs in Round Rock and South Austin; Meals on Wheels Central Texas, with $1.9 million for meal programs and equipment; Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas, with $900,000 for programs to reduce teen and unintended pregnancies; and Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, with $835,000 to address health care disparities in Dove Springs. The grants were announced less than a week after the foundation released news that its CEO Earl Maxwell will retire at the end of this month. A national search for his replacement will take place in 2019.
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