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August 31, 2023
Raquet Sports Industry
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in San Francisco named the Featured Facility of the Year

The USTA announced that the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in San Francisco was named the Featured Facility of the Year, the highest honor bestowed by the USTA on a tennis facility.
Read more here.

June 7, 2023
J. The Jewish News of Northern California
Emanu-El breaks ground on $91 million remodel of iconic building

On a history-making day filled with joy, more than 200 people gathered at Congregation Emanu-El on June 4 for the groundbreaking of the San Francisco synagogue’s $91 million remodel and retrofit.
Read more here.

February 22, 2023
USA Today
REI announces plan to remove ‘forever chemicals’ from its products by 2026

Outdoor retailer REI wants "forever chemicals" out of the products it sells … forever.
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December 5, 2022
Goldman School of Public Policy
The Goldman Difference

Twenty-five years since expansion, the Goldman School of Public Policy looks to the future.
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October 26, 2022
Scientific American
These Drugs Could Restore a Period before Pregnancy Is Confirmed

Menstrual regulation has a long history in the U.S., and new techniques could get around abortion restrictions.
Read more here.

October 15, 2022
The New York Times
How Volunteers Open Their Homes to Women Seeking Abortions

For decades, nonprofits have been paying to help women get to clinics. They mostly turn to hotels for lodging for the women who need the financial assistance. But the Midwest Access Coalition in Chicago and the Haven Coalition in New York are two organizations that have long used a different model: home.
Read more here.

October 14, 2022
J. The Jewish News of Northern California
Jewish donations to support reproductive rights groups are booming in ‘troubling, anxious time’

Prompted by the Supreme Court ruling in June, the S.F.-based Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund awarded two rounds of emergency grants totaling $1 million to reproductive health and rights groups.
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July 15, 2022
The New York Times
Using Comedy to Push for Abortion Rights

Lizz Winstead, the “Daily Show” co-creator, advocates for abortion as health care and as a fundamental human right.
Read more here.

May 17, 2022
J. The Jewish News of Northern California
More than 1,000 Jews rally outside the US Capitol in support of abortion rights

Sheila Katz, the CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women and organizer of the rally, says that the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is “not only just a deeply Jewish issue, but also a religious freedom issue.”
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The Washington Post
Hundreds of Jews rally at the U.S. Capitol for abortion rights

More than 1,000 Jews from progressive to orthodox — including dozens of rabbis — rallied outside the US Capitol on Tuesday for abortion rights.
Read more here.

April 22, 2022
CBS News
Wood pellet industry may be falsely marketing itself as a green renewable energy source, critics say

There is a growing industry that's providing wood pellets for power. Pellet producers say it's renewable energy, but critics argue that this practice is actually clear-cutting trees — removing a critical line of defense against climate change.
Read more here.

February 14, 2022
J. The Jewish News of Northern California
Digitizing J.’s archives was a mission to save Jewish history

Lead donor Douglas Goldman praises J.'s newly digitized archives. "Having been my own family’s genealogist since age 11, I have been using available historical records for the purpose of doing family research my entire life. To be able to sit at home and discover actual information on one’s own family and the larger Jewish and general community is a precious and invaluable tool.”
Read more here.

San Francisco Chronicle
More than a century of Bay Area’s Jewish news now free online for all to read

The Jewish News of Northern California announced their online digital archives, containing 6,151 issues and nearly 700,000 articles over 127 years, are now up for free, public viewing.
Read more here.

January 13, 2022
Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Road to a Thriving Democracy Runs Through Our Nation’s Schools

The head of a civics-education nonprofit hails a recent opinion piece on how to build up democracy but says it left out an important point: the need to invest in democracy education in schools.
Read more here.

December 31, 2021
The Washington Post
This tree has stood here for 500 years. Will it be sold for $17,500?

The Tongass National Forest holds the equivalent of 9.9 billion tons of CO2 — nearly twice what the United States emits from burning fossil fuels each year. Scientists suggest the Tongass could be a climate sanctuary whose carbon stores would buy Americans time as the nation transitions away from fossil fuels.
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December 17, 2021
Tennis Coalition of San Francisco
Goldman Tennis Center Named “Facility of the Year”

The Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center received two awards from Racquet Sports Industry and American Sports Builders Association.
Read more here.

November 25, 2021
USA Today
Paper or paperless receipts: Should we say so long to long receipts and go digital?

Digital receipts – electronic versions sent via email, text or app – are growing in popularity and can be handy to track purchases, make returns, keep to a budget or prepare for tax season. Paperless proponents also argue that printed receipts are environmentally wasteful.
Read more here.

November 3, 2021
The New York Times
Fix, or Toss? The ‘Right to Repair’ Movement Gains Ground

Both Republicans and Democrats are pursuing laws to make it easier for people to fix cellphones, cars, even hospital ventilators. In Europe, the movement is further along.
Read more here.

August 26, 2021
J. The Jewish News of Northern California
Jews and other faith groups make ‘holy noise’ for action on climate change in San Jose

Dayenu Circle of Jewish Silicon Valley and other local faith groups gathered for a boisterous protest Wednesday at San Jose City Hall, calling for legislators to take serious national action on climate change.
Read more here.

May 19, 2021
AP News
Watchdog group sues for Arizona election audit records

A government watchdog group is suing the Arizona Senate seeking access to records related to the Senate Republicans’ audit of 2020 election results in Maricopa County.
Read more here.

April 3, 2021
Richmond Review/Sunset Beacon
Renovated Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Receives Rave Reviews

San Francisco community members celebrate the opening of the massively renovated Golden Gate Park Tennis Center (GGPTC), renamed the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center.
Read more here.

March 28, 2021
The Washington Post
Massive investment in social studies and civics education proposed to address eroding trust in democratic institutions

A diverse collection of academics, historians, teachers, school administrators and state education leaders is proposing an overhaul of the way civics and history are taught to American K-12 students. And they’re calling for a massive investment of funds, teacher training and curriculum development to help make that happen.
Read more here.

March 18, 2021
Popular Science
Burning wood pellets won’t help us fight climate change

In the hunt for alternative fuels, biomass burning has become a popular way to swap out fossil fuels. Some industry leaders tout these plant-based fuels as carbon neutral, but many scientists say that’s not really the case.
Read more here.

February 28, 2021
San Francisco Chronicle
The Lisa and Goldman Tennis Center Opens in Golden Gate Park

The fuzzy yellow balls return to Golden Gate Park this week after a two-year absence with the grand opening of the $27 million Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center. The 21-court complex at the east end of the park, just south of the Conservatory of Flowers, features 15 public courts, a stadium-style court and five smaller courts suitable for teaching or pickleball.
Read more here.

February 6, 2021
Vancouver Sun
Canopy’s Executive Director Nicole Rycroft Wins $3 million Climate Breakthrough Award

Rycroft is the executive director of Canopy, a non-governmental organization which works with the forest industry’s biggest customers and their suppliers to develop solutions that protect endangered forests.
Read more here.

October 19, 2020
The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Medium
Philanthropic Leaders Call to Uphold American Democracy During Tense Election

Douglas Goldman and over 100 other philanthropic leaders and representatives of nonpartisan institutions across America signed a letter calling for safe elections and the strengthening of American democracy. The letter was published on Medium and featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

June 30, 2020
The New York Times
Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law, With Roberts the Deciding Vote

The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with a single abortion clinic.
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June 29, 2020
The Wall Street Journal
Louisiana Abortion Law Struck Down By Supreme Court

By a 5-4 vote, the court rules there is little medical benefit in requiring doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital before performing abortions.
Read more here.

April 28, 2020
The New York Times
Abortion by Telemedicine: A Growing Option as Access to Clinics Wane

The coronavirus has created a surge in demand for telemedicine of all types — including for a quietly expanding program for terminating pregnancies.
Read more here.

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