(The Washington Post)  Bill Gates has dedicated his $17 million learning center at United Way Worldwide headquarters, located in Northern Virginia.  The learning center is named after his mother, who, Mr. Gates said, first sparked his interest in philanthropic work.  Mary Gates, Mr. Gates’s mother, supported United Way for many years and served on its board.  She died in 1994.  The new learning center features video conferencing facilities and other web-casting technologies so that United Way employees and volunteers can communicate with each other and make progress on an international level.

(IRS)  Don’t forget!  Charities and nonprofits who have not filed for 3 consecutive years must file their tax returns by October 15, 2010.  Useful information for tax-exempt organizations regarding filing and this IRS regulation can be found on the IRS website or linked here.