Philanthropy

Real Estate Firm Baird & Warner Announces $150,000 Donation Toward Chicago’s COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:31pm

Doing things the right way is as much a part of the Baird & Warner legacy as it is our future, said Stephen Baird, fifth-generation president and CEO of Baird & Warner.

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  • Doing things the right way is as much a part of the Baird & Warner legacy as it is our future, said Stephen Baird, fifth-generation president and CEO of Baird & Warner.
  • Baird & Warner agents, loan officers and employees have always been proud to support the Chicagoland communities where we live and work, continued Baird.
  • About Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.:
    Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Illinois largest family-owned independent real estate services company.
  • The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with making real estate easier through experience, innovation, and integrity for more than 160 years.

Fox News Channel and Facebook to Present a Virtual Town Hall on the Global Coronavirus Pandemic on Thursday, April 2

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:06pm

FOX News Channel (FNC) and Facebook will co-host a town hall on the global coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, April 2nd at 7PM/ET, featuring a virtual audience using Portal from Facebook smart video calling devices for the first time ever.

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  • FOX News Channel (FNC) and Facebook will co-host a town hall on the global coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, April 2nd at 7PM/ET, featuring a virtual audience using Portal from Facebook smart video calling devices for the first time ever.
  • It will also be livestreamed on FNCs Facebook page, FOXs CoronavirusNOW.com and CoronavirusNOW channel on Samsung TV Plus in addition to all FOX Television Stations websites, Facebook pages and apps.
  • Facebook shipped each audience member a Portal device to allow guests to virtually attend and participate by asking the experts questions about the pandemic.
  • FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news.

Essential Utilities Inc. to Donate $290,000 to Food Banks as Part of COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:02pm

Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company will donate $290,000 to numerous food banks throughout the 10-state footprint where its Aqua water utilities and Peoples natural gas utilities serve customers.

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  • Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company will donate $290,000 to numerous food banks throughout the 10-state footprint where its Aqua water utilities and Peoples natural gas utilities serve customers.
  • The company will focus its funding on areas served by both Aqua and Peoples, including The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, multiple food banks in southeastern Pennsylvania and at least one food bank in each of the other nine states where Essentials utilities serve customers.
  • Leaders within our Aqua and Peoples utilities are focused on ensuring these funds make a local impact in the communities we serve, Franklin added.
  • Essential reminds customers of Aqua and Peoples that there are assistance programs available to help those having trouble with their utility bills.

Esri to Provide Mapping Resources to WHO Member States

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:30pm

Having integrated geospatial data and analytics is important to a comprehensive and dynamic response to the rapidly changing situation related to COVID-19.

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  • Having integrated geospatial data and analytics is important to a comprehensive and dynamic response to the rapidly changing situation related to COVID-19.
  • This is particularly true in low resource countries, said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president.
  • This contribution to the global COVID-19 response will support the digital transformation of global health information systems through mapping and analytics technology.
  • Esri, the Esri globe logo, The Science of Where, esri.com, and @esri.com are trademarks, service marks, or registered marks of Esri in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions.

Booz Allen Hamilton Commits $100 Million+ to Support Employees and Communities Through Pandemic Resilience Program

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:00pm

Booz Allen Hamilton today announced a pandemic resilience program of more than $100 million to support its 27,000 employees and the communities where they live and work.

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  • Booz Allen Hamilton today announced a pandemic resilience program of more than $100 million to support its 27,000 employees and the communities where they live and work.
  • Supporting our people empowers them to fully support our clients in this time of critical need.
  • The firm and the independent Booz Allen Foundation also launched a coordinated philanthropic initiative this week to address pandemic-related causes.
  • For more than 100 years, business, government, and military leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems.

Horace Mann showcases commitment to stakeholders as company reflects on 75 years of serving educators

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:20pm

The report details Horace Manns commitment to responsible environmental, social and governance (ESG) business decisions, as informed by that mission.

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  • The report details Horace Manns commitment to responsible environmental, social and governance (ESG) business decisions, as informed by that mission.
  • Horace Mann has never lost sight of the commitment to educators that our company was founded on 75 years ago and that will lead us into the next 75, said President and CEO Marita Zuraitis.
  • Horace Mann is the largest financial services company focused on providing America's educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions.
  • Founded by Educators for Educators in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Ill. For more information, visit horacemann.com .

Medical Professionals Across Merck & Co., Inc., Pfizer Inc., and Eli Lilly and Company Activate to Support Health Systems, First Responders and Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:00pm

Merck will support its employees around the world who are uniquely qualified to provide medical services and wish to aid communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Merck will support its employees around the world who are uniquely qualified to provide medical services and wish to aid communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Pfizer has created a new Global COVID-19 Medical Service Program that empowers medical colleagues to provide diagnostic, treatment, and public health support in the battle against COVID-19.
  • Lilly is deploying its medical professionals to staff a free drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at its corporate headquarters in Indianapolis.
  • Forward-Looking Statement of Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Ind., USA
    This release contains forward-looking statements regarding Lillys efforts in regard to the novel coronavirus.

The Salvation Army Remains Steadfast In Its Mission To Meet Need During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:52pm

As a result, ongoing public support will be critical in ensuring that no one is turned away oroverlooked.

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  • As a result, ongoing public support will be critical in ensuring that no one is turned away oroverlooked.
  • If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org to find your localSalvation Armyservice center.
  • The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services.
  • In the first-ever listing of "America's Favorite Charities" byThe Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country's largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.

Coalition of Oregon Businesses Responds to COVID-19 Crisis with Millions in Philanthropic and Other Support for Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:00pm

Oregon businesses and business leaders are also making significant gifts directly to other community partners:

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  • Oregon businesses and business leaders are also making significant gifts directly to other community partners:
    Bank of America has pledged $1.5 million in the months ahead to nonprofits in Oregon addressing community needs.
  • Nike leadership is contributing $7 million to Oregon Health & Science University, $2 million to the Oregon Community Foundation Community Recovery Fund and $1 million to Oregon Food Bank.
  • Regence BlueCross Blue Shield of Oregon, Portland General Electric, Tillamook County Creamery Association and Pacific Power announced support for Oregon Food Bank.
  • Umpqua Bank pledged $1 million to organizations that provide capital and micro loans to small businesses and entrepreneurs as well as $750,000 in funding for small businesses across Oregon.

AHF Calls for Focus on Public Health as Curfew Enforcement Escalates Across Africa

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:25pm

With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise across Africa, governments on the continent are stepping up enforcement of social distancing measures.

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  • With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise across Africa, governments on the continent are stepping up enforcement of social distancing measures.
  • According to a recent report from TIME magazine, law enforcement and military personnel are using force, including beatings of civilians to ensure compliance with curfew orders.
  • In response to the situation, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), which provides HIV treatment and services across 13 African countries, called for restraint in violent enforcement measures and an increased focus on public health interventions.
  • The total number of confirmed cases stands at 5,882 , with South Africa reporting the largest number of cases at 1,353.