Philanthropy

National Vision Supports National Optometric Association Community with Student Grants and Donated Equipment

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nations largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, has put its support for the National Optometric Association (NOA) community into action by recognizing three members of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) with $7,000 in grants.

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  • National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nations largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, has put its support for the National Optometric Association (NOA) community into action by recognizing three members of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) with $7,000 in grants.
  • This is the fifth consecutive year that National Vision has awarded grants to NOSA members.
  • In addition to awarding grants, the Company has also donated optometric equipment to assist an NOA member whose practice location was severely damaged during local riots.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200707005285/en/
    Three students were awarded grants through the Companys annual support of the NOSA Scholarship Program.

Reliant Launches 2020 Beat the Heat Program to Help Houstonians “Stay Cool in Your Home”

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 5:45pm

For 15 years, we have welcomed our neighbors into Reliants Beat the Heat cooling centers across the city.

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  • For 15 years, we have welcomed our neighbors into Reliants Beat the Heat cooling centers across the city.
  • Staying home means also being able to stay cool in your own home.
  • Reliant is bringing its annual Beat the Heat cooling centers inside Houston homes this year by providing portable air conditioning units to seniors and other vulnerable residents to Stay Cool in Your Home.
  • For more information about Reliant, visit reliant.com and connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy and Twitter or Instagram @reliantenergy.

The Pershing Square Foundation Awards $3 Million to Innovative SARS-CoV-2 Research Projects

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:34pm

The Pershing Square Foundation (the Foundation) today announced that it has awarded $3 million to nineteen recipients at ten academic research institutions conducting research related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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  • The Pershing Square Foundation (the Foundation) today announced that it has awarded $3 million to nineteen recipients at ten academic research institutions conducting research related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • Since 2013, the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance has awarded over $22 million to 39 talented scientists.
  • The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance was formed in 2013 through a $25 million commitment by The Pershing Square Foundation, which partnered with The Sohn Conference Foundation.
  • Annually, the Alliance awards the Pershing Square Sohn Prize to young New York based scientists who are engaged in cutting-edge cancer research.

CytoAgents Receives Funding to Accelerate COVID-19 Clinical Trials for Cytokine Storm Treatment From Richard King Mellon Foundation

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:58pm

One of our goals is to seed quick solutions to the communitys most immediate healthcare needs, said Sam Reiman, Director of the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

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  • One of our goals is to seed quick solutions to the communitys most immediate healthcare needs, said Sam Reiman, Director of the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
  • Its an honor to be selected for this funding from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, said Teresa Whalen, RPh , CEO, CytoAgents.
  • The $250,000 investment will accelerate the development of GP1681, which will be going into Phase 1 and Phase 2 human clinical trials in 2020.
  • Founded in 1947, the Richard King Mellon Foundation is the largest foundation in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Sallie Mae Awards $100,000 to Help High School and College Graduates Fund Their Futures

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

Sallie Mae surprised four high school and college graduates with $25,000 through the companys Funded Futures Contest.

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  • Sallie Mae surprised four high school and college graduates with $25,000 through the companys Funded Futures Contest.
  • The four recipients chosen include a high school, college, graduate, and medical student.
  • Julia Seay is a graduate of Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia who plans to attend Washington and Lee University in the fall.
  • Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

AICPA PFP Conference at ENGAGE 2020 Focuses on Financial Planning During COVID-19

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:00pm

The CARES Act, market volatility, Social Security strategies and the impact of COVID-19 on financial planning have brought numerous challenges and opportunities to the ever-changing financial planning landscape.

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  • The CARES Act, market volatility, Social Security strategies and the impact of COVID-19 on financial planning have brought numerous challenges and opportunities to the ever-changing financial planning landscape.
  • The best practices and cutting-edge strategies emerging from these uncertain times will be shared at the AICPAs Advanced Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Conference at ENGAGE 2020.
  • The 33rd annual conference will take place online from July 20-22, 2020.
  • This years conference has added virtual networking events and other new features to enhance interaction and build a sense of community among attendees, said Lauren Minch, CPA, CFA, CGMA, co-chair of the 2020 PFP Conference Planning Committee.

Tucumcari Federal Savings & Loan Association and FHLB Dallas Award $24,000 Grant to Tucumcari MainStreet Corp.

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 6:58pm

Tucumcari Federal Savings & Loan Association and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) have awarded a $24,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) award to the Tucumcari MainStreet Corp.

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  • Tucumcari Federal Savings & Loan Association and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) have awarded a $24,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) award to the Tucumcari MainStreet Corp.
    PGP grants help qualified nonprofit organizations fund a variety of administrative activities that are critical to serving their communities.
  • President of Tucumcari Federal Savings & Loan Association, David Hale said, As you might imagine, the PGP funds are particularly critical this year since Tucumcari MainStreet had to cancel its main fundraising activity due to COVID-19.
  • We are proud to join Tucumcari Federal Savings & Loan Association in supporting this ongoing community-building work.
  • Tucumcari Federal Savings & Loan Association was founded on July 12, 1934.

Tozour Energy Systems and Philadelphia Union Announce Partnership Agreement

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 5:14pm

Additionally, Tozour Energy Systems will provide state-of-the-art HVAC services at Philadelphia Union facilities.

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  • Additionally, Tozour Energy Systems will provide state-of-the-art HVAC services at Philadelphia Union facilities.
  • Were excited to bring Tozour Energy Systems into the Philadelphia Union family, said Jean-Paul Dardenne, Philadelphia Union Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships.
  • As a proud partner of the Philadelphia Union, were pleased to work with a team that holds the same values we have at Tozour, said Kevin Duffy, Tozour Energy Systems President.
  • The Philadelphia Union is part of parent company Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC, which also operates USL Championship side Philadelphia Union II, the Philadelphia Union Academy, Philadelphia Union Foundation and Philadelphia Union Youth Programs.

TransPerfect DataForce Volunteers Data to Help AI and Chatbot Developers Provide Information on COVID-19 in Multiple Languages

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 5:01pm

TransPerfect , the worlds largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced that it is sharing a data set that will help AI and chatbot developers from around the world provide information on COVID-19 in multiple languages.

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  • TransPerfect , the worlds largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced that it is sharing a data set that will help AI and chatbot developers from around the world provide information on COVID-19 in multiple languages.
  • TransPerfect DataForce specializes in building better AI experiences through data collection and annotation.
  • To illustrate the utility of the data set, TransPerfect has also created a demo chatbot that can answer your COVID-19 questions.
  • TransPerfect President and CEO Phil Shawe stated, The TransPerfect DataForce AI team has produced a data set that will help clients provide COVID-19 information in multiple languagesand, as the fight against the pandemic requires effective communication, weve decide to make this data set available free of charge.

Kiva Receives USAID Design Funding to Structure Innovative $100M Fund to Support 1 Million Women Globally

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 5:00pm

W-GDP is the first whole-of-government approach to womens economic empowerment and, as a part of the Initiative, Kiva will use catalytic capital offered through the W-GDP Fund at USAID to design the Kiva Invest in Women Fund (K-IWF), an innovative investing vehicle to positively impact women.

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  • W-GDP is the first whole-of-government approach to womens economic empowerment and, as a part of the Initiative, Kiva will use catalytic capital offered through the W-GDP Fund at USAID to design the Kiva Invest in Women Fund (K-IWF), an innovative investing vehicle to positively impact women.
  • Kiva has been awarded $2.5 million from the W-GDP Fund at USAID in an effort to identify innovative approaches to catalyze commercial investment for womens economic empowerment and equality.
  • The Kiva Capital team will use this innovative funding to launch a comprehensive fund design and structuring process.
  • Its not about more women entering the formal financial system, but rather a financial system that works for more women.