Philanthropy

$1 Million Awarded to African Entrepreneurs in Grand Finale of the Jack Ma Foundation Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 11:55am

Last night the Jack Ma Foundation hosted its first annual Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) grand finale awarding $1 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa.

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  • Last night the Jack Ma Foundation hosted its first annual Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) grand finale awarding $1 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191117005049/en/
    Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative Finale Judges (from left to right) - Strive Masiyiwa, Jack Ma, Ibukun Awosika, and Joe Tsai (Photo: Business Wire)
    The ANPI is a flagship initiative of the Jack Ma Foundation, created by Jack Ma after his first trip to Africa in 2017.
  • The Jack Ma Foundation has committed to running the competition for 10 years.
  • Each of these entrepreneurs looked at big challenges facing their communities, and saw them as opportunities, said Jack Ma, Founder of the Alibaba Group and Jack Ma Foundation.

Arrow Electronics Supports Military Members and Their Families with Help A Hero Event

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 2:11pm

Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) operations in Orange County, Calif. recently hosted a fundraiser to support American military members and their families.

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  • Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) operations in Orange County, Calif. recently hosted a fundraiser to support American military members and their families.
  • The 4th Annual Operation Help A Hero event benefitted Operation Help a Hero, a nonprofit that provides resources to the military community.
  • Arrow customers and suppliers joined the companys employees at the event, along with members of the United States Marine Corps stationed at Camp Pendleton.
  • Arrow also provided matching funds for the Orange County teams volunteer hours through the Arrow Charitable Dollars for Doers program.

$8K in Grants to Be Awarded to The CEO Mind Foundation of Baton Rouge

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:12pm

Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $8,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to The CEO Mind Foundation of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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  • Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $8,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to The CEO Mind Foundation of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • The PGP funds will help pay for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) related programming and mentorship for youth at the Youth Empowerment Zone and Community Empowerment Zone centers in Baton Rouge.
  • The media is encouraged to join local dignitaries and bank representatives at a check presentation at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, November 21 at 4000 Gus Young Avenue in Baton Rouge.
  • The structure of the PGP enables FHLB Dallas member institutions, like Home Bank, to contribute $500 to $4,000 to a community-based organization (CBO), which FHLB Dallas matches at a 3:1 ratio.

$16K in Grant Funds from Banks to Be Awarded to Benefit Special-Needs Adults

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:10pm

Rio Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $16,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to C.A.M.P.

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  • Rio Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $16,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to C.A.M.P.
  • University, a McAllen, Texas-based nonprofit that benefits special-needs young adults through occupational therapy, special education and rehabilitative services.
  • The funds will help pay for a feasibility and planning study of providing group housing for C.A.M.P.
  • Local dignitaries will join bank representatives at a check presentation at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Rio Bank in McAllen.

$8K Grant to Be Presented to Baton Rouge Nonprofit

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:27pm

Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $8,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to the organization, 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge.

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  • Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $8,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to the organization, 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge.
  • The PGP funds will help fund the organizations community-based programs in the areas of mentoring, education, economic empowerment and health and wellness.
  • The media is encouraged to join local dignitaries and bank representatives at a check presentation at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 at 2050 North Foster Drive in Baton Rouge.
  • The structure of the PGP enables FHLB Dallas member institutions, like Home Bank, to contribute $500 to $4,000 to a community-based organization, which FHLB Dallas matches at a 3:1 ratio.

First National Bank of Louisiana and FHLB Dallas to Award $24K to Educate Youth

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:52pm

First National Bank of Louisiana and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $24,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to Empowering the Community for Excellence, which provides assistance to at-risk children to improve their academic performance.

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  • First National Bank of Louisiana and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $24,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to Empowering the Community for Excellence, which provides assistance to at-risk children to improve their academic performance.
  • The grant will pay for computers, a printer, instructional materials and two high school mentors and tutors.
  • The media is encouraged to join local dignitaries and bank representatives at a check presentation at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21 at First National Bank of Louisiana, 128 North Parkerson Avenue in Crowley.
  • The structure of the PGP enables FHLB Dallas member institutions like First National Bank of Louisiana to contribute $500 to $4,000 to a community-based organization, which FHLB Dallas matches at a 3:1 ratio.

AMC Theatres® Supports Will Rogers’ Brave Beginnings Program on World Prematurity Day, November 17

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 8:19pm

AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC), the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States and the world, today announced its support, through its AMC Cares Charitable Fund, of Brave Beginnings, a program from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.

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  • AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC), the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States and the world, today announced its support, through its AMC Cares Charitable Fund, of Brave Beginnings, a program from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.
  • The AMC Cares Charitable Fund will make a $1 donation to Brave Beginnings for every AMC Kids Pack purchased in an AMC theatre between Nov. 17, which is World Prematurity Day, through Nov. 30, up to $200,000.
  • Since its founding, Brave Beginnings has issued more than $8 million in grants, supporting 175 hospitals and more than 175,000 babies.
  • Family movie-going is core to AMC Theatres, especially during the holidays, and Brave Beginnings is a cause thats near and dear to us at AMC, as well as so many of our guests, said Ryan Wood, Head Film Buyer, AMC Theatres.

$20,000 in Grants Awarded to Project Build a Future of Lake Charles

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 8:03pm

First National Bank of Louisiana, First Federal Bank of Louisiana and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $20,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to Project Build a Future in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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  • First National Bank of Louisiana, First Federal Bank of Louisiana and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $20,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to Project Build a Future in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  • The funds will help the nonprofit organization purchase home sites, improve those sites, develop a smaller home plan and develop new counseling and training for low-income working families seeking to buy a new home.
  • The media is encouraged to join local dignitaries and bank representatives at a check presentation at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 20 at 707 South Lyons Street in Lake Charles.
  • The structure of the PGP enables FHLB Dallas member institutions to contribute $500 to $4,000 to a community-based organization, which FHLB Dallas matches at a 3:1 ratio.

First Interstate BancSystem Board Announces Death of Board Member Randall Scott

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 6:11pm

It is with great sadness that First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIBK) announces that board member Randall (Randy) I. Scott passed away on November 9 in Billings at the age of 65.

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  • It is with great sadness that First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIBK) announces that board member Randall (Randy) I. Scott passed away on November 9 in Billings at the age of 65.
  • Randy Scott devoted nearly 45 years to serving the bank, starting with his work as a bank teller while attending Rocky Mountain College.
  • In 1993, he was elected to the Board of First Interstate BancSystem, providing steady leadership up until his death.
  • He was on both the Scott Family Council and the Board of Scott Family Services Corporation, serving as their Chair since 2014.

Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour Adds 50 New Dates In 2020!

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 6:10pm

Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube sensation, pop star, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer and The New York Times bestselling author.

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  • Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube sensation, pop star, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer and The New York Times bestselling author.
  • In 2016, Nickelodeon and Siwa entered an exclusive licensing partnership to develop a line of consumer products inspired by Siwa.
  • Siwa launched her first animated shorts series, The JoJo & BowBow Show Show starring Siwa and her furry best friend BowBow.
  • Siwa performed a medley of hits at Nickelodeons 2018 Kids Choice Awards, including her platinum smash Boomerang.