Philanthropy

Western Union & Western Union Foundation Give $125,000, Fee-Free Transfers in Wake of Philippines Disasters

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 6:01pm

Today, Western Union (NYSE: WU) and the Western Union Foundation announced a package of relief efforts for the Philippines following the Taal Volcano and Typhoon Phanfone (Ursula).

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  • Today, Western Union (NYSE: WU) and the Western Union Foundation announced a package of relief efforts for the Philippines following the Taal Volcano and Typhoon Phanfone (Ursula).
  • The aid will be directed to International Medical Corps to support relief efforts and disaster preparedness training in the Philippines.
  • Additionally, Western Union is waiving fees on consumer money transfers from 14 countries to the Philippines at westernunion.com and through the Western Union mobile app between Jan. 17 24, 2020 using the promo code: WURELIEF.
  • The Western Union Foundation is committed to assisting the Philippines before and after disasters strike, said Elizabeth Roscoe, Western Union Foundation Executive Director and Western Union Head of Corporate Brand & Purpose.

Vice President Pence Meets With Federal Commission to Advance Plans for Nationwide America 250 Celebration In 2026

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 4:57pm

The Commission envisions a monumental national initiative to engage all Americans in the largest and most inclusive observance in our nations history.

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  • The Commission envisions a monumental national initiative to engage all Americans in the largest and most inclusive observance in our nations history.
  • The Commission is united in our goal to ensure the 250th commemoration is as diverse and inclusive as America itself, said Noah Griffin, member of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission.
  • With the submission of the Report to the President, the Commission expects to engage the White House and elected officials across party lines to help develop and execute America 250.
  • The U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission was formed in 2016 after both chambers of Congress unanimously passed the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act.

Tonie Howard Joins RKD Group to Serve Local and Regional Nonprofits

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:39pm

DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Tonie Howard, a veteran nonprofit fundraising executive and agency professional, joins RKD Group as Senior Vice President.

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  • DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Tonie Howard, a veteran nonprofit fundraising executive and agency professional, joins RKD Group as Senior Vice President.
  • RKD Group is a leading fundraising, marketing and data services provider to nonprofit organizations.
  • Howard brings in decades of experience and leadership to her role of providing multichannel fundraising and marketing services to a growing roster of organizations that market at the local and regional level.
  • "I'm thrilled for the opportunity to be a part of RKD Group," Howard said.

2020 GRAMMY® Nominees Album Available Now

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals.

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  • The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals.
  • Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement.
  • As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.
  • For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter , "like" Recording Academy on Facebook , and join the Recording Academy's social communities on Instagram , YouTube , and LinkedIn .

Tej Kohli Foundation Moves One Step Closer to the Regeneration of Corneal Tissue to Cure Blindness

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 8:00am

The biosynthetic material has the potential to seal corneal perforations and cause the regeneration of corneal tissue, which would eliminate the need for corneal transplant surgery and reduce the risk of rejection.

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  • The biosynthetic material has the potential to seal corneal perforations and cause the regeneration of corneal tissue, which would eliminate the need for corneal transplant surgery and reduce the risk of rejection.
  • Wendy Kohli, co-Founder of the Tej Kohli Foundation said:
    Our mission is to eliminate needless corneal blindness by 2035.
  • Whilst the thousands of corneal transplant surgeries that the Foundation funds each year transforms many lives, it is statistically impossible to eliminate corneal blindness in this way.
  • Founded in 2005, the Tej Kohli Foundation seeks to make interventions that transform individual lives.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Announces 2020 Advisory Council Members

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:33pm

The Advisory Council plays a critical role in guiding the community investment offerings of FHLB Dallas, said Greg Hettrick, first vice president and director of Community Investment for FHLB Dallas.

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  • The Advisory Council plays a critical role in guiding the community investment offerings of FHLB Dallas, said Greg Hettrick, first vice president and director of Community Investment for FHLB Dallas.
  • Since the inception of our Affordable Housing Program (AHP) in 1990, FHLB Dallas has awarded more than $300 million through AHP and AHP set-aside programs assisting nearly 54,000 households.
  • Mr. Jeff Curry, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has been involved with affordable housing most of his life.
  • Mr. Curry manages the companys acquisition and development of new housing, as well as the rehabilitation of existing properties.

Wells Fargo Donates $250,000 to Australia Wildfire Relief Efforts

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:00pm

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today a $250,000 USD donation to the American Red Cross from the Wells Fargo Foundation in response to the recent wildfires that continue to have a devastating impact on Australia and its residents.

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  • Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today a $250,000 USD donation to the American Red Cross from the Wells Fargo Foundation in response to the recent wildfires that continue to have a devastating impact on Australia and its residents.
  • Wells Fargo is committed to supporting relief efforts for those who are being displaced or who have lost homes, as well as for those who are vigilantly trying to save people, homes, animals and property.
  • Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets.
  • News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories .

Rivers Casino Philadelphia Debuts New Community Relations Program “Rivers Gives” at Philabundance

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:50pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200116005854/en/

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200116005854/en/
    The federal holiday and national day of service also marks the debut of Rivers Gives, the casinos new community relations program.
  • The casino chooses a monthly charity partner for featuring and fundraising, where Team Members assist in a service project that benefits the Philadelphia community.
  • This month, Rivers Casino Philadelphia is supporting Philabundance, the first organization to benefit from the Rivers Gives program.
  • Were excited to start the new year by giving back to the local community through Philabundance and all the great work it does, said Emily Does, community relations manager at Rivers Casino Philadelphia.

Jukko CEO Elizabeth Sarquis Offers Advice and Investment on ‘Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch’ Season 5

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 7:23pm

New Season 5 episodes of Entrepreneur Magazines Elevator Pitch show feature Jukko Cofounder and CEO Elizabeth Sarquis as an entrepreneurial investor and judge.

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  • New Season 5 episodes of Entrepreneur Magazines Elevator Pitch show feature Jukko Cofounder and CEO Elizabeth Sarquis as an entrepreneurial investor and judge.
  • Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch invites entrepreneurs to step into the Entrepreneur Elevator and gives them 60 seconds from within the elevator to capture the interest of the investor judges.
  • The investors watch the pitch through video livestream while the elevator ascends to the boardroom floor.
  • Jukko was founded in 2016 with a vision to convert time spent in mobile apps into real world impact.

American Water Joins More Than 900 CEOs in On-going Commitment to Advance Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that it has joined the growing coalition of companies pledging to further advance inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

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  • American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that it has joined the growing coalition of companies pledging to further advance inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
  • As one of more than 900 CEOs that have come together for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, president and CEO Susan Story is committing herself personally and American Water to continuing to advance inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
  • "American Water serves diverse communities and customers throughout the United States, and we want our employees to reflect the communities we serve, said Story.
  • American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.