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The Rite Aid Foundation Names Matthew DeCamara Executive Director

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 10:51pm

The Rite Aid Foundation announced Matthew DeCamara as its new executive director today, bringing aboard a proven and motivated philanthropic leader with a deep passion for supporting and empowering children to achieve their full potential.

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  • The Rite Aid Foundation announced Matthew DeCamara as its new executive director today, bringing aboard a proven and motivated philanthropic leader with a deep passion for supporting and empowering children to achieve their full potential.
  • DeCamara brings more than a quarter-century of philanthropic and corporate experience to Rite Aid.
  • Thats why Im thrilled to join The Rite Aid Foundation, DeCamara said.
  • Matthew joins Rite Aid and The Rite Aid Foundation during a pivotal time in our companys history, and we look forward to seeing him take our philanthropic efforts to the next level.

Fraser Receives $100,000 in Emergency Relief Funding from Medica

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 6:08pm

For 85 years, Fraser has served Minnesota individuals and families with special needs, providing healthcare, housing, education and employment services.

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  • For 85 years, Fraser has served Minnesota individuals and families with special needs, providing healthcare, housing, education and employment services.
  • To support these efforts, the Medica Foundation, a grant-making nonprofit affiliated with Medica Health Plans, has donated $100,000 to aid Fraser.
  • "We're honored to receive the Medica funds," said Diane S. Cross, Fraser President and CEO.
  • The donation from the Medica Foundation allows Fraser to:
    Care for individuals with special needs in their homes, which includes Fraser Supervised, Supportive and Independent Living homes and apartments.

NBA All-Star Joel Embiid Makes Significant Contribution to #FirstRespondersRirst, Further Demonstrating His Commitment to Supporting Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:03pm

A longstanding believer in The Process, Embiid has spent the past two weeks researching the most efficient ways to provide immediate aid to healthcare workers serving on the frontlines.

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  • A longstanding believer in The Process, Embiid has spent the past two weeks researching the most efficient ways to provide immediate aid to healthcare workers serving on the frontlines.
  • Chan School of Public Health , Thrive Global , and the CAA Foundation , as one of the beneficiaries of his donation.
  • #FirstRespondersFirst will work closely with implementation partner, Direct Relief, to provide essential supplies, equipment, and resources to protect frontline healthcare workers in Embiids home-state of Pennsylvania.
  • #FirstRespondersFirst launched on March 23 to support frontline healthcare workers and caregivers across the country.

Milken Institute Global Conference Rescheduled to October

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 6:30pm

The Milken Institute announced today that the 2020 Milken Institute Global Conference will be held October 12-15, 2020.

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  • The Milken Institute announced today that the 2020 Milken Institute Global Conference will be held October 12-15, 2020.
  • It had been scheduled to take place July 7-10 after the Milken Institute postponed the original dates of May 3-6, 2020.
  • These new dates were selected after evaluating public guidelines and in consultation with partners in government, medical research, and the private sector.
  • The global crisis demonstrates the need for individuals, organizations, and nations to bridge divides and work together to find solutions toand be better prepared foreconomic and health challenges like those we are facing now and in years to come, said Michael Klowden, CEO of the Milken Institute.

PAN Foundation Launches COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention Fund to Help At-Risk Medicare Beneficiaries Pay for Treatment, Groceries and Other Critical Services

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 5:18pm

Grant recipients can use the funds for treatment co-pays, prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical supplies and other important expenses related to COVID-19 prevention and treatment, including transportation to medical appointments and groceries, meals and food delivery services.

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  • Grant recipients can use the funds for treatment co-pays, prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical supplies and other important expenses related to COVID-19 prevention and treatment, including transportation to medical appointments and groceries, meals and food delivery services.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the importance of our mission to ensure that every American can afford the healthcare they need.
  • The COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention Fund is currently open for applicants who have annual household incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level.
  • Eligible patients can learn more about the fund on our website or by calling PAN at 1-866-316-7263 from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) Launches Search for “Africa’s Business Heroes”

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 4:00pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200406005554/en/

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200406005554/en/
    Top 10 Winners from 2019 Africas Business Heroes Prize Competition (Photo: Business Wire)
    The ABH prize competition and show is organized by the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI), the Jack Ma Foundations flagship philanthropic program in Africa.
  • The ANPI organizes the Africa's Business Heroes prize competition and show, in which ten finalists have the opportunity to pitch their business to win a share of $1.5 million in grant money.
  • Established by Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, the Jack Ma Foundation was founded on 15 December 2014 and has been focusing on education, entrepreneurship, womens leadership, and the environment.
  • The Jack Ma Foundation has so far supported projects worldwide including the Jack Ma Rural Education Program, the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative, the Ma & Morley Scholarship Program, and Jordan's Queen Rania Foundation.

American Water makes second donation in response to COVID-19; Donates $500,000 to American Water Charitable Foundation to support COVID-19 relief efforts

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 4:00pm

American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that it made a contribution of $500,000 to the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF), to support coronavirus relief efforts.

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  • American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that it made a contribution of $500,000 to the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF), to support coronavirus relief efforts.
  • AWCF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by American Water, will disburse the funds directly to several critical COVID-19 specific initiatives, including the American Water Employee Crisis Fund and a new community-focused COVID-19 Response Fund.
  • Providing this donation to our charitable foundation ensures that every grant dollar will be awarded directly to organizations making a valuable impact in the communities served by American Water and managing through the COVID-19 crisis, said Walter Lynch, chief executive officer, American Water.
  • Since 2012, the American Water Charitable Foundation has invested more than $5.5 million in programs and organizations that are important to American Water employees and the communities it serves.

Inspire Brands Foundation Launches $1 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 5:07pm

The Inspire Brands Foundation, the charitable arm of Inspire Brands , is proud to announce the launch of a one million dollar COVID-19 relief fund, dedicated to supporting childhood hunger and restaurant industry relief efforts.

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  • The Inspire Brands Foundation, the charitable arm of Inspire Brands , is proud to announce the launch of a one million dollar COVID-19 relief fund, dedicated to supporting childhood hunger and restaurant industry relief efforts.
  • The initial disbursement from the fund is a $100,00 grant from the Arbys Foundation, a division of the Inspire Brands Foundation, to support GENYOUth, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating healthier school communities.
  • To help support Americas youth and restaurant industry workers through a charitable donation, please visit the Inspire Brands Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund giving page .
  • Across the country, the Inspire Brands Foundation does business as the Arbys Foundation, the Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation, SONIC Foundation and the Jimmy Johns Foundation, respectively.

Everbridge Teams with Blue Trident to Target $250,000 Donation in Support of CDC Foundation’s Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 2:09pm

The CDC Foundation , Blue Trident, and Everbridge , Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced a charitable collaboration beginning with support of the CDC Foundations response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • The CDC Foundation , Blue Trident, and Everbridge , Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced a charitable collaboration beginning with support of the CDC Foundations response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Leading off the financial contributions is Blue Trident, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation led by Jaime (Everbridge Executive Chairman) and Pamela Ellertson.
  • Blue Trident will match Everbridge employee contributions on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $100,000 building on an Everbridge gift of $50,000 for a combined total target of $250,000.
  • The CDC Foundation saves and improves lives by unleashing the power of collaboration, said Jaime Ellertson of the Blue Trident Foundation.

#TheGreatAmericanTakeout Offers Free Takeout for a Year

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Great American Takeout returns for a third course tomorrow with a sweet treat: a chance to win a year of free takeout!

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  • The Great American Takeout returns for a third course tomorrow with a sweet treat: a chance to win a year of free takeout!
  • (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The coronavirus pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on the restaurant industry, which employs more than 15 million Americans.
  • The Great American Takeout, now in its third weekly installment, aims to aid the struggling restaurant community by encouraging Americans to support the restaurants they love by ordering pick-up or delivery meals.
  • By partnering with The Great American Takeout, we hope to help restaurants of all sizes weather this storm.