Other 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.

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.

Los Angeles-based Molecular Genetics Company MiraDx Transitions CLIA-Certified Lab to Provide COVID-19 Testing to Essential Workers

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:20pm

MiraDx , a Los Angeles-based molecular genetics company, has transitioned its CLIA-certified lab to provide COVID-19 tests for essential workers, prioritizing hospital and field-based healthcare workers who are providing direct patient care as well as first responders.

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  • MiraDx , a Los Angeles-based molecular genetics company, has transitioned its CLIA-certified lab to provide COVID-19 tests for essential workers, prioritizing hospital and field-based healthcare workers who are providing direct patient care as well as first responders.
  • MiraDx has a CLIA-certified lab with a high complexity molecular processing designation, which allows it to conduct PCR testing, a highly sensitive approach that results in 90%+ accuracy in COVID-19 testing and is considered the gold standard in testing.
  • The MiraDx test includes an air-tight vial, collection swab, a biohazard bag, and simple instructions for collecting the sample needed for testing.
  • MiraDx is a Los Angeles-based molecular genetics company that identifies, validates, develops, and delivers novel germline biomarker tests for individualized cancer treatment, and now performs COVID-19 testing.

How You Can Help Support Verified Response Efforts to the Coronavirus Pandemic Through Mobile Giving

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 4:58pm

The Fund was created at the request of WHO by the United Nations Foundation in partnership with the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.

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  • The Fund was created at the request of WHO by the United Nations Foundation in partnership with the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.
  • Call to action: Text FOOD to 80100 to donate $10 to the World Central Kitchen to provide meals to families in this time of need.
  • The Mobile Giving Foundation, is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating donations from the public, helping other non-profits engage supporters through the mobile channel, and enabling mobile solutions for social good.
  • We work with all major wireless operators to enable customers of mobile networks to take trusted civic action.

MassMutual Takes its Popular Financial Education Course Online to Reach Students Across the U.S.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 4:30pm

Available in both English and Spanish, the online FutureSmart course offers seven, 30-minute modules that educate students on emergency savings, budgeting, paying bills, investing, interest rates and charges, and more.

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  • Available in both English and Spanish, the online FutureSmart course offers seven, 30-minute modules that educate students on emergency savings, budgeting, paying bills, investing, interest rates and charges, and more.
  • Beyond the online program, students can continue their financial education via the FutureSmart app , which launched in 2017.
  • The app is an exploratory life simulation that takes students through financial decisions they may face, such as saving, paying for higher education, and opening and monitoring bank accounts.
  • FutureSmart is part of a broader offering of online education programs for grades K-12 by MassMutuals strategic program partner, EVERFI.

sweetgreen Joins Forces with World Central Kitchen to Feed Heroes on the Front Line

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:38pm

Beginning today, donations can be made directly to the Sweetgreen Impact Outpost Fund.

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  • Beginning today, donations can be made directly to the Sweetgreen Impact Outpost Fund.
  • 100% of the money raised will be dedicated to providing free sweetgreen meals to hospital workers, expanding the program's reach.
  • To date, sweetgreen has delivered over 10,000 meals to hospitals across the country and together with World Central Kitchen they have a goal of serving over 100,000.
  • Founded in 2010 by Chef Jos Andrs, World Central Kitchen (WCK) uses the power of food to strengthen communities through times of crisis and beyond.