Other Philanthropy

PIND Celebrates Ten Years of Economic Development and Peacebuilding in Nigeria’s Niger Delta with Virtual Events

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 3:00pm

ET): The PIND 10th Anniversary Virtual Awards & Gala Night streaming from Abuja, Nigeria.

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  • ET): The PIND 10th Anniversary Virtual Awards & Gala Night streaming from Abuja, Nigeria.
  • The themes of our anniversary celebration align with our programmatic goals and successes since 2010, said PINDs Executive Director Tunji Idowu.
  • They are reducing poverty, powering coastal communities, nurturing employment and inclusivityespecially women and youths, fostering stability and conflict resolution, and enabling market development for local organizations.
  • Nigeria-based PIND and its operating partner, U.S.-based Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) , have had a major impact on Nigerias Niger Delta over the last decadeincluding over USD 100 million in additional investments from government entities, the private sector, and donor agencies into the region.

Forecastle Festival Founder Launches Experiential Agency to 'Reach the Unreachables'

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 3:00pm

Most marketers agree that traditional marketing efforts are not effective in reaching Gen Z and young millennial customer segments -- generally categorized as those born in the mid-to late-1990s. Research shows that experiences are the key, as 78 percent of millennials would choose to spend money on a desirable experience or event over buying something desirable.

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  • Forecastle Festival and Forecastle Foundation founder J.K. McKnight has launched Art of Impact - an experiential agency helping companies reach unreachables through festival consulting, experiential marketing and nonprofit partnerships.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211025005213/en/
    J.K. McKnight has launched Art of Impact - an experiential agency helping companies reach unreachables through festival consulting, experiential marketing and nonprofit partnerships.
  • He grew the Forecastle Festival from zero to 75,000 fans and worked with industry leading event management companies like AC Entertainment, producer of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Big Ears Festival, High Water Festival, and more.
  • Through these festivals, McKnight partnered with hundreds of national brands on engaging experiential marketing campaigns, festival brand activations and immersive experiences.

The President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan and Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej Recognized as One of 100 Most Influential African Women 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:19pm

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother has been featured in the list of 100 Most Influential African Women 2021, released by Be a Girl Initiative, for the second consecutive year.

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  • Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother has been featured in the list of 100 Most Influential African Women 2021, released by Be a Girl Initiative, for the second consecutive year.
  • Senator, Dr. Rasha is truly a force of nature and one of Africas unsung sheroes of women empowerment and health advocates.
  • Merck Foundation More Than A Mother campaign empowers infertile women through access to information, health, change of mindset, and economic empowerment.
  • More than 20 African First Ladies are the Ambassadors of 'Merck Foundation More than a Mother'.

Cresco Labs’ “Summer of Social Justice” Initiative Raised Over $250,000 and Supported the Expungement Process for Over 1,000 People With Cannabis-Related Criminal Records

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:30pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211025005254/en/
    In June, a trailer was released for The Sentence of Michael Thompson, a documentary short film part of Cresco Labs Summer of Social Justice initiative.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    The Summer of Social Justice initiative that launched on June 19ththe 50th anniversary of the War on Drugswas supported by Cresco Labs, its Sunnyside retail brand and its flagship cannabis brand, Cresco .
  • The initiative also helped amplify the ongoing restorative justice, community business incubator and education and workforce development programming facilitated by Cresco Labs SEED (Social Equity & Educational Development) initiative.
  • Through our Summer of Social Justice initiative, we affirm our commitment to social equity as a company core value, said Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs.

The Eagle Academy Foundation Announces Major Gift from Robert F. Smith, Powered by Goalsetter App Technology

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

This gift will be powered by Goalsetter app technology, the Black female-owned family investing and saving app that provides parents with tools to teach their children financial literacy.

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  • This gift will be powered by Goalsetter app technology, the Black female-owned family investing and saving app that provides parents with tools to teach their children financial literacy.
  • With this history in mind, the Morehouse Class of 2019 and I are proud to gift these stock shares to the young men of Eagle Academy.
  • We are proud to partner with The Eagle Academy Foundation and to provide a platform that will scale and achieve Robert F. Smiths vision of financial literacy among young students of color, said Goalsetter CEO Tanya Van Court.
  • For more information, visit eafny.org and follow The Eagle Academy Foundation on Facebook , Instagram , Twitter and LinkedIn .

University of Phoenix Alum’s MilVet Named 2021 Nonprofit of the Year by the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

The Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce has announced MilVet as the 2021 Nonprofit of the Year for their work in supporting military families.

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  • The Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce has announced MilVet as the 2021 Nonprofit of the Year for their work in supporting military families.
  • Hilden, a military spouse, started the 501c3 nonprofit to help hundreds of veteran families and thousands of deployed military men and women around the world.
  • I am so proud of our MilVet team and volunteers that work tirelessly and pour their heart and soul into their work.
  • University of Phoenix is continually innovating to help working adults enhance their careers in a rapidly changing world.

The Costacos Collection Announces Inaugural NFT Drop with Baseball Legend Willie Mays, Who Will Donate All Proceeds to the Say Hey Foundation

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 7:30pm

Today, the Costacos Collection announced its inaugural drop will feature one of the most respected legends in professional sports, Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays.

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  • Today, the Costacos Collection announced its inaugural drop will feature one of the most respected legends in professional sports, Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays.
  • For the fifth year, the MVP of the Fall Classic will be recognized as the Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211022005483/en/
    The Making of a Giant - Willie Mays 90th Birthday Celebration Drop will take place this Sunday, October 24, via the Costacos Collection.
  • Willie will be donating all proceeds to his Say Hey Foundation.

The MolinaCares Accord Scholarship Program Encourages Illinois Students To Get Vaccinated

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 6:48pm

The MolinaCares Accord (MolinaCares), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Illinois (Molina), announced a $100,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Scholarship Program designed to encourage students enrolled in a college, university, vocational school, or technical institution to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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  • The MolinaCares Accord (MolinaCares), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Illinois (Molina), announced a $100,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Scholarship Program designed to encourage students enrolled in a college, university, vocational school, or technical institution to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • This scholarship program helps us accomplish these goals by relieving the burden of educational costs on students and promoting the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The COVID-19 Vaccine Scholarship Program is open to all students residing in Illinois who can demonstrate financial need and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before November 1, 2021.
  • For more information about the Illinois MolinaCares scholarship program or to download the application, click here .

Smokeball Ushers in Its Fourth-Annual Season of Giving

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

Smokeball legal practice management kicks off the 2021 holiday season with its fourth annual Season of Giving, a donation program benefiting two well-regarded local charity partners.

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  • Smokeball legal practice management kicks off the 2021 holiday season with its fourth annual Season of Giving, a donation program benefiting two well-regarded local charity partners.
  • Its the core purpose that guides our work, and its the reason were so excited to kick off Season of Giving Back to support organizations making a difference every day.
  • During the Season of Giving Back, which begins Friday, Oct. 22, and ends Tuesday, Nov. 30, Smokeball will donate $100 (up to $30,000) for every new customer software demo.
  • However, donations from Smokeballs Season of Giving Back partnership will benefit the organizations Broadway Youth Center expansion.

United Rentals Releases Ninth Corporate Responsibility Report

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10:02pm

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the worlds largest equipment rental company, today announced the release of its ninth Corporate Responsibility Report documenting its progress in 2020 and momentum into 2021.

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  • United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the worlds largest equipment rental company, today announced the release of its ninth Corporate Responsibility Report documenting its progress in 2020 and momentum into 2021.
  • The report covers all major aspects of the companys corporate responsibility framework, including its commitment to reduce the intensity of its greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2030.
  • Matthew Flannery, chief executive officer of United Rentals, said, Were pleased that our 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report documents not just our resilience in a challenging year, but also our progress in fostering our values.
  • United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poors 500 Index, the Barrons 400 Index and the Russell 3000 Index and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at unitedrentals.com .