Points of Light, an organization dedicated to volunteer service, and its partner Bloomberg have announced their annual Civic 50 list of good corporate citizens. The Civic 50 chooses the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S. as evaluated in an annual survey. Winners were chosen based on four criteria of community engagement: investment of resources, integration of program with business strategy, institutionalization of support, and measured impact. All U.S. companies with revenues of $1 billion or more were eligible for this year’s list.
Weir’s Furniture employees host special reading party at local elementary school
December 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Approximately 2,800 brand-new, age-appropriate books will make their way into the hands of kids from low-income families thanks to the nonprofit social enterprise First Book and Weir’s Furniture.
A special reading party was held on December 15 at Aikin Elementary School to kick off the partnership. After opening remarks, Weir’s furniture employees enjoyed reading to the students and a fun holiday-themed activity.
Yum! Restaurants India was awarded with the prestigious National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities-2014 by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Disability Affairs, Government of India. The Hon’ble President of India – Shri Pranab Mukherjee felicitating KFC with the award on December 3, 2014 at a ceremony held in New Dehli. The award recognizes KFC’s outstanding contribution as an employer of people with disabilities providing them the opportunity to harness their professional aspirations and potential.
While recovering at the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), Frankie Gomez, who recently retired as a Sergeant Major as a career National Guardsman, was searching for organizations that support veterans where he could spend his time volunteering. He was referred to the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF),began volunteering in small roles, and quickly became a leader. His understanding of what it means to be at a WTB and how to get healthy both physically and mentally, while also being able to relate to the troops on a peer-to-peer level, has been a true asset for AFF.
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Ranked 16th on Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils List
December 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - MGM Resorts International’s (NYSE: MGM) Joint Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Council and its 16 Employee Resources Groups have been presented the Association of Diversity Councils’ 2014 ERG & Council Honors Award™ .
BOSTON, December 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, and its employees donated more than $3 million and 7,000 hours of volunteer service to Boston-area nonprofits during 2014.
They are some of the most important VIPs the Company will host all year.
More than 65 veterans arrived at The Mirage to a hero’s welcome. Hundreds of cheering employees were joined by a high school marching band and color guard for a surprise reception line to greet the Wounded Warriors for a special “Salute to the Troops” Veteran’s Day weekend.
Green Meadow Waldorf School (GMWS) received a $1,000 Seed Fund grant to support Open Saturdays, a free tutoring program brought by GMWS faculty, staff, parents, and students to children in struggling local public schools during the 2014-15 school year. GMWS is located in Chestnut Ridge, New York in the East Ramapo School District where more than 48 percent of students are eligible for free school lunches, and an additional 14 percent are eligible for reduced price meals.
15th anniversary celebration of ENERGY STAR certifications
2014 was the year of the girl.
Local CITGO Marketer Raises $40,000 to Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – On Dec. 4, local CITGO Marketer Flash Market Inc., Core Mark and CITGO Petroleum Corporation hosted the tenth annual Passport to a Cure event featuring keynote speaker Zack Arnold, director and producer of GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story, which follows the life of a boy diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age. The event was held at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock and raised nearly $40,000 to benefit the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
MGM Resorts International’s joint Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) council and its employee Network Groups (NGs) have been recognized for providing one of the Top 25 employee resource group programs in the nation.
Company leaders attended the annual ERG & Council Conference presented by diversity consultants PRISM International in Washington, D.C. MGM Resorts was named among the top companies in the U.S. for employee resource group programs, ranking sixteenth overall.
Toyota Research Institute Announces ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship
ANN ARBOR, Mich., December 22, 2014 /3BL Media/– The Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing of North America (TEMA), in partnership with The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is requesting proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology.
The purpose of the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship is to encourage young professors and scholars to pursue research in green energy techn