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ITS Sustainable Mobility Maritime Transport Foundation and Costa Group Have Signed a Cooperation Agreement: 12 Months on Board and 1200 Hours of Lessons for the Training of New Engineer Officers

Today the press conference for the presentation of the project was held in Regione Campania Council room
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NAPLES, Italy, March 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today at the headquarters of Regione Campania (Sala De Sanctis, Via Santa Lucia), eng. Felice Siciliano, President of the ITS MSTM Foundation (Sustainable Maritime Transport Mobility), and Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises, signed - in the presence of the Education Councillor Lucia Fortini - an important cooperation agreement: Costa Group will work with the ITS Foundation in the training of students who are preparing to become engineer officers.

Blackbaud + YourCause | Corporate Foundations & Grant-Making Toolkit

Download a toolkit that breaks down the benefits of adding foundations and grants to your corporate philanthropic efforts
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Nearly all companies engage in corporate philanthropy as a means of giving back to the communities in which they operate. This includes financial contributions, product donations, in-kind services, and employee matching and volunteering.

However, only a fraction of these companies take advantage of the additional benefits that come from adding a corporate foundation to their philanthropic efforts.

Consumers Energy Delivers $2.8 Million Incentive to General Motors for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Flint

GM Receives $13 Million in Last 10 Years for Reducing Energy Use
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FLINT, Mich., March 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Officials from Consumers Energy today presented General Motors with a payment worth over $2.8 million for energy-saving upgrades at the automaker’s Flint facilities that benefit the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

“General Motors has made a commitment to sustainability, and we are pleased to work with them to take actions that are good for their customers and all of Michigan,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president for customer experience.

Numi Organic Tea is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Numi Foundation Celebrates People, Planet & Possibility on International Women’s Day
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Numi Organic Tea is a new member of Whole Planet Foundation’s Supplier Alliance for Microcredit, donating $50,000 this year to alleviate global poverty through microcredit. Microloans are small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

Smithfield Foods Unveils New Career Building at Smithfield High School

Innovative facility made possible through Smithfield Foods Legacy Project
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SMITHFIELD, Va., Mar. 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc.Isle of Wight County Schools, and Isle of Wight County unveiled a new Career Building at Smithfield High School, consisting of classroom space and resources for five Career and Technology programs including manufacturing, engineering, welding, nursing, and the culinary arts.

Benevity Helps #BalanceforBetter by Matching up to $50,000 in Donations for Local Women's Causes

For every $1 donated through Benevity’s Community Impact Portal, the company will double the impact by matching 100% of the donation
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On International Women’s Day over the last couple of years, Benevity has made an effort to be intentional about recognizing the importance of gender equality, both at our company and in the broader community.

eBay Celebrates International Women’s Day, Partners with Dress for Success for #YourHourHerPower Campaign

Dress For Success ambassador Olivia Palermo curates special luxury charity sale; all proceeds support helping and empowering women in the workplace.
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eBay is celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) by teaming up with Dress for Success and fashion entrepreneur and businesswoman, Olivia Palermo to launch a curated charity sale - a collection of fashion and beauty items straight from Palermo’s closet as well as pieces donated directly by her brand supporters.

Agile Social Impact: How to Change the World – Faster and Better

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We certainly don’t need to inform you how great the demand is for corporate giving. Our shared world is rife with want and chaos and emergencies. The need is everywhere. Worthy, urgent causes roar up literally overnight. And thankfully, there’s people like you, and organizations like yours, who jump in and help in big ways. Whether through grantmaking, employee donations or volunteer programs, the challenges are the same. How can you best mobilize your resources, generate maximal impact, and deliver that impact as quickly to the point of need?

Healing Nora: How Johnson & Johnson Helped an Injured Polar Bear

For International Polar Bear Day, we're sharing the heartwarming story of a plucky and beloved bear who benefited from a company donation of medical supplies for a challenging surgery.
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By Linda Lombardi

Nora the polar bear is just 3 years old, but she has already faced a host of challenges.

Smithfield Foods Supports North Carolina State University Veteran Program

Contribution of $200,000 will expand the University’s Soldier to Agriculture Program
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FAYETTEVILLE, NC., March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a $200,000 donation to North Carolina State University’s Soldier to Agriculture Program (STAP), an agricultural institute that provides in-depth career introductions an

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