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Duke Energy Awards $3.2 Million to Innovative Education Programs As Part of Its Powerful Communities Grant Program

131 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting early childhood literacy and STEM programming
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy announced today it is awarding $3.2 million in grants to support 131 innovative K-12 education programs across the communities served by the company.

“Bright futures begin in the classroom, and every child deserves a fair chance at academic success,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. “The grants we are making today are focused on providing equal opportunity for all students to have the strong educational basis that has proven to be a key determinant to future success.”

Verizon Honored With Arbor Day Foundation’s Friend of the Forest Award

Arbor Day Foundation Award Recognizes Commitment to Using Trees in Sustainability Goals
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LINCOLN, Neb., May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that Verizon has been awarded the Friend of the Forest award, which recognizes a corporation and its leaders for their commitment to using trees and forests to achieve corporate sustainability goals and targets. The award will be presented on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at a tree planting event on Verizon’s corporate campus in Southlake, Texas.

Smithfield Foods Makes Sizable Donation to Support STEAM Education in Rural Communities

Company’s contribution will create FUSE Studios at 20 schools across Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, and South Dakota
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SMITHFIELD, Va., April 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a $350,000 donation to FUSE Studios, a high-quality and results-driven educational program piloted through Northwestern University that aims to transform science, technology

Points of Light Announces Additions to Senior Leadership Team

Robert Herrera and Rick Bell Join Leading Volunteer Service Organization
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ATLANTA, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light announced today the appointments of Robert E. Herrera to the role of chief finance and administration officer and Rick Bell to vice president, corporate partnerships. Herrera oversees the development and implementation of the organization’s financial management strategy. Bell will broaden and deepen funding support from corporate partners, national and community foundations, and pursue annual and capacity-building revenue goals.

Consumers Energy Helps Grand Rapids Reach 40% Tree Canopy Goal

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Did you know one tree can produce enough oxygen for up to four people? According to the Arbor Day Foundation, planting trees has many benefits including improving air quality, protecting wildlife and enabling energy savings.

Bridgestone Americas Participation Recognized as Top Supporter for United Way of Metropolitan Nashville

Efforts highlighted as part of the company’s Our Way to Serve CSR commitment
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Bridgestone Americas, Inc. today announced it was the top donor for United Way of Metropolitan Nashville in 2018. As a multi-year charitable giving and volunteer campaign for Bridgestone, the United Way Campaign is part of the company’s ongoing, global commitment to corporate social responsibility, Our Way to Serve.

Whole Planet Foundation Annual Prosperity Campaign Surpasses $4 Million for Microentrepreneurs

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With the tremendous support of Whole Foods Market shoppers, team members and volunteers, donors, and corporate partners, the Whole Planet Foundation Annual Prosperity Campaign raised $4,249,706 during the month of March.  These efforts will support more than 128,000 people with the chance to lift themselves out of poverty through microcredit. 

Video | Leveraging Technology for Authentic Social Purpose: My Special Aflac Duck

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What does Aflac’s iconic duck have to do with kids facing cancer? Knowing the power of companionship, Aflac paired its brand icon with the latest in social robotics to evolve the company's impact on pediatric cancer. In this panel discussion from the BRITE ’19 Conference, the creators behind My Special Aflac Duck® discuss how insights from this initiative can help any brand leverage existing assets, rethink long-term commitments, and boldly embrace innovation to advance purpose. 

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