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From Boston to Birmingham: 25 Historic Main Street Districts Across America Vie for $2 Million in Grants Decided by Public Vote During Partners in Preservation Campaign

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Have Provided $19 Million in Funding Through This Program
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NEW YORK, September 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - American Express and The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Main Street America, announced today that Partners in Preservation is headed to Main Street. Partners in Preservation is a community-based partnership to raise awareness of the importance of preserving historic places and their role in sustaining local communities. This year’s program, Partners in Preservation: Main Streets, will award $2 million in grants to Main Street districts in need of preservation support across America.

Whole Planet Foundation Celebrates 12th Anniversary With Poverty Is Unnecessary Benefit & Live Auction

Poverty is Unnecessary events to spotlight 2017 donors
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On October 25, Whole Foods Market will celebrate the 12th anniversary of Whole Planet Foundation, the company’s nonprofit dedicated to global poverty alleviation.  Poverty is Unnecessary Day marks the launch of the foundation in 2005 to alleviate poverty around the world where the company sources products. Joining this effort are Poverty is Unnecessary Fund® partners, who collectively are committed to donating $300,000 this year.

Bacardi Limited Compromete $3 Millones En Ayuda Para Desastres

Summary: 
  • $2 millones serán destinados a Puerto Rico – sede de la destilería de ron BACARDÍ®, y el centro de visitantes Casa Bacardi
  • $1 millón para otras comunidades afectadas incluyendo la Florida, el Caribe, las Bahamas y México
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  • $2 millones serán destinados a Puerto Rico – sede de la destilería de ron BACARDÍ®, y el centro de visitantes Casa Bacardi
  • $1 millón para otras comunidades afectadas incluyendo la Florida, el Caribe, las Bahamas y México

Bacardi Pledges $3 Million to Disaster Relief Assistance

Summary: 
  • $2 Million Dedicated to Puerto Rico – home to BACARDÍ® rum distillery, Casa Bacardi visitor center
  • $1 Million to other areas impacted including Florida, the Caribbean, The Bahamas, and Mexico
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  • $2 Million Dedicated to Puerto Rico – home to BACARDÍ® rum distillery, Casa Bacardi visitor center
  • $1 Million to other areas impacted including Florida, the Caribbean, The Bahamas, and Mexico

Take a CSR Course Online to Build Skills on Your Schedule

Register for an online course by Sept 22 and save $200 with Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.
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September 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ready to advance your career and develop essential CSR skills right in your office chair? 

Online courses at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship offer the same knowledge, research, and tools that you gain from our in-person executive education, still taught by business experts and top faculty from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

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Xylem Commits $1 Million in Expanded Support for Relief Efforts in Response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and Flooding in South Asia

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RYE BROOK, N.Y., September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Xylem announced plans to expand its support to $1 million in contributions and volunteer time to the recovery and rebuild efforts underway in response to some of the most devastating weather events on record: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the severe flooding in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.  The Company’s actions include monetary contributions from the Company and its corporate citizenship initiative Xylem Watermark, employee plus matching gift donations and an expansion of its ongoing employee volunteer initiatives in the affected areas. 

Points of Light Releases The 2017 Civic 50 Report

Insights and Best Practices from Top 50 Community-Minded Companies in United States
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ATLANTA, September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has released a new report, “Inspiring and Leading in Times of Change: Insights and Best Practices from The 2017 Civic 50.” The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Nominates Albertsons Companies as Finalist for 2017 Corporate Citizenship Awards

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Albertsons Companies has a long history of helping cities recover from disasters, such as the recent hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida.  In recognition of this commitment, Albertsons Companies was nominated as a finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Corporate Citizenship Awards for its disaster relief and outreach efforts during Louisiana's devastating floods last year. The Corporate Citizenship winners will be announced in November 2017.

KeyBank Provides $15.1 Million in Financing to Harmony Housing for Affordable Housing Properties in North Carolina and Texas

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CLEVELAND, September 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided a total of $15.1 million through a Fannie Mae credit facility for the acquisition of five affordable housing properties in North Carolina and Texas by Harmony Housing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe, clean and comfortable affordable housing throughout the United States. The credit facility is based on a creative structure that allows Harmony Housing to easily add to its existing portfolio.

CITGO Corpus Christi Sponsors Ready or Not Foundation’s Luncheon in Support of Pediatric Cancer Research

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CITGO Corpus Christi is supporting Ready or Not Foundation’s efforts in pediatric cancer research by sponsoring this year’s Best Dressed Luncheon on Sept. 21 at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. Childhood brain tumors are the leading cause of death in pediatric cancer patients under the age of 19, and the Ready or Not Foundation aims to increase awareness and raise funds for vital research. 

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