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KFC South Africa's Add Hope Program Sees Record Donations

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Last week, KFC South Africa’s Add Hope initiative achieved a record high of R1.2 million in donations in one week.

This milestone came after a successful campaign for the month of May, as the KFC Add Hope team rallied South Africans to come together in the Hope Against Hunger challenge, raising a total of R4.8 million for the month, and raising awareness for International World Hunger Day.

GRI Focuses on Three Key Areas to Promote Sustainable Development in Emerging Markets

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Triggering tangible economic, social, and environmental improvements in the developing countries was the underlying essence of GRI’s second annual donors meeting. The discussion centered on GRI’s work in emerging markets and how sustainability reporting can support solutions for tackling critical development challenges.

You’ll Never Have to Walk Alone: Viacom Unites With 20,000 New Yorkers for AIDS Prevention and Awareness

by Michael Valentino
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Sunday, May 21 was a pleasant spring morning in Manhattan’s Central Park, and Team Viacom couldn’t have asked for a better day to unite and support the 32nd Annual AIDS Walk New York.

Stationed among other top corporate walk sponsors in the so-called “gold section,” team members soaked in the warm air, secured their fundraising rewards, and chewed on their Così squagels. After a team photo, Viacom joined thousands of other jubilant walkers in a 10-kilometer march through the 843-acre park.

240 Miles for Charity

Whirlpool Cyclists Travel to Ohio for United Way
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By Tony Wittkowski

BENTON HARBOR — Over the next two days, 15 bikers will ride 240 miles from Benton Harbor to Clyde, Ohio.

The intention is to raise money for the two United Way organizations prevalent in each city. While some of the bikers work in Ohio and others work in Benton Harbor, they all come from the same home appliance maker.

JEWEL Performs at First Annual INSPIRE Charity Event, Presented by Sands Cares

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Four-time Grammy-nominated artist Jewel headlined INSPIRE, Presented by Sands Cares last Friday evening in Las Vegas. The event marked the launch of Las Vegas Sands’ corporate, Sands Cares Accelerator Program, a community partnership endeavor that entrenches deeper investment in growing nonprofit organizations that have the potential to more greatly impact the local community with the gift of additional resources, and nurturing from a major corporate partner. 

#GoingToBat: Ian Kinsler All Over the Map Giving Back to Others

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Ian Kinsler is playing his fourth season at second base for the Detroit Tigers and is again among the keys to  the team’s playoff hopes. The consistent veteran star also is playing a significant role in the community through his involvement in several philanthropic organizations, as usual.

Alliance Data Makes $500k Corporate Challenge Grant to My Possibilities

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Alliance Data announced a $500,000 corporate challenge grant for a new higher-education campus for My Possibilities, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This challenge grant is a call to other corporations to support the life-changing work that My Possibilities is doing to give adults with cognitive disabilities greater independence, purpose and the skills to become contributing members of society.

Empowering the Aging Population to Thrive: A Conversation with Dr. John Feather of Grantmakers in Aging

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"American individualism; the notion that we work hard, we do good, we pull ourselves up by our bootstraps has in some ways devastating impact on the way we think about aging." - Dr. John Feather

LIVESTRONG Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Launch of Honor 5K/10K

Family-friendly walk or run pays tribute to cancer survivors
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AUSTIN, Texas, April 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the LIVESTRONG Foundation – a global leader and pioneer in cancer patient survivorship – announced today the launch of The LIVESTRONG Honor 5k/10k, which will take place on September 17 in downtown Austin. Participants are encouraged to wear commemorative bibs featuring the name of a “Cancer Warrior” in honor of the brave, inspiring survivors of the life-threatening disease.

Learning How to Lead Together: A Conversation with Vikki Spruill, President & CEO of the Council on Foundations (COF)

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“So often foundations are viewed only as a checkbook and not as the strategic driver of social change that they really are. The more foundations can talk about their theories of change, the more they can bring the work of philanthropy to life.” - Vikki Spruill 

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