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Q&A with Marsha Jones, PNC Financial Services Chief Diversity Officer

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Q: What are the greatest challenges facing corporate diversity and inclusion? How do you and your team plan to address these challenges and seize these opportunities at PNC?

Scotiabank Impact Story: Education and Empowerment: the Bank of Tomorrow


Whether you accessed this website via computer, tablet, or phone, you probably already have some inkling of how much technology has come to shape our day to day lives. Most of us rely on technology as an integral part of our routine, from getting directions to streaming favorite music to managing our finances.

A wealth of information

The implications of this technological shift are familiar territory for Anna Iemma-Bonanno, a project manager at Scotiabank who has been working to envision how the bank of the future will serve its customers.

Scotiabank Impact Story: Equipping the Leaders of Tomorrow for Success


According to the United Nations Population Fund, there are over 1.8 billion young people in the world today — more than at any other time in history. These young people will grow up to become the leaders, employees and community members of tomorrow, so it’s essential for us to equip them for success now if we hope for them to contribute in the future.

Q&A with Dan Hesse Board Member of PNC Financial Services Group


Q: What do you view as PNC’s greatest CSR challenges and opportunities?

A: We must make lending decisions in which we effectively balance the needs of our customers and prospective customers with the interests of our other stakeholders. Determining which industries or companies within a particular industry we should lend to isn’t always easy. Another challenge is balancing the long-term payback of CSR with Wall Street’s focus on the next quarter.

Q: As a Board member, how do you ensure that CSR is being addressed strategically at a particular company or organization?

Why Technology in the Classroom is About More Than Just the Tools

by Cynthia Temesi, Executive Education Consultant, with contributions from Carmen A Rahm, Assistant Superintendent & Chief Information Officer, Kent School District

When it comes to thoughtfully placing technology into the classroom and the curriculum, it’s about more than just providing the tools.

Kent School District in Kent, Washington knows firsthand about the shift from giving students and educators technology access, to providing them with the right technology access and skills to empower learning. They recently underwent a multi-step visioning process to drive this shift. To do so, they hosted a Tech Summit for students, educators, administrators and community members.

Q&A with Sally McCrady Director of Community Affairs at PNC Financial Services Group

From the 2016 PNC CSR Report

Q: How has PNC’s strong support of early childhood education been received by educators and nonprofit organizations that are active in early childhood education?

PNC Foundation, Donorschoose.Org Team up to Fund Hundreds of Pre-K Requests for Resources, Experiences


DonorsChoose.org will expand to include requests from Head Start teachers

More than 200,000 students to benefit from the grant, enhanced classroom resources

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DonorsChoose.org will expand to include requests from Head Start teachers

More than 200,000 students to benefit from the grant, enhanced classroom resources

Cargill Builds 80th School in Vietnam

On track to build four more schools by the end of 2017 and meet commitment of building 100 schools in Vietnam by 2020

Cargill opened its 80th school in Vietnam on March 17, 2017, edging closer to its goal of building 100 schools in the country by 2020. The new school, Tra Thi Cut elementary school, situated in the Ben Tre Province (Binh Dai District, Thanh Phuoc Commune, Tan An Hamlet) will provide elementary education to 100 students in a conducive and safe environment, and a better working environment for teachers. Cargill plans to open another four schools by the end of 2017.

The JetBlue Foundation Fuels STEM Education With Grants for Six Aviation Programs

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NEW YORK, March 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced the latest round of grants provided by the JetBlue Foundation, an education-focused entity which furthers the airline’s effort to place aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students. The JetBlue Foundation will help fuel six aviation programs with $162,000 in grants for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based initiatives.

In South Carolina, Duke Energy, Reading Is Fundamental Renew Partnership to Boost Childhood Reading Skills

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  • Read for Success begins second year in South Carolina's Pee Dee region.

  • Program reflects a combined $400,000 investment by both organizations.

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Following last year's successful pilot program, Duke Energy and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy organization, are partnering for a second consecutive year to minimize the summer slide and improve the reading proficiency of more than 3,000 current second graders in South Carolina.


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