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Partners in Preservation: Main Streets “Open House Weekend” Planned in Cities Across America

Nearly Nine out of Ten Americans Agree Main Streets Should Be Preserved; Campaign Encourages The Public to Celebrate and Vote For Their Favorites to Receive Preservation Grants
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NEW YORK, October 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Main streets across the country participating in Partners in Preservation: Main Streets will host “Open House Weekend” events, October 7-9, featuring family-friendly activities ranging from block parties and live music, to walking tours and art exhibits. During the events, guests will be able to learn about the program, the districts’ histories and the importance of Main Street restoration efforts.

Employers Recognized for Giving Employees Foster Parent Benefits


When a child is taken from an unsafe environment and placed in foster care, the clock is ticking to find them a safe home to stay in. Foster parents are required within days to be sure that the children placed with them are in school and taken to the doctor. Setting up these appointments and planning to care for a child takes time.

Wendy's Celebrates Adoption-Friendly Workplaces


At Wendy’s®, we believe our brand purpose is to create joy and opportunity through food, family, and community.  One of the many ways we bring this purpose to life is by supporting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® and their signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®.  I’m honored to serve as Vice Chair of the DTFA Board of Trustees and am committed to helping the DTFA find permanent, loving families for the more than 110,000 children waiting in foster care.

Adoption Benefits Come in All Sizes


The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is excited to announce its 2017 Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces by size.

Each year the Foundation ranks the nation’s employers that offer the best adoption benefits to their employees. The Top 100 list features companies like American Express (#1), Capital One (#2), Facebook (#31 tied), Comcast (#31 tied), Hilton (#61 tied), adidas (#74 tied) and Zappos (#85 tied.)

American Express, NYU, Comcast, Hilton Top Industry Leaders List for Adoption Benefits


Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks the nation’s employers with the best adoption benefits. The Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace List is based first on financial reimbursement for adoption costs and second on paid time off given to families who adopt.

Vote Your Main Street

By Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation

Throughout my childhood, 5th Avenue was the center of my universe. It was where I watched my first parade and attended my first day of school. Where I worked my first job and spent the first dollar I ever earned. Most importantly, it was the street where all of Clinton, Iowa came together to shop, eat and celebrate.

Main streets continue to matter. Not just to a kid from a small town in Iowa, but to America as a whole. According to a recent American Express-sponsored study from Morning Consult [1]:

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.

American Express Aligns Its CSR Efforts Toward Its North Star, Service

Issues The Service Effect: 2016 - 2017 CSR Report

Today, American Express published its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, titled “The Service Effect.” The report describes how service has shaped the company’s efforts to honor and strengthen its commitments to all stakeholders – specifically its people, customers, partners, communities and the environment – in 2016 and 2017.

American Express’ commitment to its stakeholders and approach to CSR extends from its service ethos and vision to be the world’s most respected service brand.

9/11 Day of Service Through Pro Bono

Nonprofits and skilled volunteers across the country gathered to tackle challenges through pro bono
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The Taproot Foundation gathered nonprofits and skilled volunteers across the country to celebrate 9/11 Day of Service through pro bono, supported by American Express. Organizations in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco brought their challenges to Taproot’s Speed Consulting workshop to garner insights from industry experts in such areas as marketing, HR, strategy, and finance.

American Express ranked #1 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace

Annual list recognizes the top 100 U.S. companies
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The complete Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace list can be viewed here. The Foundation also recognizes employers by size, industry, best leave and foster care benefits. The 2018 survey will open in January.


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