For many years, our references to “generation” usually meant that we were speaking about the people living (and able to act) at the time. For example, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1936 on accepting his party’s nomination to a campaign for second term, ended his remarks with this: “There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny…” President Roosevelt was a progressive and liberal leader.
Your organization has grand plans for launching an employee giving campaign this fall. You know your employees are passionate about giving back to the community, and this year you vowed – VOWED – to empower them to support their favorite causes through a workplace giving campaign. But what happened? September is already halfway over. Where did the time go? Is it too late to do something?
Every September, childhood cancer organizations around the world come together in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer. According to CureSearch, each year more than 15,000 children in the U.S. alone are diagnosed with cancer.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. According to BrightFocus, over 50 million people live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias in the world today, and if breakthroughs are not discovered, rates could exceed 152 million by 2050.
Raise awareness about and support hunger-related issues in Appalachia
Did you know that of the 13 states that make up the Appalachia, Kentucky has by far the worst poverty rate, and sadly, 20% of Eastern Kentuckians do not know where their next meal is coming from? CAP's Grateful Bread Food Pantry helps feed hundreds of families every month!
A decade ago, two large institutional investors (PGGM Investments and APG Asset Management and Maastricht University (The Netherlands) launched “GRESB” to try to develop more efficient access to comparable and reliable data related to the ESG performance of their investments. (GRESB=Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark.) The initial research for the approach was done by Dr. Nils Kok and Sander Paul van Tongeren.