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Piedmont Natural Gas Employees Saved House in Nashville to Give Students a Home

It's a new home for young people who are clients of the nonprofit Monroe Harding
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Piedmont Natural Gas in Nashville is used to doing good work. But there’s one project that has employees really enthusiastic.

Tami Sturges had the idea. Instead of demolishing a house in the path of a natural gas pipeline project, she asked, could we do something productive with the house?

The company bought the three-bedroom house in Nashville’s West End intending to demolish it. That’s when Stephen Francescon, Piedmont’s community relations manager, turned to Monroe Harding, a nonprofit that provides foster care and supportive housing for young people.

Putting Purpose Into Action: Philanthropy

Excerpts from the 2020 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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ADDING BUSINESS VALUE

Our strategic philanthropic giving helps us deliver our Mission by serving as a good citizen worldwide. Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation partner with organizations to make investments in underserved communities to achieve outcomes and meaningful impacts. Our philanthropic partnerships build trusting relationships with local and global organizations and engage our workforce through giving and volunteerism.

A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO PHILANTHROPY

'Our Income Went to Zero': How One Business Owner Is Pulling Through the Pandemic

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COVID-19 has been detrimental for many small business owners, but nonprofits like LiftFund are stepping up to help as many as they can.

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COVID-19 has been detrimental for many small business owners, but nonprofits like LiftFund are stepping up to help as many as they can.

National Ski Patrol and Subaru Celebrate 25th Year of Partnership

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CAMDEN, NJ – October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) and the National Ski Patrol (NSP) today announced they have renewed their partnership for another two years. Subaru is the official vehicle of the National Ski Patrol and this year marks the 25th anniversary of the partnership.

LG Celebrates 'Energy Star Day' with Efficiency Upgrades for Deserving Families

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year LG Electronics USA Partners with Lowe’s, Rebuilding Together in Charlotte
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Commemorating “ENERGY STAR® Day” 2020, LG Electronics USA joined forces with Lowe’s and Rebuilding Together to help local families “save today, save tomorrow and save for good” with energy efficiency upgrades using ENERGY STAR certified LG home appliances. 

47 Benevity Clients Make 2021 Forbes JUST 100 List of America's Most JUST Companies

Benevity applauds companies leading with corporate purpose in 2020
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CALGARY, AB – October 29, 2020 – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that nearly half of the leaders named on the 2021 Forbes Just 100 Ranking – which recognizes “America’s Most JUST Companies” – use Benevity products and services to power their corporate purpose.

Putting Purpose into Action: Adding Value to Society

What if healthcare innovations could heal beyond the hospital and change communities?
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In fiscal year 2020 (FY20), we were powered by our purpose—proving that an enduring Mission can inspire new thinking and innovative ways to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend lives.

In the last year, we invested $2.3 billion in research and development and ran more than 270 clinical studies to engineer and test meaningful innovations that will make a difference to patients and healthcare systems globally. Our investment fuels a product pipeline that impacts more than two patients every second.

The 2020 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit: The Intersection of Youth Homelessness and COVID-19

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The events of 2020 have affected us all. For youth experiencing homelessness, the global pandemic has made already-difficult circumstances even more challenging. The fourth annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, from Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Sands, is addressing these issues head-on. Arash Ghafoori, NPHY executive director, shared thoughts on the intersection of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis of youth homelessness.

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The events of 2020 have affected us all. For youth experiencing homelessness, the global pandemic has made already-difficult circumstances even more challenging. The fourth annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, from Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Sands, is addressing these issues head-on. Arash Ghafoori, NPHY executive director, shared thoughts on the intersection of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis of youth homelessness.

Amid Devastating Forest Fires, One Trillion Trees Movement Puts Down U.S. Roots

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By Heather Clancy

This week marks the launch of the first regional chapter of the ambitious global movement to conserve, manage, restore and grow 1 trillion trees — a natural climate solution seen as critical for helping draw down the earth's carbon debt, and an idea that has been spreading like wildfire since it was planted in January in Davos, Switzerland.

COVID-19 Offers the Healthcare Sector an Opportunity to Address Racial Disparities — and Reclaim Trust

Words by Mary Mazzoni
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(The COVID-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for the healthcare sector to address longstanding racial disparities and begin to rebuild trust in historically underserved communities, experts say.) 

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