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American Express Ranked Ninth on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List

Recognition reflects American Express' commitment to continuously invest in our colleagues and supporting their development.
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February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express has been ranked ninth on the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S., a recognition of the company’s continuous focus on enhancing the colleague experience. The ranking, which was determined based on feedback from employees, demonstrates our deep commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, and providing engaging and meaningful experiences that enable all colleagues to reach their full potential.

Fan Wins $24k in Surprise Loan Payoff From Fifth Third Bank

Bank teams with Cincinnati Bengals on student debt contest
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Last fall, Fifth Third teamed up with the Cincinnati Bengals to host the 53 Yard Drive Contest to help drive down student debt. On Feb. 13, the grand prize winner, Tony Marquardt, was surprised at his Ohio home by Bengals mascot Who Dey, the Ben-Gals and Bengal running back Giovani Bernard with a check for more than $24,000 for this cause.

Aramark Good Cause Coffee to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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Each year, Aramark provides over one billion cups of coffee and 400 million cold drinks to workplaces around the country. This year, Aramark is donating a portion of sales from javia®, its private label coffee, and Reserve by javia, its new, premium line, to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Reserve by javia and javia coffees have been designated as a “Good Cause Coffee,” where a portion of sales is donated to local non-profit organizations. Now in its fifth year, the “Good Cause Coffee” campaign has donated $500,000 to various community centers across the country.

PayPal Funds Research to Tackle Illegal Firearms Trafficking

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In partnership with the Center on Crime and Community Resilience at Northeastern University and the University of Chicago Crime Lab, PayPal will fund the formation of a research collaborative to better understand payment methods that are used to finance illegally-sourced firearms in the United States, and to generate actionable insights and guide efforts to combat illegal firearm distribution. This is part of PayPal’s commitment to reduce and eliminate firearm-related violence. 

CyberGrants Is Launching a New Multi-Faceted Customer Training Initiative: IncredibleU

Get practical training videos, live Q+A sessions, pro tips and so much more!
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CyberGrants is a remarkably robust platform, which means there can be a lot to learn and remember. On the other hand, there are endless opportunities to enable best practices and leverage CyberGrants functionality to expand, improve and level up your programs.

“Over my three years at CyberGrants, I have witnessed our clients’ tremendous focus and dedication as administrators, managers, and business owners. Their duty to achieve, and exceed, their social impact objectives is unmatched,” says Pete Karns, SVP, Product & Client Services. 

Introducing The Ambition Project by American Express

An open letter from the six women of the American Express Executive Committee reflects on the company’s progress, shares new commitments and programs and calls on leaders everywhere to proudly back women’s ambition.
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February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Over the past two days, the six of us hosted our fourth Global Women’s Conference. Through a variety of fireside chats, workshops and networking events, we united nearly 250 of the company’s top executives around a common goal – to find meaningful ways to continue advocating for women’s advancement.

Beyond this, the conference was a time to celebrate the incredible strides women and men have made together at American Express.

Whole Cities Foundation Awards 60 Community First Grants to Help Grow Local Food Systems

Whole Foods Market Team Members Nominate and Partner With Nonprofits to Improve Neighborhood Health, Including First Grantee in Canada
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AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit that works alongside community-based organizations to improve neighborhood health by broadening access to fresh food and nutrition education, announced today that 60 Community First Grants will be awarded this winter to nonprofit organizations in the U.S., and for the first time, in Canada. 

Comerica Bank, KPMG's Family for Literacy Donates 4,000 New Books to Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy

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Comerica Bank and its community partner KPMG’s Family for Literacy Dallas donated 4,000 new books to Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy library on Thursday, Jan. 30.  Former Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young also participated in the literacy event, helping Comerica and KPMG volunteers sort genres in the library and hand out fiction books to more than 400 eighth graders to take home for their personal collection. 

EcoRise Teams Up with MetLife Foundation to Bring Eco-Literacy Program to New Jersey Classrooms

Students will become sustainability change-makers through curricula, educator training, and a Student Innovation Fund.
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NEW JERSEY, February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ — EcoRise, the school-based nonprofit organization inspiring a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all, and MetLife Foundation have joined forces to deliver a new education program to 20 New Jersey educators at no cost to teachers, schools, or school districts. The Sustainable Intelligence Program includes leading-edge sustainability curricula, professional development for educators, and access to classroom micro-grants for student-driven sustainability projects.

Who Do You Trust? It Might Depend on Your Generation

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In a collection of essays called Trust, Inc., business school professors James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner write: “The truth is that trust rules. Trust rules relationships. Trust rules your influence. Trust rules you team’s cohesiveness. Trust rules innovativeness. Trust rules brand image. Trust rules financial stability. Trust rules performance. Trust rules just about everything you do.”

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