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Northern Trust has been giving back to the community since 1893 when founder, Byron L. Smith seeded a relief fund for victims of a devastating fire that broke out at the World's Fair.

In 2020 we built on that heritage, introducing a new, highly focused philanthropic strategy. Learn more about our current strategy and hear from Director of Philanthropy Shana Hayes in our annual report: http://bit.ly/3r8drhT

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India is facing the worst water crisis in its history. Demand for water across the nation is expected to be twice the amount of supply by 2030, threatening water security for millions of people, according to a 2018 report from the Government’s National Institution for Transforming India.

Because of the gravity of the situation and as a responsible corporate citizen, CLP India has taken steps to enhance water security for the communities it serves to support their well-being and to encourage long-term sustainability.

Ending the Thirst

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Bring Perspectives on Justice to Premier Green Building Event Keynotes; Join Biden Administration Leader

Where Climate, Health, and Equity Meet in the Built Environment, 15th Annual Living Future 2021 Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rosa Sheng, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Higher Education Studio Leader for San Francisco for SmithGroup, and Adrianna Quintero, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Energy Foundation, join Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality to round out the keynote addresses at Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity, where climate, health, and equity meet in the built

The San Jose Earthquakes Introduce PayPal Park

PayPal and the San Jose Earthquakes enter multi-year sponsorship agreement that celebrates fans, the San Jose community, and local small businesses
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SAN JOSE, Calif., Apr. 5, 2021 - PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) and the San Jose Earthquakes today announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement that includes naming rights for the Major League Soccer (MLS) team’s stadium located in San Jose, California, which will be called PayPal Park. The 10-year partnership is built to celebrate Quakes fans, the San Jose community, and local small businesses, and will reimagine the future of live event experiences for sports fans by leveraging PayPal’s innovative payments technology.

Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Fund Women Entrepreneurs for International Women's Day During Women's History Month

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Whole Planet Foundation's International Women’s Day virtual event during Women’s History Month had 600 participants come together during March to expand women’s opportunities through access to entrepreneurship. 

Fifth Third Exceeds Five-Year Community Commitment, Achieves $41.6 Billion in Support Against $32 Billion Goal

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CINCINNATI, April 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today reports that it has exceeded the financial goal of the five-year Community Commitment it made in 2016. Fifth Third has delivered $41.6 billion in lending and investments, 130% of the $32 billion target* it announced with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, together with more than 145 community signatories throughout its footprint.

Fifth Third Marks National Financial Capability Month With Virtual Financial Literacy Events with Operation Hope

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CINCINNATI, April 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bank, National Association is pleased to join with Operation Hope to present a series of four free virtual financial education events in April to coincide with National Financial Capability Month, also commonly known across the U.S. as Financial Literacy Month.

Fifth Third Finance Academy Empowers Nearly 524,000 Students

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Education is the key to success—it’s a belief that Fifth Third upholds through its delivery of financial empowerment programming throughout its states of operation. The Fifth Third Finance Academy has reached nearly 524,000 students since the beginning of the program. More than half of the students reside in a low- to moderate-income community.

Fifth Third Finance Academy Distributes Over $237,500 in Scholarship Funds

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As part of its delivery of Fifth Third Finance Academy, Fifth Third distributes scholarships to deserving high school students for higher education. The Bank has distributed over $237,500 in scholarship funds since the launch of the program. The student winners participated in an essay contest where they detailed how their experience with Finance Academy helped them prepare for their future endeavors.

Fifth Third Finance Academy Powers 1.2 Million Hours of Learning

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High school students within Fifth Third Bank’s footprint have completed 1.2 million hours of learning through the Bank’s Finance Academy program, powered by Everfi. Fifth Third delivers this program at no cost to high school students, over 50% of whom reside in low- to moderate-income communities. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Fifth Third and Everfi opened access to the online courses so that more students could access the valuable information.

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