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PAPCO Inc. and CITGO Petroleum Partner to Battle Muscular Dystrophy in Virginia

Local CITGO Marketer Helps 14th Annual MDA Jersey Auction Surpass Fundraising Goal
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Norfolk, Va., April 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Local CITGO Marketer PAPCO, Inc. and CITGO Petroleum Corporation raised nearly $70,000 during the 14th Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Jersey Auction. Following a Norfolk Admirals’ hockey game at Scope Arena on March 22, PAPCO, CITGO and the Admirals American Hockey League Team auctioned off players’ jerseys to benefit the MDA’s advocacy, awareness and research programs in Central and Southeastern Virginia.

National Coca-Cola Bin Grant Program Awards Recycling Bins to 51 Communities and 43 Colleges

Keep America Beautiful Helps Increase Recycling Bin Convenience Nationwide
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STAMFORD, Conn., April 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Colleges, K-12 schools, nonprofits and local governments will  now be better able to advance their recycling efforts thanks to a significant grant made possible by The Coca-Cola Foundation. The winning communities, schools, universities and organizations will receive nearly 4,500 recycling bins. Over 65 percent of the bins are designed specifically for permanent, ongoing use in heavily-trafficked public spaces and events, with the remaining 35 percent to be used by students in collegiate residence halls.

America’s Charities ‘Snapshot 2014: A Rising Tide of Expectations’ Explores How Future Engagements Could Be Maximized

New Report Cites Alignments, Challenges for Charities and Corporations in Workplace Giving Partnerships
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WASHNGTON, D.C., April 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Charities face a rising tide of expectations from corporate and employee donors, while at the same time maintaining these corporate partnerships is a challenge. Also the digital era and democratization of information is driving the demand for more accountability, transparency and engagement that is proving difficult for some charities to respond to.

Act Local

Successful companies use every tool in their arsenals to accomplish their goals and build their brands
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Think Global, Act Local has been applied to everything from food to the environment to education.  It’s moved from a bumper sticker slogan to a recognized concept that informs the way many organizations operate, particularly when it comes to social responsibility.  Look no further than the daily missives from Triple Pundit or Sustainable Brands to see how CSR-focused corporate missions and strategies are driving the conversation.

New JK Group White Paper Addresses Compliance Complexities of Corporate Philanthropy Programs

Due Diligence When Investigating Charitable Organizations Is Critical to Mitigate Legal, Financial and Reputational Risks
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PLAINSBORO, N.J., April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – JK Group, the leading end-to-end solutions provider of software and value-added services for corporate philanthropy, today announced the availability of its newest complimentary white paper, “The Importance of Compliant Giving Programs.” With corporate giving on the rise – the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy reports that total giving

Plaza Middle School Wins Environmental Sustainability Innovation Award and $50,000 in Samsung Technology

2014 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Award Given for School’s Oyster Restoration Efforts
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Virginia Beach, Va. April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Samsung and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) announced today that the 2014 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Environmental Sustainability Innovation Award has been given to students and teachers from Plaza Middle School in Virginia Beach, Va. The team was selected from more than 2,300 submissions across the country, and will receive $50,000 in Samsung technology.

Dion Oil and CITGO Petroleum Help Fuel South Florida Agriculture

Companies Team Up to Sponsor the Dade County Farm Bureau Barbecue
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KEY WEST, Fla., April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Florida-based CITGO Marketer Dion Oil and CITGO Petroleum Corporation have teamed up to support South Florida farming by sponsoring the Dade County Farm Bureau's 36th Annual Barbecue and FUNraiser on Saturday, April 26.

Union Pacific Donates $150,000 to Wounded Warrior Project

20 percent of Union Pacific's workforces is military veterans
Press Release

San Antonio, April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Continuing its long-standing tradition of supporting armed forces members and veterans, Union Pacific yesterday presented Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) a $150,000 donation to assist injured service members as they transition back to civilian life. The donation will help support a full range of programs and services for this generation of Wounded Warriors and their families.

Citi Issues 2013 Global Citizenship Report

Citi surpasses $50 billion climate initiative target three years early, achieves 25% greenhouse gas reduction goal
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Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

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Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

Wells Fargo Launches Redesigned Environmental Forum Blog

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In, April 2012, Wells Fargo released its renewed environmental commitment with a comprehensive set of goals and metrics measured through 2020. Goals and metrics were developed through conversations with stakeholders, and the commitment focuses on three areas — creating change within the company by reducing the environmental impact of its operations, taking action in communities, and investing in a global economy and environment.

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