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Accenture Awards Save the Children an Additional US$3.2 Million to Provide Young Adults in China, Bangladesh and Vietnam with Job Skills

Grant is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative
Press Release

SHANGHAI, China, May 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and Save the Children today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Save the Children an additional US$3.2 million to build upon Accenture-supported projects in China that create job skills training and placement opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk young people.

AECOM-Sponsored “Designing for Disaster” Exhibition Opens in Washington, D.C.

Exhibition at National Building Museum explores natural hazard risks and mitigation strategies
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ — An exhibition sponsored by AECOM that explores natural disaster risks and mitigation strategies has opened at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

The Designing for Disaster exhibition is an engaging, multimedia call-to-action for citizen preparedness — from design professionals and local decision-makers to homeowners and school children. The exhibition will remain on view through Aug. 2, 2015.

Consumers Petroleum Fuels Fight to Cure Neuromuscular Diseases

Local CITGO Marketer Exceeds Target in Annual MDA Fundraising Campaign
Press Release

TRUMBULL, CT, May 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Partnering with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in the fight against neuromuscular disease since 2003, local CITGO Marketer Consumers Petroleum and its Wheels convenience stores raised nearly $34,000 for MDA in its annual shamrock mobile campaign. During the six-week promotion, Wheels locations and independent dealers across Connecticut, including 11 CITGO-branded locations, encouraged customers to purchase paper shamrock mobiles.

The Automated Personal Touch

It's not actually an oxymoron!
Blog

We talk to a lot of folks who have one major concern about an online corporate giving program. They worry that once all requests are managed online, they might lose that personal touch.  Gone would be the friendly follow up call, the personal email or handwritten note.  Once the system goes online, everything is automated, is the common fear.  Depending on the solution you choose, nothing could be further from the truth.  

Tag and its Partner Samsung’s “Create The Future” Video were Nominated in the Online Film & Video: Technology Category for the 18th Annual Webby Awards

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Tag (TakePart Agency Group) is the cause services agency within TakePart, Participant Media's digital division. 

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Tag (TakePart Agency Group) is the cause services agency within TakePart, Participant Media's digital division. 

Bloomberg Philanthropies Knows Good Things Come From Taking Risks

by Sangeeta Haindl
Blog

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP, has an expansive approach to philanthropy. He has donated $3.3 billion to charity, and his foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies is ranked among the most innovative organisations in the U.S. Bloomberg is willing to finance programs that could be controversial if they fail because he is willing to take risks and try new things.

Samsung Powers Education Across the United States Through Solve for Tomorrow

Students, teachers and principals were honored in Washington, D.C. alongside Congress and White House officials after winning a $2 million nationwide STEM education competition
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Samsung brought the winners of the $2 million Solve for Tomorrow STEM education competition to meet with Congressional and White House leaders in Washington D.C. Check out the video for a behind-the-scenes look. 

CONTACT:
Theresa Cha
Samsung Electronics North America
201-229-4032
tcha@sea.samsung.com

Danielle Meister Cohen
Edelman
212-704-8160
danielle.cohen@edelman.com

Corporate Giving ROI & Bottomline

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Just like nonprofits, corporations are also trying to do more with less.  How can corporations get the ROI they want, while also making sure the charity gets what it needs?

McKesson Employees to Share “Words of Comfort” with Cancer Patients

Participants will create video messages for cancer patients in need, as part of Giving Comfort
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, NV, May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – As part of a McKesson national sales meeting in Las Vegas this week, Giving Comfort – a program of the McKesson Foundation that provides care packages to low-income cancer patients – will record and collect inspirational videos from attendees to share with cancer patients and caregivers nationwide.

Outerwall Releases 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Annual Update Highlights Company's Sustained Commitments to Employees, Community and Environment as Its Business Evolves
Press Release

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR), a leader in automated retail, today released its third annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which outlines its 2013 efforts and long-term goals to cultivate an exceptional workplace, support local communities, and reduce environmental impacts. The report is now available online at outerwall.com/responsibility.

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