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Benevity Sees Exponential Surge in Searches for Nonprofits Providing COVID-19 Support in India

More companies activate relief campaigns on Benevity’s platform for the crisis in India, expected to peak in mid-May
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CALGARY, Alberta, May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/-- Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced a surge in activity on its platform from companies and their people looking to support COVID-19 relief for India. Seven of the top 10 searches on the platform in April 2021 were directly related to the COVID-19 crisis in India, indicating a strong desire for companies and their people to find and support trusted nonprofit organizations that are providing relief.

MetLife Foundation Provides Financial Support to Help India and Bangladesh Fight COVID-19 Spread

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Hong Kong, April 28, 2021 – MetLife Foundation announced today that it is donating USD1.5 million to fund targeted support in India and Bangladesh as both countries struggle to cope with the devastating wave of COVID-19 cases.

The Foundation will channel funds through its partners, including: 

  • Habitat for Humanity (India) – to deploy additional beds, equipment, and set-up costs for COVID-19 emergency facilities in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh

The Michigan Diversity Council Presents the Inaugural National Black Men in Leadership Summit

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Mich., April 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) presents the National Black Men in Leadership Summit taking place on Tuesday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. The event, in partnership with the National Diversity Council (NDC) and the National Coalition for Racial Justice & Equity (NCRJE), will focus on the theme “Advancing Black Male Leaders: The Voice, Truths and Power of Black Men.”

Rockwell Automation Sponsors U.S. Debut of Mandela: The Official Exhibition in Milwaukee

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Rockwell Automation is a co-presenting sponsor of Mandela: The Official Exhibition, which runs April 23 through August 1 at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Milwaukee is the first city in the United States to host this exhibit, which is being presented in partnership with America’s Black Holocaust Museum.

“This is a powerful exhibit that celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela, and we are excited to share this experience with our community and employees,” said Patricia Contreras, Rockwell Automation’s vice president of public affairs.

Arrow Electronics Sponsors Girls in Science Event

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DENVER, April 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics supported Girls in Science, an annual forum hosted by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and KCNC-TV (CBS4 Denver), offering third- through eighth-grade girls the chance to explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

ON Semiconductor Foundation Donates to Save the Children Korea

Donation Ceremony in Support of Child Abuse Victims in Bucheon City
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On Feb. 8, 2021, Save the Children Korea celebrated receiving a $25k USD grant from the ON Semiconductor Foundation at the Joongbu Branch of Save the Children in Bucheon City. The grant supports children affected by abuse.

Reducing the Economic Opportunity Gap

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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

Ecocentricity Guest Blog - Environmental Justice and the Soul of America: A Conversation with Rev. Gerald Durley

Reprinted from Drawdown Georgia's Weekly Blog
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“Dr. King told us that we had to look at the soul of America. And in my estimation, the soul of America is the environment, because if you destroy the soul, then nothing else exists. If you destroy the air, if you destroy the water, if you destroy the wildlife, if you destroy the plants - that's the soul of America.”   --The Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley

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“Dr. King told us that we had to look at the soul of America. And in my estimation, the soul of America is the environment, because if you destroy the soul, then nothing else exists. If you destroy the air, if you destroy the water, if you destroy the wildlife, if you destroy the plants - that's the soul of America.”   --The Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley

Duke Energy Awards $375,000 in Grants to South Carolina Tutoring Programs, Education Initiatives Impacted by Pandemic

Funding supports after-school and summer programs that mentor students while improving literacy skills. Grants also address social justice, racial equity needs in K-12 education.
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GREENVILLE, S.C., April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy announced the recipients of $375,000 in grants through the Duke Energy Foundation to South Carolina organizations that will fund tutoring and reading programs in underserved and minority communities to combat learning gaps created by the pandemic.

The funds will also support environmental education programs for Title 1 schools and culturally relevant professional development, particularly as it pertains to racial equity in education.

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

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