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Why Data Privacy Day Is Every Day: A Q&A With Our Top Privacy Experts

By Annabelle Baxter, Senior Manager, External Communications, Alliance Data
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In recognition of International Data Privacy Day, which celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday, we invited four Alliance Data and its businesses’ privacy subject matter experts to share some thoughts about why data privacy is so central to the company’s values and obligations, as well as some of the changing trends around privacy.

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In recognition of International Data Privacy Day, which celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday, we invited four Alliance Data and its businesses’ privacy subject matter experts to share some thoughts about why data privacy is so central to the company’s values and obligations, as well as some of the changing trends around privacy.

Alliance Data VIDEO | How Better Data Is Tackling Hunger, One Byte at a Time

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Epsilon, an Alliance Data company and next generation marketing agency, made an investment in the SF-Marin Food Bank's client data tracking tool two years ago. A tool that, much in the same way we leverage data to help give our clients deeper insights into their customers, allows the Food Bank to better understand the clients they serve, how to effectually manage and distribute resources and measure their success - allowing them to operate more effectively and efficiently.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Kicks Off 11th Year of Mayor's Intern Fellows Program to Provide Summer Internships for Dallas Public and Charter High School Students

Mayor Rawlings urges companies to sign up by March 15 so more Dallas teens – most of whom will be the first in their families to attend college – can experience invaluable paid internships
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It might only be January, but high school students in Dallas are getting ready for summer. Their summer internships that is. Each year, the Dallas Mayor's Intern Fellows Program offers high school students real-world experience at some of Dallas's top companies and nonprofits. Alliance Data has been a proud support of this program since 2012, and will continue to sponsor interns as well as the Intern Fellows Training Sponsor, a three-day intense training session for interns - including Microsoft Office and leadership training - before their summer positions begin.
 

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It might only be January, but high school students in Dallas are getting ready for summer. Their summer internships that is. Each year, the Dallas Mayor's Intern Fellows Program offers high school students real-world experience at some of Dallas's top companies and nonprofits. Alliance Data has been a proud support of this program since 2012, and will continue to sponsor interns as well as the Intern Fellows Training Sponsor, a three-day intense training session for interns - including Microsoft Office and leadership training - before their summer positions begin.
 

A Year After CEO’s Death, North Texas Food Bank Donors Exceed Her $55 Million Goal

By Jennifer Emily
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Plano-based Alliance Data was approached by the North Texas Food Bank three years ago to offer support to their not-yet-announced capital campaign to expand its services and build a new distribution center. The company committed $2.5 million to the campaign, specifically for the center, which will allow the agency to focus not just on food, but on nutritious food from a facility in the heart of Plano, home of Alliance Data's corporate headquarters. The gift was just one of many that catapulted the campaign to success; such success in fact, that it's now surpassed its $55 million goal ahead of schedule. A proud supporter of the North Texas Food Bank, Alliance Data would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the organization in achieving this feat.

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Plano-based Alliance Data was approached by the North Texas Food Bank three years ago to offer support to their not-yet-announced capital campaign to expand its services and build a new distribution center. The company committed $2.5 million to the campaign, specifically for the center, which will allow the agency to focus not just on food, but on nutritious food from a facility in the heart of Plano, home of Alliance Data's corporate headquarters. The gift was just one of many that catapulted the campaign to success; such success in fact, that it's now surpassed its $55 million goal ahead of schedule. A proud supporter of the North Texas Food Bank, Alliance Data would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the organization in achieving this feat.

Fast-Growing North Texas Nonprofits to Merge

By Korri Kezar
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Two leading organizations providing higher education and employment services to adults with cognitive disabilities merged this week to create a one-stop-shop for North Texans. My Possibilities, a pioneer in vocational learning for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD); and LaunchAbility, the leading supported employment and job placement for adults with IDD, will join forces to make a greater impact on this under-served North Texas community. Alliance Data is an ardent supporter of both organizations, serving as a founding donor of My Possibilities' higher education campus, which is slated to open this spring, and as an employer of LaunchAbility clients for the past decade.

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Two leading organizations providing higher education and employment services to adults with cognitive disabilities merged this week to create a one-stop-shop for North Texans. My Possibilities, a pioneer in vocational learning for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD); and LaunchAbility, the leading supported employment and job placement for adults with IDD, will join forces to make a greater impact on this under-served North Texas community. Alliance Data is an ardent supporter of both organizations, serving as a founding donor of My Possibilities' higher education campus, which is slated to open this spring, and as an employer of LaunchAbility clients for the past decade.

This Big Data CEO Thinks There Is No Substitute for Personal Connections

by Susie Gharib
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Working at Alliance Data has many perks, but one of the best ones might be having an approachable CEO who loves meeting with associates. Fortune Live's Susie Gharib sat down with our CEO Ed Heffernan recently to talk about our success and the company's growth.

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Working at Alliance Data has many perks, but one of the best ones might be having an approachable CEO who loves meeting with associates. Fortune Live's Susie Gharib sat down with our CEO Ed Heffernan recently to talk about our success and the company's growth.

It's Not Your Imagination, Dallas Is Getting Hotter — And Here's Why

by Janette Monear and Ed Heffernan
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Dallas is hot. But the favorable economy brings with it a hotter issue: urban heat. In fact, among cities with a population greater than 1 million, excluding Phoenix, Dallas is heating up faster than every other city in the country.

VIDEO | See How Texas Trees Foundation and Alliance Data Are Working to Reverse Dallas’ Rising Temps

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Dallas is the second-fastest warming city in the United States, according to Texas Trees Foundation's Urban Heat Island Management Study of Dallas and its surrounding areas. The study, which was sponsored by Alliance Data, determined, "Cities do not cause heat waves - they amplify them." The ramifications of urban heat adversely affect public health, longevity of infrastructure, public opinion, and our economy. And the data from this study reveals that trees help mitigate rising temperatures, improve health of community, offset carbon emissions.

In Dallas as in Phoenix, People Look to Trees for Relief from Urban Heat Islands

by Brandon Loomis
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Dallas and Phoenix are the fastest warming cities in the United States, and while both cities will always be hot, an article published by the Arizona Republic details how these cities are working to balance economic growth and environmental sustainability to reduce temperatures and improve the health and quality of life of its residents. In 2017, the Texas Trees Foundation conducted an Urban Heat Island Management Study of Dallas and its surrounding areas. The study, funded by Alliance Data and considered one of the most comprehensive urban heat studies in the country, found that more than one-third of Dallas is covered in concrete and commercial and residential buildings. The solution? The study found more green spaces, i.e. trees, can offset the concrete and other impervious surfaces in these growing regions. See how planting more trees in both cities is changing and saving lives.

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Dallas and Phoenix are the fastest warming cities in the United States, and while both cities will always be hot, an article published by the Arizona Republic details how these cities are working to balance economic growth and environmental sustainability to reduce temperatures and improve the health and quality of life of its residents. In 2017, the Texas Trees Foundation conducted an Urban Heat Island Management Study of Dallas and its surrounding areas. The study, funded by Alliance Data and considered one of the most comprehensive urban heat studies in the country, found that more than one-third of Dallas is covered in concrete and commercial and residential buildings. The solution? The study found more green spaces, i.e. trees, can offset the concrete and other impervious surfaces in these growing regions. See how planting more trees in both cities is changing and saving lives.

Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva to Use $200k in Donations to Encourage More Giving

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Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva received $100,000 in a corporate donation and $100,000 from an individual family, and plans to use the combined $200,000 to encourage more giving during the holiday season, a spokeswoman said.

Northern Illinois Food Bank spokeswoman Jennifer Nau said the donation is actually much greater – and has a real potential to spur additional giving this holiday season.

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