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Time Warner Cable Pride Reigns at 34th Annual Columbus Pride Festival

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By Christine Mackin, Community Investment Manager, Time Warner Cable

The skies opened and the rain fell, but the impressive crowd would not let the elements dampen their spirits or dissuade them from showing their pride at the 34th Annual Stonewall Columbus Festival and Parade with media sponsor, Time Warner Cable.  

Freeport-McMoRan Honored with Local United Way Awards

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Freeport-McMoRan’s Norwich, Miami and Sierrita operations each were honored with awards by their local United Way organizations.

Each year, Freeport-McMoRan partners with United Way to raise funds for hundreds of health and human service agencies that provide critical programs and services in the areas of education, financial stability and health.

Last year's campaign raised more than $7.6 million, including the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation's double match on employee contributions of $25 or more up to the first $1,000 and single match on amounts more than $1,000.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

July 2015
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Powered by the Sun, Wind and EV Batteries, GM Wins LEED Gold

What happens to the batteries that power Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars when their useful life is done? Five of them are helping keep the lights on at the new LEED Gold-certified Enterprise Data Center at GM’s Milford Proving Ground.

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Two Startups Creating Opportunities for Women and Girls Each Receive $50,000 Investments from the Points of Light Civic Accelerator

Thirteen Ventures Participating in the Program’s Spring 2015 Class Address Issues That Include Equal Access and Economic Justice
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ATLANTA, June 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today that it will invest $50,000 each in Mission Propelle (formerly Smarty Pants Yoga) and Move This World – one for-profit and one nonprofit startup. Both are creating greater opportunities for women and girls to succeed in today’s economy.

Meet Mobolaji Fowose, a 2013 Amgen Scholar Alumni

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Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Host Institution: Washington University in St. Louis

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Major: Biology

As a child, Amgen Scholar Mobolaji Fowose and her family traveled back and forth to the US from their hometown outside of Lagos, Nigeria. They were in and out of hospitals, seeking a diagnosis and treatment for her younger sister who, as a baby, had bacterial meningitis and began to have recurrent seizures. 

Meet Amgen Scholar Maithreyi Raman

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Undergraduate Institution: Imperial College London

Host Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Hometown: Bangalore, India

Major: Biochemistry

Working on an extended assignment in her Singaporean high school, Amgen Scholar Maithreyi Raman first confronted the realities of hands-on research when she explored the role of color vision in foraging in ants. Among the blind spots she navigated as a beginner: finding out that most species of ants are blind. Luckily, hers happened to have eyes. 

Industry Insights: Employee Giving + Volunteering = Happy Employees + Higher Profits

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Corporations across America are steadily and surely morphing their workplaces to better accommodate changing employee demographics and attitudes. As millennials and younger baby boomers make up a larger chunk of the workforce, employers find the ground shifting below their feet.

21st Century Fox Announces Grants to Music Programs at 16 U.S. Schools

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At its annual National Leadership Meeting this weekend in Washington, D.C., the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announced the recipients of the 21st Century Fox Give a Note Grants, which will support under-funded music programs at 16 schools across the United States.

21st Century Fox announced the program in March, partnering with NAfME and the Give a Note Foundation to commemorate the finale of the groundbreaking musical TV series Glee, which sparked renewed interest and participation in school arts programs over the course of its six-year run.

Players Trust Helps Introduce California Children to Game of Baseball

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The Players Trust soaked in the California sunshine last week, while participating in a series of events on the west coast, starting with Buses for Baseball in San Francisco followed by back-to-back City Clinics in the Bay Area and Anaheim.

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