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Nike, Bridgestone and a Dozen Others Join Businesses Pushing Back on Controversial Tennessee Bills

by Meg Garner, Reporter, Nashville Business Journal
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Locally, the Nashville LGBT Chamber distributed its own letter that was signed by seven of its major corporate members, including Bridgestone Americas Inc., Dell Technologies, Salesforce.com Inc. and Postmates. AllianceBernstein, Curb Records and Warner Music Group also signed on to the chamber's letter, after previously speaking out individually on the bills. Joe Woolley, the chamber's CEO, said in an email that 20 small businesses have also endorsed the letter.

Sappi North America Opens 2019 ‘Ideas That Matter' Call for Entries

Company celebrates 20th anniversary of grant program that enables social good through creative design
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BOSTON, May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the call for entries for its 2019 Ideas that Matter grant program, inviting designers to show the world how print can play an important role in changing lives for the better.

Teaching Job Skills to Rural Alaskan Teens

In one of the most remote areas in North America, the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center is equipping teens with the education and skills they need to thrive.
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Nome is one of the last signs of city life in Alaska before everything becomes rural. Alaska Natives have lived in remote communities throughout the Bering Straits region for at least 10,000 years, sustaining themselves with a subsistence lifestyle of Arctic and sub-Arctic animals and plants. But those same communities, with an average population of 425, lack the resources to train young Alaskans with the job and life skills they need to keep their communities strong.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $250,000 in Grants to 10 Westside Atlanta Nonprofits Through Beloved Benefit

Continued support of the Westside part of ongoing SunTrust Foundation commitment to the City of Atlanta
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ATLANTA, May 2, 2019  /3BL Media/— The SunTrust Foundation announced today it awarded grants totaling $250,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations that are committed to positively impacting Atlanta's historic Westside neighborhoods. The 10 nonprofit organizations were recently recognized as Community Beacon Award recipients at the inaugural Beloved Benefit at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event raised more than $5 million to support the ongoing revitalization of the Westside.

How to Achieve Agile Social Impact Around the World: Global Optimization

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Global giving is on a steady rise.
As more and more of our clients expand their markets overseas, we see a steady incremental increase in global philanthropy as well. Our observations align with industry research. Take a look at CECP’s Giving in Numbers reports over the past six years.

Why Employee Volunteer Recognition is Important

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The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) field talks about employee volunteer recognition as either “employee recognition” or “volunteer recognition.” In terms of thought leadership on how companies are recognizing employee volunteers, we rarely see these two topics married. And that’s because they are treated like two different worlds – when they’re not.

Sacramento Homeownership to Get $6 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT® program will offer $20,000 down payment assistance grants and homebuyer education for eligible Sacramento County and West Sacramento residents; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its local network member, NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center Sacramento Region, today announced an additional $6 million donation by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership through the NeighborhoodLIFT® program for Sacramento County and the city of West Sacramento.

Record Number of Dresses Collected for Comerica Bank’s Detroit Prom Dress Drive

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With more than 2,000 dresses collected, Comerica Bank’s Detroit Prom Dress Drive distributed a record total to Hope Closet. To further support Hope Closet and its community outreach, Comerica presented a $5,000 donation to Hope Closet President Whitney Drake.

Los Angeles Convention Center Unveils Largest Public Art & Civic Project in the United States by Portraits of Hope

The Four-Football-Field Long Mural and Accompanying Artwork was Hand-Painted by More Than 7,000 Individuals in Los Angeles County
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LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/- The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, recently revealed a massive, hand-painted mural created by Portraits of Hope, titled Shaping LA. The mural, spanning the length of four football fields, and accompanying artwork will be displayed for approximately six months on the LACC’s South Hall facing the 110 freeway and on the ground level of the facility in and around the West Hall parking garage and walkway facing STAPLES Center.

Law Day 2019: Celebrating Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

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Taking place on May 1st each year, Law Day is a national day established by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958 to mark the nation's commitment to the rule of law. Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share.

The 2019 Law Day theme is Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society. These cornerstones of democracy – in the United States and around the world – are the foundations for a free society.

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