Philanthropy may sound like a throwback form of CSR in these days of integrated financial reporting. But dozens of companies are practicing the old art of giving in a new style, with serious commitments of cash to support urgent causes such as hunger, education, and health. In 2011, corporate donations totaled $14.5 billion. Here’s a look at some companies who are the most generous and the causes they support, courtesy of the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual corporate giving survey.
Technology Donation to Help Detroit High School Students Prepare for College
Auburn Hills, MI, May 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Chrysler Group LLC will donate 160 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 - 16GB tablets to United Way of Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) to help Detroit high school students become college and career ready. Initially used May 6 by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to present the company’s five-year plan, UWSEM will reload the tablets with financial planning and educational tools.
City of Austin Challenges Residents to Increase Recycling by 5 Pounds Each Month
STAMFORD, CT, May 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council announced today that the City of Austin is the first city to partner in the groundbreaking “I Want To Be Recycled” multimedia public service advertising (PSA) campaign.
The “I Want To Be Recycled” campaign aims to motivate Americans to recycle every day. Created by San Francisco-based ad agency Pereira & O’Dell, the bilingual multimedia campaign illustrates that recyclable materials can be given another life when someone chooses to recycle.
ARLINGTON, Va., and DEERFIELD, Ill., May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Stuart H. Altman, Ph.D., has been named the 2014 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research. The Prize, funded by The Baxter International Foundation and managed by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), will be awarded on June 19, 2014, during the AUPHA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
PITTSBURGH, May 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has awarded $335,000 in grants to six Pittsburgh-area nonprofit organizations. The grants were approved during the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s spring meeting.
It was the end of my work day on March 27, when I met with a group of 20 students in the headquarters of Alcatel-Lucent in Paris. All these students are part of Passeport Avenir, a program partly sponsored by the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation, and had responded to an invitation to join and discuss about intrapreneurship and diversity.