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New JK Group White Paper Addresses Compliance Complexities of Corporate Philanthropy Programs

Due Diligence When Investigating Charitable Organizations Is Critical to Mitigate Legal, Financial and Reputational Risks
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PLAINSBORO, N.J., April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – JK Group, the leading end-to-end solutions provider of software and value-added services for corporate philanthropy, today announced the availability of its newest complimentary white paper, “The Importance of Compliant Giving Programs.” With corporate giving on the rise – the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy reports that total giving

Plaza Middle School Wins Environmental Sustainability Innovation Award and $50,000 in Samsung Technology

2014 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Award Given for School’s Oyster Restoration Efforts
Press Release

Virginia Beach, Va. April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Samsung and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) announced today that the 2014 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Environmental Sustainability Innovation Award has been given to students and teachers from Plaza Middle School in Virginia Beach, Va. The team was selected from more than 2,300 submissions across the country, and will receive $50,000 in Samsung technology.

Dion Oil and CITGO Petroleum Help Fuel South Florida Agriculture

Companies Team Up to Sponsor the Dade County Farm Bureau Barbecue
Press Release

KEY WEST, Fla., April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Florida-based CITGO Marketer Dion Oil and CITGO Petroleum Corporation have teamed up to support South Florida farming by sponsoring the Dade County Farm Bureau's 36th Annual Barbecue and FUNraiser on Saturday, April 26.

Union Pacific Donates $150,000 to Wounded Warrior Project

20 percent of Union Pacific's workforces is military veterans
Press Release

San Antonio, April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Continuing its long-standing tradition of supporting armed forces members and veterans, Union Pacific yesterday presented Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) a $150,000 donation to assist injured service members as they transition back to civilian life. The donation will help support a full range of programs and services for this generation of Wounded Warriors and their families.

Citi Issues 2013 Global Citizenship Report

Citi surpasses $50 billion climate initiative target three years early, achieves 25% greenhouse gas reduction goal
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Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

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Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

Wells Fargo Launches Redesigned Environmental Forum Blog

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In, April 2012, Wells Fargo released its renewed environmental commitment with a comprehensive set of goals and metrics measured through 2020. Goals and metrics were developed through conversations with stakeholders, and the commitment focuses on three areas — creating change within the company by reducing the environmental impact of its operations, taking action in communities, and investing in a global economy and environment.

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens™ has a New Team of Celebrity Ambassadors, Ready to Inspire and Enable Teens to Achieve Más!

Reggie Bush, Young the Giant, Megan Nicole and Tyler Oakley Join the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens to Connect & Encourage One Million Teens to Graduate High School
Press Release

Irvine, Calif., April 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today, the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens™ introduces its  powerful team of four new ambassadors to help raise awareness for the high school dropout crisis today’s young people face, and to connect with teens in new ways that inspire them on their path to educational and personal success. To reach teens where they are and through the personalities they know and love, the lineup includes professional football star Reggie Bush, rising pop star Megan Nicole, Feed the Beat® band Young the Giant, and YouTube personality Tyler Oakley.

MetLife Foundation Donates $25,000 to Kramden Institute

Funds will help refurbish computers for schools in low-income communities in North Carolina
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MetLife Foundation has a long history of supporting education initiatives. In addition, the Foundation is committed to engaging its employees in volunteer events that further the well-being of a community. On April 17, MetLife employee volunteers from MetLife’s Global and Technology Operations joined Kramden Institute members to announce a new initiative to empower students who do not have access to technology. MetLife Foundation presented $25,000 to the Kramden Institute to help further the mission of refurbishing computers for local schools and students in need.      

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MetLife Foundation has a long history of supporting education initiatives. In addition, the Foundation is committed to engaging its employees in volunteer events that further the well-being of a community. On April 17, MetLife employee volunteers from MetLife’s Global and Technology Operations joined Kramden Institute members to announce a new initiative to empower students who do not have access to technology. MetLife Foundation presented $25,000 to the Kramden Institute to help further the mission of refurbishing computers for local schools and students in need.      

America’s Charities Launches New Website with Enhanced Features & Richer Giving Experience

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - America’s Charities, a mission-driven organization that connects public and private sector employers with charities to engage employees in greater giving, today announced the launch of the new and dramatically enhanced charities.org site.

Volunteers Team Up With Charlotte Bobcats to Benefit Troops

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Wells Fargo, Charlotte Bobcats and Family Dollar partnered together for the Military Care Event at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Uptown Charlotte. The event put members of each organization in the game to help slam dunk supplies and package them into over 10,000 care kits for military troops overseas.

Watch more stories on Wells Fargo Stories: www.wellsfargo.com/stories.

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