425 local elementary school students receive free backpacks and school supplies from FirstMerit Bank
February 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, FirstMerit Bank volunteers surprised 425 students at Hope Institute Learning Academy with free backpacks filled with essential school supplies. The school also received supplies for its students with special needs to assist in tactile sensory stimulation, communication and academic skills.
CBRE Chicago shares the journey behind its innovative new office space
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CBRE Chicago shares the journey behind its innovative new office space as part of CBRE’s global Workplace Strategy program, Workplace360. Chicago is the 21st office -- and the largest in the U.S. -- to open as part of Workplace360. The office features free-addressing (unassigned seats), a mostly paperless environment, and advanced technology for all employees. More than just another “open plan” office, this environment features an emphasis on providing a variety of enclosed spaces which are available to everyone.
Sydney Price, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Kate Spade & Company, recently sat down for an interview with Waggener Edstrom and in this video she discusses how their on purpose initiative is impacting women in Rwanda.
From October 20-24, look out for Taproot’s Pro Bono Ice Cream Truck at some of Chicago’s most philanthropic corporations and famous landmarks downtown!
October 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Taproot Foundation and Out Cold Marketing are partnering together again to execute a five-day, guerrilla marketing campaign across Chicago. From October 20-24, a pro bono-themed Ice Cream Truck will be touring the streets of Chicago, raising awareness about civic engagement and volunteerism. The campaign, donated pro bono by Out Cold Marketing, aims to inspire Chicagoans to get more involved during national Pro Bono Week.
After months of carefully reviewing projects and allowing the public to vote for their favorite, the National Geographic Channel has found the winner of its Expedition Granted contest, a nationwide search to find the next generation of great explorers. Charlie Engelman, a biologist and filmmaker based in Chicago, was announced yesterday as the winner, and he will receive a $50,000 grant toward his dream expedition, a cross-country journey to create an educational film series about America's forests.
The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge raises awareness for abusers’ weapon of choice: financial abuse
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 29 2014 /3BL Media/ – Last year, the Chicago Police Department logged 48,141 domestic violence-related calls. Recognizing the seriousness and breadth of the issue, The Allstate Foundation is stepping up to keep the conversation going here in Chicago. From the 151 bus to Allstate’s corporate headquarters, Chicagoland will be turning purple this October in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
CHICAGO, Ill., September 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Taproot Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaime Guzman as the Chicago Executive Director, responsible for the Midwest, effective October 1, 2014.
Jaime Guzman is a seasoned leader and a native Chicagoan, who has worked for over 15 years at the intersection of the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
Employees come together to help local charity pursue its core mandate
One of the charities DRW is committed to helping is the Chicago branch of Year Up. For two consecutive years DRW has hired an intern from the organization to work with the Desktop Support team, but DRW’s support extends beyond this. DRW, thanks to many employees, is setting up a computer lab, the first one of its kind for Year Up across all its branches in the U.S.
It’s no secret DRW founder Donald Wilson is an avid sailor – and to be on top of his game, he eats right and exercises every chance he gets. He bikes to work when there isn’t snow on the ground, and yes, puts on the cross-country skis come winter. He also passes this clean-living philosophy on to his employees every chance he gets. That’s why DRW Trading is encouraging its employees to jump onto their bikes for their morning commute for the Chicago Bike Commuter Challenge.