Kate Spade & Company Creates Impact in Rwanda

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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.

For more information about on purpose, visit Kate Spade On Purpose 

If you're interested in Waggener Edstrom's social innovation work, please visit  

Taproot Foundation and Out Cold Marketing Pro Bono Truck Tour Hits Chicago Again

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!
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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.

Nat Geo Channel's 'Expedition Granted' Awards $50,000 to New Nature Film Series


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.

Allstate Turns Chicago Purple to Bring Awareness of Domestic Violence

The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge raises awareness for abusers’ weapon of choice: financial abuse
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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.

The Taproot Foundation Appoints Jaime Guzman as Executive Director of Chicago

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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.

DRW Donates Entire Computer Lab to Chicago's Year Up

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.

Cat® Customers Use Old Shingles to Build Airport Runways (Video)

Asphalt shingles repurposed to be used on a new Chicago O'Hare International Airport runway
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The culture of sustainable progress fostered at Caterpillar is extended through the sustainable efforts of our Cat® Customers.

DRW Trading Employees Join the Chicago Bike Commuter Challenge


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.

A Little Laughter Goes a Long Way at DRW College Prep

DRW employee volunteers comedy skills for students

Comedy is something that’s always come naturally to one DRW employee. Always considered the class clown in his youth, his ‘funnyman’ reputation continues to follow him as an adult, even throughout the Chicagoland office of DRW. That’s why when he chose to volunteer at the firm’s Noble Charter School – DRW College Prep – he opted to help the school create a comedy club. A logical choice

DRW Employees Run for Get In Chicago With Chase Corporate Challenge


DRW employees walked and ran yesterday in the annual Chicago edition of the 2014 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge with proceeds benefitting a local non-profitable organization. This year’s recipient was Get in Chicago – an organization which aims to revitalize the community and reduce youth violence for a brighter future.

Read more about it here.


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