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.

DRW Employees Launch Tutoring Program at DRW College Prep Noble Charter School


The DRW Foundation made more than a financial commitment and a promise to support the school in the long term when it established DRW College Prep a few years ago – the firm also supplied the school with its primary source for volunteers – DRW employees.

Since the school opened its doors in August 2012, many DRW employees have spent countless hours organizing afterschool programs that range from tutoring to improv comedy workshops – not to mention a few sports teams run by volunteer coaches too. 

MCON14 To Gather Leaders and Experts On a New Wave of Cause Work

Set for June 18-19 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCON14 will focus on creating movements and building culture for the next generation of cause work.
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Indianapolis, IN, May 8, 2014 / 3BL Media / — Achieve, in partnership with The Case Foundation, has announced information for MCON14, the nation’s premier conference for corporate, cause and public leaders who work with Millennial employees and constituents.


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