When the riders of Team Sky made their American cycling debut at the Amgen Tour of California last year, they seized the opportunity to engage and inspire cycling fans in the U.S., just as they had done so successfully in the U.K. This year, the team returns to California as the reigning champions, and they are expanding on their initial mission to engage American cycling fans in a number of new ways.
By Bailey Doyle and Alice LaViolette, Business Committee Co-Chairs of Support, Heart & Opportunity for Women (SHOW), Clorox’s Employee Resource Group that was founded in 2006 and now has over 500 members worldwide.
Mike Bloomberg: Modern philanthropy began as a substitute for government. Where government failed, philanthropists stepped in, providing food for the poor, hospitals for the sick, and libraries, museums, and colleges for the masses. Philanthropy continues to play a vital role in all of these areas. But some still see philanthropy as an alternative to government. I see it as a way to embolden government.
Major League baseball players, through the Players Trust, are focused on identifying and funding innovative approaches to help eradicate issues associated with poverty around the world.
For example, in 2008, more than one in 20 children under five years of age was dying from preventable causes in the province of Barahona, located in the western region of the Dominican Republic near the Haitian border.
On March 19, in partnership with KaBOOM!, the Irie Foundation and the City of Miami Beach, JetBlue built its 21st playground! With more than 200 volunteers, it’s safe to say we worked hard – and played even harder.
Yesterday Bloomberg celebrated the tenth anniversary of the English PEN’s Writers in Translation program. We are proud to have supported the program from the beginning, helping to enable English PEN to translate hundreds of books from nearly 50 languages into English.
Bloomberg continues our commitment to inspiring the next generation as lead sponsor of the 2015 NYC Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition. The Javits Center roared with 66 international teams and their families including 13 talented Bloomberg-sponsored robotics teams and their mentors. Five Bloomberg teams made it through to the final round with one, the Griffins 1884 from London, coming out on top.