Shaping the Future

Anne Wintroub is a Director of Social Innovation at AT&T

As part of AT&T’s Aspire initiative – which accelerates the learning revolution and connects it with the young people who need it most – we’ve invested more than $350 million to help ensure all students have access to the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. We know that in order to truly accomplish this mission, we must look to those “on the ground: ”the teachers and inventors who are creating solutions for our students using the power of technology.

BJ’s Wholesale Club Partners with More Than 200 Schools to Help Students Thrive

BJ’s Adopt-A-School program provides local schools with curriculum support
Press Release

September 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - BJ’s Wholesale Club today announced partnerships with 213 schools through the organization’s Adopt-A-School program. At the beginning of each school year, every BJ’s Wholesale Club and Distribution Center partners with a local school to help enhance existing programs and curriculum objectives. Since 1996, the program has contributed $1.9 million in funding to thousands of schools across BJ’s 15-state footprint.

Notes From the AT&T Idea Lab


By: Roman Smith

One of the most challenging, yet fulfilling parts of my job is learning about who our customers are and how to engage with them. We understand that when individuals walk into an AT&T store, they usually want to learn more about our devices and services, but we also want to help them learn more about who we are as a company.

Thanks for Helping Us Show Teacher Appreciation Through DonorsChoose!


By Nicole Anderson, Executive Director of Philanthropy

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re reminded of the incredible contributions teachers make to our children throughout their lives that, in turn, shape our country’s future. I know that I had many teachers who made a tremendous impact on my life, and helped get me to where I am today. Specifically, Mrs. Innis from 6th grade encouraged my passion for writing through her creative storytelling assignments that involved world travels and current events.

DonorsChoose. We Match.


By: Nicole Anderson, Executive Director of Philanthropy at AT&T

What are some of the favorite projects you remember from school? Learning about literary characters in classic novels? An art piece you created? A science experiment you did?  These can be memories and experiences that take a student from “just” learning to believing they can be the next prize winning author, world-renown painter, or inventor of the 21st century.

Recognizing Organizations That Lead The Way In High-Impact Community Engagement

Applications Now Available: 2014 Excellence Awards
Press Release

May 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - CECP, where Fortune 500 CEOs turn to achieve societal progress and sustainable business performance, released the applications for its 2014 Excellence Awards. These awards are among the most distinguished awards in the field of effective corporate societal engagement. 

PwC Launches Collaboration with

Collaboration adds new element to PwC's Sixth Annual Summer of Community Service; Firm's partners and staff can direct funds to public schools

As part of its sixth annual Summer of Community Service, PwC U.S. today announced a strategic relationship with, a leading non-profit that leverages citizen philanthropy to connect individuals to classroom and teacher needs.

Press Release

As part of its sixth annual Summer of Community Service, PwC U.S. today announced a strategic relationship with, a leading non-profit that leverages citizen philanthropy to connect individuals to classroom and teacher needs.

Corporate Philanthropy Summit: "Citizen Philanthropy" Wins Big With


How do you turn $790,000 into $2,014,000 via citizen philanthropy in order to benefit students in need? Charles Best, the innovative Founder and CEO of found a way. First, DonorsChoose qualified as the winner of's 2005 Nonprofit Innovation Award by generating $790,000 in online contributions via

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished? Madonna and You


Celebrity names make headlines when their charities are being investigated. It doesn't matter whether or not the celebrity has a full heart and means well. And once a charity or donor is questioned, the doubt lingers long after, even if no wrongdoing is ultimately found. Madonna is the latest case where allegations, as yet unproven, have been made with respect to her charities.

CSR in 2011: My Prediction


Now entering its third decade, CSR is at last stepping into the spotlight. CSR has moved from the corporate cubicle to the board room, onto the curricula of the world’s most prestigious MBA programs, and the agendas of the most prominent global CEO gatherings.

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