Points of Light

Points of Light Names Natalye Paquin as New CEO

Paquin Joins Leading Volunteer Service Organization in September 2017
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ATLANTA, July 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Points of Light board of directors announced today that Natalye Paquin, chief transformation officer at the Girl Scouts of the USA, has been selected as its new CEO. Paquin, who will join Points of Light in September 2017, brings extensive experience in organizational leadership, cross-sector collaboration, and a record of impact-driven results.

Timberland Shares Its Approach to Building Strong Communities at Points of Light Conference in Seattle


Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently joined other community-minded companies at the National Conference on Service and Volunteering in Seattle. The annual conference, organized by Points of Light, is the largest service-focused gathering of non-profit, government, business and civic leaders in the world.

With the MoonCatcher Project, This Woman Supplies Reusable Menstrual Pads to African Girls to Help Them Stay in School


At least once a month, Ellie von Wellsheim presides over sewing bees where she guides the hands of volunteers as they sew pieces of brightly colored fabric into reusable menstrual pads. The pads are destined for girls in Uganda, Malawi, and a host of other developing countries that lack the money and access to purchase feminine hygiene products.

With I Am Waters, One Woman Brings Hope and Hydration to the Homeless


Seven years ago, Elena Davis was sitting at an intersection when a homeless woman approached her car. She immediately began to rummage around for spare change. But, when she rolled down the window to hand over the coins, Elena was surprised to be met with a different request.

The woman didn’t want money. She wanted water.

Elena was floored by the realization that something so essential to human life was out of reach for many of America’s homeless population.

Points of Light Civic Accelerator Invests $100,000 in Two Startups Advancing Economic Mobility for Underserved Populations

Twelve ventures addressing ways to improve economic mobility of underserved communities around the country graduate from The Civic Accelerator
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ATLANTA, June 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today that it will invest $50,000 each in SpringFour (Chicago) and The Virtual Scholarship Center (Atlanta) – one for-profit and one nonprofit startup. Both ventures are focused on financial well-being and economic mobility to help more individuals and families succeed.

Employees' Power to Drive Social Impact is Good for Business


Eileen Howard Boone is Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy for CVS Health, and President of the CVS Health Foundation. She is responsible for formulating the strategic positioning of the company’s corporate social responsibility platform and leading the company’s corporate philanthropic programs.

Points of Light Recognizes CVS Health as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 28, 2017 /3BL Media/– CVS Health [NYSE:CVS] today was recognized by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as one of the fifty most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

Mother Starts Charity to Fulfill Cancer-Survivor Daughter’s Dancing Dreams


Susan Rizzo Vincent faced the worst fear of any parent when her daughter was just 18 months old: the risk of losing a child. 

“She was a normal 18-month-old and then all of the sudden I noticed her hands shake a little bit as we were eating dinner and then within hours her coordination just declined. By the next morning, she really couldn’t sit up or even crawl. She’d lost all of her motor coordination within 24 hours,” Susan said.

HPE Awarded for Innovation and Corporate Citizenship

HPE Wins Global Grand Prize for Innovation and Honored By Civic 50 for Community-Mindedness

This week, HPE took home two awards that recognized the company’s innovative initiatives and its ongoing efforts in the community. On Monday, HPE won the Global Grand Prize for Innovation at the ISPIM Innovation Conference in Vienna for the Living Progress Challenge, and on Wednesday, Civic 50 announced that HPE is on its list of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States.

Points of Light Names Comcast NBCUniversal One of America's Most Community-Minded Companies


For the fourth consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal has been named to “The Civic 50,” which recognizes the most community-minded companies in the nation, by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.


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