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Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease

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The 6th leading cause of death in the US, and the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disorder that irreversibly destroys brain function over time. To date there is no known cause or cure. Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR), a program of BrightFocus Foundation, is working to change that scenario, by funding bold, innovative scientific research around the world.

Rising Tide of Alzheimer's Cases

Changing the Way America Cares for Children and Families

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Depressed, sad and lonely, Jacob handed his mother a letter in 8th grade telling her that he wanted to kill himself. After several years of sending her son to counselors and psychiatrists, Jacob’s mother found hope for Jacob at Boys Town. Almost immediately there was a noticeable change in his demeanor. He was engaged and confident for the first time in years.

Using the Influence of Sports to Encourage Learning, Growth and Character Development

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The influence of sports and the platform that athletes and coaches have is tremendous in our society. We are captivated by sports!  Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) uses this influence to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and to encourage positive character traits such as integrity, serving, teamwork and excellence. 

HRC: Making a More Inclusive and Accepting World for Everyone

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Join America's Charities as we highlight different nonprofits and share how individuals and companies can Shape the Future of various causes through workplace giving programs. The following is an excerpt from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Overview at http://www.hrc.org/resources/foundation-overview.

Tech Companies Step Up Diversity Efforts - The Minute

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Technology companies have long been admired for their leadership in innovations. But they have lagged in the social responsibility department, especially in diversity employment.

In 2013, Tracy Chou, then a software engineer at Pinterest, challenged tech firms to release the numbers of their women and minority employees. The following year, many of the biggest companies, including Apple, Facebook, and Google, publicly released the percentage of their female, black, Hispanic, and other underrepresented minorities employees for the first time.

Medtronic Releases FY16 Integrated Performance Report

Report Highlights Company’s Global Financial, Social, and Environmental Impact
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DUBLIN, November 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) announces the release of its 2016 Integrated Performance Report. The report highlights — for the first time — the combined financial, social, and environmental impact of Medtronic after acquiring Covidien in 2015.

Take Employee Engagement to the MAT with Employee Giving

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By Jim Starr, President and CEO, America's Charities

Are you going to the mat with your employee engagement strategy?

“88% of employers believe effective employee engagement programs help attract and retain employees,” according to America’s Charities’ Snapshot 2015 report. Yet employee engagement remains one of the biggest HR related challenges employers face.

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