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Consumers Energy Foundation Awards 2017 Apprentice Scholarships Honoring Fallen Employee

2 lineworkers recognized with Jeffrey Creel Scholarships at Marshall Event
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MARSHALL, Mich., September 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation is assisting two men training to become utility line workers as the second-year recipients of a scholarship honoring an employee killed on the job in 2012.

Consumers Energy Foundation Awards 2017 Apprentice Scholarships Honoring Fallen Employee

2 lineworkers recognized with Jeffrey Creel Scholarships at Marshall Event
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MARSHALL, Mich., September 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation is assisting two men training to become utility line workers as the second-year recipients of a scholarship honoring an employee killed on the job in 2012.

Deadline Extended for Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program Grant Application

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The deadline to apply for the Hefty®EnergyBag™ grant program, an innovative plastics recycling program, has been extended to 5:00 pm (EST) on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Ideal candidates have a strong passion to consistently improve their community, close ties to local organizations and access to a nearby recycling center.

MGM Resorts Foundation Accepting Nonprofit Grant Proposals for the 2017 – 2018 Community Grant Fund Program

Beginning September 5, nonprofits to submit applications online at www.mgmresortsfoundation.org
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LAS VEGAS, August 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Beginning September 5, The MGM Resorts Foundation will accept nonprofit grant applications through its online portal until October 13, 2017. Funding will be awarded to local nonprofit agencies that provide services focused on strengthening neighborhoods, strengthening children and providing strength in difficult times. 

As a result of the contributions made by MGM Resorts International employees, The MGM Resorts Foundation will award qualifying agencies in Southern Nevada, Michigan and Mississippi. 

Keep America Beautiful Selects 2017–2018 National Youth Advisory Council

Eleven High Schools Students Chosen from the United States and Canada
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STAMFORD, Conn., August 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, has selected 11 high school students from across the country to serve on its sixth national Youth Advisory Council, which is sponsored through the generous support of the Wrigley Company Foundation.

Habitat for Humanity Receives $300,000 Neighborhood Revitalization Grant from Wells Fargo

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ATLANTA, August 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has awarded Habitat for Humanity a $300,000 grant in support of more than a dozen neighborhood revitalization projects that aim to repair and beautify common areas as part of an effort to build stronger communities.

Tom Gores and Consumers Energy Pledge $2 Million to Help Start Flint Promise Scholarship Program

Funding will support local initiative led by Community Foundation of Greater Flint and coalition of educators and philanthropic organizations to offer all Flint High School graduates a tuition-free path to a college degree
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FLINT, Mich., August 24, 2017/3BL Media/ – Tom Gores and Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe announced today a $2 million commitment to help fund the creation of a Flint Promise scholarship program. The new privately funded scholarship has a goal to launch for the 2018-2019 school year.

The funding commitment comprises a $1 million personal pledge from Mr. Gores, who is Chairman and CEO of investment firm Platinum Equity and owner of the Detroit Pistons, and a $1 million grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation.

How Data has Transformed Social Good: A Conversation with Steve MacLaughlin, VP of Data and Analytics at Blackbaud

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Steve MacLaughlin (@smaclaughlin),Vice President of Data and Analytics at Blackbaud. Steve reviews the dramatic increase in the use of data in recent years, examining how it has changed his work as technology continues to evolve. Steve explains how data has transformed the environment for social good by removing guesswork and promoting prescriptive analytics.

Safeway Partners With Truckee Donner Public Utility District to Reduce Energy Consumption

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Safeway is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment, preserving vital resources, and contributing positively to its valued community. These ideals were revealed clearly in a recent project at the Safeway store in Truckee, California. Eager to conserve electricity, Safeway accepted a partnership proposal from Ecology Action, a non-profit environment consultancy organization committed to helping people and businesses act now to create a thriving economy and healthier planet.

Safeway Foundation Awards $650K to Beneficiaries of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Campaign

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The Safeway Foundation's Cancer Research and Treatment campaign raised $450,000 in stores throughout the division during the month of May.  In addition, the foundation is awarding another $207,000 to beneficiaries of the campaign for a grand total of $657,000.  The money raised benefits a variety of local organizations that provide services for breast cancer research and treatment in Northern Nevada, Northern California and Hawaii.  

Grantees will receive funding for the following focus areas:

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