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Global Citizen Announces Inaugural Thought Leadership Summit, Global Citizen NOW

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Urgent gathering to defeat poverty and protect the planet will convene world leaders, cultural leaders and business leaders on May 22-23 in New York City, and will coincide with the 2022 Global Citizen Prize hosted by Darren Criss

The inaugural summit will feature globally-renowned leaders from both the private and public sectors including Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Chuck Robbins, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco; Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Erna Solberg, former Prime Minister of Norway; Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G; Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon; Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President, Citi; Rob Light, Managing Partner and Head of Worldwide Music, Creative Arts Agency; Yvette Noel-Schure, CCO and Co-Founder, Schure Media Group and Head of Media for Parkwood Entertainment; and Tshepo Mahloele, Founder & Executive, Harith General Partners

Appearances will be made by artists, advocates, journalists and activists including Aloe Blacc, Bill Nye, Billy Porter, Connie Britton, Gayle King, Gloria Steinem, Jamala, Jay Shetty, Lynsey Addario, Pharrell Williams, Rachel Brosnahan, Sabrina Elba, Van Jones and more

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Urgent gathering to defeat poverty and protect the planet will convene world leaders, cultural leaders and business leaders on May 22-23 in New York City, and will coincide with the 2022 Global Citizen Prize hosted by Darren Criss

The inaugural summit will feature globally-renowned leaders from both the private and public sectors including Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Chuck Robbins, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco; Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Erna Solberg, former Prime Minister of Norway; Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G; Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon; Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President, Citi; Rob Light, Managing Partner and Head of Worldwide Music, Creative Arts Agency; Yvette Noel-Schure, CCO and Co-Founder, Schure Media Group and Head of Media for Parkwood Entertainment; and Tshepo Mahloele, Founder & Executive, Harith General Partners

Appearances will be made by artists, advocates, journalists and activists including Aloe Blacc, Bill Nye, Billy Porter, Connie Britton, Gayle King, Gloria Steinem, Jamala, Jay Shetty, Lynsey Addario, Pharrell Williams, Rachel Brosnahan, Sabrina Elba, Van Jones and more

Community Solar Installation at D.C. FedEx Facility Features Unique Donation Arrangement

Bill credits from the solar project and direct funding from both FedEx and Sol Systems will help Washington D.C. nonprofit SOME offset their annual electricity costs.
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WASHINGTON, May 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Located in Northeast Washington, D.C., the FedEx Express Eckington Place facility’s 915 kW rooftop community solar installation is one of the largest in the nation’s capital, with the capacity to generate electricity for the equivalent of 150 homes. Today, FedEx, along with D.C.-based solar developer Sol Systems and local nonprofit SOME (So Others Might Eat) are announcing a special charitable arrangement that spreads the benefits of this community solar project even further into the District.

Consumers and Employees Call for a New Approach to Corporate Philanthropy: Stakeholder Philanthropy

Four in five consumers (84%) and employees (86%) believe that stakeholders should have a say in how a business allocates charitable funds
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CALGARY, Alberta, May 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Benevity Inc., a leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today released results of a new survey measuring public sentiment on corporate philanthropy. The findings highlight a growing interest in and expectation of employees and consumers to be involved in corporate philanthropy and call on businesses to consider a new approach that is more stakeholder driven.

Arrow Electronics Organizes Virtual Cycling Fundraiser in Singapore

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Arrow Electronics team in Asia supported Compassion International, a child-advocacy organization dedicated to helping children living in extreme poverty. The non-profit impacts 2.2 million children globally through their holistic child development programs.

KeyBank Supports Families of Buffalo Mass Shooting With a $250,000 Grant

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To honor the memories and legacies of the victims of the tragic shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, KeyBank is announcing a $250,000 grant from the KeyBank Foundation. These funds will help support the victims’ families.

In the coming days teams at Key will work with our community partners in Buffalo to understand how best to dedicate these funds so that this support is directed where it can be most impactful.

Asian American Pacific Islander Leadership Spotlight: Elena Zee, Arizona Council on Economic Education

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In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Common Impact is proud to highlight some of the impressive AAPI leaders we collaborate with and the ways that they foster equity and create opportunity in their local communities.

Coming Together for Children's Mental Health

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis among children and teens. Our Alliance for Children’s Mental Health assembled a panel of parents, healthcare experts, educators and students to discuss their concerns and possible solutions.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis among children and teens. Our Alliance for Children’s Mental Health assembled a panel of parents, healthcare experts, educators and students to discuss their concerns and possible solutions.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Teams up With FedEx to Launch Multi-Year Fund to Support Small Businesses Impacted by Disasters

With many small businesses failing to recover after a disaster, R4R will offer immediate financial relief to help them keep their doors open.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with founding sponsor FedEx, today announced the launch of the Small Business Readiness for Resiliency Program (R4R), to provide financial assistance to small business owners impacted by a natural disaster. R4R will distribute approximately 400 grants to eligible small businesses over the next four years.

T-Mobile Celebrates Military Appreciation Month, Part 3: The Soldier

By Shawna Ryan, T-Mobile Stories
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As the country honors its servicemen and women this month, T-Mobile renews its lead sponsorship of a nonprofit helping veterans and their families meet the challenges of life after the military. In the final installment of this three-part series, we bring you a special story of how this employee found himself demonstrating what Military Appreciation Month in action truly means.

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