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The Nonprofits Behind the Profits

Giving back is going strong in Colorado

Colorado is home to 20,000 charitable nonprofits representing 6 percent of the state's economy, according to the Colorado Nonprofit Association.

But there's one sector that's sometimes overlooked: the "nonprofits" behind the profits. Colorado companies approach giving differently, but businesses large and small know it matters. And they are increasingly looking at ways to apply the rewards they reap in a strong economy.

Arrow Electronics Employees Gave the Gift of Lifesaving Technology this Holiday Season

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January 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics employees throughout the Americas raised funds to build more Solar Suitcases for expectant mothers in remote places around the world. Through employee donations and a company match, enough funds were raised to provide off-grid electricity to three remote health clinics with the nonprofit We Care Solar.

Arrow Electronics Encourages STEM Learning This Holiday Season


Arrow Electronics is making it easy for young innovators to build their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills this holiday season. The company is offering a collection of toys designed to teach key STEM-related concepts, including coding, physics and robotics.

Developed by Arrow partners, the options include examples such as:

Arrow Electronics Supports Collegiate Inventors Competition

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December 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - For the fifth consecutive year, Arrow Electronics served as a lead sponsor for the 2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition, an annual contest that rewards innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. With outreach to over 1,000 universities, 11 graduate and undergraduate teams from across the nation competed at the event, held last month at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va.

Arrow Electronics SAM Car Featured on NBC’s Today Show


As Sam Schmidt arrived on site, the air became charged with expectation. For two long years, he and Arrow's SAM Project team had waited with bated breath for an opportunity to drive New York City. That day had finally arrived and, with lofty expectations in store, the camera crew began recording. 

Pulling up curbside in casual fashion, Schmidt welcomed NBC correspondent Harry Smith.

Arrow Electronics Hosts Diverse Students from Five Colorado Universities


Denver, Colorado – This fall, Arrow Electronics hosted over 50 diverse students from five Colorado universities to learn more about careers at Arrow. These universities included Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver and the University of Denver.

Arrow’s talent pipeline program looks to discover the next generation of builders, designers, engineers and imaginers who will guide innovation forward, and this program was created to foster a diverse pipeline of talent right in Arrow’s backyard.

Arrow Electronics Expands its Arrow Charitable Platform


Launched in 2017, the Arrow Charitable platform empowers employees to engage in their local communities. After achieving high engagement during its first year in the United States and Canada, Arrow worked to make its volunteering and giving programs available to all employees in the Americas.

Arrow Electronics Receives Award in Community Service

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Denver, CO, November 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics received a Communitas Award from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals for its Yo-Yo Ma project earlier this year.

Arrow Electronics Sponsors Annual Cardboard Engineering Challenge

Unique K-12 competition promoting STEM education
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DENVER, November 6, 2018 /3BL Media/  – Arrow Electronics was the presenting sponsor of the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation’s Annual Cardboard Challenge for the sixth consecutive year. The STEM education competition for K-12 students featured a wide array of innovative creations – including a fully-functioning foosball table and robot replica – all crafted from cardboard and other recycled materials.

Arrow Electronics Wins Two Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

PR Daily honors Arrow for top CSR Report and Employee Engagement Campaign

Arrow Electronics received two 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards from Ragan’s PR Daily, recognizing organizations dedicated to making the world a better place.


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