​2016 Active Year for Bendix in Corporate Giving, Volunteering

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems donated nearly $250,000 through corporate grants, employee sponsorships, donations, and employee fundraisers in 2016, benefiting nonprofits and community organizations across North America. Activities included local-level employee-driven projects; community initiatives funded by Bendix; and programs supported by Knorr-Bremse Global Care. Global Care is a nonprofit organization founded by the Knorr-Bremse Group, Bendix’s…

Corporate Giving Awards: PricewaterhouseCoopers

What societal issue do you wish there was more awareness of, and why? Half of today’s teens are financially illiterate, and more than three-quarters of teachers who teach financial literacy indicate a need for more appropriate curriculum resources. At PwC, we have been on a journey to help address the systemic lack of financial education…

Wake Forest student turns cancer diagnosis into philanthropic business

Amid all the ordeals, large and small, that came from being an active college student diagnosed with cancer, Jake Teitelbaum showed his frustration in one place: the plain, white “hospital socks.” Standard-issue for all in-patient stays — the Wake Forest University student had several while battling a resistant form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year —…

Starbucks and Microsoft to Help Shelter Homeless Families

The Starbucks Foundation and Schultz Family Foundation announced today their support of the annual No Child Sleeps Outside campaign by Mary’s Place. Together with other businesses, they are joining an unprecedented effort to mobilize the community, and contributing over $3 million to provide safe emergency shelter for the estimated 500 unsheltered families in King County,…

Bloomberg Tradebook charity day

Bloomberg Tradebook hosted its fifth annual charity day on Thursday, October 27, with Mike Bloomberg and celebrities taking to the phones to drum up trading commissions for charity. Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, musician Jon Bon Jovi and New York Giants player Victor Cruz were among the celebrities to play the role of celebrity ambassadors in New…

Autistic employees can give companies an edge in innovative thinking

Source: The Guardian / Kate Jones Global technology group Hewlett Packard’s newest cybersecurity employee spent the past two years grilling burgers at McDonald’s. Like many on the autism spectrum, the young man in his 20s possessed an impressive range of IT skills to match or even outshine most university graduates. But unlike the average graduate,…

Revlon Celebrates Continued Contribution to Eradicate Breast Cancer for Good

Revlon is proud to announce that it has made a $1 million donation to the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program to continue their groundbreaking research in hope to eradicate cancer for good. The donation was made by Revlon Chairman Ronald O. Perelman and Revlon CEO Fabian Garcia at their annual philanthropic luncheon in support of…

Famed Target Cashier Gets A Big Reward For His Viral Act Of Kindness

Source: OWN / Huff Post / Lisa Capretto Earlier this year, Ishmael Gilbert was working as a cashier at his local Target when an elderly woman entered his check-out line. As Gilbert rang up the women’s items, she pulled out a bunch of coins to pay for each item, separately, in change. Standing behind the…

Insight Shows Heart in a Big Way for ASU Students

Source: Insight / Nia Hughes At Insight, we believe technology and education go hand in hand. One of the ways we at Insight display our Core Value of Heart is by providing students access to the technology they need in order to succeed. You may remember last year’s event when Insight and Lenovo donated $20,000 for the…

Portland’s new homeless shelter exemplifies authentic city innovation

Source: Portland Business Journal / Aimee Sukol On August 10, the city of Portland made me a proud Portland resident when it voted for Terminal 1 as a homeless shelter. The council’s decision is a breath of fresh air. By looking after the city’s homeless, the city of Portland is truly looking after everyone. First, opponents…

Insight and Diamondbacks provide technology to underprivileged students

Each year Insight and several partners team up with the Arizona Diamondbacks to reward underprivileged children who are academically exceeding. Through the Helios Foundation, these children have received full-ride scholarships to the Arizona university of their choice. And due to the generosity of our partners, we have been able to provide them the technology they…