Australian iron ore magnate donates $300 million to charity

Iron ore mining magnate Andrew Forrest said Monday he was donating 400 million Australian dollars ($300 million) to charities in what has been described as a new record in Australian philanthropy. Forrest, the 55-year-old chairman of Fortescue Metal Group, and his wife, Nicola, announced the money will be spent on cancer research, Australian university research,…

Record gift from GameStop executive delivers big for Make-a-Wish 

Amy and Robert Lloyd have made a historic gift of $750,000 to Make-a-Wish North Texas, the largest single donation since the chapter was established in 1982. As executive vice president and chief financial officer of GameStop, Robert Lloyd also has encouraged the company’s longtime support of the charity, whose board he serves on. “Wishes are…

Student company “Lakeside Leisure” giving back to charity 

In Patt Rutt’s marketing class, it’s all about thinking outside of the box. “They brainstorm product ideas, do market research to see which one to sell,” said Rutt. “They sell stock for start up capital, break into departments and sell sell sell!” This Traverse City Central High School marketing class named their company “Lakeside Leisure”…

Why Corporate Philanthropy Is Good For Business

Most companies have something more to give the world than their products. That could be their position to advocate for worthy causes, the expertise of their employees, or the financial resources to help a community project succeed. The Best Workplaces for Giving Back, recently announced by consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune, do…

​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…

Salesforce’s mission to revolutionise corporate philanthropy

Salesforce.org, the philanthropy arm of SaaS giant Salesforce, is seeking to revolutionise corporate philanthropy through its unique 1-1-1 model. Information Age discusses the organisation with its EMEA president, and Women in IT Awards finalist, Charlotte Finn Source: Salesforce’s mission to revolutionise corporate philanthropy

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…

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,…