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…

How This CEO Is Knocking Out Cancer By Negotiating Community Engagement

Jennifer Huggins is on a mission to knock out cancer. Huggins is the owner of Kingsway Boxing Club, and is the only female three-star boxing referee in North America. Her knowledge of the sport shapes her work with the Fight To End Cancer, where she negotiates sponsorship deals for cancer research. Source: How This CEO…

Students collect change for cancer research

For the next two weeks, students at Chariho Middle School will be collecting pennies and other spare change for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s national Pennies for Patients campaign. The campaign kick-off took place on Monday at a special assembly led by teachers Margaret Webster and Steve Cormier. “This is our second year of holding…

Build Futures: Non-Profit for Homeless Youth

Build Futures began in 2009 when Founder Kathy Tillotson identified a large gap in services and housing options for homeless youth ages 18 to 24 in Orange County. With a longstanding business background, Kathy developed an approach to addressing this need based on compassion and movement away from the streets and toward self-sufficiency.

Hooters Raises More Than $725,000 in Fight Against Breast Cancer

Hooters today announced it raised more than $725,000 this October by asking America to #GiveAHoot in the fight against breast cancer during its month-long fundraising campaign in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The 2016 Give A Hoot campaign directly benefits the V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding…

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,…

Helping the homeless, in high school and college

For Sam Greenberg ’14, the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter was the place where he felt truly comfortable. This was in large part because he had started volunteering at the shelter before he even came to Harvard. Greenberg graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin, the only public high school in Cambridge, in 2010. His first experiences…

The Partners Group Honored as One of Top 10 Corporate Philanthropists

The Partners Group, a leading Northwest based financial and insurance consulting firm, is proud to be recognized as one of the Top Ten Corporate Philanthropists in the medium size company category (10-50M revenue) by the Portland Business Journal, marking the eighth consecutive year of being named on the list. The “Corporate Philanthropy Award” acknowledges companies…