Philanthropy

Verizon Makes USO-Metro’s Circle of Stars for Serving Those Who Serve

The USO of Metropolitan Washington recognized Verizon and named the company to the USO-Metro’s 2011 Circle of the Stars. The award recognizes top-level corporate donors that provide funding supporting USO-Metro’s mission to serve those who service including military service members and their families. Verizon was among the honorees recognized on Friday at the 8th Annual …

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Accenture Helps Skill Building Programs in Scotland

Accenture is creating a fund to support its Skills to Succeed initiatives in Scotland, valued at approximately $120,000. Funds will be given to three not-for-profit organizations, including The Prince’s Trust, Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust and Oxfam, in order to support initiatives aimed at re-skilling unemployed or socially disadvantaged individuals so they can enter …

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IBM to Renew Smarter Cities Challenge for 2012

IBM announced it is accepting new applicants for its Smarter Cities Challenge, a three-year, 100-city, $50 million grant program where IBM’s top technical experts and consultants provide actionable advice to urban centers. After conferring with officials, citizens, businesses, academics and community leaders, IBM teams recommend actions to make the delivery …

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Verizon Foundation Sponsoring 2nd Annual Mobile Giving Forum Oct. 27 in New York City

The Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF), dedicated to helping charitable organizations raise funds through mobile platforms, announced the Verizon Foundation as an official sponsor of the second Annual Mobile Giving Forum, a day-long event to promote the advancement of mobile fundraising and donor engagement. The Forum will be held on Oct. 27 in New York at the French Institute Alliance Francaise. …

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DRS Sponsoring Free Call Day for Troops

DRS Defense Solutions is teaming up with Operation Homefront-DC Metro this Thanksgiving to provide members of the U.S. military a free call day to loved ones. On Nov. 27, the Sunday following Thanksgiving, The Free Call Day program connects troops with their loved ones at no charge when their calls …

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Chicago Wins IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the city won a competitive grant from IBM designed to assist in raising Chicago’s high school and community college graduation rates and better prepare graduates to enter the 21st century workforce.  The grant makes room for personalization in student education so that students build the …

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DRS Technologies’ Staff Build Habitat for Humanity Home

About 20 volunteer employees from DRS Technologies’ Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Group in Melbourne, Fla., recently helped initiate the construction of a new home for Habitat for Humanity. The group has volunteered for multiple Habitat for Humanity projects over the years and participated in an “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” …

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