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Philanthropy

Donations to community initiatives with the intention of giving back for the greater common good.

    Microsoft Receives "Outstanding Philanthropic Business" Award from Northwest AIDS Foundation Image

    Microsoft Receives "Outstanding Philanthropic Business" Award from Northwest AIDS Foundation

    When Linda Kohn set out last year to become the top fundraiser among Microsoft employees, her main cause was raising money for the Northwest AIDS Foundation. "This cause is very important to me, because I would venture to say we all have lost at least one dear family member ...

    ExxonMobil and Volunteer Center Kick Off Annual Community Summer Jobs Program; ExxonMobil's Support Totals More Than $75,000 for Summer Intern Program Image

    ExxonMobil and Volunteer Center Kick Off Annual Community Summer Jobs Program; ExxonMobil's Support Totals More Than $75,000 for Summer Intern Program

    ExxonMobil Foundation announced today it has provided grants of more than $75,000 to fund 29 student internships in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia nonprofit sector for the 2000 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program.
    Administered by Volunteer Fairfax, ...

    Bell Atlantic Foundation Awards $500,000 For School-to-Career Programs in Technology

    Students and educators throughout the state will benefit from more than $500,000 in grants awarded by the Bell Atlantic Foundation for school-to-career initiatives that creatively use technology in education. Some 19 grants will benefit organizations representing more than 6...

    Wal-Mart Contributes $14.5 Million to National World War II Memorial Image

    Wal-Mart Contributes $14.5 Million to National World War II Memorial

    On the anniversary of "the longest day," the long-overdue memorial to World War II veterans marched a step closer to reality as Wal- Mart Stores, Inc. presented a check for $14.5 million to Sen. Bob Dole, chairman of the National World War II Memorial Campaign. The contribut...

    New Shell Foundation launches with $30 million Image

    New Shell Foundation launches with $30 million

    A major new charity set up by the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies was launched today with initial funds of $30 million for sustainable energy and other social investment projects worldwide.

    The Shell Foundation will, in its principal...

    Microsoft Donates State-of-the-Art Software to Advanced Technology Center Image

    Microsoft Donates State-of-the-Art Software to Advanced Technology Center

    "It is a perfect model of Microsoft's vision of a connected learning community -- a community working together to build its own work force," said Diana Carew, Microsoft's manager of community and technical college programs. Last month, Carew traveled to the town of Mexico, M...

    Fifteen Bank of America ATMs Are Up and Talking in California Image

    Fifteen Bank of America ATMs Are Up and Talking in California

    Bank of America today announced that its first 15 talking ATMs, of the 1,600 the bank will put in California, are now operating. The first cities to receive the machines are: San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Westminster, Berkeley, Oakland, Woodland Hills an...

    Wal-Mart Contributes $30 Million to Children's Hospitals Through Children's Miracle Network Image

    Wal-Mart Contributes $30 Million to Children's Hospitals Through Children's Miracle Network

    Whether they suffer from broken arms or lifelong illnesses, children across North America will reap the benefits of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.'s record-setting contribution to children's health care. The company this weekend will present a check for $30 million - The most ever by...

    Cancer Research Fund Identifies Five Young Physicians and their Research Mentors as Premier Recipients of the Lilly Clinical Investigator Award Image

    Cancer Research Fund Identifies Five Young Physicians and their Research Mentors as Premier Recipients of the Lilly Clinical Investigator Award

    Citing a disturbing trend that threatens future breakthroughs in cancer and other diseases, the Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation has stepped forward, with the support of Eli Lilly and Company, to help reverse a 15-year decline in the number...

    McMaster University and Eli Lilly Canada Create $1 Million Chair In Women's Health Image

    McMaster University and Eli Lilly Canada Create $1 Million Chair In Women's Health

    McMaster University and Eli Lilly Canada announced the creation of The Eli Lilly Canada--May Cohen Chair in Women's Health to further research and education in the field. Eli Lilly Canada is supporting the chair with a $1 million contribution over five years to support resea...

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