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Another Hot One... ☀️

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 22, 2019

We hope you’re staying cool and dry in this heatwave. Summer has really flown by this year and we can’t believe how fast we’re moving toward Labor Day! We invite you to take a moment to help us welcome our new members this week: 


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The Dog Days of Summer Are HERE!

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Woof, it’s hot! But that doesn’t stop us from being so thankful for our new and renewing members this week! 



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Dominion Energy Pledges $2.5 Million to International African American Museum

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 9, 2019

June 26, 2019

Dominion Energy Pledges $2.5 Million to International African American Museum
• Generous gift helps move museum closer to groundbreaking, opening
• Additional donation provides free museum charter memberships to underserved students, families

CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 26, 2019) – Dominion Energy has pledged $2.5 million to support the International African American Museum’s (IAAM) design and construction. As one of the largest single donations to a nonprofit cause in the company’s history, it reflects Dominion Energy’s commitment to the people of South Carolina. 

In addition to the $2.5 million donation, Dominion Energy has pledged $25,000 to provide 1,000 charter memberships to the museum for individuals and families served by the Charleston Promise Neighborhood, which provides educational programming to underserved students. These charter memberships will ensure access to the museum for residents that have traditionally encountered barriers to educational opportunities. 

“We are fortunate to have Dominion Energy as a leader here in Charleston and across South Carolina,” said Joseph P. Riley, Jr., IAAM board member and former Charleston mayor. “Dominion Energy is holding true to its promise to expand meaningful corporate giving by providing substantial support to the museum and, in turn, broadening critical access to educational opportunities. Today, we thank Dominion Energy for helping to bring the longtime dream of the International African American Museum closer to reality.” 

Dominion Energy’s leadership investment will be recognized in the South Carolina: Power of Place gallery. One of the museum’s most hands-on, interactive galleries, the exhibit will feature a Heritage Map, which is an interactive multimedia table featuring a large-scale map of South Carolina. Visitors can use the touchscreen installation to engage with the state’s history through highlighted people, events, sites, themes and landscapes – illustrating the power of place and of African American experiences.

Rodney Blevins, president and CEO of Dominion Energy’s Cayce-based Southeast Energy Group, said, “Education is one of Dominion Energy’s core focus areas, and we are excited that the International African American Museum will provide invaluable learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. We are pleased to support this uniquely rich learning and cultural environment that features technology-driven, engaging experiences that can be enjoyed by many here locally as well as visitors from across the country and around the world.”
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Michael Boulware Moore, IAAM president and CEO, said Dominion Energy’s $2.5 million leadership investment will give museum visitors a chance to examine African American history and culture through the lens of South Carolina. 

“The South Carolina: Power of Place gallery is a prime example of the way that we can make history more personal, relatable and accessible by using regional stories to represent national and international narratives,” Moore said. “South Carolina featured a Black population majority by the early 
1700s, and the influence of African Americans and their ancestors remains ubiquitous and robust in the state. That is what makes South Carolina’s past so rich and representative of African American history.”

Dominion Energy Chairman, President and CEO Thomas F. Farrell, II, said, “Our partnership with the International African American Museum illustrates Dominion Energy’s continued commitment to invest in philanthropic programs that foster an appreciation of cultural diversity and contribute to the vitality of the communities we serve. We look forward to sustaining our support of South Carolina through charitable giving and economic development as we provide safe, reliable energy with excellent customer service for years to come.” 

About the IAAM

Nearly half of all enslaved Africans forced to America through the Transatlantic Slave Trade arrived in Charleston, and the vast majority disembarked at Gadsden’s Wharf, the future home of the International African American Museum (IAAM) and one of the most significant and sacred sites of the African American experience in the Western hemisphere. The IAAM, a museum, memorial and site of conscience, will present unvarnished history and culture, commemorate and celebrate the foundational role that Africans and their descendants played in the making of America, and highlight their diasporic connections around the world. It will include immersive, interactive exhibits engaging to all ages and feature the Center for Family History, a leading genealogy archive that will help visitors identify their individual threads in the complex tapestry of history.

About Dominion Energy
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. The company expects to cut generating fleet carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by 2050 and reduce methane emissions from its gas assets 50 percent by 2030. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.

 

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The Fireworks Aren't Over Yet!

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 8, 2019

We hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day! We are so grateful to live in a country--and a state--with so many people that truly want to make a difference. With that in mind, we would like to welcome our newest member this week:



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Nonprofit Team/Board Development Opportunity

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Brian Jaudon, one of our business partners based in Greenville, is making a special offer to our community. He is looking for one SC nonprofit management team (minimum 5 people) or a board of directors (minimum 5 people) who would benefit from a 1-day pilot workshop on Vision, Alignment and Execution. 
 
The workshop is based on an assessment called Work of Leaders developed and owned by Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions (Brian is an authorized Wiley partner). Brian is donating his facilitation time for the day ($2500 value) and the team/board just needs to cover the fixed cost of the assessment which will be approximately $100 per leader. 
 
The participating group will leave this dynamic workshop with shared strategies for:
  • Crafting a Vision through exploration, boldness and testing assumptions
  • Building Alignment through clarity, dialogue and inspiration
  • Championing Execution through momentum, structure and feedback
Please note: imbedded in the assessment will be both individual and collective DiSC profiles of your team. 
 
If interested, please contact Brian at 864.350.8070 or brian@brianjaudon.com for more information. Availability this summer preferred.

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Happy July!

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 1, 2019

Another month has arrived and we are so excited to usher in the sunny summer days of July! We want to give a warm thanks to our new members this week:



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Just Another Magic Monday...

Posted By Administration, Monday, June 24, 2019

We can feel the magic in the air this morning as another fabulous week begins! Thanks so much to our newest member this week for spreading the positive energy:



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CreateAthon@USC

Posted By Administration, Monday, June 17, 2019

CreateAthon@USC is part of the national CreateAthon® network of professionals and students in the communication arts who put their creative talents to work for social good.

CreateAthon was founded in 1998 in Columbia, SC, by Teresa Coles and Cathy Monetti of Riggs Partners, an innovative way to provide pro bono services to nonprofits. It has become a model for creative philanthropy, and achieved enormous impact since its national launch in 2002, attracting 101 agencies, professional organizations, corporate marketing departments, and universities throughout North America as CreateAthon partners. In total, the program has served more than 1,300 community organizations with 3,500 marketing projects worth more than $24 million. Columbia ex-patriot Peyton Rowe extended the concept to colleges and universities, creating CreateAthon onCampus in 2008.

In 2013 Associate Professor Karen Mallia launched CreateAthon@USC with help from Senior Instructor Scott Farrand. Dr. Haylee Mercado of Sport and Entertainment Management joined the movement the following year.

For more information on CreateAthon@USC, contact:

Karen L. Mallia
Mastermind
Associate Professor/SJMC
University of South Carolina
Direct: 803-777-1154
kmallia@mailbox.sc.edu 

Scott Farrand
Co-Conspirator
Senior Instructor/SJMC
University of South Carolina
Direct: 803-777-6422
sfarrand@sc.edu

Haylee U. Mercado
Co-Conspirator
Associate Professor/SPTE
University of South Carolina
Direct: 803-777-7087
mercadoh@mailbox.sc.edu

General info about CreateaThon@USC: https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/cic/journalism_and_mass_communications/createathon/

 

Application for nonprofits: https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/cic/journalism_and_mass_communications/createathon/get_involved_with_createathon/nonprofits.php

 

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Welcome Back!

Posted By Administration, Monday, June 17, 2019

This week, we are proud to welcome back these returning Allies for Good. Be sure to follow them on social media to receive all the latest updates!


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Wells Fargo invests $75,000 to support childhood literacy in the Midlands

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Wells Fargo today presented United Way of the Midlands with a corporate gift of $75,000 to support local early childhood literacy efforts.

“When companies like Wells Fargo invest in our children, the possibilities are endless and allow us the opportunity to create long-term change in our community,” said Sara Fawcett, President and CEO of United Way of the Midlands. “We’re providing books, teaching support and training to schools through our Midlands Reading Consortium, and Wells Fargo’s partnership and financial investment in education will make a positive impact on our community. This investment will allow us to continue serving our Midlands students to improve literacy skills, so children are reading on grade level and are on track to graduate on time.”

United Way’s Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC) focuses on increasing language development, reading proficiency and encouraging a child’s love for reading. MRC offers a library of services including a one-to-one tutoring program, parent engagement events, guest reading opportunities for both individuals and companies and summer reading camp opportunities. Last year, more than 600 children were tutored through the MRC program.

In partnership with the Midlands Reading Consortium, United Way’s Young Leaders Society’s Be a Book Bunny program provides students tutored through the MRC program with literary totes filled with eight new, age-appropriate books, school supplies and colored pencils to help build their personal libraries and prevent children from losing reading skills over the summer months.

“We are proud to support United Way of the Midlands and the work they do to promote academic achievement for students in need,” said Holt Chetwood, Wells Fargo Senior VP and Midlands Market President. “The success of our young students keeps our communities strong. When they succeed, so do we.”

Last year, MRC served over 600 students in Richland, Lexington and Newberry counties with the help of more than 300 volunteers. United Way focuses on education strategies that provide a firm foundation at an early age and continue to help develop our children into successful adults who can contribute to their communities.

Volunteer opportunities are available for those interested in participating in MRC for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information, including a list of participating schools, visit volunteer.uway.org.

To learn more about United Way’s work in the Midlands, visit uway.org.

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About United Way of the Midlands

United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.

 

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,200 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

 

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