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Porsche Korea Hosts an Open Competition for the 2nd Porsche Dreamers. On. Media Art Award
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Porsche Korea Reinforces its Commitment for a Sustainable Environment with SMO of Education and ChildFund Korea
Porsche Korea (CEO Holger Gerrmann) announced it has signed a business agreement with Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (Education Governor Heeyeon Cho) and ChildFund Korea (Chairman Youngkey Hwang) for a school landscaping project promoting the educational aspects of the ecological transformation. Porsche Korea donated a total of 200 million KRW for the 'Porsche Dream Circle', to create a forest environment incorporating sustainability values. The ‘Porsche Dream Circle’, marking its fourth year as part of Porsche Korea's CSR campaign ‘Porsche Do Dream’, provides a playful learning space for students in a natural environment and educates the importance of carbon neutrality and the virtuous cycle of resources. Porsche Korea has opened a total of eight Porsche Dream Circle locations in schools across the country, creating green areas for nature-friendly spaces, installing solar panels, and conducting environmental education to nurture students' interest in sustainability. Particularly, more systematic support will be provided through the public-private partnership with the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education this year. Two new Dream Circle locations will be at elementary schools affiliated with the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education. On the 3rd, a business agreement ceremony held at the Office of Education was attended by Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann, Education Governor of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Heeyeon Cho, and Chairman of the ChildFund Korea Youngkey Hwang. They agreed to cooperate to preserve and expand green areas at schools. Porsche Korea will provide financial support to pursue the ecological path within schools, creating forests to absorb carbon dioxide and reduce fine dust, and the installation of solar panels. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education will provide administrative support necessary for the work along with consulting on educational facilities in the process of recommending schools, suggesting school landscaping construction models, and designing and constructing. ChildFund Korea will oversee the project management and execution, design, construction, and maintenance. Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann stated, "’Porsche Dream Circle’ is Porsche Korea's representative CSR program, and we are delighted to be able to create a more complete ecological environment and strengthen the educational experience through this agreement." He also added, “As a corporate citizen, Porsche Korea will fulfill its responsibility to inform more members of society about the values of the environment and sustainability.” Porsche Korea launched ‘Porsche Do Dream’ in 2017 and has been carrying out social contribution activities that reflect the values of ‘dream’ and ‘passion’ pursued by the brand. Porsche Korea donated a total of 5.88 billion KRW through the ‘Do Dream’ campaign.
Jennifer Yu Cheng Girls Impact Foundation Partners with Industry Leaders to Offer Teen Girls Head Start on "CareerXploration"
Jobs in the digital age, and the skills and competencies required to fill them, are transforming at an unprecedented rate. Students who leave school with industry-valued experiences are more likely to pursue higher education and successfully navigate their career journeys, finds a recent study by researchers at Victoria University. JYCGIF "10,000 Girls4Girls Coding+" programme aims to empower 10,000 teen girls by 2025 by equipping them with digital skills "plus" leadership experiences, university and pre-career preparation, and networking opportunities to lead in a world of innovation. Knowing that teen girls require exposure to career possibilities early on, and to empower them to tap into their talents and pursue their unique interests, Jennifer Yu Cheng Girls Impact Foundation ("JYCGIF") recently launched the "JYCGIF CareerXplorer Programme ("JYCGIF CareerXplorer") as part of its flagship 10,000 Girls4Girls Coding+ initiative. Through projects and activities designed in collaboration with leading corporate partners in the region, including Hang Seng Bank, HKSTP, Intuitive Fosun, Smart Farming, and more, JYCGIF CareerXplorer will offer more than 500 teen girls immediate relevance to the real world – helping them map out educational and extracurricular goals leading to their future careers. The JYCGIF CareerXplorer's real world immersive work experiences, aimed at activating, engaging, and inspiring them, will offer teen girls a head start on achieving their career goals. Inspiring teen girls to map out their goals to become future ready leaders JYCGIF CareerXplorer will provide hands-on opportunities for real world learning through interactive exposure to workplaces in high tech, ESG, tourism, retail, finance, entertainment, medicine, and other industries. In its first two events, on 25 March and 1 April 2023, JYCGIF CareerXplorer invited teen girls into the world of MedTech and Smart Agriculture through workshops led by Intuitive Fosun, on the evolution of surgery, and Smart Farming, on smart technology's role in helping to solve food shortages around the world. Moving forward, we will collaborate with supporting organisations on a series of JYC CareerXplorer workshops aimed at giving students an inside track to the real world of work. "Our future world will be fueled by today's talents," said Jennifer Yu Cheng, Founder of JYCGIF. "We are working to provide the teen girls in our programmes every opportunity to discover their intrinsic talents as well as the resources they need to cultivate them and pursue them in school, university, careers, and beyond." Through JYCGIF CareerXplorer, teen girls will engage with professionals from diverse sectors and industries and try their hand at different positions. They will leave with work experience, a taste of entrepreneurship, and industry credentials – but mostly, they will feel inspired and motivated to dream BIG and pursue their greatest ambitions. JYCGIF's "10,000 Girls4Girls Coding+" programme aims to empower 10,000 teen girls by 2025 by equipping them with digital skills "plus" leadership experiences, university and pre-career preparation, and networking opportunities to lead in a world of innovation. Looking forward, JYCGIF will continue to work closely with international and local stakeholders to empower teen girls with the education access, tech skills and mindset, and inspiration and confidence to lead in a future world and workplace. Schools, youth groups, and other organizations interested in learning more about JYCGIF are invited to visit: https://www.jycgirlsimpact.org/ or follow JYCGIF IG or Facebook for more updates about events and activities. Instagram：https://www.instagram.com/jyc.girlsimpact/ Facebook：https://www.facebook.com/jyc.girlsimpact/
WMI and the Private Banking Industry Join Forces to Strengthen Singapore’s Position as a Philanthropy Hub
The Wealth Management Institute (WMI) and the Private Banking Industry Group (PBIG) announced the launch of the Impact Philanthropy Partnership (IPP) today, which aims to bring together family principals and offices to tackle society's most pressing challenges and issues. The IPP, supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), will create a dedicated series of events and research publications to build greater awareness and momentum for philanthropy and newer models of giving such as venture philanthropy and impact investing. "The number of family offices in Singapore continues to grow, and many have a strong appetite to give back to society, both in Singapore and regionally. The IPP will convene thought leaders, changemakers and innovative philanthropists from Asia and around the world, to inspire a broader movement for more strategic and impactful giving," says Foo Mee Har, CEO of WMI. "Philanthropists and family offices can do tremendous good, especially in areas that lack market support. They can quickly deploy unrestricted funds in response to urgent problems such as natural disasters, back high-risk purposeful ventures, convene stakeholders and promote collaboration, develop and share research, and support large-scale implementation of solutions to pressing social problems. The IPP will build momentum to grow support of causes in Singapore as well as regionally," she adds. One of the key initiatives under the IPP will be a Social Impact Discovery Series, a structured programme providing learning opportunities and thought leadership covering approach-related 'how-to' topics, as well as cause-related topics focused on specific areas of need locally and regionally. Each partner will play a vital role in the partnership by leveraging their unique networks and expertise to raise awareness and convene the ecosystem, further amplifying the impact of the initiative. WMI will lead and execute the events, programmes and research. Commenting on the partnership, Arnaud Tellier, CEO BNP Paribas Wealth Management Asia and Chairman of the PBIG Philanthropy Workgroup, says, "The PBIG Philanthropy workgroup has been working in close partnership with the private, public and people sectors to deepen philanthropic capabilities in the private banking industry. We started this journey in 2021 to enhance Singapore's traditional philanthropy eco-system, through continuous development of philanthropic infrastructure, services and capabilities from Singapore and for the region. The workgroup is now looking to foster growth in other innovative models of philanthropy, such as that of blended finance and impact investing. We look forward to play a catalytic role is transforming Singapore into a philanthropy centre for Asia." Phua Wee Ling, Executive Director, Financial Centre Development Department, MAS, says, "The IPP is an important initiative in line with MAS' vision for Singapore to become Asia's centre for Philanthropy. It will facilitate collaborations between like-minded families and individuals who are keen to utilise their wealth to be a force for good to address needs ranging from climate action and poverty alleviation to inclusive education and resilient healthcare. The IPP initiative complements other efforts to build a supportive ecosystem that include deepening the talent pool for philanthropic advisory services in Singapore, developing due diligence and impact monitoring solutions and enhancing policies to encourage giving." Beyond supporting the IPP, the PBIG has recently also worked to incorporate Philanthropy Advisory as a new Technical Skill and Competency (TSC) under the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore Standards. This reflects the growing importance for wealth advisors of advising clients on philanthropy. In line with this, WMI has launched the Certificate in Philanthropy and Social Impact to support deeper learning in this critical area. The IPP is open to members of the Global-Asia Family Office Circle as well as networks from PBIG, MAS and ecosystem partners. For more information about the IPP, please contact email@example.com
Prince Foundation Sponsors AmCham Charity Gala to Repatriate Cambodia's National Treasures
Prince Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Prince Holding Group, is proud to be the diamond sponsor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia's Charity Gala Dinner, which raised funds for the Cambodian Treasures Foundation. The event, presided over by Lieutenant General Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Commander of Royal Cambodian Army, brought together 22 corporate sponsors and 480 attendees. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about the repatriation of Cambodia's artefacts. The event also raised fund to support the momentous return of the country's national treasures. Mr. Anthony Galliano, President of AmCham, commented, "The return of Cambodia's national treasures is an important step in preserving the country's rich cultural heritage. We are grateful for the support of the Prince Foundation and their commitment to the community." Mr. Gabriel Tan, Head of Prince Foundation, stated, "Prince Foundation is honored to sponsor this event and contribute to the protection of national identity. We believe that the preservation of culture will uphold national identity and pride. We are pleased to play our part in supporting the Royal Government of Cambodia in bringing the national treasures back to Cambodia." Prince Foundation, established by founder and Chairman Chen Zhi, is dedicated to seeking synergistic partnerships for building resilience within Cambodia. The Foundation has been actively supporting demining efforts by raising funds awareness for the cause. Additionally, the Foundation has been working with different stakeholders to promote sports development and empower athletes with disabilities. With an emphasis on sustainable and impact-driven initiatives, the Foundation will continue to foster public-private partnerships to drive a better future for Cambodia. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
Gibson Gives Receives Donation Valued at $1 Million from Hikma In Response to the Opioid Overdose Crisis
Last year, Gibson Gives--the purpose-driven charitable arm of the iconic American instrument brand Gibson—launched TEMPO-Training and Empowering Musicians to Prevent Overdose. The TEMPO program works with non-profits to provide both life-saving training for using the drug Naloxone (Kloxxado® Narcan), which is used to prevent opioid overdoses, and offer a support network for recovery from opioid addiction. Through TEMPO, Gibson Gives is training musicians, crew members, music industry professionals, and non-profits on how to properly administer Kloxxado® giving them the ability to reverse opioid overdoses and save lives. Gibson Gives’ TEMPO program is proud to announce a generous commitment of 16,000 doses of Kloxxado® (Naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray 8 mg from Hikma. The three-year commitment titled TEMPO, Powered by Kloxxado® is valued at $1 Million, marking the largest single donation to Gibson Gives and its TEMPO program, so far. Kloxxado® by Hikma contains a higher dose of 8 mg of Naloxone per spray--double the dose per spray of Narcan® (Naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray 4 mg. With increasingly stronger amounts of illicitly manufactured fentanyl being discovered in substances including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and counterfeit pills (CDC, Drug Overdose – Other Drugs), 78% of opioid overdose reversals now involve at least 2 doses of Naloxone (DEA, One Pill Can Kill). “We are beyond grateful to Hikma for their recent donation of Kloxxado® to TEMPO,” says Erica Krusen, Senior Director of Cultural Influence at Gibson Brands. “Opiate overdoses persist as a major public health problem, contributing to over 100,000 U.S. deaths just last year (CDC, Drug Overdose Deaths in the U.S. Top 100,000 annually). These deaths are preventable through the timely administration of Naloxone--a safe, effective, and easy to administer medication that reverses opioid overdoses and helps save lives.” Gibson Gives’ TEMPO program is now 12 non-profit members strong including MusiCares, The Scars Foundation, The Clinic (Roadie Advocacy Group), Sandgaard Foundation, Sims Foundation, Harbor Path, Musicians For Overdose Prevention, Life By Music, Passenger Recovery, National Harm Reduction, and Solace For Hope. The TEMPO program believes it is important not only to save a life, but also to aid in recovery from opioid addiction. Select TEMPO partners will provide counseling for those suffering from opioid addiction, and to family members who have lost a loved one to overdose. Each non-profit member of the TEMPO Network is recognized as an official TEMPO program training center. MusiCares--which provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community in Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services, Health Services, and Human Services--will be the first TEMPO partner to launch in the artist area during this weekend’s Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival in Franklin, TN. Pilgrimage Festival will mark TEMPO’s first distribution of and training sessions for Kloxxado® via MusiCares whose mission is to serve musicians and the music industry. Gibson Gives and TEMPO will be producing training videos and distribute Kloxxado® to University Music Departments across the United States, and produce artist-driven Public Service Announcements. The timing of this life-saving overdose reversal drug comes as musicians are touring again, and in-person concerts and festivals are at an all-time high after post-COVID shutdowns. Lethal overdoses from opioid and fentanyl are on the rise globally, and have reached an all-time high in the U.S.; with public warnings being issued regularly about fentanyl-laced products, awareness has never been more critical.
Guitars For Peace - Global Auction with Julien’s Auctions Launching Oct. 11
Gibson, the iconic American-made instrument brand, and Gibson Gives--its philanthropic arm--are bringing the music community together to stand behind the Ukraine Relief effort, raising awareness and funds to aid the people of Ukraine. Gibson luthiers have crafted a limited edition run of four Guitars For Peace Les Paul Custom electric guitars, which proudly display the unforgettable Azure Blue and Gold colors of the Ukrainian Flag. Gibson partnered with artists to perform with the Ukraine guitars on stage on tour this summer. Autograph books traveling alongside each guitar have been autographed by Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Slash, Fher Olvera of Maná, Nile Rogers of Chic, Mark Knopfler, Lzzy Hale, Margo Price, Alex Lifeson, Blossoms, The Fratellis, Kasabian, Madness, Maisie Peters, Paloma Faith, The Charlatans, The Vaccines, Toyah, My Chemical Romance, and actor Jason Momoa, among others. Starting on October 11, bidding will open for the Gibson Guitars For Peace Ukraine guitars and their autograph books as part of Julien’s Auctions—the world record-breaking auction house to the stars—"Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll” live auction. Bidding will conclude with the live auction on Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12, and Sunday, November 13, online via www.JuliensLive.com and in-person at the Hard Rock New York. Registration is required to bid in this auction and can be done in person or online before the sale via the registration page to bid by phone (310) 836-1818, proxy, or in person, or online. For inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-836-1818. 100% of the funds from the auction of the Gibson Guitars For Peace Ukraine Relief guitars will go to the current humanitarian need for the people of Ukraine, as well as rebuilding efforts once the conflict ends. In addition to the guitars, Gibson has launched the Guitars For Peace T-Shirt to allow everyone across the globe to show their support for Ukraine in an affordable way. 100% of funds from the sale of Gibson Ukraine guitars and the Guitars For Peace T-Shirts will be donated to immediate humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine through the Disaster Emergency Committee, a portion of the funds will also be used to re-establish music programs in Ukraine when the conflict ends. To order the Gibson Gives Guitars For Peace T-Shirt and support Ukraine relief, visit: https://www.bonfire.com/gibson-gives-guitars-for-peace/. The Gibson Gives Ukraine Relief guitars feature the colors of the Ukrainian flag, which is a worldwide symbol of international solidarity for the freedom, democracy, and independence of the Ukrainian people. The Azure Blue color on top signifies Ukraine’s great blue skies, while the Gold below denotes the massive fields of grain that cover three-quarters of the country; the flag of Ukraine represents its role as the breadbasket of Europe. A strong symbol of pride, the Ukrainian flag was created in 1848 and has flown high as the national flag of Ukraine for over 30 years since Ukraine achieved its independence. “I’m happy to auction this beautiful guitar of mine to benefit the fine people of Ukraine,” says Paul McCartney. “Hopefully it will help them through this aggressive Russian invasion.” “It is an honor to represent the brave sovereign state of Ukraine,” says SLASH. “I'm proud to support them during this conflict.” “Once again, Gibson Gives rises to the occasion!” says Alex Lifeson of RUSH. “I’m proud to count myself in as a supporter of the Guitars For Peace initiative in aid of the people of Ukraine.” “It’s been heartbreaking to watch the innocent people of Ukraine in such turmoil,” adds Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. “I’m so proud of my Gibson family for stepping up to provide a bit of hope to our fellow humans.” “For many centuries, music has always played a pivotal role in uniting communities and countries, especially during times of conflict,” says James “JC” Curleigh, President and CEO of Gibson Brands. “Despite the dark circumstances, we stand by our amazing artists with our support to launch ‘Guitars for Peace,’ and to envision a better future for Ukraine and its citizens.”
Dimples Charms Releases Together Collection in Support of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Dimples Charms, a jewelry company, announced today the launch of Together, their new jewelry collection, in support of pediatric cancer patients. The company will donate 10 percent of sales to Tough2Gether, a pediatric cancer foundation based in Kansas, USA. Following the passing of her son Jace, who lost his battle with an aggressive form of pediatric brain cancer, Tough2Gether founder Lisa Ward was inspired to create jewelry to honor and celebrate love and that’s when she approached Dimples. “Tough2Gether had a beautifully-inspiring and emotional concept and we were extremely touched to be part of delivering Mrs. Ward’s message with our new collection, Together, representing the coming together of two hearts and souls for an eternity and in celebration of love,” said Patti Moloney Co-Founder of Dimples Charms. The Together collection focuses on the universal message of love. Designed by Dimples Charms’ Co-Founder Jeffrey Ross, the collection features two lines of necklaces – In My Heart and Sans Fin. Available in rhodium-plated, white and yellow gold, and gold-plated options, In My Heart is designed with a heart within a heart showcasing the symbolic layers of compassion, embrace, care, and love. Using French, the language of love, Sans Fin or ‘Endless’ is a luxury necklace line that showcases those words by juxtaposing a heart with the words sans fin underneath. Designed to be modular, individual elements can be combined to create a personalized necklace available in 10K, 14K, and 18K white, yellow, or rose gold, or platinum – all of which can be crafted to include diamonds and colored gemstones. “A mother always holds their child’s heart within their own and we wanted to create a collection with broad appeal that could represent just that. Donations from the sale of any piece from the Together collection will allow Tough2Gether, a fully volunteer-based organization, to support children battling cancer by funding pediatric cancer research and supporting families affected by childhood cancer,” said Lisa Ward, Founder of Tough2Gether. September marks National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Together collection is now available for sale at https://dimplescharms.com/together with pieces starting at $98 USD
Porsche Korea to Newly Open ‘2022 Porsche Dream Playground’ at 3 Schools
Porsche Korea (CEO Holger Gerrmann) will open three additional ‘Porsche Dream Playgrounds‘ this year, further strengthening its commitment to sustainable education and the environment. As a key project of Porsche Korea's CSR campaign ‘Porsche Do Dream,’ ‘Porsche Dream Playground’ is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Its aim is to provide children with adequate spaces to express themselves in a playful environment. Starting with the recently completed Gyeongyeon Elementary School in Incheon, Porsche Korea plans to sequentially open the ‘Porsche Dream Playground‘ in Seoul’s Daedong Elementary School and Eunpyeong Daeyoung School by October. Students' opinions were applied to the design of the playground, with Porsche’s core value of sustainability reflected through the use of recycled materials. The ‘Porsche Dream Playground’ at Incheon Gyeongyeon Elementary School set the example, up-cycling automobile airbags into beanbags. In addition, the playground was built in the shape of a ship to reflect the regional characteristics of the port city of Incheon. The ‘Porsche Dream Playground' at Seoul Daedong Elementary School, where more than 70 percent of all students are multicultural, was remodeled into a spacious auditorium with a total floor area of ca. 190㎡. Here, children can develop their cooperative spirit through various sports activities such as baseball, soccer and basketball. The ‘Porsche Dream Playground’ at Seoul Eunpyeong Daeyoung School, a special school for children with disabilities, was designed by actively reflecting the opinions of teachers and parents. A large trampoline was installed to support physical development. The wall and floor safety mats were made from upcycled material mats. Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann stated, “As the true value of social contribution lies in its sustainability, I am very proud of the ‘Porsche Dream Playground’ project that has been continuing for the past five years. I hope that the playground will become a representative space, where students all over the nation can realize their 'dreams' through play.” Porsche Korea launched ‘Porsche Do Dream’ in 2017 and has been continuously carrying out CSR activities that reflect the values of ‘dream’ and ‘passion’ pursued by the brand. Porsche Korea has supported donations of about 4.3 billion KRW through their ‘Porsche Do Dream’ initiative.
Porsche Korea Launches Seoul Media Art Project ‘Porsche Dreamers. On. City Hackers'
Porsche Korea (CEO Holger Gerrmann) announced that it will launch a new media art project 'Porsche Dreamers. On. ' in line with the 'Porsche Do Dream' social contribution campaign held in cooperation with the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture (CEO Chang-gi Lee) under the Seoul Metropolitan Government. 'Porsche Dreamers. On.' is a global art campaign designed to support the 'dreams' and talents of up-and-coming Korean artists by Porsche, a brand that started from the 'dream' of 'Ferry Por-sche' towards the perfect sports car. ‘Porsche Dreamers. On. ,’ which is being newly introduced in Korea this year, contains a message that stands for supporting artists who create new things by resolving phe-nomena and problems they face in the social structure in artistic language, like ‘Hackers’ who solve complex problems. This project, under the theme of 'the hidden side' of Seoul reinterpreted and created by artists, is aimed at media artists (individuals or teams) based on computer graphics (CGI) and anamorphic image technologies. The contest will run until the 4th of September. The final selection will be provided with an opportunity to be exhibited for three weeks at the Korea's largest Artium exterior wall media located at the Samsung-dong Trade Center, after un-dergoing a process of technical support and expert consultation. Through artistic reinterpreta-tion of the lives of Seoul citizens and Seoul itself, citizens can share artistic inspiration and en-gage in cultural enjoyment. Together with Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Porsche Korea launched ‘Porsche Do Dream Fill the Space’ and ‘Porsche Dream Art Ttareungi,’ invigorating the lives of citizens and strengthening the support for culture and arts, a core curriculum of Porsche Korea’s social con-tribution campaign. More information on the project can be found on the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture’s ‘Seoul Culture and Arts Support System’ (https://www.scas.kr/front/index).
Koyo's Zelensky pin badge to raise funds for Ukraine's United24 charity
Games & pop culture merchandise specialist Koyo has partnered with Manchester-based artist Stanley Chow to release a collectible pin badge depicting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, marking six months to the day since Ukraine was invaded by Russia. All profits from the sale of the badges will be donated by Koyo and Chow (https://www.stanleychow.co.uk) to the United24 (www.united24.gov.ua) charity, set up by President Zelensky as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. All funds collected by United24 are transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the country’s most pressing needs. In addition, Koyo will also be delivering Zelensky pin badges to leaders of all United Nations member countries to encourage solidarity with the people of Ukraine and its President. The Zelensky pins are launched today, Wed 24th August 2022, on pre-order for £4.99, with all profits to the United24 charity, at https://thekoyostore.com/products/zelensky-pin-badge. For high-resolution Zelensky pin badge artwork, click here: https://we.tl/t-Lvtth8lQBh. Koyo Managing Director Lee Townsend said: “Don’t let the War in Ukraine become just another news item! Our aim is to sell as many pins as possible and to donate all profits to www.united24.gov.ua, the charity of the President of Ukraine, for the people of Ukraine. We want people to wear this pin as a reminder that the leader of Ukraine, President Zelensky, is STILL leading his people in the fight against Russia.” “We encourage everyone to share this information and show solidarity with the people of Ukraine. We want this image of President Zelensky to become synonymous with strength and freedom. Please share, re-share, post, tweet, shout, talk and let’s get this simple pin to be the foundation of hope and charity for the people of Ukraine.”
Women’s March Global and White Ribbon Alliance are coming together to further amplify women’s voices and fight for equality
This month, two world leaders in gender equality will join forces to further support women's and girls’ health and rights. Together these two organizations will form one of the largest networks for women’s empowerment in the world. Following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the right to an abortion in the US, it is imperative strong activists and advocacy groups come together than ever before. “Women's March Global is honored to find a new home as part of the White Ribbon Alliance,” says Betsy Scolnik, former board chair of Women’s March Global. “Our organizations are deeply aligned in our beliefs and in the fight for women, girls and gender diverse people's equality.” “We are both very excited to enter this new chapter of our work,” says Kristy Kade, CEO of White Ribbon Alliance. “We look forward to the day that every woman, girl, and gender-diverse person has the respect, equality, dignity, and autonomy they deserve.” Women’s March Global began in 2017 when millions of women and allies around the world took to the streets to have their voices heard. The global movement is now a network with thousands of members around the world who continue to take action and advance women’s human rights. White Ribbon Alliance and Women’s March Global will work closely with chapters and partners in the coming months to build a stronger community. A town hall meeting will also be taking place in the near future that will further amplify the incredible work this shared community will be doing.
F1 Manager 2022 partners with F1 in Schools to support future STEM talent
Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’) announced today a partnership with F1® in Schools, which will see the F1® Manager developer join the judging panel at the 2022 Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals, held at Silverstone, UK from 9th – 15th July 2022. The Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals will also appear in the upcoming F1® Manager 2022 via the game’s in-game email system, as an annual marketing opportunity for budding Team Principals to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) talent. As well as presence on the judging panel, Frontier will also attend the World Finals with their careers team, to talk about graduate and entry level opportunities at their studio in Cambridge. In the officially licensed F1® Manager 2022, fans will write their own chapter in a bold new era for Formula 1®, stepping into the role of Team Principal at one of 10 2022 F1® teams to put their name in the sport’s illustrious history books. From designing components and recruiting talented drivers and key staff, to making reactive, data-led decisions on track, experienced through broadcast quality visuals and audio. Players can learn more about F1® Manager 2022 in the latest gameplay trailer and step onto the pit-wall themselves from August 25 across PC, PlayStation® 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One. F1® in Schools, now in its 22nd year, is the world’s biggest, most exciting student STEM initiative. Researching, designing, making, and racing an F1® car of the future is at the core of F1® in Schools. Teams then race each other head-to-head on the F1® in Schools 20 metre racetrack. The challenge can be used as an education tool or hook to engage students in STEM subjects. This gives students the opportunity to develop key skills such as communication, presenting and teamwork, while forming the foundation for any career path they choose to follow. Chad Young, Director of Publishing at Frontier Developments said: "We are delighted to partner with F1 in Schools to support the excellent work they do in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related subjects. At Frontier, we are regularly recruiting promising talent across our development and publishing teams, and we are very lucky to have a wealth of technical and creative expertise within the entire organisation, so ensuring that the next-generation have access to opportunities like the F1 in Schools competition is very important to us. We’re very excited to join the Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals 2022 as judges and to witness schools from around the world showcasing their skills. Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1 in Schools added: “We’re very excited to be linking with Frontier Developments and F1 Manager 2022 at this year’s Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals. I know that their judges will be blown away by the outstanding talent of the teams competing at Silverstone. Our competition has so much synergy with the game too, with our teams taking on roles and racing their own design of cars, developing strategies and making many decisions along the way, so I’m sure all the students will be keen to put their talents to the test as a Team Principal in F1 Manager 2022. F1® Manager 2022 launches on August 30 on PC, PlayStation® 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of £44.99/$54.99/€54.99. However, players looking to get ahead of the grid will be able to pre-order the game digitally and experience F1® Manager 2022 five days early from August 25. The game will also be available in physical format for PlayStation® 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of £44.99/$54.99/€54.99. *Early access and discount is exclusively available to those pre-ordering digitally. On PlayStation platforms, players must be a PlayStation Plus subscriber to receive the 10% pre-order discount.
Gibson Gives Donates $30,000 to National Museum of African American Music
For 128 years, Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand has shaped sound across generations genres, and genders, and has emerged the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brand around the world. Last week, top music artists, Nashville luminaries and the Gibson team, gathered kick off an epic celebration for the one-year anniversary of the Gibson Garage--the ultimate guitar experience and music destination in the heart of downtown Nashville, Music City USA. Music fans lined up all week long for Gibson Garage Fest to enjoy live music from a diverse range of top artists, CMA performers, special events, and daily giveaways at the Garage which has become Nashville’s best, must-see music attraction. On Thursday, June 9--Les Paul’s birthday and the official one-year mark of the opening of the Gibson Garage--Darius Rucker visited the Gibson Garage stage for a special donation event with Gibson Gives--the philanthropic arm of Gibson. Gibson Gives donated $30,000 to the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) and its fund for music education while the country superstar thrilled the packed crowd with an intimate acoustic performance of his hit songs. “I couldn’t think of a better place to have an African American music museum than Nashville” says Darius Rucker. “Everybody in the world, should go see NMAAM, it’s such an important place. For as long as I can remember I’ve been playing Gibson’s, and what they’re doing with Gibson Gives is a great thing and now they’re partnered with the NMAAM, it’s a perfect fit. I’m so proud to be a part of all of it.” Above: Darius Rucker and his band perform at the Gibson Garage. Gibson Garage Fest attendees enjoyed artist panels, one-of-a-kind giveaways and experiences, and participated in guitar-playing lessons with Matt Heafy--frontman and guitarist of Trivium and renowned expert Marty Schwartz and enjoyed live music from a wide range of generations and genres spanning country, Americana, rock, blues, and pop including Darius Rucker, Marcus King, Ernest, Charles Esten, Orianthi, Matt Heafy, Kirk Fletcher, Eric Paslay, Hannah Dasher, Tiera, Meghan Linsey, Phangs, Ashley Cooke, Callista Clark, Honey County, Temecula Road, Elvie Shane, Danielle Bradbery, Filmore, Cooper Alan, Stephanie Quayle, Brandy Zdan, Laci Kaye Booth, Sean Stemaly, Alana Springsteen, Love and Theft, Gibson Generation Group G3’s, and the Rex Brown Experience supergroup featuring Rex Brown, Snake Sabo, Jared James Nichols, Dennis Holm and Cesar Gueikian (Gibson). “One year ago, we couldn’t have imagined the impact the Gibson Garage would have on guitar fans in music city and around the world,” says James “JC” Curleigh, President and CEO of Gibson Brands. “It’s the best compliment to hear artists say that the Garage has set a new benchmark and is yet another massive step in the right direction for Gibson.” One year after opening its doors, the all-new Gibson Garage is the place to explore Gibson’s past, present, and future. People from around the world visit the Gibson Garage where fans can experience live music, play more than 400 guitars, plug-in and play all things Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer, MESA/Boogie, Maestro, and KRK. Inside the Garage, catch an icon on the stage, try the full line of electric and acoustic guitars, design a dream custom guitar, and watch a taping of the award-winning Gibson TV series. The Garage is the place to explore Gibson’s rich, 128-year music history with captivating, interactive storytelling and memorabilia displays. At the Gibson Garage, fans can take a piece of history home with one-of-a-kind, in-store offers on limited-edition guitars, instruments, gear, accessories, and exclusive Gibson apparel. Whether a seasoned professional musician, a casual guitar player, a beginner, or simply a music fan, the Gibson Garage is open to all. Take a tour of the Gibson Garage on Gibson TV. Check out what artists are saying about the all-new Gibson Garage: “The Gibson Garage is one of the coolest places I've ever visited” says SLASH. “I am blown away by the attention to detail. & the totally immersive nature of the place.” “I was blown away with The Gibson Garage, it’s the ultimate guitar experience everyone should see”, says Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist of Metallica. “I love the Gibson Garage! It’s one of the best guitar and music experience places I’ve ever been to” says Adam Jones of Tool. “A store where you can buy quality custom guitars or build your own custom designs. A venue where you can attend live music and VIP events, and a museum of sorts displaying historic mementos of Gibson’s iconic legacy. I can see why it’s become one of the ultimate music destinations in Nashville!" CMA performer and country singer-songwriter Tiera adds, “When I walked into the Gibson Garage it was so cool seeing all of the guitars on the walls and sitting down and playing my Gibson for the first time was truly, I’m not being dramatic, it was magical because I played a couple guitars before that and none of them have felt the way my Gibson played and plugging it in, was exactly what I’ve been wanting for so long. Playing the Gibson Garage stage was a special experience.” Blues phenom Marcus King adds, “Whenever a guitar player walks into a place like the Gibson Garage, no matter how long you’ve been doing it, walking in to a room with this many wonderful guitars and this many wonderful people, it’s always going to take you back a little bit to that first time you held a Gibson guitar, the first time you opened the case for a Gibson guitar, and that feeling, it makes you feel like a kid again when you walk into the Gibson Garage. It is a beautiful feeling and I hope I can share it with you again soon. You gotta check out the Gibson Garage. I mean it’s just like when you go to Memphis you’ve got to check out Graceland, and you’ve got to go to Pearl’s Oyster House and you gotta come to the Gibson Garage while you’re in Nashville. It’s just one of them things.” “All roads lead to the Gibson Garage. Whether you are seasoned artist, a beginner, a fan or anywhere in between, this place is a sanctuary” says Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. “It’s a place where you can feel the history of the legends and be inspired by the ever evolving power of music.” “Stepping foot in here for the first time was awesome I felt like a kid in a candy shop,” says CMA performer and rising country star Ernest. “All the super cool guitars, the smell is amazing. Getting to sit around and play them it’s always fun. Playing the Garage is awesome, I loved the whole backdrop looking at the guitars on rotation and playing such a great Gibson J-45 guitar which sounds incredible. My first guitar was a Kramer, a girl that played for my Dad’s high school basketball team, her Dad worked at the factory here in Nashville and he knew I was looking for a guitar, so I bought a Candy Apple Red Kramer and now to have my first legit acoustic, a Gibson J-45, I’m pumped to be a part of the team.” “They’ve got Keith Richards on the wall and Dave Grohl,” says country singer-songwriter Hannah Dasher. “I did my makeup in the vanity room, it was beautiful, the mirror it’s so well-lit. And then the guitars on the walls and you can pick-em up, and play-em, and they probably wouldn’t miss one if I snuck away with it. I was tickled to play the Gibson Garage Fest because it was the first festival I’ve played that’s in air conditioning. Not to mention it’s so fancy in here. It looks great, I love it and all the staff is just a classy team, class acts. The sound was great, don’t tell Fender I’m here.” “The Gibson Garage in Nashville is incredible, all the spaces inside contribute to what this entire brand represents and it’s so cool to have it all under one roof” says pop artist PHANGS. “I had the privilege to perform here a couple times and did an EP release here that was so fun, we used their big wall of images and I got to play this Kramer guitar. Being able to bring people to a place that’s not a stereotypical venue and let them interact with what music does is so special; the Gibson Garage is a special place that doesn’t exist anywhere else.” “I’d heard only good things about the Gibson Garage and if you’re hearing those good things now you definitely have to come on in here to experience it for yourself” adds country musician and actor Charles Esten. “I’m such a fan of Gibson in general, but you need a place like this that serves it up exactly as it should be. It’s a little bit of the church of Gibson here so if you worship them like so many, come on in here and see them displayed so well and treated so right. It a fantastic place to get to play too. Got to sing a little bit with my buddy Eric Paslay and there was a great crowd out there, I’m guessing came all the way out to Nashville, and out of all the things they could be doing during this CMA Fest, they find themselves at the Gibson Garage, and it’s not a surprise to me. I’m gonna be back and you should come here too.” “The Gibson Garage embodies everything a player including beginners, would ever want” adds Rex Brown of Pantera. “It’s the Holy Grail of guitars, every model is on display and available to be played, the ultimate collection of Killer’s! And in the event that your favorite model isn’t on their Vulgar Display trusses, you can pick out the woods of your very own Custom Model! There’s simply not a cooler experience than the Gibson Garage!”
Porsche Korea Expands its Social Contribution Activity ‘Porsche Do Dream’ to-gether with the Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation
Porsche Korea (CEO Holger Gerrmann) announced that it has signed a business agreement with the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (Chairman Choi Young-chang) for its social contribution campaign 'Porsche Do Dream' and donated 374 million KRW for the conservation and passing on of intangible cultural assets in Korea. With the agreement, Porsche Korea expands the scope of support of the ‘Porsche Do Dream’ campaign to Korean traditional culture and creates a sustainable environment for the preservation and transmission of cultural heritage. The first project of ‘Porsche Future Heritage’ newly launched this year is the ‘Dream Finds You’. It is a culture education program starting with 12 trainees and instructors for successor training through which they will be provided the opportunity to learn skills in fields such as the Korean royal cuisine, traditional crafts, and dance giving them the opportunity to overcome career breaks and financial difficulties and at the end of the three-year program explore an interesting career path. The trainees and instructors will be certified, and the program will enable them to host educational programs for younger generations and people who are interested in Korean culture. Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann stated, “I am delighted to launch a special program to safeguard the Korean intangible cultural heritage with young cultural ambassadors fulfilling their 'dreams'. As a brand that is built on tradition and innovation, we know the importance of heritage and want to create opportunities for the next generation with the 'Dream Finds You'.” Choi Young-chang, the chairman of Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation, said, “Collaborating with Porsche Korea will add another dimension to the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation's dream to pass on our cultural heritage and we would like to express our gratitude to Porsche Korea for helping more people to make their ‘dreams’ come true.” Application for the ‘Dream Finds You’ can be registered through the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation website and Naver Reservation for starting from May 24th on a first come first serve basis, and in the next phase about 1,000 youth participants will be gathered for various cultural experiences such as online and offline lectures, DIY kits, and mini concerts that induce interest in the Korean cultural heritage. Porsche Korea launched ‘Porsche Do Dream’ in 2017 and has been continuously carrying out CSR activities that reflect the values of ‘dream’ and ‘passion’ pursued by the brand. Last year alone, Porsche Korea donated 1.618 billion KRW, and so far, the company has supported donations of about 4.3 billion KRW. Porsche Korea and Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation are planning to introduce a new project of ‘Porsche Future Heritage’ in the second half of the year.
Porsche Korea Holds Special Scholarship Ceremony to Commemorate the 5th Anniversary of ‘Porsche Do Dream’ Campaign
Porsche Korea (CEO Holger Gerrmann) announced that it will expand the ‘Porsche Do Dream’ campaign marking its 5th anniversary by supporting special scholarship students as well as existing students with talents in arts and sports and children who are no longer subject to social care. On the 18th, a special scholarship award ceremony was held to commemorate the 5th anniversary of ‘Porsche Dream Up’ at Page Myeong-dong Community Masil. On this day, Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann, ChildFund Korea Vice President Jung Won-man, ‘Dream Up’ students, special scholarship students, and others attended and highlighted the day through the scholarship award ceremony and by encouraging children’s ‘dreams’. Scholarship students of ‘Porsche Dream Up’ gave special meaning to the ceremony by playing the Viola and Ajaeng. CEO of Porsche Korea Holger Gerrmann stated, “Dreams are not just ideals; they develop meaning when we act to make them become reality.” He also added, “I am beyond delighted to be able to support and accompany the path of the ‘Dream Up’ students who put so much effort in achieving their dreams for the past five years. I wish them the very best on their continuous journey.” In 2017, Porsche Korea first launched ‘Porsche Do Dream’, a social contribution campaign that reflects the brand values of ‘dream’ and ‘passion’. In particular, 'Porsche Dream Up', which supports children's 'dreams', has helped 113 children through a total of 710 million KRW over the past 5 years, and has produced meaningful results in various fields including arts and sports, as well as acquiring qualifications. This year, through the selection of special scholarship students, Porsche Korea will support children turning adults who started their journey and have achieved outstanding achievements in the arts and sports fields such as viola, Korean dance, judo, and Ajaeng during the Dream Up campaign period. Support for children no longer subject to care will extend to 17 fields including illustration, shoe design, architectural design, and social care. Together with ChildFund Korea, Porsche Korea launched 'Porsche Dream Up', which supports children with talents, and ‘Porsche Dream Playground', which constructs an indoor gymnasium, Porsche Korea launched ‘Porsche Dream Circle' that creates green spaces in the school as a part of its ‘Do Dream’ campaign. This year, Porsche Korea plans to introduce a new program for the traffic safety of children. Porsche Korea donated a cumulative of 4.257 billion KRW through the ‘Do Dream’ campaign.
Comcast Continues to Champion Latinas in Tech and Their Mission to Lead with Purpose
Comcast’s long-time partner Latinas in Tech (LiT), a non-profit organization with the mission to connect, support and empower Latina women working in the technology industry, is celebrating its sixth annual summit connecting Latinas from 758 technology companies from around the world. This year's theme is Leading with Purpose and the event will reunite, virtually, more than 2,000 Latina technologists, business leaders, philanthropists, investors, developers, innovators, designers, and content creators from May 18th to 20th. Since 2017, Comcast has supported Latinas in Tech with more than $400,000 in grants and has been the summit's presenting sponsor since its inception six years ago. In addition to giving monetary grants, Comcast was instrumental in creating the Career Hub and a suite of professional development trainings that will be launched in September 2022. "Hundreds of companies now publish job openings at Latinas in Tech's career board as they benefit from a highly skilled pool of Latina talent,” said Rocio van Nierop, Co-Founder and CEO, Latinas in Tech. “At the same time, we want to make sure that we have a solid and growing pipeline. With Comcast's help, this Fall we will launch a suite of professional development trainings that will be available to Latinas from anywhere in the world at no cost. These resources will help lift up our community and give Latinas the access and representation they deserve within the Tech Industry." Over the years, Comcast’s ongoing commitment to and investments in Latinas in Tech have helped the organization: Build a robust online Career Hub that serves as an exclusive recruitment tool between partner technology companies and LiT members; Develop mentoring programs to foster the advancement of Latinas in technology careers; Provide hands-on leadership workshops and online professional development opportunities; Host monthly networking Meetups “Comcast was one of the first companies to commit to supporting Latinas in Tech and our existence and expansion would not have been possible without Comcast's support,” said van Nierop. “While most companies write checks to meet their corporate social responsibility program benchmarks, Comcast has proved time after time that they are a deeply engaged partner and highly involved advocate for increasing Latina representation in the Tech industry.” “Latinas in Tech’s mission aligns perfectly with Comcast’s commitment to investing our resources in ways that help communities realize the transformative potential of media and technology to solve problems, improve lives and create opportunity,” said Lorena Hernandez, Community Impact Director for Comcast in California. “Comcast is proud to partner with and invest in Latinas in Tech for their ongoing strategic focus on empowering and educating Latinas. We believe this investment will help create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce in the technology industry.” The Latinas in Tech 3-day online conference will feature multiple workshops, including a special track designed for senior employees looking to grow into Executive Director positions, ERG leaders, and members striving to drive their ERG towards excellence. This year's themes are Why Representation Matters: Becoming an Advocate For Latinx Talent In Tech; Your Path To Corporate Boards, and Empowering Internally: The Importance Of Recruiting, Advocating and Mentoring Amongst Latinx Employees. Latinas in Tech will be donating 50% of all 2022 Summit ticket sales to aid the Ukrainian people. For more information about Latinas in Tech Summit 2022, please visit: https://latinasintechsummit.org/
Vivid-Pix Helps Seniors “Tell Your Story” in Rochester, NY – City that Brought Photography to the World
The home of Kodak, Rochester, NY, is synonymous with photography. In recognition of this and addressing the needs of their residents, Rochester, NY-based Friendly Senior Living announced today that they have installed the Vivid-Pix Memory Station photo digitizing and restoration system to help seniors reminisce and reconnect with loved ones through photography to help reduce dementia. Provided by support from the Kluge Foundation, the program also includes Vivid-Pix “Tell Your Story” Photo Storytelling Classes to help seniors delve into their past. Founded in 1849, Friendly Senior Living communities provide exceptional living and interactive programs to their senior residents, recognized by Newsweek as the #1 nursing homein New York State 2021-2022. Glen Cooper, President & CEO of Friendly Senior Living, said, “We strive to stay abreast of ways to enhance the lives of our residents and caregivers. We met Vivid-Pix a few years ago and they intrigued us. Following their dementia education study, programming creation, and Vivid-Pix Memory Station announcement, we decided to install into our Cloverwood Senior Living community. Early indication is that residents are enjoying this new feature in our library.” “By engaging with residents and listening to their insights, we create content that helps them learn and use technology,” described Rick Voight, CEO, Vivid-Pix. “Computers are intimidating. By listening to users, creating clear instructions and motivation, we engage residents to do something they want to do – pull photos from the closet and relive cherished memories. We also get to hear wonderful stories!” - Free and Low-Cost Education & Memory Station Vivid-Pix continues to expand free and low-cost Vivid-Pix Education, adding to Tell Your Story and Reminisce classes in March with genealogy and senior experts Laura Hedgecock, President, GeneaBloggers and Joshua Freitas, author and Chair, National Institute for Dementia Education. Studying the past of seniors through photography is accomplished with Memory Station, a one-click scanner/software bundle that helps people digitize, restore, and save precious print images without sending them to a scanning service. Memory Station provides supreme simplicity to bring printed photos and documents back to life for future generations.