CompTIA | August 10, 2022
CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, today announced that its member communities and councils selected 16 technology-related charities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the United States to give $240,000 in donations this year. WonderKey Collective received the largest total donation of $70,000.
As part of CompTIA Giving, contributions made by CompTIA's member communities and councils support local communities and improve education, access to resources and career options for individuals in need. CompTIA Giving designates $10,000 for each of CompTIA's communities and councils to give to their chosen charities each year. Each community and council can give the full $10,000 to one charity or split it among two charities.
"CompTIA and our member communities and councils are committed to building a stronger and more diverse technology industry, This year's group of charities is a perfect example of how people are using technology to solve all sorts of challenges and support the dreams and capabilities of the people across the globe. I am honored to be part of an association that believes in giving back and proud to support these wonderful organizations."
-M.J Shoer, chief community officer, CompTIA.
The following charities have been selected by CompTIA's member communities and councils for donations this year:
Ability Technology aims to increase the independence and productive potential of people with a disability by using computer and related technology.
Aspire2STEAM provides educational scholarships to young, underserved women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Centrepoint provides housing and support for young people in the UK and aspires to end youth homelessness.
Close the Gap aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by European and international companies to educational, medical and social projects in developing and emerging countries.
Digitunity aims to eliminate the technology gap, through and with a network of stakeholders and solutions, so that everyone can thrive in a digitally connected society.
Federation of Galaxy Explorers inspires youth in the fields of science and engineering by providing afterschool "mission team" meetings where students participate in hands-on lessons that support the National Science Education Standards.
Foster Care to Success works with college-bound foster youth, helping them navigate the tricky waters of academia, understand the importance of personal fiscal responsibility, determine achievable career goals, and create networks of friendship and support.
Future Possibilities for Kids focuses on building leaders through unique leadership programs, coaching children to believe in themselves and lead community change.
Hire Heroes USA provides free, expert career coaching and job sourcing to transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses.
iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation students to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.
Kids Help Phone Canada is a counseling center for Canadian kids which promises to listen without judgment 24/7.
OMGTech! aims to open up the world of future tech to every Kiwi kid through award winning workshops and initiatives.
Share Your Soles provides gently worn/new shoes to those in greatest need around the world.
Starlight Children's Foundation aims to bring the very best in technology, play, and other fun experiences to distract and entertain pediatric patients.
Women in Aerospace is dedicated to expanding women's opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community through networking and policy events that highlight issues relevant to the aerospace industry.
WonderKey Collective exists to narrow the digital divide by providing hardware, internet access, and essentials for foster, emancipated, and homeless youth throughout the United States.
CompTIA divides its philanthropic efforts along three main lines: 1) CompTIA Giving, which gives money and staff time to tech-related charities; 2) CompTIA Tech Career Academy, which provides grants to low-income individuals and those who are underrepresented in tech roles; and 3) CompTIA Spark, which researches and develops workforce development and tech education programs to build new pathways to IT careers.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world's economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for unlocking the potential of the tech industry and its workforce.
Messari | August 05, 2022
Messari, a leading provider of crypto market intelligence products, today announced its acquisition of the assets and business of Dove Metrics of Blackrose Capital. Dove Metrics is a leading provider of fundraising data and intelligence for the crypto fundraising landscape.
"At Messari, we strive to be the leading data and research provider in the crypto space in order to create greater transparency around the industry, The acquisition of Dove Metrics will enable us to offer new datasets and tools that further allow our users to stay on top of industry trends and monitor, in real-time, the top projects and technologies that investors are backing."
-Eric Turner, Vice President of Market Intelligence, Messari.
Dove Metrics' database continuously monitors crypto funding rounds and offers insights into the portfolios of over 8,000 investors including VC funds, hedge funds, investment DAOs, corporate funds, and angels. The database additionally offers insight into approximately 3,000 funding rounds, covers over 300 fundraising rounds by funds themselves, and 200 crypto merger & acquisition transactions.
"We started Dove Metrics to bring transparency to crypto fundraising. Messari has been focused on bringing transparency to the overall industry for years, so we're excited to see how Messari will expand and grow the product."
-Pierre Chuzeville Co-Founder Dove Metrics.
About Dove Metrics:
Dove Metrics is crypto's leading fundraising database, with more than 3,200 funding rounds and 8,000 investors tracked. It is led by Regan Bozman and Pierre Chuzeville, who also run Lattice, an early-stage crypto VC fund.
Messari is the leading provider of market intelligence products that help professionals navigate crypto with confidence. For individuals and institutions alike, Messari combines deep analysis, data, news and powerful tools to improve industry transparency and drive smarter participation in crypto.
FUNDRAISING,SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND COMMUNITY
standuptocancer | August 02, 2022
American Airlines, in collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated actress, singer and songwriter Mandy Moore, is launching its annual campaign to raise funds for innovative and life-saving cancer research.
Now through Sept. 30, customers will receive 25 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage® miles for every dollar they donate of $25 or more to Stand Up To Cancer.
Additionally, anyone who uses their American Airlines AAdvantage Mastercard® credit card to contribute between $25 and $10,000, will receive 50 bonus AAdvantage miles per dollar until we reach $1 million in donations.
"The outpouring of support from our generous team members and customers has been remarkable in our six-year partnership with Stand Up To Cancer, That's a testament to how passionate we are about Stand Up's mission to save lives by funding research that has led to groundbreaking scientific breakthroughs in the fight against cancer. It's a disease that has impacted so many of us and our loved ones."
-Ron DeFeo, Chief Communications Officer American Airlines.
Since first joining forces in 2016, American has raised more than $11 million to benefit SU2C through fundraising efforts. In 2019, American debuted a campaign that offered those who donate the chance to honor a loved one by including their name on an Airbus A321 aircraft wrapped in a special SU2C livery.
"This year alone, nearly 2 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer, Stand Up To Cancer is committed to funding innovative cancer research and dealing with health equity in cancer clinical trials to ensure treatments are accessible and beneficial to all patients. We are immensely grateful to American Airlines and their customers for their longstanding support and to Mandy Moore for her participation in this campaign. Together, we can and will end this terrible disease."
-Rusty Robertson, Stand Up To Cancer Co-Founder.
SU2C brings together the best and the brightest in the cancer community to help new therapies move from the laboratory to the patient quickly. By galvanizing the entertainment community, SU2C creates awareness and educates the public on cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment and raises funds to support these efforts.
I have supported Stand Up To Cancer since its inception and it has been truly amazing to see scientists, patients, actors, musicians and athletes all come together for one common cause — the fight against cancer, said Mandy Moore. To do this in partnership with them and American Airlines, a company so close to my heart, is truly a full circle moment. For many, cancer is a part of life's journey, and through this campaign, I hope we can raise awareness for Stand Up To Cancer's groundbreaking cancer research programs, while inspiring cancer survivors, patients and those caring for a loved one facing the disease.
About American Airlines Group:
To Care for People on Life's Journey®. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company's stock is included in the S&P 500.
About Stand Up To Cancer:
Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by media and entertainment leaders who utilize these communities' resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, to increase awareness about cancer prevention, and to highlight progress being made in the fight against the disease. As of July 2022, more than 3,000 scientists representing more than 210 institutions are involved in SU2C-funded research projects.
Under the direction of our Scientific Advisory Committee, led by Nobel laureate Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, SU2C conducts rigorous competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and ensure collaboration across research programs.