Landmark Vineyards | May 04, 2022
Landmark Vineyards announced its most recent class of Community Grants recipients includes nine nonprofit organizations, plus additional schools in California's Russian River Valley and Sonoma Valley. Landmark, part of The Wonderful Company family of brands owned by Stewart and Lynda Resnick, will award a total of $90,960 in grants, of which $30,000 has been directed towards K–12 schools in the community. Since its launch in 2014, Landmark Community Grants have funded over 156 projects and supported over 118 teachers and 39 schools, totaling nearly $650,000.
We're humbled by the quality of applications we receive every year and strive to help our neighbors make an even bigger impact by giving them the resources they need to accomplish their goals. The Community Grants program was created to support grassroots, community-led nonprofit organizations and schools to help drive meaningful change. We're proud to be part of the great work taking place, and it's important to us to collaborate with others to make a difference where our employees live, work, and play."
Molly Scott, director of grower and community relations at Landmark
Landmark believes that investing in education is an investment in the future and has allocated a portion of the Community Grants to schools in order to provide wide-ranging support for teachers to fund projects and initiatives that help students to learn and thrive. From musical instruments and graphing calculators to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) materials and innovative virtual field trips, the grants help fund classroom supplies and educational opportunities for students in Sonoma County.
Grant recipients are focused on strengthening youth programs, social services, and strategic community investments. The funds help support organizations working tirelessly to provide lifelong opportunities and programs to empower youth and transitional social services. From job skills training and preventative dental care to mental wellness and therapy services, the Community Grants program is open to all focus areas. Organizations that receive grants are selected by a committee of employees who volunteer annually to identify organizations that provide projects and services directly benefiting local communities.
"Funding from Landmark Community Grants will make it possible for the Jewish Community Free Clinic to provide primary care and other medical and social services to low-income workers and their families, always in an atmosphere of respect and compassion," said Donna Waldman, executive director, Jewish Community Free Clinic. "Our clients come from diverse low-income backgrounds and are primarily farm, domestic, and service workers from Sonoma County. As a small grassroots organization that never charges a fee for service, this grant will go a long way to ensure free services including labs, vaccinations, and medications go to those most in need."
Some of the 2021–2022 grant recipients include:
Jewish Community Free Clinic: Provide free medical care to 750 non-denominational clients.
Reach for Home: Provide 110 homeless individuals with free mental health services via a mobile health clinic.
Schell Vista Volunteer Firefighters Association: Provide explosion-proof flashlights to 50 volunteer firefighters and assist with search and rescue operations.
Sonoma Community Center: Provide four months of Queer Art Club activities for 60 to 70 LGBTQIA identifying youths.
YWCA Sonoma County: Provide a new oven range and refrigerator to help serve 2,000 meals per year.
About Landmark Vineyards
Nestled at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain Range in the Sonoma Valley, Landmark® Vineyards epitomizes the rustic grace and beauty of Sonoma County. Since 1974, Landmark has been dedicated to producing handcrafted, ultra-premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, sourcing grapes from unique vineyard sites throughout California to create rich, balanced wines. Its Hop Kiln Estate is a registered California Historical Landmark and expands Landmark Vineyards' presence with two tasting rooms and properties in Sonoma and the Russian River Valley. Their signature wine, the Overlook Chardonnay, has appeared on The Wine Spectator Top 100 list seven times. Landmark's wines may be purchased via select wine shops and restaurants, or directly from Landmark's Tasting Room, online store, or through membership in the Wine Society.
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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.
Blackbaud | June 08, 2022
Blackbaud, the world's largest cloud software company for social good, launched its annual Developers' Conference today, a three-day event that brings together technology enthusiasts, creators, and developers of all levels to reinvent nonprofit technology and build a better world.
Today at our Developers' Conference, we're celebrating the democratization of innovation for the social good community. This year more than ever, we're highlighting the low-code movement and the ways that Blackbaud is putting accessible technology in the hands of nonprofit developers who are changing the world one line of code at a time."
Mike Gianoni, president and CEO, Blackbaud
This conference provides a forum for delegates to explore novel uses of software solutions, based on years of creativity and problem solving by some of the world's greatest organizations and higher education institutions. Approximately 60% of conference registrants identify as "no-code" or "low-code" technologists, database administrators, or business analysts this year.
The conference will highlight innovation and creativity that helps organizations reach their full potential, with Blackbaud customers and partners sharing best practices and technical knowledge. Customer-contributed sessions account for more than half of the conference sessions, including subjects such as:
Geolocating API: Meeting Participants Where They're At (Literally)—Jeremy Reynolds, Senior Software Engineer, ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer
Robots and Relationships: An Automation Story—Dan Snyder, Associate Director of Advancement Services, Bennington College
Make Grant Tracking Easier by Integrating Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT® and Microsoft Planner— Nicole Holt, Development Operations and Analytics Manager, Preble Street
Making Moves Management a Data Reality—Gethin James, Head of Strategic CRM, University College London