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2018

Social Capital Hero 2018 Announced

Social Capital Hero 2018 Announced

March, 2018
We are pleased to honor the 31 founders of Best Friends Animal Society with the 2018 Social Capital Hero Award for their visionary work to create a national movement to end the killing of pets in America's shelters by 2025.

"The work inspired by the founders of Best Friends helped foster a national movement that has created a great cultural shift in how animals are treated," says Social Capital co-founder Mark Berezin. "What is remarkable and unique about this group is that it was, and still is, their collective vision and dedication that has powered and sustained this movement. And while we know they would never call themselves 'heroes,' we believe that these selfless visionaries are the very essence of the Social Capital Hero Award."

Now a $100 million nonprofit organization, Brand of the Year (in the 2016 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study), Best Friends is a recognized leader of the no-kill movement. Together with its more than 2,000 network partners around the country, it has helped bring the number of shelter pets killed annually down from 17 million in 1984 to 1.5 million today.

 

2017

Make-A-Wish America Seeks Director of Corporate Alliances

Make-A-Wish America Seeks Director of Corporate Alliances

July, 2017
Make-A-Wish America is currently seeking a Director of Corporate Alliances. This individual will be responsible for directing new and existing strategic corporate alliances that support the work and mission of Make-A-Wish America. Ideally, the candidate has successfully developed and executed corporate partnerships, can coach and develop a young team, has a collaborative style and is open to living in Phoenix. View the full job description and apply.
$1 Million Investment Extends UnitedHealthcare & 4-H Partnership

$1 Million Investment Extends UnitedHealthcare & 4-H Partnership

July, 2017
UnitedHealthcare has announced its commitment to continue its support of the National 4-H Council and to invest an additional $1 million in the partnership. With this contribution, 4-H can deliver education on nutrition and food budgeting to 50,000 more families and children across 11 states. This community-based approach will make a positive impact on local communities experiencing adversities related to hunger and obesity.
2017 Social Capital Hero Announced

2017 Social Capital Hero Announced

February, 2017
We are pleased to honor Chief Richard LaMunyon, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, with the 2017 Social Capital Hero Award.

 

2016

2016 Social Capital Hero Announced

2016 Social Capital Hero Announced

February, 2016
We are pleased to honor Darell Hammond, founder of KaBOOM!, with the 2016 Social Capital Hero Award for his groundbreaking work as a champion of children and the architect of a national movement to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids.

“Darell’s humility and unassuming nature belies his extraordinary accomplishments—which is exactly what makes him a Social Capital Hero. He was not only the catalyst for the movement—that every kid has the right to play—but he had the leadership to build a sustainable solution” says Social Capital founder, Paula Berezin. “He was ahead of the curve on every level: scaling, building capacity and bringing game-changing partners on board to sustain his model. I know we are all so grateful for his invaluable contributions and can’t wait to see what’s next for him.”

 

2015

2015 Social Capital Hero Announced

2015 Social Capital Hero Announced

March, 2015
We are pleased to honor Asha Curran, Director of 92nd Street Y’s Center for Innovation & Social Impact, with the 2015 Social Capital Hero Award for her heroic efforts to make #GivingTuesday a reality.

 

2014

AOL Teams Up with the ASPCA

AOL Teams Up with the ASPCA

August, 2014
AOL announced it will provide pro bono media support to the ASPCA for their "Come to Their Rescue" campaign. The initiative will build a national movement to reach 3 million rescuers, which will impact millions of homeless animals across the country. The campaign's PSA, which features spokesperson and singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, calls for animal lovers to become rescuers.
Feeding America Collaborates With Morgan Stanley

Feeding America Collaborates With Morgan Stanley

June, 2014
Morgan Stanley committed $1.5 million to launch “Healthy Cities,” a philanthropy program designed to fuel innovation in coordinating the wellness, nutrition and play resources that can underpin a child’s healthy start in life. Through Healthy Cities, Morgan Stanley will collaborate with Feeding America and other nonprofit organizations to connect otherwise separate programs and create a linked package of wellness education and screenings, nutritious foods and safe play spaces for children in neighborhoods in need.
Opportunity International & The MasterCard Foundation Enter $22.7 million Partnership

Opportunity International & The MasterCard Foundation Enter $22.7 million Partnership

May, 2014
Opportunity International in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation announced a $22.7 million project to promote access to loans, savings programs and other critical financial products and services to help more than 7 million people in five African countries work their way out of poverty through 2018. The initiative builds on the successful partnership between the Foundation and Opportunity International's U.S. and Canadian offices over the last four years in Malawi, Ghana, Mozambique, Uganda and Rwanda.
National Park Foundation and Disney will Open OutDoors For Kids

National Park Foundation and Disney will Open OutDoors For Kids

May, 2014
Disney has joined the National Park Foundation as the lead sponsor of “Open OutDoors for Kids,” helping 100,000 youth experience a national park. As part of this $1 million commitment, Disney will provide up to $250,000 as a dollar-for-dollar match for public donations made at www.OpenOutDoorsForKids.org. The program will address barriers and issues that prevent America’s youth, particularly multicultural and underserved populations, from participating in the multitude of opportunities and benefits of getting outdoors.