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Albemarle Foundation Announces Partnership with SHARE Charlotte to Provide Mecklenburg County Nonprofits Access to New SHINE™ Initiative

January 8, 2020    in

 

Albemarle Foundation Announces Partnership with SHARE Charlotte to Provide Mecklenburg County Nonprofits Access to New SHINE™ Initiative

Written By Michelle Boudin
 

When the Albemarle Corporation, a specialty chemical company, relocated its worldwide headquarters to Charlotte in 2016, the company’s leadership knew they wanted to get involved in the community in a powerful way.  They tasked Sandra Holub, the Executive Director of the Albemarle Foundation, with finding the best way to make the most impact. “When we came here we wanted to make sure that the city knew we were really excited to be here and we wanted to play a positive role.”

#SpotlightOnCLT: Financial Literacy

Written by Nicole Copsis    on January 7, 2020    in


This year’s Spotlight Series is presented by Amy and Brian France Foundation and in January we are focusing in on our local nonprofit partners who provide programming to improve financial literacy and who are helping to build a stronger economy one neighbor at a time. 

Personal finances influence many of our daily decisions and nearly every aspect of our lives, making financial literacy essential for understanding how to make responsible decisions that shape a positive future. 

When we talk about financial literacy, what we are referring to is the understanding of financial, credit and debt management and the knowledge that is necessary to make financially responsible decisions that are integral to our everyday lives (Investopedia).

Six GOOD Holiday Shows to See This Season

Written by Nicole Copsis    on December 12, 2019    in


Did you know that many of the arts organizations in Charlotte, like the Charlotte Ballet and Charlotte Symphony, are nonprofits? Seeing a show or performance in December is a festive way to celebrate the holidays while supporting a local nonprofit organization!

Here are six shows and performances you can feel GOOD about seeing during #GivingSeasonCLT: 

And The Award Goes To....Announcing #BizGivesCLT 2019 Award Winners!

Written by Nicole Copsis    on December 12, 2019    in


On December 12th, Charlotte Business Journal, in partnership with SHARE Charlotte, hosted their first event dedicated to celebrating local philanthropy, #BizGivesCLT! The event was created to recognize companies that supported local nonprofits in big, bold and creative ways on #GivingTuesdayCLT (Dec. 3, 2019). 

#BizGivesCLT took place at the Wells Fargo Atrium and brought together Charlotte’s for-profit and nonprofit business communities alike to award this year's winners. Check out who took home the award in each of the five categories below! 

Most Generous Financial Gift: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for their financial donation to RunningWorks

#GivingTuesdayCLT 2019 Press Release- December 2nd

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 30, 2019    in

#GivingTuesdayCLT Invites Charlotte to Do Good this Giving Season

Charlotte celebrates six years of #GivingTuesdayCLT!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2019 

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) - Tomorrow (Dec 3) is #GivingTuesdayCLT, Charlotte’s local celebration of the global GivingTuesday movement.  Presented for a fourth consecutive year by Wells Fargo, #GivingTuesdayCLT invites Charlotteans to come together and give back to the Mecklenburg County nonprofit community and support local, social good. Want to join the movement and give now? Head over to GivingTuesdayCLT.org!

A Few GOOD Questions with AvidXchange

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 30, 2019    in


We are so excited to have our friends from AvidXchange on board as an Official Partner of this year's #GivingTuesdayCLT! Learn more about the ways that AvidXchange does GOOD for CLT year round through their foundation and how they support the lives of youth in CLT in this quick Q&A with Michael Praeger, CEO and Co-founder of AvidXchange:

Why did AvidXchange decide to sponsor #GivingTuesdayCLT this year? 
Sponsoring #GivingTuesdayCLT and working with SHARE Charlotte is a great way support all the nonprofits in our community. What’s more is that GivingTuesday is a global movement so all of our locations can participate as a company-wide initiative. 

Google Fiber Celebrates 5 Years of Supporting #GivingTuesdayCLT

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 27, 2019    in


Google Fiber has supported #GivingTuesdayCLT for the past four years and we are so grateful to have them on board again for their fifth year as an Official Partner! To learn more about Google Fiber and how they give GOOD to CLT in addition to amplifying #GivingTuesdayCLT, read this quick Q & A with Government and Community Affairs Manager for Google Fiber, Jess George:

Why did Google Fiber decide to sponsor #GivingTuesdayCLT again this year?

Amy and Brian France Foundation Invests in The Queen City

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 27, 2019    in

Amy and Brian France Foundation and Silver Falcon Capital, led by Brian France,  are excited to begin more formally investing in Charlotte's local nonprofit community. #GivingTuesdayCLT is their first official Charlotte nonprofit investment and SHARE Charlotte is thrilled to intentionally plug them into a movement that benefits hundreds of local nonprofits as their first engagement. Check out this quick Q & A  with Brian France: 

1. Your foundation is new to Charlotte, what do you want our community to know about how you will be investing in Charlotte nonprofits and why? 

Lowe's Helps Build a Stronger CLT

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 27, 2019    in

More than likely, you've shopped at a Lowe's Home Improvement, and while they are top of mind for DIY projects and all of your household needs, there is so much more to this company than their brick and morter locations that keep your projects moving forward. Lowe's does an incredible amount of GOOD for the Charlotte community and we couldn't wait to SHARE with you the ways that they help to build a stronger Charlotte in addition to their support of #GivingTuesdayCLT. Check out this quick Q & A to learn more:
 
  1. We recently learned that Lowe’s has updated its community focus areas, zeroing in on safe, affordable housing and skilled trades. Why these areas of focus?

Spiracle Media Gives CLT Something (GOOD) to Buzz About

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 27, 2019    in


We are so grateful to have Spiracle Media on board as an Official Partner of #GivingTuesdayCLT for a second year in a row! This video content agency was built in 2011 with one purpsoe: to tell stories. And through their artful storytelling, they have been given back greatly to Charlotte's nonprofit community by giving a voice to many causes and organizations for the past eight years. Read more about Spiracle Media and how they use their craft for GOOD in this quick Q & A with Co-Founder and CEO, Tim Baier. 

1. Why did Spiracle decide to sponsor #GivingTuesdayCLT again this year? 

The main motivation for starting Spiracle Media was because we didn’t want to leave Charlotte and now that we are in the position to make an impact we want to partner with organizations making meaningful change. Where else could you connect in to help 400+ organizations in our community? 

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