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Newman’s Own Celebrates 35 Years Of Giving

It was on August 25, 1982, that Newman’s Own shipped its first bottles of salad dressing. The late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, launched the company with his homemade recipe salad dressing, declaring that all profits would go to charity. Now, 35 years later, the company has more than 300 products with 100% of the profits continuing to help charities around the world. “When Paul started Newman’s Own, some people wondered if the company could survive if it gave all its profits away,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and Executive Chairman of Newman’s Own. “Now, Newman’s Own is considered the exemplary philanthropic enterprise, which has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations, worldwide. In fact...

Newman’s Own Celebrates 35 Years Of Giving

It was on August 25, 1982, that Newman’s Own shipped its first bottles of salad dressing. The late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, launched the company with his homemade recipe salad dressing, declaring that all profits would go to charity. Now, 35 years later, the company has more than 300 products with 100% of the profits continuing to help charities around the world. “When Paul started Newman’s Own, some people wondered if the company could survive if it gave all its profits away,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and Executive Chairman of Newman’s Own. “Now, Newman’s Own is considered the exemplary philanthropic enterprise, which has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations, worldwide. In fact...

Viola Davis To Executive-Produce EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon will executive-produce “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live,” a special one-hour telecast event which will invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools. The announcement was jointly made today by XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). The telecast will combine live musical, comedy and documentary segments to bring to life the past, present and future of the American high school system. The event will air live from Los Angeles on all four major U.S. networks – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC – on Friday, Sept. 8 at 8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. In addition to Davis and Tennon, the star-studded event in support of the national education initiative will be produced by Done + Dusted and direc...

Viola Davis To Executive-Produce EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon will executive-produce “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live,” a special one-hour telecast event which will invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools. The announcement was jointly made today by XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). The telecast will combine live musical, comedy and documentary segments to bring to life the past, present and future of the American high school system. The event will air live from Los Angeles on all four major U.S. networks – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC – on Friday, Sept. 8 at 8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. In addition to Davis and Tennon, the star-studded event in support of the national education initiative will be produced by Done + Dusted and direc...

Musicians On A Mission Announces Jerry Garcia Celebration Concert

It’s back. The second annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration is returning this year. Jerry Garcia Birthday Benefit ConcertThe historic Strand Theater (Lakewood, NJ) will host a very special evening celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia on Saturday, August 26. Musicians on a Mission and the Jerry Garcia Foundation have invited guest artists from around the United states to join in the musical celebration. One of the evening’s featured performers is up-and-coming music sensation EmiSunshine, the 13-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee who has captured the nation’s attention and enchanted many with her musical gifts. California native singer/songwriter Greg Winser will also headline the benefit, sharing his original blend of homegrown music. Local artists Mark Diomede and ...

Felipe Lopez Fights Malaria In The Dominican Republic With Nothing But Nets

Former NBA player and NBA Cares Ambassador Felipe Lopez recently traveled with the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign to Dajabon, Dominican Republic to help fight malaria. There, he met with officials from the National Center for Tropical Diseases Control within the country’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance to learn about the progress made toward malaria elimination on the island of Hispaniola. He also met with community health workers, civil society organizations, children and families affected by malaria. Lopez, a native of Santiago, also visited the Dominican Republic to see the efforts of his private foundation, the Felipe Lopez Foundation, that provides opportunities for at-risk youth. “I’m happy to see that my home country is o...

Eco-Friendly Ocean Guitar Is Unveiled In Honor Of Jerry Garcia’s 75th Birthday

In honor of Jerry Garcia's 75th Birthday, the Jerry Garcia Foundation has commissioned luthier and artist Tom Lieber to create an eco-friendly, plastic-free electric guitar. Jerry Garcia Ocean GuitarCredit/Copyright: Milo Stewart Jr. Staff Photographer National Baseball Hall of FameThe new guitar named “Ocean” is made from sustainable maple and features a fingerboard inlay image of Jerry Garcia’s etching titled “Fish.” The instrument will be played at benefit events to support causes that were meaningful to Jerry such as coral reef preservation. After an extensive two-year search for a guitar maker who had the expertise to create a plastic-free instrument, Jerry’s daughter, Keelin and wife, Manasha were delighted to meet luthier Tom Lieber at a recent Fo...

EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live

XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools with a special one-hour event, “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live.” The telecast will air live from Los Angeles on all four major U.S. networks – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC – on Friday, Sept. 8 at 8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live” will combine live musical, comedy and documentary segments to bring to life the past, present and future of the American high school system. Audiences can expect to see the biggest stars from film, television, sports, music and digital media in the televised event. Over the past 100 years, the United States has gone from the typewriter to the touchscreen and ...

EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live

XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools with a special one-hour event, “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live.” The telecast will air live from Los Angeles on all four major U.S. networks – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC – on Friday, Sept. 8 at 8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live” will combine live musical, comedy and documentary segments to bring to life the past, present and future of the American high school system. Audiences can expect to see the biggest stars from film, television, sports, music and digital media in the televised event. Over the past 100 years, the United States has gone from the typewriter to the touchscreen and ...

Jerry Garcia Foundation Promotes Butterfly And Bee Preservation

The Jerry Garcia Foundation will once again take part in Dead & Company's Charity Outreach Initiative at the Participation Row Charity Village as part of this summer’s concert tour. Butterfly Study: Watercolor by Jerry GarciaThis year, the nonprofit organization hopes to inspire butterfly garden plantings and interactive art in partnership with the Save Our Monarchs Foundation. The Jerry Garcia Foundation will distribute free butterfly garden seeds and pollinator seeds to the first 300 people at each concert who visit their tent at the Participation Row Charity Village on the concert tour. The audience is invited to participate in a new interactive art project by posting photos of their gardens and nature on the Jerry Garcia Foundation Facebook Page. The photos will be added to a...

Questlove To Present John Batiste With ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award

On Tuesday, June 13th, WhyHunger will host its annual Chapin Awards to honor grassroots organizations and artists making a difference in the fight to end hunger and build social justice for all. This year’s event celebrates two local trailblazers that are nourishing communities and creating change in New York City and beyond. Honorees include musician and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste, who will receive the ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award presented by percussionist, DJ and co-founder of The Roots Questlove, for his commitment to mentoring young musicians and building community. Batiste is known for his signature sounds as an international performer with the band Jon Batiste and Stay Human and is the Artistic Director at Large of the National Jazz ...

Kathy Ireland To Co-Host YWCA GLA Phenomenal Woman Awards

Kathy Ireland is set to co-host the YWCA GLA Phenomenal Woman Awards. Designating the 2017 YWCA Greater Los Angeles’ Phenomenal Woman Awards as “an occasion to emphasize how women have assumed leadership in expanding the horizons and impact of Los Angeles most compassionate and forward-looking programs for young people,” YWCA Greater Los Angeles President and CEO Faye Washington has announced that awardees at the nationally respected organization’s honors luncheon this year will be Deborah Borda, 17 year President and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, now departing to head the New York Philharmonic, Lakers Youth Foundation Executive Director Kiesha Nix, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Michelle King and Los Angeles CBS2 News Anch...

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