Independent Sector’s members represent the variety of ways that working toward the common good happens in our country, and they reflect an array of visions for making a better tomorrow.
Each month, we get to ring in a number of member-versaries. March was a milestone anniversary month for three of our members. We’re pleased to share a little about each of these great IS member organizations as we greet a new month.
United Nations Foundation
Based in New York and Washington, DC, the United Nations Foundation was launched in 1997 when Ted Turner announced a donation of $1 billion to UN causes at a UN Association dinner. In 1998, the foundation was established as a tax-exempt nonprofit and officially incorporated in New York. In its upwards of two decades, it has become a global leader in climate action, sustainable energy, global development, and humanitarian causes. The UN Foundation has been led by Kathy Calvin since 2009. Calvin joined the foundation as Chief Operating Officer in 2003 after holding executive leadership positions in various sectors.
IBM, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs
IBM’s corporate citizenship program focuses on donating time, talent, and technology to assist communities around the world. Some of the major issues the program commits resources to are sustainable development goals and P-Tech work that trains young people for middle-skill jobs. They also invest resources in new technology like augmented intelligence to benefit social services, public safety, education, and the environment.
Trust for America’s Health
Trust for America’s Health is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC that promotes optimal health for every person and community. Through reports and initiatives, they share recommended programs and policies aimed at prioritizing preventive care and health equity to ensure that all communities can thrive. They are devoted to making the prevention of illness and injury – not just the retroactive treatment – a national priority. We recently shared about their Promoting Health and Cost Control in States report in our latest roundup of research. In the spirit of encouraging investment in preventing disease and illness to ultimately bring down the cost to society of treatment, the report takes a state-by-state look at 13 policies proven to have a long-term impact on overall health. Trust for America’s Health is led by John Auerbach.
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