In 2000, the United Nations came together to establish the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) designed to address social issues across the globe. The eight established categories included addressing extreme poverty and hunger, universal primary education, premature death in children, maternal health, diseases, environmental sustainability, and global partnerships for continued development. These ambitious goals were created for both developed and currently developing countries.
Archives for July 2015
The Intersection of Sports and Philanthropy
Sports are a big part of not only American culture but of cultures all over the globe. Whether it’s learning to hit in t-ball or joining in a game of pick-up soccer, we all probably have a memory or two of learning basic skills and teamwork while playing a sport.
So what could sports and philanthropy possibly have in common? More than you might think! From teams to individuals, athletes around the world find ways to be charitable. It could come in the form of a donation for every home run made during a baseball game or an individual’s effort with a certain cause, but whatever the specific action, sports figures are finding ways to give back to their community. [Read more…]
Independence Day: The Celebration of Our Freedoms
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
On July 4, 1776, our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence – an act of bravery that literally could have resulted in their deaths. Founded by valor and rooted in hope and unwavering dedication to freedom – the Fourth of July is a time for Americans to celebrate and appreciate our independence and freedoms. [Read more…]