An affinity credit card partnership between the Susan G. Komen breast cancer charity and the Bank of America has generated $8 million for the organization since 2009 and provided benefits such as indirect marketing, says Senior Vice President Christina Alford. "I don't know of a better way for people to engage without really thinking about it," she says.
The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation pledged $200 million toward the construction of new parks and trails in Detroit and Buffalo, N.Y., with each area expected to receive $100 million. "We are proud and honored to celebrate Ralph's birthday today with a lasting gift that matches in scale the passion and pride he had for his hometown of Detroit and 'adopted' hometown of Buffalo," said Mary Wilson, widow of the former owner of the NFL's Buffalo Bills.
Maine nonprofit Coastal Enterprises Inc. evolved from a small community organization in 1977 to one of the nation's leading community development financial institutions by focusing on community issues, allocating capital as needed to drive improvements and offering technical assistance for its constituents, write CEI CEO Betsy Biemann and President Keith Bisson. "Listening to communities, identifying problems and vulnerabilities, and then advocating on behalf of industries and sectors are central elements of this approach," they write.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a limited-liability corporation that invests in for-profit companies to generate capital for its mission, which includes eliminating disease and improving public education in a bipartisan way, says CZI's Priscilla Chan. "We are about building an aspirational future that everyone's excited about," Chan says.
Defense Secretary James Mattis, en route to Vietnam, told reporters he had spoken with President Donald Trump after Trump's "60 Minutes" interview and said the president told him, "I'm with you a hundred percent." Trump said in the interview that Mattis might step down.
Military leaders are assessing damage at Tyndall Air Force Base caused by Hurricane Michael last week, with Defense Secretary James Mattis saying he's optimistic all planes damaged in the storm can be fixed. Air Force leaders may relocate some of the base's airmen and their families while the facility is repaired.
New military commanders for US troops in South Korea and South America have been confirmed by the Senate. Gen. Robert Abrams will take charge of US Forces Korea, while Adm. Craig Faller was named chief of US Southern Command.
The Army Reserve's 85th Support Command in Arlington Heights, Ill., recently provided its Army Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training program to community members. "It's really important for all of us to know how to have a conversation and listen, so that we can allow our soldiers to feel connected to finding what is important to them, and that allows them to choose life and stay safe for now," said Carmella Navarro, suicide prevention program manager for the 85th Support Command.
Sniper teams from US military branches, civilian law enforcement agencies and other countries are participating in the International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. The 30 pairs are taking part in a series of events to test their skills in long-range marksmanship, reconnaissance, stealthy movement and observation.
The Air Force Reserve accepts pilot candidates from a variety of backgrounds, including current Air Force officers, enlistees from other branches and those who have never served. This article provides guidance for those considering applying.