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by Anna Bosak, Andersen Corporation This week, in partnership with Global Minnesota, CVC-TC hosted a webinar focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how they can help guide corporate strategy, including corporate social responsibility and volunteerism efforts. The 17 SDGs are the world's best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. These goals recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, equality, and job... [read more]
Image courtesy: CDC   In an effort to best support our community of nonprofit partners, HandsOn Twin Cities has set up a centralized hub where volunteers can easily connect to the most immediate and emergency volunteer and in-kind needs. Don’t forget  to also make a financial donation to your favorite nonprofits’ websites too – many have had to cancel major fundraisers and/or are serving unprecedented needs throughout this pandemic! Nonprofits: Click here for step by step instructions on how to link your existing or new... [read more]
Andersen was founded in 1903 on the philosophy of working “all together” to deliver on its promise to its customers. Every day, the company’s more than 10,000 employees are empowered to imagine what’s possible and do what’s right. Andersen delivers products for the way people live, unmatched performance for the comfort and security homeowners desire, and endless design options to achieve any style. Headquartered in Bayport, Minn., Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the Andersen®, Renewal by... [read more]
In celebration of Black History Month, on February 12 Comcast NBCUniversal and Smithsonian Channel partnered to present a premiere screening of "Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier." This documentary is the untold story of the decades-long battle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to be the first superpower to bring diversity to the skies, told by the black astronauts and their families, who were part of this little known chapter of the Cold War. The screening was followed by a conversation between BLACK IN SPACE: BREAKING THE COLOR BARRIER filmmaker Laurens Grant and WCCO... [read more]
By Kelly Quicksell New and returning CVC-TC members – corporate, partner, and associate – joined together in February to kick-off a new year at the Annual Meeting. The group reminisced on highlights and successes from 2019, but also drummed up some anticipation of what 2020 will hold. The room was packed, which to me showcases the determination and enthusiasm of this group of professionals when it comes to working together to bring good to our communities both near and far. Here are five key takeaways from the 2020 CVC Annual Meeting: • Take advantage of your... [read more]
Mark your calendars for the CVC-TC annual celebration event on Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 8 am – 10:30 am at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park. We are excited to announce Justice Alan C. Page as our keynote speaker! Look for an official Save the Date email soon. Read more
Name: Amy Podlesak Company: Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest Title: Development Director   How many years have you been at your current company? 2    How many years have you been in your role? 2   Describe your role at your company and how your work contributes to the success of the company? Junior Achievement supports over 170,000 K-12 youth in our region, leveraging the power of 10,000 volunteers to deliver programs focused on workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. In my role, I have the opportunity to grow and develop... [read more]
                        by Emily Eddy White – Director of Development & Marketing, The Food Group & CVC-TC Board Member This past December, CVC-TC members met at Accenture to discuss and learn about how corporate volunteerism and philanthropy attracts and retains talent. Panelists discussed how their employee volunteer programs and human resource teams work together to grow and strengthen company talent. To dig into the topic, a panel discussion featured Caroline DeVinck from Accenture, Vicky... [read more]
CVC-TC welcomes the following as associate members for 2020 - 2021: Open Arms Minnesota Junior Achievement of Upper Midwest People Serving People  The Food Group Second Harvest Heartland Prepare + Prosper The Arc Minnesota The Salvation Army CEAP Feed My Starving Children Hammer Residence  
By Jamie Yanisch Boston Scientific’s Season of Giving campaign is a global initiative that gives employees the opportunity to demonstrate their caring value by giving back to our local communities. Minnesota employees participate in the campaign by sponsoring families from the Osseo and Mounds View School Districts, donating on Giving Tuesday and participating in volunteer events with their teams.  Boston Scientific also provides an onsite volunteer opportunity for employees who may not be able to get off campus to volunteer. With the help of HandsOn Twin Cities, employees from... [read more]

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