The focus of the new millennium in both business and community sectors is undoubtedly based on both reducing humanities environmental impact and developing efforts toward reversing the negative effects that have already began to have a substantial effect. For this reason, companies that focus on such are working very hard to make great strides in their field. Recently, Cenergistic Inc. was celebrated as being one of those companies.
With its behavioral-based approach to energy consumption, Cenergistic is dedicated to helping other organizations adopt a positive behavioral change in order to reduce their energy use. Saving most clients up to 26% on energy costs, working with Cenergistic not only is an environmentally-friendly endeavor but also is a profit building one. Requiring no equipment, risk, or significant investment, seeking help from Cenergistic literally pays for itself. In fact, because the focus of their energy-reduction strategies is behavioral, the results carry on long after their work is done. Offering the secrets to continuous profit increases through a reduction in operation costs as well as recognition with Energy Star and other environmental programs, Cenergistic proves invaluable in many areas.
Winner of the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for sustained excellence, Cenergistic’s efforts are highly recognized. They have helped to achieve Energy Star status for over 4,500 businesses, educational institutions, churches, and health care organizations since 2000. Saving their clients in excess of 3 billion dollars, Cenergistic’s efforts toward conservation are both comprehensive and well documented. As a celebrated Energy star member, they also have achieved impressive numbers in regard to recruiting, promotion, and the facilitation of Energy Star approved conservation strategies and products. There simply are not many profitable organizations that can boast this level of benevolence.
Although adopting alternative energy systems is also an effective way to help the environment, employing Cenergistic’s strategies do not cost a fortune; but rather, they save you a fortune all while achieving similar results. In fact, if Cenergistic’s strategies had guided behavior decades ago, the environment would not have endured the detrimental effects that many work hard at reversing today. A worthy recipient of many awards and accolades, there is no doubt this energy-focused corporation will continue to impress well into the future.
The New Markets Tax Credit was initially implemented to help draw both attention and revenue in a positive fashion to communities that would benefit from revitalization efforts as well as business who would benefit from tax credits and a shift in revenue flow. From approximately 2003 through 2012, that revenue stream was generated by way of direct private investors within specified companies whose contributions not only helped boost the solvency of the business, but increased value in the surrounding areas and increased jobs in many instances too, thus generating a true win-win scenario.
The New Markets Tax Credit, also called the NMTC, was approved by both political parties on its inception, and although it was set for expiration in 2014, it does still stand to be renewed and efforts are presently underway to have it extended indefinitely. The associated tax credits for participating business, the creation of jobs, and the increase in value within low-income communities would go a long way to being reversed with the continuation of this program.
In particular, the NMTC places special emphasis and focus on areas where census findings have shown extreme poverty (measures are established if family incomes do not exceed 80% or more of the median income), with locations in areas like the Maine New Markets Tax Credit. While businesses are rewarded with tax credits for participating in the program, individual investors are also provided with tax credits as well and may qualify for interest on their contributions. Such an act creates a sense of community pride for companies who are able to build on their strength, add employees, and gives job seekers and employees a stable work environment as a bridge out of poverty and a renewal of their home and work environments alike.
With the positive incentives given by the NMTC, several influential political figures are lobbying directly for its further promotion and renewal, and it is hoped that the program will not only be renewed but will expand into other needy regions too and grant aid to those who need it the most in hopes of placing them on a road back to economic and regional recovery and a strong sense of pride for their future.
Hundreds of teens participated in a Dance Marathon held Saturday, May 16, 5:00 p.m. – Midnight at Niles North High School, 9800 North Lawler Street, Skokie, IL. The Dance Marathon culminated a year-long series of fundraising efforts held throughout the school year to benefit the Daniel M. Horyn Foundation, formed in the memory of a beloved Niles North teacher who lost his courageous battle with esophageal cancer on September 9, 2013.
Dance Marathon (DM), started in 2003, has become District 219’s coolest tradition. At this year’s event, students, faculty members from Niles North and West High Schools, and community members came together and danced, sang, and partied with fellow District 219 students while celebrating the life of Mr. Horyn, as well as helping a great cause. The Honorable George Van Dusen, Mayor of the Village of Skokie, served as this year’s Honorary Chair. A total of $84,366.10 was raised. Approximately 10 percent will go towards the D219 Education Foundation, which supports D219 students in financial need.
The University of Cambridge has announced a $27 million gift from alumnus Bill Janeway and his wife, Weslie, to the Faculty of Economics and Pembroke College.
The gift will be used to establish the Janeway Professorship of Financial Economics, a linked fellowship in economics at Pembroke, and the Janeway Fund for Economics. The fund will provide support in perpetuity to an institute for fundamental research in economics, as well as funding for postdoctoral fellows, doctoral and research students, visiting scholars, and international conferences.
An American venture capitalist, Bill Janeway received a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge, where he was a Marshall Scholar at Pembroke College, and currently serves as a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Economics. With his wife, he founded the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance in 2001. Weslie Janeway is president of the Pyewacket Foundation in New York City, which supports young investigators in the natural and social sciences as well as community and cultural organizations.
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Dart Enterprises is the parent company of a number of subsidiaries, creating a portfolio spanning philanthropic organizations to real estate. With such large scope, the Enterprises’ varied interests have bettered many communities and created many jobs.
For example, Ken Dart (http://deccolimited.com/dartenterprises/) of Dart Enterprises has begun setting a new precedent for real estate development with his example of new urbanism in Camana Bay. Dart Realty Cayman Ltd. is a subsidiary of Dart Enterprises and the attribution for Camana Bay, Salt Creek (a residential neighborhood), Regatta Office Park and Seven Mile Beach Hotel. The organization thoughtfully created a sustainable community for high quality living, working and playing.
Furthermore, Dart Enterprises parents more subsidiaries that have greatly enhanced life in Camana Bay and built it to what it is today.
DECCO Ltd is built, and is now expanding, The Cayman International School in Camana Bay for students from two years of age to seniors in high school. Creating infrastructure for quality education with a curriculum preparing students for rigorous universities greatly enhances the entire community.
In alignment with Ken Dart’s commitment to education, Dart also offers both high school and university scholarships with the philanthropic organization, Minds Inspired.
The aforementioned is just a brief look at the wide extension of Dart. With two other recognized philanthropic organizations and countless projects funded by the corporation, Dart Enterprises has set a new standard for philanthropy, development and progress.
Both native and transplant Washingtonians have been making headlines recently with generous gifts to causes they care about. Professions, backgrounds, and causes of these philanthropists vary from exec to ambassador, and from arts and educational causes to international aid, but all of the strong support reflects Washington’s philanthropic culture and spirit of stewardship.
Yousef al Otaiba
United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to the United States, Yousef al Otaiba says the U.S. and UAE “are close allies and helping each other is what deep friendship is all about.” The small coastal country has consistently given the U.S. generous gifts over the past several years, including a $150 million gift to the Children’s National Medical Center to research less invasive and pain-free surgeries at the new Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. Al Otaiba himself also personally assists the organization–he and his wife teamed up with Bret and Amy Baier for the Children’s National Medical Center gala last year, raising millions in donations.
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The John M. Belk Endowment in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced nine grants totaling $9.6 million to community colleges and supporting organizations in the state to boost the number of students who complete degrees.
The grants include $7.75 million over three years to Single Stop in support of training, technology, and comprehensive case management for students, including…
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Housing discrimination is a severely under-reported yet nationwide issue–with more than two million cases occurring per year, less than one percent are reported, sometimes due to the fact that victims may be unaware that they were discriminated against. From rental and sales discrimination to homeowners insurance discrimination based on gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status or age, housing discrimination has proved itself as a prevalent issues in the U.S. today.
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Cenergistic is creating a niche for itself in the energy industry where the company specializes in working with government agencies, churches, community groups and school districts in a bid to make sure energy consumption is kept to a minimum. The company has grown quickly as the extent of the savings many organizations have seen are published and reported by media outlets around the US and across the World. By 2012 Cenergistic, which used to be known as Energy Education, had partnered with around 85 school districts in a bid to reduce energy consumption in educational institutions and lower utility bills to free up important funds for educational based projects.
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