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2014-05-13 12:22:17

GM Foundation grants $56,000 to five nonprofits through Plant City Grants program ARLINGTON, Texas, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry today joined GM's Arlington Assembly Plant Manager Paul Graham to highlight the new Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac full-size SUVs being built at the plant. "GM has a rich heritage in Texas, building award-winning vehicles since 1954 and these new vehicles are no exception," said Graham. "Our hard-working team at the plant is energized...

2014-04-30 08:20:38

GM, GM Foundation, Cadillac, Chevrolet, other Sponsors/Guests Support Cancer Care DETROIT, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 32nd Annual Dinner chaired by Pernilla Ammann, chief operating officer of Mother New York; and Dan Ammann, president of General Motors Company, raised more than $2.7 million, making this year's event the most successful Annual Dinner in Karmanos' history. Host sponsor for the elegant gala was Cadillac....

2014-04-14 12:20:53

Karmanos Cancer Institute has raised $2.5 million in advance of Annual Dinner DETROIT, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The auction of the first regular retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has helped raise more than $2.5 million for the upcoming Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 32(nd) Annual Dinner, which will be held April 26 in Detroit. Donated by Chevrolet, the supercar went for $1 million at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Fla. on April 12....

2014-02-17 16:20:05

DETROIT, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation is donating $1 million among three Detroit charities in honor of GM's former Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson and his wife Karin. The donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity Detroit and the Coalition On Temporary Shelter, or COTS, further the GM Foundation's and the Akersons' commitment to making a difference in GM's headquarters city. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/DE66230)...

2014-01-22 16:20:45

Gift to pay for design and installation of permanent exhibitions DETROIT, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation will become a founding donor of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture through a $1 million grant. GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard presented the gift to the Museum Founding Director Lonnie G. Bunch III at the Washington Auto Show. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140122/DE50995 ) "GM and the GM...


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  • A spider.
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