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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...

2013-12-02 12:21:26

DETROIT, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation is making a quality preschool education possible for 256 children in Detroit's most challenged neighborhoods through a $500,000 grant in support of the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) of Michigan. "Early education is a critical factor in the long-term success of our children. This very generous gift from the GM Foundation will make a huge difference in the lives of our children, and we are very grateful for...

2013-11-26 08:21:34

Total nears $31.3 million over last decade to advance STEM DETROIT, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation today announced grants totaling $2.9 million to support 26 leading universities and partnering organizations across the country this year through its University/Organization Partner Program. The initiative provides funding to advance secondary education curricula in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information...

2013-11-12 12:20:44

Orchestra to play West Palm Beach, Miami, Vero Beach, Sarasota and Naples, February 25-March 4 DETROIT, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is headed south for the winter thanks to a $400,000 grant from the GM Foundation. The Orchestra, led by Music Director Leonard Slatkin, will perform with Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Olga Kern during a tour of Southern Florida that will take place from...

2013-10-24 12:20:11

Grant will fund community support services and prevention education DETROIT, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation is donating $150,000 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving to expand prevention education initiatives and provide support services to victims of drunk driving crashes and their families. In 2011, drunk driving killed more than 9,800 people and injured approximately 315,000. To aid in recovery, MADD provides services to one victim every 8.6 minutes at no...

2013-09-10 20:20:18

Grant to help expand 'Keeping it Green' program to more classrooms and families DETROIT, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GM Foundation is donating $100,000 to aid the Central Park Conservancy's "Keeping it Green" service learning program to introduce pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students to the importance of preserving and caring for New York City's Central Park. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130910/DE77594 ) The program, offering age-appropriate...

2013-09-06 08:20:25

GM employees to serve in U.S. communities from September 9-13 DETROIT, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities and nonprofits across the country will receive a helping hand from General Motors' employee volunteers from September 9-13 as part of the company's second annual "teamGM Cares Week." From packing food and building homes to cleaning up beaches and neighborhoods, approximately 75 projects will be undertaken. "Helping others is as much a part of our company culture as building the...

2013-08-27 20:20:13

DETROIT, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation donated $50,000 to the National Park Foundation to help fund the 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic 1963 March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. The Foundation grant will help bring Wednesday's events on the National Mall to people across the nation and around the world. A mass march along the historic Aug. 28, 1963 route will end at the steps of the Lincoln...