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2011-10-05 09:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new strategic partnership between Rotary International and the global charity Mercy Ships will improve the delivery of vital health care services throughout West Africa. Through the partnership, The Rotary Foundation, Rotary's charitable arm, will provide grants to Rotary clubs and districts to assemble vocational training teams of medical professionals. The teams will work with Mercy Ships medical staff to perform or assist in...

2011-08-31 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Poverty Project announced today that the Sumner M. Redstone Foundation has donated $1.5 million to further its mission of eradicating extreme poverty. Mr. Redstone is the Executive Chairman of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corporation. The Redstone Foundation contribution will support the Global Poverty Project's "End of Polio Campaign," dedicated to building global support for polio eradication. The Foundation gift will also support the Global...

2011-08-17 20:00:00

4.9 billion Japanese Yen (JPY) loan from JICA to support polio eradication in Pakistan through 2013 TOKYO, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ms. Sadako Ogata, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Mr. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today announced a strategic partnership to ensure continued progress in the fight against polio. As the first step in this formal partnership, Ms. Ogata and Mr. Gates also announced an...

2011-08-05 07:15:00

BATESVILLE, Ind., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held ROTEX Global, LLC, a portfolio company of Windjammer Capital Investors, for $240 million in cash, subject to certain closing and post-closing adjustments. The acquisition is expected to close in late August, subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, ROTEX is...

2011-07-28 13:45:00

Fans encouraged to join the conversation at www.facebook.com/morethanagoal; Search #morethanagoal on Twitter WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Futbol Club (FC) Barcelona, FC Barcelona Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation kicked off a three-year partnership today to energize the global fight to end polio and draw attention to the promise of life-saving vaccines. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with FC Barcelona...

2011-06-29 10:50:00

Banerjee will target polio eradication as his top priority EVANSTON, Ill., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kalyan Banerjee, a businessman from Gujarat, India, takes office July 1 as president of Rotary International, www.rotary.org - one of the largest humanitarian service organizations in the world. During his tenure as president until June 30, 2012, Banerjee will lead a global network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders from more than 200 countries and...

2011-05-12 08:00:00

Rotary brings the world to New Orleans NEW ORLEANS, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A city already famous for its internationality and color will receive an added splash of both May 21-25, when more than 19,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries arrive in New Orleans for the humanitarian service organization's annual convention. Often described as a "mini-United Nations" because of its global scope and cultural diversity, the always colorful Rotary convention is expected...

2011-05-12 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A city already famous for its internationality and color will receive more than 19,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries for the humanitarian service organization's annual convention. Often described as a "mini-United Nations" because of its global scope and cultural diversity, the always colorful Rotary convention is expected to inject more than $22 million into the local economy during its weeklong run at the Ernest N. Morial...

2011-04-25 08:35:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Safe Water Team, Inc. (SWT, www.safewaterteam.org) is proud to announce that Wendell Christoff and his wife Helen were recently named by the Board of Trustees of the Rotary Foundation to membership in the Arch C. Klumph Society. Christoff is the President of the Safe Water Team, Inc. and co-owner of Litehouse Foods, a national leader in the dressing and dip business. Only 300 Rotarians worldwide are invited to membership in the...

2011-03-04 09:57:00

Violin virtuoso who survived polio as a child will perform in special benefit concert to fight the disease EVANSTON, Ill., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International, violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and guest conductor James DePreist join members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to present the Concert to End Polio to benefit the global effort to eradicate this disabling childhood disease. WHEN: The Concert to End Polio will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7....