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Walmart Receives Annual iGIVE Award

Honor recognizes company's commitment to helping youth in Appalachia

Columbus, OH – April 15th, 2019

The iBELIEVE Foundation announced Walmart as its 2019 iGIVE Corporate Award winner, honoring its top corporate donor for the year. The award was presented to local Walmart representatives during the Eighth Annual iBELIEVE Benefit Gala on April 12th at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

Following the iGIVE Award presentation, Walmart announced it was awarding the iBELIEVE Foundation another $20,000 grant to support its efforts in Appalachia and beyond.

In 2018, Walmart donated an $88,000 grant to The iBELIEVE Foundation to purchase two vehicles to reach more youth in Appalachia with educational programs that teach leadership and problem-solving skills, and ultimately close the college access gap that affects so many in this region.

“We are excited to honor Walmart and the incredible servant leaders that work there. Their commitment to community engagement is really impactful. As the iGIVE Award winners, we want to thank them for their commitment to The iBELIEVE Foundation,” said Patrick Klein, iBELIEVE’s Founder and Executive Director. “We were able to build a more sustainable model with the purchase of the two vans. I am even more excited about the future partnerships that we are discussing and the impact we will be able to have together not only in Appalachian region but also in the Columbus community.”

The iBELIEVE Foundation’s mission, ideas, and programs closely align with one of Walmart’s core areas of giving: education. The Foundation appreciates Walmart’s efforts to support organizations that work to address the needs of the community and have a lasting impact.

“We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve by supporting organizations that share our mission of helping people live better,” said Dann Moore, Walmart’s Regional General Manager for northwest, central and southern Ohio. “Walmart is proud to support The iBELIEVE Foundation and its efforts to reach youth in areas throughout Ohio and West Virginia to provide them with opportunities to learn leadership, communication and problem-solving skills.”

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About The iBELIEVE Foundation

The iBELIEVE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Gifts to The iBELIEVE Foundation are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. To support leadership opportunities for Appalachian students, please designate your gift to The iBELIEVE Foundation and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Donations can also be made online at www.theibelievefoundation.org.

About Walmart in Ohio

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. In Ohio we serve customers at 171 retail units and online through Walmart Online Grocery, http://Walmart.com and our family of brands. We are proud to employ 49,330 in Ohio. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $17 billion with Ohio suppliers in FYE 2019 and supporting 138,631 Ohio supplier jobs. Walmart continues to be a leader in employment, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy. In FY 2018, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed more than $51.3 million in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits in Ohio and our Ohio associates volunteered more than 24,000 hours with local causes. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting our corporate website and our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels.

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The iBELIEVE Foundation Receives Laptop Donation From CGI

 

Columbus, OH - March 5, 2019

The iBELIEVE Foundation today announced the receipt of donated laptop computers from global IT leader CGI - part of an ongoing partnership that supports the foundation financially and structurally as the foundation works to create 21st Century opportunities for students in Appalachia.

"Technology is a major cornerstone of today's society and plays a major role in the communication of iBELIEVE's message and mission," said iBELIEVE Founder and Executive Director Patrick Klein. "Students today have increased interaction with the internet and social media, and being able to reach able to reach and connect with those students requires the correct technology. CGI's generous donation allows The iBELIEVE Foundation to stay ahead of the curve and expand our reach through the Appalachian region."

The iBELIEVE Foundation provides opportunities to Appalachian youth for the development of 21st Century Skills such as leadership, communication, and problem solving. The foundation's goal is to increase collegiate attendance and retention across the 13-state Appalachian region.

"CGI is proud to support The iBELIEVE Foundation, whose commitment to workforce development in Appalachia reflects our own," said Bernie Mongilio, CGI's Senior Vice-President and Great Lakes business unit leader. "Through our work with The iBELIEVE Foundation, we hope to inspire young people to pursue skills, training, and education opportunities that can lead to exciting science and technology careers."

"The iBELIEVE Foundation is honored to have CGI as a supporter and sponsor, and looks forward to their continued support," said Klein. "CGI has been an incredible partner for many years, and it is clear that they value this region, its students, and future leaders. Without the support of generous individuals and companies like CGI, iBELIEVE would not be able to impact the amount of students that it has over the years."

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About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With approximately 74,000 professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With annual revenue of C$11.5 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.

About The iBELIEVE Foundation

The iBELIEVE Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Gifts to The iBELIEVE Foundation are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. To support leadership opportunities for Appalachian students, please designate your gift to The iBELIEVE Foundation and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Donations can also be made online at www.theibelievefoundation.org.

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iBELIEVE Releases 2019 Workshop Dates

2019 Summer Workshop schedule announced to the public

Columbus, OH - February 1, 2019

 

Today, The iBELIEVE Foundation publicly announced its 2019 workshop schedule in partnership with OASC:

  • June 16 - 20 : Muskingum University | New Concord, OH
  • June 16 - 20 : East Tennessee State University | Johnson City, TN
  • June 23 - 27 : Wheeling Jesuit University | Wheeling, WV
  • June 23 - 27 : Youngstown State University | Youngstown, OH*
  • July 7 - 11 : Wheeling Jesuit University | Wheeling WV
  • July 7 - 11 : Capital University | Columbus, OH*
  • July 14 - 18 : Marietta College | Marietta, OH
  • July 14 - 18 : University of Charleston | Charleston, WV
  • July 21 - 25 : Ohio University | Athens, OH
  • July 21 - 25 : Eastern Kentucky University | Richmond, KY
  • July 28 - Aug 1 : Marshall University | Huntington, WV

*location also includes OASC Middle Level Workshop

Registration for 2019 Summer Workshops will open on March 1st, 2019.

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About The iBELIEVE Foundation

The iBELIEVE Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Gifts to The iBELIEVE Foundation are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. To support leadership opportunities for Appalachian students, please designate your gift to The iBELIEVE Foundation and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Donations can also be made online at www.theibelievefoundation.org.

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