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Profiles in Diversity Journal | May/Jun 2007

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May/June 2007

Corporate Philanthropy and Social Responsibility Success
Stories from Leading Organizations

Success stories from a wide range of companies committed to improving the lives
of the people in their communities
May/June 2007

Corporate Philanthropy and Social Responsibility Success
Stories from Leading Organizations

Success stories from a wide range of companies committed to improving the lives
of the people in their communities

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CORPORATE PROFILE
Name:
CVS Caremark Corporation
Headquarters: Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Web site: www.cvs.com
Primary business: Integrated pharmacy services
Employees: 182,000

Yvette T. recalls a time in her life
when she thought financial issues
would make becoming a homeowner
impossible. She said, “All the odds
were against me. If it were not for this
opportunity through Habitat, I think
we would always live in an apartment
and never get out of the cycle of poverty.”
Yvette T. is one of 16 families
whose lives will be transformed by the
largest Habitat for Humanity effort in
Nashville history. More than 600
employees constructed wall panels for
14 new Habitat homes in the Ryman
Exhibit Hall at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
The homes will be completed in Nashville Area Habitat
for Humanity’s (NAHFH) all-Habitat Providence Park
community this spring. DCFS employees scheduled the
volunteer activity as part of their annual Field Sales
Conference in Nashville.
“Habitat for Humanity helps people to help themselves
and to break the vicious cycle of poverty through home
ownership,” said Klaus Entenmann, President and CEO
of DaimlerChrysler Financial Services Americas LLC.
“We are pleased to partner with Habitat
for Humanity to build on our commit-
ment to financial empowerment in our
communities.”
“We will provide the building
materials, tools and safety equipment
necessary to construct the interior and
exterior walls,” said Gary Bigelow,
COO of NAHFH. “The experience will
be similar to the build site without
concern for the weather.”

DCFS representatives plan to return
to Nashville and attend dedication cere-
monies for the families that are purchasing
these homes. The dedication ceremony
will be held Sunday, April 29, 2007.
“With the help of DaimlerChrysler
Financial Services we can finish the 140
Habitat homes in Providence Park in
2007,” said Chris McCarthy, NAHFH.
“Then, the neighborhood and community
will be complete for everyone to enjoy.”
DaimlerChrysler Financial Services
has partnered with Habitat for Humanity
in communities across North America.
DCFS regularly schedules community volunteer activities as
part of its meeting and conference programs.
DaimlerChrysler Financial Services Americas LLC
provides brand-specific financing for automotive dealers’
inventories and their retail consumers, and conducts business
as Chrysler Financial and Mercedes-Benz Financial.
DaimlerChrysler Financial Services is one of the leading
financial services organizations worldwide.
For more information, visit their Web site at:
www.daimlerchryslerfinancialservices.com/na.

Nashville Area
Habitat for Humanity
and DaimlerChrysler
Financial Services
kick off largest
Habitat build
in Nashville
history

Prior to becoming home owners, Habitat for Humanity partner families
must complete 475 hours of “sweat equity” at the build site and in the
classroom. Yvette T. stops from building her new home, for a moment,
to pose with three vice presidents from DaimlerChrysler Financial
Services. The Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity
built a record 50 homes in 2006, 38 locally and
12 abroad. From left: Richard Howard, VP,
DaimlerChrysler Truck Financial; Chris McCarthy,
President and CEO, NAHFH; Yvette T. (recipient);
William F. Jones Jr., VP, Chrysler Financial; and
Jürgen Rochert, VP, Mercedes-Benz Financial.

Klaus Entenmann

President and CEO
DaimlerChrysler Financial
Services Americas LLC

Corporate
Philanthropy

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PROFILES IN DIVERSITY JOURNAL MAY/JUNE 2007

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CORPORATE PROFILE
Name:
DaimlerChrysler Financial Services Americas LLC
Headquarters: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Web site: www.daimlerchryslerfinancialservices.com/na
Primary business: Automotive finance
Employees: 5,600

DaimlerChrysler

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PROFILES IN DIVERSITY JOURNAL MAY/JUNE 2007

More than 130 residents of the
YMCA of Greater Cleveland’s
award-winning transitional housing
program, Y-Haven, now have the
opportunity for job training and place-
ment through a new vocational
project, “Green Team,” made possible
by a $150,000 Key Foundation grant.
Named for its focus on placing
individuals in cleaning and mainte-
nance industry jobs, Green Team
includes the classroom and field
training needed to develop work-related
skills and proficiency. The curriculum
consists of two weeks of orientation,
training preparation and initial skill assessments; one week
of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
training and related safety issues; six weeks of practical
implementation and skills testing; and a final week of review
and written tests of skills, knowledge
and safety procedures.
“Key is a long-time supporter of the YMCA,” says
Glenn Haley, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland
YMCA. “Their donation to our Green Team project
provided a much-needed revenue stream to expand
Y-Haven’s services and offer additional employment
opportunities to our community’s homeless population.”
Over their two-year transition with Y-Haven, the men
of Green Team will provide quality maintenance to
contracted sites, establishing a revenue stream to help sustain
the program. These men will then gain employment upon
graduating from the Y-Haven program.
“Green Team epitomizes our efforts to invest in programs
and organizations that promote workforce development,”

says Margot J. Copeland, chair of the
Key Foundation and director of
corporate diversity and philanthropy
at KeyCorp. “By providing job training
and placement opportunities, this
program transforms the lives of its
participants as well as positively affecting
the community at large by fostering
a healthier economy and elevating
civic spirit.”

Key Foundation is a private
foundation funded by KeyCorp.
Charitable grants are given by the
foundation to charitable organizations
in the communities that Key serves.
Grants from Key Foundation principally support organiza-
tions and institutions that promote economic independence
through financial education and workforce initiatives that
foster diversity and inclusion.

Key grant helps
homeless access
job training

Margot J. Copeland

Chair of the Key Foundation
Director of Corporate
Diversity & Philanthropy
KeyCorp

Corporate
Philanthropy

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CORPORATE PROFILE
Name:
KeyCorp
Headquarters: Cleveland, Ohio
Web site: www.key.com
Primary business: Banking (Key companies provide
investment management, retail and commercial banking,
consumer finance, and investment banking products and
services to individuals and companies throughout the
United States and, for certain businesses, internationally.)
Employees: 20,000

KeyCorp

One of the first graduates receiving his
certificate of completion. Nine people graduated
in December, 2006; eleven in March and three
in June, 2007.

www.pw.utc.com

At Pratt & Whitney, you’ll find diversity at the core of who we are
and what we offer. With so many different talents and perspectives,
we continue to find a better way. From design to manufacturing to
service, from commercial flight to space exploration, we help our
customers grow and prosper. Working together, we all succeed.
The Eagle is everywhere.

“OUR GREATEST ASSET IS OUR
DIVERSITY. TOGETHER, WE DRIVE
INNOVATION.”

Earl Exum, Director, Global Repair Services

Motorola and the
Motorola Foundation
(www.motorola.com/giving) cultivate
the skilled scientists and engineers
needed to create tomorrow’s new ideas
by supporting programs that inspire
young people, particularly girls and
underserved minorities, to embrace
science and math at an early age.
The Motorola Foundation’s
$60,000 multi-year commitment to
Project Exploration (www.projectex-
ploration.org) supports its Sisters4-
Science program, which combines
science exploration with leadership
development for approximately 100
minority middle- and high-school girls in Chicago.
Sisters4Science creates a safe space for girls to explore
science, exposes girls to a wide variety of women scientists,
and develops leadership and communication skills. Women
scientists regularly assist with Sisters4Science sessions on
topics ranging from anatomy to paleontology and
engineering to chemistry.
For example, during a recent “World of Engineering”
project, students experienced the various disciplines of
engineering. A computer engineer worked with the girls to
design a Web page. An industrial engineer led the girls in
“acting out” the production process, having them calculate
the cost of materials and identify the pros and cons of manu-
facturing the product. A mechanical engineer had the girls
design a paper car that could travel the farthest distance with
one puff of air.

Together the girls attended the Northwestern University
School of Engineering’s annual career day for girls, where

they visited engineering labs, observed
professors and students doing real science
experiments and participated in hands-
on design activities.
In the past seven years, 92 percent
of Project Exploration students have
graduated from high school and
57 percent have enrolled in a four-year
college. Girls who participate in Project
Exploration’s programs are majoring in
science at rates five times the national
average. These statistics are exciting
because the program targets students
from low-income families who are not
necessarily academically successful.

“I already feel successful.
[Participating in Project Exploration] feels like
an accomplishment already. If I can do this,
what else can I do? I think I have a future
in science. Before, I didn’t really think much
about it.”

- Britney, 13, current student, first-year participant

Motorola support
brings Chicago
girls closer
to science

Eileen Sweeney

Director
Motorola Foundation

Corporate
Philanthropy

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