Tuesday, January 23, 2007

High Water Women Raises $800,000 in Second Annual Casino Night: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

High Water Women Raises $800,000 in Second Annual Casino Night: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "High Water Women Raises $800,000 in Second Annual Casino Night
Tuesday January 23, 7:30 am ET
Proceeds to Support the Economic Empowerment of Underserved Women Worldwide

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- High Water Women, an organization founded in 2005 by senior female executives in the financial industry and focusing on philanthropy and volunteerism, began the New Year by raising $800,000 at its second annual Casino Night, surpassing last year's total. On January 18, high rollers from hedge funds and Wall Street convened for a night of fun and philanthropy to promote the economic empowerment of underserved women in New York City and around the globe."

Monday, January 22, 2007

WebWire® | 6 Xerox Employees Granted Full-Time, Fully Paid Sabbaticals to Lend Business Skills to Boost Nonprofits

WebWire® | 6 Xerox Employees Granted Full-Time, Fully Paid Sabbaticals to Lend Business Skills to Boost Nonprofits: "6 Xerox Employees Granted Full-Time, Fully Paid Sabbaticals to Lend Business Skills to Boost Nonprofits

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 22, 2007 -- The St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center in Rochester, N.Y., relies on 160 volunteers to provide healthcare services that cover more than 3,000 uninsured or underinsured patients - or 18,000 visits - every year.

Yet every single appointment has to be scheduled in a plain old paper calendar by hand.

That’s about to change, thanks to Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) employee Patrick Waara. He’s spending the next year at St. Joseph’s to build a new computerized system for appointment and volunteer scheduling and all patient records, bringing a whole new level of efficiency to the nonprofit organization. 'I can’t wait to see the productivity gains,' Waara says."