Posts Tagged ‘campaign’

Spielberg Group Gives $1M to Pennsylvania Jewish Museum

July 6, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA – A foundation created by Stephen Spielberg is giving $1 million to the National Museum of American Jewish History.

The money from the Righteous Persons Foundation will go toward a new, five-story museum building being built in Philadelphia.

With the donation, officials say the museum’s capital campaign has raised $111 million toward its $150 million goal. The new museum is set to open in 2010.

Spielberg helped establish the Righteous Persons Foundation in 1994 after directing his Oscar-winning Holocaust film ”Schindler’s List.”

The museum was established in 1976 and is dedicated to telling the story of the American Jewish experience. It is constructing the new building in hopes of raising its profile and increasing the number of visitors.

By Associated Press

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Horizon of Hope to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Initiatives

July 3, 2008

NEWARK, OH – The Longaberger Company is kicking off its 2008 Horizon of Hope campaign with a special offer that will enable customers to buy Horizon of Hope products at a 20 percent discount while also supporting American Cancer Society breast cancer research and education initiatives.

The campaign features a Horizon of Hope Basket and other products that Longaberger designs exclusively for the fundraising effort. $2 of proceeds from each Horizon of Hope Basket, accessory set, or set of travel mugs go to the American Cancer Society.

The campaign is from July 1 through August 31, with the discount on Horizon of Hope products available from July 1 through July 16. (more…)

Making money while you sleep

July 2, 2008

GRAEME Wood started hotel site Wotif.com just as the dotcom bubble burst, but that didn’t stop it becoming an internet success story.

One of the greatest pay-offs for the new-age online entrepreneurs is that as soon as they create a website eyes want to surf to on a regular basis, and the marketing campaign has some traction, it’s just a matter of making money while they sleep.

Graeme Wood, the founder of one of this country’s most successful online destinations, actually took “making money while you sleep” to a logical conclusion by creating a site that effectively sells beds at hotels to a world virtually addicted to travel.

And not only has Wotif.com been an online entrepreneurial success, it has delivered the ultimate prize of being in business – the creation of a respected, publicly listed company. (more…)