Press Releases

June 24, 2009
Five Companies Recognized for Workplace Volunteer Programs with 2009 Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence SAN FRANCISCO (June 24, 2009) – During this momentous time in history when heightened awareness about service and volunteerism is inciting everyday people to take action in their communities, corporations are also encouraging their employees to become catalysts for change. Today, Points of Light Institute is recognizing five outstanding businesses who are tapping into this renewed enthusiasm for volunteerism and embracing service as a key strategy to meet social needs.
June 23, 2009

Entertainers, Political Leaders “Pump Up” National Conference on Volunteering and Service

June 19, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO (June 19, 2009) – Highlighting her commitment to community service, First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in San Francisco next Monday, June 22.
June 17, 2009
ATLANTA (March 27, 2009) –Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Serve America Act, led by Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), by a majority of 79. The bill unanimously amended and titled by all senators as the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, will dramatically increase levels of volunteerism, improve and expand national service programs, including AmeriCorps, and provide for new pathways of service and social innovation to address our nation's most pressing challenges.

June 16, 2009

Record Attendance Expected as Annual Conference Sparks Excitement for Service

June 8, 2009
ATLANTA (May 7, 2009) –President Obama just announced his full budget for fiscal year 2010, and 10 million dollars is proposed to support the Volunteer Generation Fund, an important first step in growing and strengthening our nation’s volunteer infrastructure, and an integral part of the President’s call to service campaign. The Corporation for National and Community Service, an organization that engages more than four million Americans yearly in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, will be responsible for distributing the funds.
July 4, 2008

Updated January 2, 2009

In late June, we learned of significant financial and operational irregularities in connection with the store operated under the Points of Light name on eBay.  The eStore was operated by an independent contractor under contract since 2003 with Points of Light Foundation. In addition to her authorized activities of securing and selling donated goods online, this independent contractor also sold travel packages.

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