Delivering Public Good: UPS Foundation President Ken Sternad

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Delivering Public Good: UPS Foundation President Ken Sternad

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Ken Sternad, president of The @UPS Foundation, shares the company's vision for philanthropy w/ @Taproot's Aaron Hurst http://huff.to/qbpyWb

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Ken Sternad, Foundation President of UPS sits down with Taproot Foundation founder and President, Aaron Hurst to talk about how he and UPS have translated this passion to help people around the world -- both through their everyday services and by using those same talents pro bono for organizations from local food banks to international disaster relief.

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:55am

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Ken Sternad, Foundation President of UPS, loves logistics. I sat down with him recently and talked about how he and UPS have translated this passion to help people around the world -- both through their everyday services and by using those same talents pro bono for organizations from local food banks to international disaster relief.

When we were first applying to UPS, our development team nearly sent our proposal via FedEx! Do you open grants sent in a FedEx package?
Yes, we do. Sometimes we have some fun with the person, get them a little embarrassed by it. But we wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to do something that fits with our mission of helping people.
 
But in my previous job I managed our marketing and public relations activities. If I received a marketing or sponsorship proposal in a FedEx package I wouldn't open it. If they wanted to further our mission and didn't know enough not to use our competitor, I figured it wouldn't be a good partnership.
 
Continue reading about Ken Sternad and The UPS Foundation on the Huffington Post.
 
 
About UPS
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
 
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Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | CSR | Humanitarian Crises | Impact News . The UPS Foundation | Ken Sternad | Lovistics | Taproot | UPS | disaster relief | philanthropy | pro bono

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