Zynga Appoints New Director of Philanthropy; CHS Foundation Offers Scholarships to College Age Students - CSR Minute for February 2, 2012

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Zynga Appoints New Director of Philanthropy; CHS Foundation Offers Scholarships to College Age Students - CSR Minute for February 2, 2012

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 10:45am

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Zynga, the social gaming company, has appointed Ken Weber as the new executive director of the company’s philanthropic division, Zynga.org. Players of the company’s games have contributed funds to this division over the years. Weber has spent the past six years as COO of The ONE Campaign, an advocacy organization focused on fighting poverty and preventable disease in Africa. Zynga has also announced that a portion of its $1 billion dollar stock offering, made in December, will go toward charitable causes through Zynga.org.
 
The CHS Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from high school and two-year college students. The Foundation will award 50 $1,000 high school scholarships to students planning to study an agricultural field at a two- or four-year college, and 25 $1,000 two-year college scholarships to first-year agricultural students attending a two-year college. The CHS Foundation is the giving entity of CHS, Inc., a leading national farmer-owned cooperative.
 
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