Gap Foundation Celebrates 35 Years : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Gap Foundation Celebrates 35 Years

September 13, 2012

Gap Foundation Celebrates 35 Years

SAN FRANCISCO (rushPRnews) 09/13/12 — Governor Brown declares “Gap Foundation Day”

–– Gap Inc. executives and employees will join nonprofit organizations at a gathering this Thursday, September 13, at the San Francisco headquarters to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Gap Foundation. 

“We’re proud to celebrate 35 years of Gap Inc. employees fulfilling the promise made by Doris and Don Fisher to ‘do more than sell clothes,’” said Bobbi Silten, President of Gap Foundation. “It’s an exciting milestone for everyone involved with the company.”

Doris and Don Fisher started the Gap Foundation in 1977 to support the communities where Gap Inc. does business. The company supports nonprofit organizations with a focus on helping underserved youth in developed countries explore careers and build job skills, and women in developing countries build critical life and work skills.

To honor the milestone, California Governor Jerry Brown declared September 13 Gap Foundation Day.  “Gap Foundation has created opportunities for young people and women across the globe,” Brown said in his proclamation. “I offer my congratulations to Gap Inc. and its employees for making a difference in our communities around the world and their commitment to ‘Be what’s possible.’”

Gap Inc. has achieved many milestones in social responsibility, including:

  • Recipient of 2012 California Business Volunteer Program of the Year.
  • Ranked as one of Forbes 20 most responsible companies in the U.S.
  • Ranked 7th among specialty retailers in the list of Fortune Magazine’s World's Most Admired Companies.
  • Awarded the 2010 Financial Times Justmeans Social Innovation award for "Most Strategic Philanthropy Program" for the P.A.C.E. program.
  • Achieved 100 percent on The Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for seven years in a row.
  • Received an Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management Goal Setting Certificate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Gap Inc. Co-Founder Doris Fisher and Gap Inc. Chairman and CEO Glenn Murphy will be among those in attendance at the afternoon’s event. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will also attend the celebration.

About Gap Inc. 

Gap Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta brands. For more than 40 years, Gap Inc. has supported communities where we live and work through grants, in-kind donations, community outreach and employee volunteer programs. Gap Inc. strives to make a long-term impact in communities by focusing on creating opportunities for underserved youth and women through innovative social solutions. For more information on Gap Inc. community investment, please visit www.bewhatspossible.com.

Media Web Address: http://www.gapinc.com/content/gapinc/html/media/pressrelease/2012/med_pr_Gap_Foundation_35.html
About the author:

RushPR News is a social media newswire service created to help you with content creation and distribution to news outlets and social media networks. RushPRnews can also assist you with your web strategies with experts advices and strategies at an affordable cost. Write us at news@rushprnews.com

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: BREAKING NEWS, BUSINESS NEWS, FASHION, PRESS RELEASE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / AH Marketing ahmarketinggroup.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Slim iStand 7 Battery Case Combines with Dock and 3.5mm Headphone Jack

SAN FRANCISCO 12/06/16 · Yostand Launches IndieGoGo campaign for Innovative iStand7 China-based startup...

Joint Cyber Operation Takes Down Avalanche Criminal Network

Washington, D.C. 12/05/16 · Servers Enabled Nefarious Activity Worldwide It was a highly...

Small Businesses Are Finally on the Rise

NEW YORK 12/01/16 · Since the 2009 recession, small businesses have struggled....

Camille Nelson Releases Paris Lullaby To Mark One-Year Anniversary of Attack

New York, NY 11/11/16 · Utah-based Fingerstyle Guitar Artist Camille Nelson releases her music...

National Popular Vote Election Experts Available

Saint Paul, MN 11/08/16 · Experts available to discuss the Presidential Election and...

How to Catch a Mouse with No Cheese

Houston, Texas 11/03/16 · How to Catch a Mouse with No Cheese:...

WiMacTel Announces Corporate Name Change to viiz communications

Calgary, AB, Canada 10/25/16 · WiMacTel, a North American leader in communications services,...

Hilltop’s Tree4Life Competition winners select delivery date for their trees

Florenceville-Bristol, NB 10/25/16 · Canada-based Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms’ Tree4Life Competition Winners:  All...

Newborn Foundation Hosts Annual Awards Gala

SAINT PAUL, MN 10/21/16 · U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar honored: More than $220,000 raised...

Beyoncé and Destiny's Child Documentary Set to Premiere in Houston

Houston, Texas USA 10/15/16 · Making a Child of Destiny: The Andretta Tillman...

Far East Hospitality named Best Employer 2016 by Aon Hewitt

Singapore 10/13/16 · - Far East Hospitality, Singapore’s leading operator of...

Attorney Scott Glovsky Launches Trial Lawyer Talk, A New Legal Podcast

Pasadena, CA 10/13/16 ·  – Award-winning California trial attorney Scott Glovsky has...

Pre-Owned Mercedes Cars that are Worth Buying

Toronto, Canada 10/08/16 · Every car lover dreams of buying a Mercedes...

TryMyKitchen goes global as the first and best dedicated marketplace for booking cooking classes

London, UK 10/07/16 · TryMyKitchen.com offers an unrivalled service for people wishing...