Toyota Motor Sales, USA served as a major sponsor of the 7th Annual Opening Doors Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Benefit Dinner and major funder of the 2010-2011 MMF Leadership Development Institute, contributing over 50 company volunteer hours and $25,500.00 in financial support to benefit MMF students.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of more than 1,400 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers. Toyota directly employs nearly 34,000 people in the U.S. and sold more than 2.2 million vehicles in 2008.
At Toyota Motor Sales, diversity and inclusion plays a fundamental role in our quest to become the "most successful and respected automotive company in the world". Internally, we seek to create a culture of inclusion, enabling us to leverage the talents and perspectives of our entire workforce. We also believe in tailoring our external business strategy in a way that is responsive to the needs of a dynamic and diverse market.
We believe that lasting cultural change depends on several elements: a strong business case, senior management commitment, grassroots community support, external communication and our internal associates driving the change to move diversity and inclusion forward.
The TMS diversity and inclusion strategy is comprehensive and touches every aspect of our business including marketing, community outreach, recruiting, developing and retaining talent, supplier development, dealer diversity and of course, our customers.
Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion is our competitive advantage, leveraging our differences and similarities to achieve our internal and external business goals and be the most successful and respected automotive company in America.
Union Bank was a major sponsor of the 6th Annual and 7th Annual Opening Doors Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Benefit Dinners and serves as an ongoing funder of the MMF Leadership Development Institute. In addition to providing over $15,000.00 in financial support, the company annually lends committed volunteers from its Diversity & Inclusion department and others to provide training, one-on-one guidance to youth (ages 18-24) from low to moderate income households, and has representation on the MMF National Advisory Board to provide direction on short-term and long-term strategy development.
Union Bank, N.A., is the 25th largest bank in the United States, based on assets. The bank has 336 branch offices in California, Washington, and Oregon; two international offices; and facilities in six other states.
UPS served as a major funder of the 2010-2011 Momentum Foundation Leadership Development Institute, providing both pivotal financial support exceeding $10,000.00 and lending committed company volunteers to provide training and guidance to program participants to benefit youth from the Greater Los Angeles region enrolling into the program.
The UPS Foundation is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. Since launching its global philanthropy program in 2004, The UPS Foundation has invested more than $49 million in charitable activities beyond the borders of the United States. In 2009, that impact can be measured by over $43 million in global philanthropy and more than 1.2 million employee volunteer hours.
Throughout its history, The UPS Foundation evolved to meet the changing needs of communities, addressing a variety of issues - from an early focus on health care and education to more recent giving in hunger, literacy, and volunteerism. Today, this unique approach to philanthropy impacts communities around the world and supports the committed engagement of over 400,000 UPS employees.
As UPS begins a second century of service, The UPS Foundation global strategy is now structured to strengthen impact and better leverage UPS intellectual and physical assets. The five focus areas, Economic and Global Literacy, Environmental Sustainability, Nonprofit Effectiveness, Diversity, and Community Safety, are aligned with the company's vision for the future.
Using this strategically focused giving approach, The UPS Foundation has created a comprehensive portfolio of service to communities. This evolution reflects The UPS Foundation's commitment to innovative ideas that leverage the strength of UPS and UPS people to address needs of communities around the world.
Southern California Edison continues to serve as an annual supporter of MMF's Leadership Development Institute, and partner with the agency and its supporting South Bay and Gateway Cities in a public private partnership to fund students into program from low to moderate income households.
Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the largest electric utilities in California, serving more than 14 million people in a 50,000 square-mile area of central, coastal and Southern California, excluding the City of Los Angeles and certain other cities.
Based in Rosemead, California, the utility has been providing electric service in the region for more than 120 years. SCE's service territory includes more than 180 cities. As of December 2008, SCE had consolidated assets of approximately $32.6 billion. SCE has approximately 17,000 employees.
Today's Southern California Edison is the product of more than a century of providing reliable electric service to central, coastal and southern California.
We help our customers stretch their energy dollars through rebates, which they can receive through SCE's award-winning energy efficiency programs. Customers can receive incentives for helping to control power demand through "demand-response" programs, which help to keep wholesale supplies and prices under control.
As part of our commitment to environmental protection, the electric power we provide for our customers includes more alternate and renewable energy (16.7%), from a greater variety of resources, than nearly any other utility in the world. We have been active in efforts to improve Southern California air quality since the 1940s.
SCE is also an active donor to community and educational causes. SCE employee volunteers annually donate more than 700,000 hours of work to community and non-profit organizations.
SCE's ethnically and culturally diverse customer base contains one of the largest concentrations of non-English speaking residents in California. Our company celebrates and accommodates the diversity of the community it serves through in-languages services and special programs. An emphasis on diversity strategies, operational goals and accountability helped SCE maintain its rank in the top tier of Fortune magazine's annual list of the top 50 companies in America for ethnic minorities, placing high on the list at number eight. This is SCE's seventh consecutive year receiving this recognition, which highlights the company's commitment to develop a work force of first-rate professionals that embraces diversity and reflects the customers it serves.