Concordia is proud to support Giving Tuesday by promoting our incredible Partners, who are implementing impactful programs and projects around the world to improve health, empower communities, reduce poverty, and promote peace.
Since 2012, people around the world have joined in commemorating an international day of giving, commonly referred to as Giving Tuesday. Created by the 92 Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, this day falls on the Tuesday following American Thanksgiving and encourages us to impact the lives of those in need during the holiday season.
Give to Concordia’s Partners on Giving Tuesday
Concordia is proud to support Giving Tuesday by promoting our incredible Partners, who are implementing impactful programs and projects around the world to improve health, empower communities, reduce poverty, and promote peace. Concordia’s Partners have helped foster meaningful dialogue, spark collaboration, and inspire collective action by way of developing diverse and action-oriented programming throughout the past year. From the Concordia Annual Summit to a series of year-round engagement opportunities, our programming connects the Concordia community with thought leaders, social innovators, and partnership builders, while emphasizing tangible impact beyond our events.
Concordia’s success in the past year would not have been possible without the support of our programming partners. In support of their great work, we urge our community to practice charitable giving to our partners in honor of the admirable tradition that is Giving Tuesday. If you wish to donate to one or more of our Partners, you can do so by following the link to each organization’s donation page below.
Previous Concordia Partners and Donation Links
Americares: “Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing medicine, medical supplies, and health programs. For nearly 40 years, Americares has responded rapidly and effectively to the needs of our local partners and their communities.”
Arizona State University Foundation: “The foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that raises and invests private contributions to Arizona State University. It is one of Arizona’s oldest nonprofits. It coordinates and directs all major fundraising campaigns on behalf of ASU, its colleges and schools and manages private assets. The foundation also serves as the university’s entrepreneurial arm in technology commercialization, real estate investment and other emerging initiatives.”
Atlantic Council: “The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.”
George W. Bush Institute: Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the George W. Bush Institute is an action-oriented, nonpartisan policy organization with the mission of developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges. Through three Impact Centers – Domestic Excellence, Global Leadership, and an Engagement Agenda – the Bush Institute delivers measurable results that save and improve lives.
Dreamwakers: “Dreamwakers uses free and existing video technology to connect diverse and dynamic professionals working across a variety of industries to classrooms across the country. Working with 4th to 12th grade classrooms nationwide, they exclusively serve schools in which at least 50% of the student body is eligible for free and reduced lunch. Each conversation is designed to shed light on the real-world applicability of classroom curriculum, while at the same time inspiring and empowering students to plan for their futures.”
The Fortune Society: Founded in 1967, The Fortune Society has advocated on criminal justice issues for five decades and is nationally recognized for developing model programs that help people with criminal justice histories to be assets to their communities. Fortune offers a holistic and integrated “one-stop-shopping” model of service provision. Among the services offered are discharge planning, licensed outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment, alternatives to incarceration, HIV/AIDS services, career development and job retention, education, family services, drop in services and supportive housing as well as lifetime access to aftercare.
The HOME Project: The HOME Project is a unifying initiative set up to address the needs of refugees and refugee children in particular who have arrived in Greece alone. Through its programs it looks to provide relief from suffering to all those affected by the crisis and to give hope out of despair.
Institute for the Study of War: “The Institute for the Study of War advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. We are committed to improving the nation’s ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives. ISW is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization.”
International Republican Institute: “IRI encourages democracy in places where it is absent, helps democracy become more effective where it is in danger, and shares best practices where democracy is flourishing.”
Lazarex Cancer Foundation: Lazarex Cancer Foundation improves the outcome of cancer care, giving hope, dignity and life to advanced stage cancer patients and the medically underserved by providing assistance with costs for FDA clinical trial participation, identification of clinical trial options, community outreach and engagement.
Miami Dade College Foundation: “Miami Dade College Foundation raises essential private funds to enable Miami Dade College to change lives, families, communities and the world through the opportunity of education.”
The Miller Center: “The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation’s most pressing contemporary governance challenges. Based at the University of Virginia, the Miller Center is committed to work grounded in rigorous scholarship and advanced through civil discourse.”
My Brother’s Keeper Alliance: “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) is an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) born out of President Obama’s call to action to ensure all of our nation’s boys and young men of color have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. MBK Alliance provides comprehensive and sustained interventions to improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color and empower them with the resources and support to get and stay on a path to success.”
National Democratic Institute: “NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.”
New America: “New America is a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. We generate big ideas, bridge the gap between technology and policy, and curate broad public conversation. Structurally, we combine the best of a policy research institute, technology laboratory, public forum, media platform, and a venture capital fund for ideas. We are a distinctive community of thinkers, writers, researchers, technologists, and community activists who believe deeply in the possibility of American renewal.”
Nomi Network: “Nomi Network is a vital non-profit economic development agency fighting human trafficking in India and Cambodia. We provide training and job opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking, workforce, and community development services in areas where human trafficking is prevalent, and products made by survivors and women at risk of human trafficking for brands aiming to develop a more ethical and transparent supply chain.”
PeaceTech Lab: “United States Institute of Peace (USIP) created PeaceTech Lab in 2014 as a separate entity to further advance USIP’s mission: prevent, mitigate, and reduce violent conflict around the world. The Lab brings together engineers, technologists, and data scientists from industry and academia, along with experts in peacebuilding from USIP, other government agencies, NGOs and the conflict zones. These experts collaborate to design, develop, and deploy new and existing technology tools for conflict management and peacebuilding.”
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon: “Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, an independent affiliate of the George W. Bush Institute, is a global partnership of national governments, non-governmental (NGO) and multilateral organizations, foundations, and corporations with a shared goal of reducing deaths from cervical cancer and breast cancer in low- and middle-income countries.”
Project Concern International (PCI): “PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship. PCI works in vulnerable communities to improve health and create long-term change by helping people help themselves.”
Represent.us: Represent.us is a national, non-partisan campaign working to fix America’s corrupt political system. Our campaign began in 2012 and since then we’ve developed over 40 chapters across the country and passed meaningful political reform from the east coast to the west coast, and everywhere in between. We combine true grassroots organizing, creative viral multimedia and legislative success at the local and state level to pressure Washington to make the government represent the people.
The Resolution Project: “The mission of the Resolution Project is to develop socially-responsible young leaders and empower them to make a positive impact today. Resolution has a proven model for identifying and inspiring young leaders through our Social Venture Challenges (“SVCs”) and Resolution Fellowships. The impact of activating potential young leaders through social entrepreneurship is inspiring; they become engaged early in making positive changes in the world and the character of their leadership is infused with social responsibility.”
Rise Egypt: “RISE Egypt is a global nonprofit that is leveraging its network of top experts, investors, and researchers to accelerate entrepreneurship for development in Egypt. RISE Egypt promotes collaboration across sectors and facilitates important conversations between stakeholders in the private sector, civil society, and policymaking communities about the roles of impact investing, public-private partnerships, and research in accelerating development.”
The Rumsfeld Foundation Military and Veteran Partners: “Since 2007, the Foundation has worked with a number of different organizations that provide a variety of services and assistance to active duty troops, returning veterans, the wounded and military families. The organizations listed include some of the outfits that the Foundation has supported in recent years. Whether interested in assisting children of the fallen with college scholarships, sponsoring a healing family retreat for a returning soldier, advocating for a greater veteran voice on Capitol Hill, or donating toward the building of an adapted home for a critically wounded service member, there are many meaningful opportunities to support our nation’s troops, veterans and their families.”
The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy: “The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), nonpartisan, and nonprofit organization, is dedicated to understanding and supporting Middle Eastern countries undergoing democratic transitions and committed to informing U.S. and international policymakers and the public of developments in these countries.” Note, donations can be mailed to: Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, 1140 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 505, Washington, DC 20036
Seleni Institute: “The Seleni Institute is a nonprofit organization that was founded by Nitzia and George Logothetis in 2011 to destigmatize and transform mental health and wellness by addressing real-life issues that challenge the emotional health of women, men, and their families, including: pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, infertility/third-party reproduction, miscarriage, stillbirth, menopause, parenting, and child loss.”
The Wilson Center: “The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community.”
Winrock International: “Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.”
UNHCR: “UNHCR works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. Since 1950, they have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to. UNHCR helps to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home.”
Upwardly Global: There are about 2 million immigrants and refugees currently in the U.S. who have college degrees from their home countries but are unemployed or working far below their skill level. Upwardly Global is the first and longest-serving organization that helps these men and women integrate into the professional American workforce.
U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: The USGLC works in our nation’s capital and across the country to strengthen America’s civilian-led tools — development and diplomacy — alongside defense. By advocating for a strong International Affairs Budget, the USGLC is working to make America’s international affairs programs a keystone of U.S. foreign policy.
To support partnership building and further collaboration between these organizations and Concordia, you can find detailed information about becoming a Member of the Concordia community here.