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The Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) announced the winners of the 2012 DMEF Collegiate ECHO Direct/Interactive Marketing Challenge, whose content was provided by SkyMall. DMEF awarded a total of $8,500 in scholarships to the University of Georgia, which swept this year’s competition, with $3,500 in cash prizes going to the winning student teams.
Conducted since 1986, DMEF’s Collegiate ECHO Challenge provides college students with real-world experience by challenging them to create a marketing campaign for an actual product or service.
The Direct Marketing Educational Foundation announced the winners of the 2011 DMEF Collegiate ECHO Direct/Interactive Marketing Challenge, whose content was provided by charity: water, an international nonprofit that provides clean drinking water to communities worldwide that are deprived of access.
The winners of the DMEF’s 2011 Collegiate ECHO Challenge are:
• Silver (2nd place)/Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University
• Silver (2nd place)/Graduate: Eastern Michigan University
The General Motors Foundation pulled annual arts funding to Detroit institutions in late 2008 in the wake of the collapse of the auto industry.
But with profits percolating, GM has gotten back in the game, making recent grants of about $125,000 to Michigan Opera Theatre, $75,000 to Mosaic Youth Theatre and $25,000 to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
Corporate profits are on the rebound, but most big businesses say it will be some time before they can give as much cash as they did before the recession, according to a Chronicle survey of 162 of the country’s largest corporations.
August 20, 2009, Express-News — In the midst of a major downturn in the U.S. auto industry, the Ford Motor Company Fund announced Thursday that it will give $1.5 million over the next 15 months to San Antonio nonprofits, and $1 million of it to the new Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art+Design.