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United Way 2014 Kick Off

3M Kicks Off its 2014 Campaign in Partnership with United Way

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer, Inge Thulin and Ivan Fong, vice president of 3M Legal Affairs and 3M’s 2014 Campaign Chair were joined by speakers from the Greater Twin Cities United Way to kick-off the company’s campaign. Speakers encouraged 3Mers to get involved, pledge and help create pathways out of poverty for people in our communities. After the formal presentations, employees got involved. In less than 15 minutes more than 300 employees put together 550 arts and craft bags for preschool children at five local organizations: Way to Grow, Canvas Health, Lifetrack, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and the Wilder Foundation.

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Destination Imagination Global Finals

Destination Imagination At the world's largest creativity event, with 16,000 attendees, 3M helped set a Guiness Record. The 3M Duct Tape Ball was the largest gathering of people wearing duct tape!  In the 3M-sponsored "Explore the Uncharted," students traveled through a simulated rainforest, participating in mini challenges such as an anaconda-infested waterfall or freeing birds captured by poachers. View a wrap-up and photos here.

University of Minnesota 1st Tuesday

Dr. Eric Kaler, President, University of Minnesota; Dr. Sri Zaheer, Dean of Carlson School of Management; Inge Thulin, Chairman, President and CEO, 3M
Inge Thulin, Chairman, President and CEO, 3M, was the featured speaker at the Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday event on March 4 at the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center. The event was attended by faculty, students, and the business community as well as 3Mers and alumni.

2013 3Mgives

3Mgives is the home for our Strategic Philanthropy and Global Community Engagement. We wrap-up our 60th anniversary with a video that celebrates the spirit of who we are and what we do ... 3Mgives. Click here.

Introducing 3Mgives

Introducing 3Mgives – the new name that encompasses all 3M/3M Foundation giving, product donations and volunteerism around the globe.

As the 3M Foundation celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, we worked with 3Mers around the world to review, reflect and refresh our giving strategies to ensure that 3M’s philanthropy and community engagement remain impactful, relevant, contemporary and global.  We are launching a new giving strategy that will enhance the vibrancy of our communities around the world.

3Mgives has a broader geographic reach while supporting local communities; increases opportunities for branding; and creates shared value for 3M businesses and our community partners. The areas of focus are:  Education, Community, which includes human services and the arts, and the Environment.  Volunteerism continues to be the cornerstone of 3Mgives.

Kim Price, Vice President, 3Mgives

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