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United Way Celebrates 3M as Corporate Champion of Change

United Way United Way Worldwide recognized 3M and ten other companies as "Outstanding Strategic Partners," on May 14, 2014, celebrating long-term commitment, giving, volunteering, leadership and employee engagement. "United Way and communities around the world wouldn't be where we are today without the passion and partnership of these corporate leaders and their employees," said Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide. "They are helping us scale impact around the world and create opportunities for a brighter future and a better life for all people."

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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