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WU Foundation Funds Local Youth Programs with Assist from Denver Nuggets

In a special Denver Nuggets halftime presentation, the Western Union Foundation presented a $20,000 check to the Gold Crown Foundation, as part of its WU Assists promotion. Throughout the 2017-2018 season, the Western Union Foundation pledged to donate $10 for every assist made by a Nuggets player in a home game to the Gold Crown Foundation, which helps young people in our community become creative and confident leaders through enrichment and sports programs. “The Denver Nuggets have demonstrated commitment and teamwork this ...

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#TogetherWeSucceed for International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a special day of recognition to celebrate the achievements of women and to highlight the fact that, despite major advancements, the fight for gender equality continues. At the Western Union Foundation, we know that gender equality flows from economic opportunity, and we believe that the surest pathway to economic opportunity is education. That’s why we work with NGOs around the world that teach women the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in ...

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Western Union Foundation Presents Nuggets “Court of Dreams” Experience

Denver West High School Basketball Teams recognized for commitment to their teams and studies This week, the Western Union Foundation presented the Denver Nuggets “Court of Dreams” experience, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play on the Nuggets game court at the Pepsi Center, to the boys and girls varsity basketball teams from Denver West High School in Denver. The team was selected by the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Foundation and featured a diverse group of students from six area DPS schools ...

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From Aleppo to Istanbul to Denver: “We had to get out for our children.”

For two years, a mother and her children huddled inside their dark home, only venturing out when it was absolutely necessary. And when they did, it was dangerous. Planes flew overhead, barrel bombs and missiles rained down, and snipers took shots from inside ruined buildings as those who were left scurried past the piles of rubble where homes, schools, offices and shops once stood. The following story, written for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) by freelance writer and IRC volunteer ...

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WU & WU Foundation Join WPDI for Uganda Visit

Western Union Chief Executive Officer Hikmet Ersek, Chief Compliance Officer and WU Foundation Board Chair Jacqueline Molnar, and Western Union Chief of Staff to the CEO Nicole Vogrin, visited the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda in December to see firsthand the work of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), a Western Union Foundation beneficiary. The visit culminated in the graduation of WPDI’s first class of Trainers of Trainees (ToTs), who will become the leaders that bring WPDI’s ...

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WU Executives Visit Uganda To Recognize Young Graduates

CEO & Chief Compliance Officer attend graduation ceremony to reaffirm >$1M pledge to Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative On a recent trip to Uganda, Denver-based Western Union Chief Executive Officer, Hikmet Ersek and Chief Compliance Officer and Western Union Foundation Board Chair, Jacqueline Molnar provided leadership training and had the opportunity to see firsthand how one non-profit’s peacebuilding initiative is working to transform the country and support young people from war-torn regions of Uganda and South Sudan. Earlier ...

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Meet Oliver, a University of Denver Student & 2017 WU Scholar Recipient

Oliver is one of 174 WU Scholars recipients selected to receive a USD $2,500.00 scholarship from the Western Union Foundation for demonstrating academic excellence, as well as perseverance, aspiration and community-mindedness. The WU Scholars Program is a global program focused on supporting students around the world to pursue an undergraduate education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business and entrepreneurship. Oliver is using the scholarship to continue his studies in business, entrepreneurship and real-estate – and he plans to continue ...

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Western Union Moves Cash into Puerto Rico

In Readiness to Serve Customers Placing currency directly into the hands of our customers has long been a Western Union strength, empowering people to pay for necessities during the course of everyday life, which becomes even more essential in times of natural, economic or political disasters. Today, our company is preparing to transport physical currency into Puerto Rico and hold it securely until our Agent network is ready to service the millions of residents impacted by Hurricane Maria. Western Union ...

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WU Foundation Responds to Mexico City Earthquake

By Elizabeth Roscoe Executive Director WU Foundation The Western Union Foundation is supporting efforts to provide emergency services and disaster relief to the people of Mexico City and its surrounding areas following this week’s earthquake. According to officials, the death toll keeps rising and multiple buildings – including schools – were destroyed. The Foundation is donating USD $30,000 to Save the Children, one of our disaster relief partners, which is setting up psychosocial support and “friendly spaces” for children in schools and ...

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The WU Foundation Awards 174 Scholarships Globally

WU Scholars Class of 2017 Represents 65 Countries, 153 Colleges and Universities Today, the Western Union Foundation awarded 174 scholarships to post-secondary students resident in 65 countries as a part  of the WU Scholars Program*. The global program is focused on supporting students around the world who are pursuing a post-secondary education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business and entrepreneurship. The WU Scholars Class of 2017 represents 65 countries, 153 colleges and universities, and 65 percent recipients are female. Each student will receive USD $2,500 (or ...

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