Science honors Institute: The 55th annual Westinghouse
Science Honors Institute began in fall with more than
400 western Pennsylvania high school juniors participating;
WSHI includes a series of 10 Saturday-morning lectures
on select science and engineering topics, and a field
trip to see Penn State University research center.
Westinghouse "Forms of Energy" Video Contest Winners
Two western Pennsylvania schools - McKeesport High School in McKeesport and St. Patrick Middle School in Canonsburg - won the 2011 "Forms of Energy" video contest sponsored by Westinghouse. The contest calls on students to prepare a three- to seven-minute video on nuclear energy and two other forms of energy. The videos can be staged as a commercial, news broadcast, talk show, music video, documentary or other creative production. The winning schools receive $3,000 for their science departments, and each participating student receives $100 for school supplies.
AHRA Putting Patients First Grant Program
Through the Putting Patients First grant program, TAMS is
able to carry out its commitment to improving the quality
of life for all people working with the Association for Medical
Imaging Management (AHRA). The program seeks to
improve patient care and safety in diagnostic imaging for
children and adults. Grants fund programs, training and
seminars at local hospitals, imaging centers and integrated
delivery networks (IDNs). The winning grant programs
are selected by AHRA: based on improvements to patient
care and best practices for imaging in the areas of CT, MR,
ultrasound and x-ray. The program provides six grants of
up to $7,500 each to hospitals and imaging centers, and
an additional grant of up to $20,000 to an IDN.
ACHE Fund for Innovation in
Health Care Leadership
Making greater educational opportunities available to the
healthcare community, TAMS sponsors the American College
of Healthcare Executives' (ACHE) Fund for Innovation
in Healthcare Leadership. The fund provides mid-level
healthcare executives access to leadership development, equipping them with the tools to overcome the financial
challenges facing hospitals today.
Tall Ships Festival
The Tall Ships Festival is the largest gathering of historic sail boats on the West Coast. The festival offers living history demonstrations, live music, an art show, ship tours, and other family-oriented activities.
Hosted by the Ocean Institute in the Dana Point Harbor, it is a celebration of California's maritime history that has become a favorite annual event.
Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS) employees and their families participate in the festival by helping the crew of one of the tall ships during the Sail-In Parade, and giving visitors to the Dana Point Marine Life Refuge.
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TABS sponsors a class and the teacher in Anaheim, CA to participate in the Ocean Institute's ocean education programs. Students learn about the Ocean Institute's Marine Life Refuge. TABS employees accompany students on their trips.
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Toshiba Classic Scholarship
Toshiba has been sponsoring the Toshiba Classic Scholarship for 14 years, which has awarded more than 146 Toshiba laptops valued at $249,000 to graduating seniors from local area high schools. This year Toshiba has also awarded two high school seniors $10,000 scholarship toward their college education.
Students go through an intensive application and interview process for what has become one of the most prestigious annual scholarships offered to Orange County students.
Click here for more information on the Toshiba Classic.
Protection of the Environment
In support of Toshiba Group's plan to plant 1.5 million trees worldwide by 2025 in commemoration of its 150-year anniversary. Toshiba America began holding tree planting events in May 2008. To date, more than 100,000 trees have been planted in the Americas. For more information on Toshiba Group's Tree Planting Initiative, please visit http://www.toshiba.co.jp/social/en/env/morizukuri.htm
TIC employees and their families demonstrated their commitment to environmental sustainability in the community as they worked with local residents and Boy Scouts to replenish and beautify the area near our TIC Houston facility. Together, they replaced 70 trees that failed to survive the area's extreme drought. They watered and mulched new and existing trees and cleaned up the Hike & Bike Trail along White Oak Bayou in Houston.
Earth Day Cleanup Events from TAIS (Toshiba America Information Systems) and TABS
of Service" in Irvine, CA
TABS and TAIS followed the format they began last
year with Earth Day celebration plans, offering a "day
of service" to all employees that will give
them an opportunity to participate in volunteer events
associated with Earth Day.
and TABS coordinated several events during Earth
Week for their employees to participate in a day
of service. TAIS in San Jose, CA worked with the
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy for an event on
April 19 that included weeding, spreading mulch/wood,
river cleanup and planting. Additionally, TAIS
in Irvine, CA partnered with TABS for two events,
including the Ocean Institute Beach Clean-Up on
April 20, and the Irvine Ranch Conservancy Native
Plant Farm clean-up on April 21.
Tree Planting Initiatives - NY Tree Planting
part of Toshiba's Environmental Vision 2050 and
Toshiba's plan to plant 1.5 million trees worldwide
by 2025, and in collaboration with Million Tree
NYC, Earth Day NY, NY Parks Department, TAI held
a tree planting event on April 17th at Randall's
Island, just to the North East of Manhattan. TAI's
CEO led the Toshiba team, which was joined by 30
students from Xavier High School in Manhattan and
20 people from other partner organizations.
The Commissioner of the New York City Department
of Parks & Recreation, the Director from Million
Trees NYC, and the Executive Director from Earth
Day NY also joined and applauded Toshiba's initiative
during the event. Toshiba planted 40 trees to commemorate
Earth Day (4/22)'s 40 year anniversary.
Westinghouse Tree Planting Initiative - Cranberry, Pennsylvania
Westinghouse employees planted 100 pine trees and mulched a playground at nearby Cranberry Community Park as part of a volunteer day held in May 2011. The trees were donated by Westinghouse as part of its "N-Vision a Greener Future" tree-planting initiative. The park is located a few miles from Westinghouse headquarters in Cranberry Township north of Pittsburgh.
to the People
Power to the People is a grassroots organization bringing
solar power to schools and medical facilities in remote villages
throughout Nicaragua. In December 2011, ten TAEC
volunteers visited the isolated town of El Caribe. The
town and its surrounding villages are home to more than
5,000 people living without electricity or access to basic
services such as health care, secondary education and
telephone lines. A single two-room schoolhouse serves
the entire community's children. Power to the People
volunteers installed a 900W photovoltaic system at the
school, providing dependable AC power and lights. The
system includes a PV battery charging station that allowstownspeople to charge their cars and a battery that powers
a single light bulb for 50 hours.
Southern Relief Efforts
Last April's tornadoes were devastating to many in the South, and Toshiba's proud to be doing our part to help with rebuilding efforts. Toshiba America, Inc. (TAI) in New York City, donated $10,000 to American Red Cross Southern Relief efforts after tornados and rivers rise in in May 2011. Most recently, Toshiba provided in-kind product donations of Toshiba laptops, TVs uninterruptable power supplying devices, and photocopiers to to Habitat for Humanity to help them rebuild their offices and to more efficiently aid reconstruction in stricken regions in both Alabama and Tennessee. The in-kind technology donations follow Toshiba Corp.'s pledge of over $50,000 made in June to help recovery and cleanup efforts throughout the impacted communities. The company’s overall in-kind donations will total nearly $65,000.
Group Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts
Group initially decided to make a donation equivalent
to 500 million yen (approximately $6 million) immediately
after the earthquake, in order to contribute to
relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of
the disaster. Toshiba Group has now decided to
donate an additional 500 million yen (approx $6
Million), raising the total donation to 1 billion
yen ($12 Million).
Earthquake and Tsunami Recovery: Toshiba Group
is supplying free residential photovoltaic power
generation systems, rechargeable batteries and
energy-efficient home appliances, including LCD
TVs, air-conditioners, refrigerators, rice cookers
and LED lighting for 100 public housing units the
government is providing for earthquake victims
in the region.
Toshiba America is also supporting American Red
Cross earthquake relief efforts with employee donations
matching the amount of over $85,000 donated by
Toshiba America Companies in June 2011. Toshiba employees
in the U.S. have raised over $125,000.
Westinghouse Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts
Red Cross officials visited Westinghouse headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, on May 24 to thank the company for its support of Japan relief and recovery efforts.
Westinghouse donated $1 million to the overall effort. The majority of the contribution went to the Red Cross' Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund; the remainder went to the Village of Tokai, which sustained significant damage from the disaster. Tokai is the location of a Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI) facility; Westinghouse is NFI's majority owner.
order to help strengthen community pride, TABS
participated in several "build days." As
a Whole House sponsor, Toshiba contributed $250,000
toward building one of the 27 new homes in San
Juan Capistrano as part of the Habitat for Heroes & Foundations
for Families™ project.
As the group's Official Technology Sponsor, Toshiba
has committed to donate 150 laptops in Habitat
for Humanity homes over the next three years.
more about Habitat for Humanity of Orange
annually donates hundreds of pounds of canned and
other non-perishable items to the food pantry South
County Outreach, an Orange County, non-profit,
providing a host of services to help the community's
homeless, unemployed, and underemployed supporting
over 900 families per month.
Toshiba also became the Official Technology Sponsor
of South County Outreach, outfitting its computer
learning lab with 24 new laptops.
out an annual United Way fund raising campaign and
raise fund to help support children in need. The
United Way donation is driven by its employee and
the company matches.
Promotion of Sport and Culture
Toshiba has been title sponsor of the Toshiba Classic since 1994. Toshiba Classic is one of the most charitable golf tournaments on the PGA Champions Tour. For the 14 past years it has raised almost $14 million for more than 45 different charities making a significant impact in the Orange County community.
The primary beneficiary of the tournament is Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, a nationally acclaimed facility that provides world-class healthcare. These charitable accomplishments are a testament to the generous support of the Toshiba Classic's sponsors and the tireless efforts of its more than 1,000 community volunteers.
Click here to learn more about the Toshiba Classic.
Support to Cultural Institutions
Toshiba supports New York cultural institutions such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Toshiba supports Japanese cultural institutions such as Japan Society and JCCI.
The Toshiba International Foundation's mission is International Cultural Exchange. Click here for more information.