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PNC announces new $19 million vocabulary initiative

Sesame Street adds Buzz Word to line up

SouthFloridaSunrise.com Staff report

April 7--PNC Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Demchak announced the PNC Foundation’s support for a $19 million vocabulary education initiative for young children recently during an event that served as the official kickoff to the 10-year anniversary celebration of "Grow Up Great."

Demchak was joined by Sesame Street Chief Executive Officer Mel Ming and others to announce the new vocabulary initiatives on April 1. Through the grant, the PNC Foundation will support three vocabulary programs for pre-K children across the bank’s footprint, including Florida.

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$225,500 payoff

FAU’s business plan competition rockets to new heights

SouthFloridaSunrise.com Staff report

April 16--The FAU Business Plan Competition concluded its 2014 events last Friday, and announced the biggest participation and prize value in its 6-year history. Two hundred and fifty-one teams registered to compete this year for a record-breaking $225,500 in cash and prizes around the theme “Who will rock-it? Who will launch?”

Eight teams from the FAU student body and eight independent entrepreneurs made it to the finals of the annual competition.

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$ 1.7 million awarded for health initiatives

10 new grants awarded to innovators

SouthFloridaSunrise.com Staff report

April 7--The board of Quantum Foundation approved ten new grants totaling $1,718,287 at its recent board meeting. The private health care foundation based in West Palm Beach funds projects that tackle health problems in fresh and innovative ways.

Every dollar the foundation grants, about $7.5 million every year, stays in Palm Beach County to benefit local communities.

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