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  1. Philanthropy

    Is Your Tuna Melt Killing Sharks?

    7/25/2017 : Rebecca Ng and Mark Powell, Vulcan Program Officers for Marine Wildlife and Illegal Fishing

    Get smart about seafood to save sharks.

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    Expedition Locates Wreck of Italian Naval Ship Artigliere

    6/16/2017

    Paul G. Allen and his research team located the wreck of the Italian naval ship Artigliere along the Sicily-Malta escarpment during an expedition in the Mediterranean Sea in March 2017.

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    ​Fast Company Lists Two Vulcan Projects Among World Changing Ideas

    3/20/2017 : Fast Company

    ​Fast Company announced their 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards recipients, and Vulcan is represented twice! The Great Elephant Census and the Smart City Challenge were recognized.

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    Week in Review: Two Vulcan Projects Honored as "World Changing Ideas"

    3/17/2017

    Here's a look at what we've been up to this past week.

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    Week in Review: Upstream Music Fest + Summit Full Lineup Released

    3/17/2017

    Here's a look at what we've been up to this past week.

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    Week in Review: Paul G. Allen Named “Innovator for a Healthy Planet”

    3/17/2017

    Here's a look at what we've been up to this past week.

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    Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering Established at the University of Washington

    3/9/2017

    The University of Washington has established the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.

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    Paul G. Allen Named One of America's Top Philanthropists

    2/7/2017

    In 2016, Paul G. Allen gave nearly $300 million last year in an effort to tackle some of our world's greatest challenges. That places Allen 4th on the list of America's top philanthropists, according to Chronicle of Philanthropy magazine.

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    China Takes Aggressive Steps to Close Ivory Trade

    1/4/2017

    On December 30, 2016, history was made with the announcement China will shut down the trade of ivory within its borders by the end of 2017.

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    Expanding Our Efforts and Growing Our Team

    11/21/2016

    We're continuing to ramp up our efforts to make an impact on tough global challenges such as climate change and ocean health.

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    African Elephant Status Report Statement

    9/25/2016

    The African Elephant Status Report and the Great Elephant Census have come to the same conclusion: we are in the midst of a continent-wide poaching crisis that is decimating Africa's elephants.

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    Why CITES CoP17 Is a Crucial Moment for Wildlife

    9/23/2016

    The illicit wildlife trade has surged in recent years, driving precious species to the brink, but there’s hope that we can make an impact now.

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    Partnership Commits $1.86 Million to Support Homeless Students in Washington State

    9/14/2016

    Paul Allen is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Raikes Foundation to help Washington’s 35,000 homeless students get the support and stability they need.

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    Paul G. Allen’s Great Elephant Census Reveals Dramatic Population Decline in African Elephants

    8/31/2016

    Announced today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, results of census will inform major conservation policy decisions worldwide to ensure African elephants’ survival

  15. Philanthropy

    Great Elephant Census Reveals Dramatic Declines in Populations

    8/31/2016 : Tony Banbury, Chief Philanthropic Officer, Vulcan Inc.

    In 2014, Paul G. Allen and our team at Vulcan set out to count Africa’s savanna elephants, an effort known as The Great Elephant Census (GEC).

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    Voters in Oregon Gain an Opportunity to Save Endangered Animals

    7/7/2016

    Over 150,000 Oregonians shared their support of the most expansive animal protection measure in state history.

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    Don't Eat Sharks, Even By Mistake

    6/29/2016 : Mark Powell and Rebecca Ng, Vulcan Program Officers for Illegal Fishing and Marine Wildlife

    If you want to help save sharks, one simple thing you can do is avoid eating sharks.

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    Why Sharks Are So Important

    6/26/2016 : Mike Heithaus, GlobalFinPrint's Co-lead Investigator

    Shark attacks get all the headlines. Less appreciated until recently is just how much trouble many species of sharks are in.

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    Hawaii Passes Bill to End the Trade of Wildlife Products

    6/23/2016

    Hawaii’s legislature passed SB2647 and the Governor signed it into law. This bill will help stop parts from endangered species like elephants, rhinos, pangolins, sharks, rays, and other animals from finding their way into Hawaiian markets.

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    Columbus Is the Winner of the Smart City Challenge

    6/23/2016

    Vulcan and the US DOT announced that Columbus won the Smart City Challenge, a public-private partnership designed to address urban mobility as well as climate change.

  21. Philanthropy

    Engineering A Brighter Future

    6/23/2016

    Why Vulcan Inc. is driving cities to toward a more innovative and greener future

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    Gift From Paul G. Allen Pushes KEXP’s New Home Past Campaign Milestone

    5/26/2016

    As a lifelong music lover and longtime KEXP supporter, Mr. Allen’s gift helps in KEXP’s ongoing evolution and ensures that KEXP continues to be a resource for Seattle and music lovers world-wide.

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    2015 Vulcan Philanthropy Report

    4/5/2016

    At Vulcan, we believe in the importance and power of data and technology, because we can't fix what we haven't measured. Our 2015 Philanthropy Report outlines the impact of the work we did throughout the year.

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    Meet the Class of 2016 Allen Distinguished Educators

    3/14/2016

    In the quest to ignite innovation in education, the Allen Distinguished Educators program has announced its 2016 cohort of teachers who will receive a $25,000 award for pioneering work in education.

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    Smart City Challenge Finalists Announced

    3/12/2016

    Smart City Challenge finalists were announced by the U.S. DOT and Vulcan at SXSW.

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    Paul G. Allen's Surprise Funding Gives Washington State Teachers the #BestSchoolDay

    3/9/2016

    Paul G. Allen funds all Donors Choose classroom requests in Washington State as part of nationwide flash-funding.

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    The Bushcamp Company Wins National Geographic Travel Award

    3/9/2016

    A focus on philanthropy and conservation reaches all of Paul Allen’s investments, including the safari camp he owns in Zambia.

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    New Report Analyzes Potential Changes to Federal Coal-Leasing Program

    2/22/2016

    Vulcan commissioned a forward-looking analysis to test various policy cases for reform of the federal coal-leasing program.

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    Zika Virus Is Focus of New Grants by Paul G. Allen

    2/19/2016

    Paul G. Allen and Vulcan are announcing two grants focused on the current Zika outbreak, which began in Latin America and has grown quickly.

  30. Philanthropy

    Anthony Banbury Named Chief Philanthropy Officer for Vulcan

    2/8/2016

    Vulcan announced the appointment of Anthony Banbury to the position of chief philanthropy officer, a newly created senior-level role.

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    Smart City Challenge Draws Overwhelming Response From Cities Across U.S.

    2/8/2016

    The Smart City Challenge drew 78 applications from cities. The competition seeks to create an innovative, fully integrated model city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.

  32. Philanthropy

    Sea Around Us Study Finds 30% of Global Fish Catch Is Unreported

    1/22/2016

    The Sea Around Us project reached a milestone with the release of their global research on the number of fish caught worldwide.

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    Largest Wildlife Census in History Makes Waves in Conservation

    1/4/2016

    Early findings from the largest ever aerial survey of African wildlife—the Great Elephant Census—are proving that big data can make a big difference when it comes to saving the world’s largest land mammal.

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    By The Numbers: 2015 at Vulcan

    12/22/2015

    Vulcan had a busy year in 2015, launching initiatives, programs and projects to tackle tough challenges and inspire action. Here are some of our numbers for 2015.

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    Making Cities Smarter: Innovation in Transportation Can Drive Solutions Climate Change

    12/7/2015 : Barbara Bennett, President and COO

    Transformative innovation takes ambitious support from both the government and the private sector. That's why we're partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation to create the Smart City Challenge.

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    Paul Allen and Partners to Present Gift of Public Art to Pope Francis

    12/4/2015

    Paul Allen's Vulcan, along with several partners, will present a gift of contemporary public art entitled "Fiat Lux: Illuminating our Common Home" to Pope Francis on Dec. 8.

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    Washington Voters Overwhelmingly Pass I-1401

    11/4/2015

    Washington state voters overwhelmingly passed a sweeping animal protection law.

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    Paul Allen’s Philanthropy Mirrors His Passions and Business Approach

    11/2/2015 : The New York Times

    Like many of his peers in tech, Paul Allen has allocated much of his giving to efforts seeking big breakthroughs that will transform society.

  39. Philanthropy

    Looking Back at the Ebola Outbreak

    10/23/2015

    One year since Paul G. Allen pledged to donate up to $100 million to fight the spread of Ebola, our fight to end the outbreak hasn't stopped.

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    Arctic Ice Float's First Mission

    10/16/2015

    The University of Washington, in partnership with Vulcan Inc. and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, launched a novel underwater ice float on its first mission to study ocean conditions underneath the Arctic Sea in late August.

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    Paul G. Allen Receives Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

    10/15/2015

    Vulcan founder and chairman, Paul G. Allen received the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Thursday in New York.

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    Paul G. Allen Ebola Program Awards $11 Million in New Grants

    10/7/2015

    The Paul G. Allen Ebola Program is announcing seven grants to address identified gaps in global health in the effort to help prevent future outbreaks from becoming epidemics.

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    Impact Investing's Ripple Effect

    10/5/2015 : Lauren Kickham, Senior Program Officer for Africa Communities

    One of the greatest rewards of impact investing is watching the effects of a single strategic investment ripple out through many communities.

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    Emergency Operations Centers for Ebola Dedicated in West Africa

    9/17/2015

    The emergency operations centers (EOCs) created with support from Paul G. Allen's Ebola program to coordinate Ebola response activities were officially dedicated.

  45. Philanthropy

    Paul G. Allen to Receive Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

    8/25/2015 : Carnegie.org

    Paul G. Allen will be one of the recipients of the 2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

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    Next-Generation Medevac Biocontainment Units Will Protect Healthcare Workers

    8/11/2015

    The U.S. Department of State, Paul G. Allen Ebola Program and MRIGlobal unveiled first of-their-kind biocontainment units at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia.

  47. Philanthropy

    Paul G. Allen Supports Coral Reef Research to Reverse Rapid Decline

    8/4/2015

    A new project and winner of the 2013 Paul G. Allen Ocean Challenge will apply human-assisted evolution in developing resilient coral species that can survive amid rising ocean temperatures.

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    Investing in a Vibrant Africa

    7/24/2015 : Lauren Kickham

    In a blog post, Vulcan's Lauren Kickham outlines our commitment to invest in entrepreneurs and startups to create sustainable, scalable solutions to some of Africa’s greatest challenges.

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    What They’re Saying About the Global FinPrint Initiative

    7/17/2015

    A look at what the world is saying about the launch of a multiyear shark and ray census.

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    Foundation Awards $7 Million to Reveal Biology of Alzheimer's Disease

    7/14/2015

    The Foundation announced the award of Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) grants to five teams of researchers with projects that will open new and innovative avenues of research in Alzheimer's disease.

  51. Philanthropy

    Saving Sharks With Data

    7/7/2015 : Raechel Waters

    While 'Shark Week' demonstrates for many viewers the fascinating and fierce prowess of the ocean’s largest fish. Yet as powerful as these creatures may seem, they are in need of our protection.

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    Using Data to Stop ‘Fish Stories’

    5/27/2015 : Raechel Waters

    A powerful new platform developed with Sea Around Us could help to end “fish stories” and provide clearer data on the impact of overfishing on ocean health.

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    Washington State Initiative Aims to Protect Iconic Animals Threatened With Extinction

    4/27/2015

    Paul G. Allen is leading a campaign supporting a new Washington state initiative to protect iconic animals threatened with extinction.

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    Using Unmanned Aerial Systems to Monitor Changes in Glaciers and Ice Sheets

    3/24/2015 : Dr. Shawn Keshmiri, Kansas University, and Spencer Reeder, Vulcan Inc.

    Vulcan through the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is supporting the University of Kansas's work to develop advanced radar systems for unmanned aerial systems that measure glaciers and ice sheets in the polar regions.

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    Paul G. Allen to Offer Live Underwater Tour of the Musashi Battleship Wreckage

    3/11/2015

    Paul G. Allen and his research team will broadcast a live-stream tour of the wreckage of the Japanese battleship Musashi.

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    Vulcan Joins BICEP Coalition

    1/21/2015 : Barbara Bennett, President and COO

    Vulcan has joined the BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies.

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    Guardians of Raja Ampat Goes on Tour

    12/11/2014 : Candace Crespi, Shawn Heinrichs and John Weller

    Vulcan partnered with two critically-acclaimed photographers and filmmakers to promote ocean conservation through film.

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    PROTECTING PUBLIC LAND: LAWSUIT AGAINST BLM TARGETS COAL LEASING PROGRAM

    11/25/2014

    Paul G. Allen is supporting a lawsuit to require the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the federal coal leasing program.

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    GABRIELLE FITZGERALD ANNOUNCED AS DIRECTOR OF EBOLA PROGRAM

    11/14/2014

    Gabrielle Fitzgerald has joined Vulcan Inc.'s philanthropic team to lead its Ebola program.

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    NEW HUMANITARIAN GRANTS TO MEET REAL-TIME NEEDS IN EBOLA-STRICKEN WEST AFRICA

    11/6/2014

    Paul G. Allen announced new grants to provide immediate humanitarian relief to address basic human needs that are being threatened by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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    PAUL G. ALLEN INCREASES COMMITMENT TO FIGHT EBOLA TO $100 MILLION

    10/23/2014

    Paul G. Allen today increased his commitment to Tackle Ebola to at least $100 million and called on the global community to join the cause.

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    SUPPORTING THE SEA AROUND US TO PRESERVE OCEAN HEALTH AND FISH

    8/20/2014

    The latest grant from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation's aims at improving data for global fisheries.

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    Vulcan Inc. Announces New President and COO

    8/5/2014

    Vulcan has hired Barbara Bennett to fill the newly created position of president and chief operating officer.

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    PROTECTING OCEANS: TELLING THE STORY OF THE GUARDIANS IN RAJA AMPAT

    6/18/2014

    A project in Indonesia hopes to turn the people in coastal communities into guardians of their critical ocean ecosystems.

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    CELEBRATING OCEANS: FROM BOOKS TO THE BEACH

    6/6/2014

    Ahead of World Oceans Day, the Vulcan team immersed itself in all things related to the ocean, from dramatic images of manta rays to beach cleanups to global shipping.

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    SUPPORTING THE SALISH SEA ECOSYSTEM

    5/5/2014

    As a consistent supporter of environmental stewardship, Vulcan was a sponsor of the 2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference.

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    VULCAN REAL ESTATE VP NAMED TO CLIMATE TASK FORCE

    4/29/2014

    Vulcan Real Estate’s Ada Healey was named co-chair of Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce.

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    FOLLOW THE GREAT ELEPHANT CENSUS PROJECT

    4/24/2014

    The Great Elephant Census is underway. Track the project through its website and social media.

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    BLAZERS SUSTAINABILITY CHIEF TO MOVE TO PAUL ALLEN'S VULCAN INC

    4/10/2014 : Portland Business Journal

    The Trail Blazers' Justin Zeulner will take a sustainably oriented job with Paul Allen's Vulcan Inc.

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    Elephants Without Borders

    12/6/2013

    The Allen-led Great Elephant Census is the largest pan-Africa aerial survey since the 1970s and will be managed by the Botswana-based charitable organization Elephants Without Borders with $7 million in funding from Allen.

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