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August 12, 2015

Data Puzzling for a Good Cause

What crosses your mind when making a reservation in a nice restaurant? Is it the location and atmosphere of the place? The type of cuisine they offer? The price of food and drink? Many people have these thoughts in mind when making their choice – however, accessibility can be an even more relevant aspect. A

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August 6, 2015

A Time for Community

Katie Franklin had just become a mother to a beautiful baby boy—already a big commitment, maybe the biggest of her life. She was married. She had a busy professional life as a FedEx Ground pickup and delivery manager at a local facility in Tennessee. And now Katie had a chance to join Leadership Wilson, a

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May 18, 2015

Behind the Scenes at the FedEx Hub in Paris

FedEx helps inspire French junior high school students Airports typically represent great economic potential for the surrounding areas. However, the unemployment rate for young people living near the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris is quite high. Some transport industry companies, such as FedEx, have taken actions to support education as well as employment

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December 15, 2011

Enchanting the Holiday Season in Vegas — Stays in Vegas

On a Vegas night, a 100 FedEx team members donated their time to enchant Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest. Celebrating its 20th year, Magical Forest is a local holiday attraction that raises about $1M for Opportunity Village, an agency that serves people with intellectual disabilities in the Las Vegas community. The FedEx volunteers brought in the magic by manning various rides and attractions.  

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September 17, 2010

You Can Be the Difference

I am honored to be serving as general campaign manager for the United Way of the Mid South and chairman of this year’s FedEx United Way campaign. For the latter, I am joined by a team of senior leaders from across the FedEx organization committing their time, their energy and their heart to leading this year’s campaign.

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September 16, 2009

Making the Chase and I Need Your Help

Hey, Fans of FedEx Racing!  As you know we are once again in the Chase for the Sprint Cup - our fourth consecutive year - and I can tell you this entire #11 FedEx Racing team is looking forward to making 2009 our most successful season yet.Coming off a great win in Richmond, we have momentum on our side and when we take the green at New Hampshire this weekend, we will be right in the thick of a ten-week, 12-driver shootout for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.

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April 17, 2009

The Stories That Warm My Heart

Ok, I admit it. I’m a sucker for heart-warming stories of real people making a difference. I’m talking Oprah excited, Hallmark channel excited. I’ve shed a few tears here and there. Perhaps seeking positive stories is my own way to counteract the helplessness I feel when I turn on the news and see story after depressing story of corporate greed and government bailouts of big business. The positive stories are what keep my faith in the human spirit.

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