Japan: Panasonic NPO Support Fund 2011 Presentation Ceremony
February 15, 2011
The Panasonic NPO Support Fund, which helps reinforce the organizational infrastructure of NPOs, held its 2011 presentation ceremony for the environmental and children's fields at the Panasonic Center Tokyo on January 27, 2011. The ceremony was attended by representatives of NPOs receiving fund, selection committee members, social service staff of other companies, and NPO representatives, making approximately 100 people altogether. Panasonic members included PC Managing Executive Officer Takumi Kajisha of the Corporate Communications Field, Executive Officer Hidetoshi Osawa, Director of the Corporate Communications Division, General Manager Michiko Ogawa of the Corporate Citizenship Group.
The Panasonic NPO Support Fund is one of Panasonic's primary corporate citizenship programs, focusing on the fields of the environment and support for education of future generations based on the philosophy of education and living in harmony in order to achieve a sustainable society. This fund gives all-round support of funding the reinforcement of organizational infrastructure as well as consulting the management, aiming that citizenship groups struggling with social issues make sustainable growth.
Since the Panasonic NPO Support Fund has reached its tenth year, it has undergone third party review. Sachiko Kishimoto, Executive Director of the Center for Public Resources Development, validated the effectiveness of the fund by stating in summary of this review that "This fund contributes to reinforce the organizational infrastructure of NPOs. These efforts not only resolve problems in the operation of these organizations, but also lead to increased finances and staff members, thus promoting further solution of social issues."