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New York State of Mind: Toyota Welcomes LULAC 2014 National Convention to Big Apple

New York State of Mind: Toyota Welcomes LULAC 2014 National Convention to Big Apple

July 02, 2014
NEW YORK (July 2, 2014) – There’s something special about experiencing New York City for the first time, which is why Toyota is excited to welcome the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2014 National Convention to the Big Apple. This year’s 85th National Convention, which will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas) from July 8-12, 2014, marks the first time that any national Hispanic organization will be holding its annual conference in New York City. Toyota is a 2014 Presenting Sponsor.... more

Toyota Increases Scholarship Support for Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen

Toyota Increases Scholarship Support for Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen

June 26, 2014
San Diego, CA (June 26, 2014) – As many as 300 new higher education scholarships will be created for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen over the next five years as a result of an additional $1.35 million contribution from Toyota to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships for military children. Toyota has supported the Scholarship Foundation since 2004, and today’s gift brings Toyota’s total investment in the Foundation to more than $3 million. ... more

Pro Golfer Tees Off to Increase Toyota Gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Pro Golfer Tees Off to Increase Toyota Gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

June 26, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 26, 2014) – Lizette Salas doesn’t crack under pressure. The recipients of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s (HSF) scholarships will soon be thankful for that.

That’s because every shot the rising LPGA star takes through the remainder of the 2014 season could generate more than $1 million for scholarships and related services provided by the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education.... more

NALEO Educational Fund Welcomes Toyota as Presenting Sponsor of the NALEO 31st  Annual Conference in San Diego

NALEO Educational Fund Welcomes Toyota as Presenting Sponsor of the NALEO 31st Annual Conference in San Diego

June 23, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 23, 2014) – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will welcome Toyota as presenting sponsor of the NALEO 31st Annual Conference in San Diego.  The nation’s largest gathering of Latino elected officials, the NALEO 31st Annual Conference runs from Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28.  The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will also serve as the conference’s official vehicle. ... more

El Fondo Educativo de NALEO le da la Bienvenida a Toyota Como Auspiciador Presentador de la Conferencia #31 de NALEO en San Diego

El Fondo Educativo de NALEO le da la Bienvenida a Toyota Como Auspiciador Presentador de la Conferencia #31 de NALEO en San Diego

June 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (23 de junio de 2014) – El Fondo Educativo de la Asociación Nacional de Funcionarios Latinos Electos y Designados (NALEO) le dará la bienvenida a Toyota como auspiciador presentador de la conferencia anual #31 de NALEO, que se llevará a cabo entre el jueves 26 y el sábado 28 de junio en San Diego. El Toyota Highlander híbrido 2014 será el vehículo oficial de la Conferencia.... more

Toyota, Suppliers Disaster Relief Giving Nears $86,000

Toyota, Suppliers Disaster Relief Giving Nears $86,000

June 19, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (June 19, 2014) – In the aftermath of the April 28 tornado that struck Northeast Mississippi, Toyota asked how they could help those in need. The answer shaped itself in the form of almost $86,000 donated by Toyota, near site suppliers and team members.... more

Giving a Buzz ‘bout Bees

Giving a Buzz ‘bout Bees

June 18, 2014
Weather warms and bees buzz, a sure sign they’re getting down to business … pollinating the plant populace. And as the top population handling this serious undertaking, they’re getting a hand from Toyota.... more

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Students from Irvine Named Winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Students from Irvine Named Winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

June 17, 2014
Silver Spring, MD (June 17, 2014) – Toyota and Discovery Education today announced that four teens from Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine, CA - Jenny Kim, Tyler Koski, Kevin Kim and Chase Masters – have been named the grand prize winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge.... more

Uncharted Play 'Teams Up' With Toyota to Bring Social Invention Curriculum to Brazilian Children During the World’s Largest Soccer Celebration

Uncharted Play 'Teams Up' With Toyota to Bring Social Invention Curriculum to Brazilian Children During the World’s Largest Soccer Celebration

June 16, 2014
NEW YORK and TORRANCE, Calif. (June 16, 2014) — Uncharted Play, a social invention company best known for the SOCCKET, a soccer ball that harnesses kinetic energy from play for practical, everyday use, has joined forces with Toyota, the world's top automaker, to introduce UP’s Think Out of Bounds curriculum, aimed at encouraging social invention across the globe. ... more

Toyota and National Center for Families Learning Announce Second Round of Toyota Family Learning Grants

Toyota and National Center for Families Learning Announce Second Round of Toyota Family Learning Grants

June 06, 2014
Louisville, Ky. (June 6, 2014) – Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) today announced that community programs across the nation can submit initial applications for the prestigious Toyota Family Learning grants, which recognize innovation in engaging families in learning. ... more

Yellowstone...Where the Deer and the Antelope and the Prius Play

Yellowstone...Where the Deer and the Antelope and the Prius Play

June 04, 2014
Don’t get stuck in a “bear jam” is advice to live by for the 3 million annual visitors to Yellowstone National Park. But if you do become entangled in traffic caused by an elusive yet exciting bear sighting, take the time to chat up the ranger perched nearby in a Toyota Prius.... more

Buffalo and Bears and Batteries – Oh My!

Buffalo and Bears and Batteries – Oh My!

June 04, 2014
Torrance, Calif. (June 4, 2014) – The nation’s oldest National Park is ready for some new power.  Toyota Camry hybrid batteries will soon power the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park.  It’s a new lease on life for the batteries and new, zero emission, energy option for the Park.  Now that’s a “bear-able” solution! ... more

Toyota Education Initiatives in STEAM Innovation and AAPS  Prepare 2nd Round of Educational Visit to Singapore

Toyota Education Initiatives in STEAM Innovation and AAPS Prepare 2nd Round of Educational Visit to Singapore

May 30, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 30, 2014) – For the second year, Ann Arbor Public Schools staff members have been invited to join the Toyota Education Initiatives in STEAM Innovation (Toyota STEAM) program. This year, Superintendent Dr. Jeanice K. Swift will make the trip along with 20 other AAPS staff representing many from the district’s instructional and administrative levels. ... more

Beach Rescues and Toyota 4x4s: This Really Is Life and Death

Beach Rescues and Toyota 4x4s: This Really Is Life and Death

May 23, 2014
When Eric Care, a City of San Diego lifeguard sergeant, got the call that a man four miles north of his location along Torrey Pines State Beach was in cardiac arrest, there wasn’t time to think. All he could do was react.... more

Toyota Hits the Beach to Help San Diego Lifeguards Promote Beach Safety

Toyota Hits the Beach to Help San Diego Lifeguards Promote Beach Safety

May 23, 2014
SAN DIEGO (May 23, 2014) – While locals and tourists focus on miles of coast lined with gorgeous sands, San Diego lifeguards focus on safe practices in the water and on the beach.
 
Toyota is focused on helping them.... more

Paralympian Snowboarder Amy Purdy's Adaptive Action Sports Receives the Ultimate ‘Lift’ from Toyota

Paralympian Snowboarder Amy Purdy's Adaptive Action Sports Receives the Ultimate ‘Lift’ from Toyota

May 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 22, 2014) – Paralympian snowboarder Amy Purdy’s Adaptive Action Sports (AAS) will get a jump-start from Toyota, beginning today.  Toyota and AAS are expanding their partnership, which will allow AAS to host 10 competitive para-snowboard events for wounded veterans by the end of 2015.... more

Osamu Nagata to Receive SAE Foundation’s 2014 Industry Leadership Award

Osamu Nagata to Receive SAE Foundation’s 2014 Industry Leadership Award

May 21, 2014
Detroit, Mich (May 21, 2014) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. President and CEO Osamu “Simon” Nagata is the recipient of the 2014 Industry Leadership Award, which will be presented during the SAE Foundation Banquet on May 22nd at the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit.... more

Toyota and Babson College Partner with the Greater Boston Food Bank to Provide Students with Real World Experience and Help Deliver More Food Faster

Toyota and Babson College Partner with the Greater Boston Food Bank to Provide Students with Real World Experience and Help Deliver More Food Faster

May 21, 2014
Wellesley, Mass. (May 21, 2014) – Toyota and Babson College’s Social Innovation Lab today announced they have partnered with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to help expedite the distribution of food to those in need.  The partnership aims to enhance productivity, and inventory control practices at GBFB while teaching Babson students a real-world lesson in how Toyota’s manufacturing know-how can enhance the work of nonprofits.... more

Toyota Continues to Drive Higher Education

Toyota Continues to Drive Higher Education

May 06, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 6, 2014) –The rising cost of higher education is a growing concern among high school students as they prepare for college entry in the fall.  In order to alleviate some of the worry, Toyota awarded tuition support to 21 college-bound Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students from southern California, whose studies focus heavily on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  ... more

Toyota Statement on Suspension of L.A. Clippers Advertising

Toyota Statement on Suspension of L.A. Clippers Advertising

April 29, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (April 29, 2014) - Toyota is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion and finds Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s alleged comments inconsistent with our beliefs. While Toyota will continue to support the sport, players and fans through our relationship with the Staples Center and L.A. Live, we are suspending all advertising and sponsorship activities directly linked to the Clippers organization.  We believe this is what our customers would want us to do.... more

Lexus Gives More Than a Close Shave for St. Baldrick’s Foundation – Over $53,000  in Donations and Fundraising

Lexus Gives More Than a Close Shave for St. Baldrick’s Foundation – Over $53,000 in Donations and Fundraising

April 23, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 23, 2014) – Did you shave your head in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day? Some folks at Lexus and select dealers did to help St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research.... more

New York Auto Show Opening Day: Supporting Veterans While Celebrating Cars & Trucks

New York Auto Show Opening Day: Supporting Veterans While Celebrating Cars & Trucks

April 19, 2014
New York (April 19, 2013) – At the New York International Auto Show opening ceremony this weekend, Toyota will join forces with the Wounded Warrior Project, a national organization designed to provide help and raise public awareness for injured service members, to donate a 2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited to United States Army Specialist Robert Loria of Port Jervis, NY.  The presentation will take place during the opening ceremony of the New York Auto Show on Saturday, April 19 at 9.00 a.m. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.... more

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists for Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists for Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

April 17, 2014
Silver Spring, MD (April 17, 2014) – Toyota and Discovery Education announced today the top ten finalists in the annual Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, the nation’s premier teen safe driving program. Beginning today and continuing for the next two weeks, these top ten inspirational videos will appear online for public voting not only to determine the grand prize winner, but also to send a national reminder about the importance of safe teen driving.... more

Waterkeeper Alliance Announces 4th Annual SPLASH Series, Presented by Toyota

Waterkeeper Alliance Announces 4th Annual SPLASH Series, Presented by Toyota

April 11, 2014
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Waterkeeper Alliance, the global environmental organization dedicated to defending every person’s right to clean water, announced today the locations of its 4th Annual SPLASH Event Series, presented nationally by Toyota.  SPLASH events will take place in waterways across the United States to raise funds to support Waterkeeper Alliance and local Waterkeeper member organizations by engaging community members and clean-water enthusiasts in water-based recreational activities like swimming, paddling, boating, as well as on-water clean up events. ... more

Toyota Helps Preserve Historic Documents Through $100,000 Gift to National Archives

Toyota Helps Preserve Historic Documents Through $100,000 Gift to National Archives

April 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2014) -- Millions of people who visit Washington each year go to see its famous monuments or view the historic records, which chronicle significant events in the nation’s history.  Toyota is helping preserve a portion of that history through a $100,000 gift to the Foundation for the National Archives.... more

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