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Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Network: Virginia Wesleyan University and Greentech Capital Advisors! To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Also, be sure to register for the next IEN Webinar exploring the topic of Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments, taking place on March 6th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Virginia Wesleyan University Greentech Capital Advisors   Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing Bloomberg Brief l Sustainable Finance This week's Bloomberg brief highlights how the EU can boost the share of renewables to 34% of its...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Highlights include Lewis & Clark College's decision this week to divest from fossil fuels, and a warm welcome to Grinnell College-- the latest IEN Member.To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Grinnell College   Sustainable Investing at Endowments Lewis and Clark College Board of Trustees Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels l Lewis & Clark The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment, approving the recommended policy changes prepared by a subcommittee...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 9th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 9th, 2018 Our Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit hosted in partnership with Second Nature earlier this week in Tempe was a great success. We had an engaging and action-oriented meeting with over 275 senior administrators from colleges and universities and leaders from government, business, finance, and civil society. Thank those of you that could make it -- videos and materials from the sessions will be up on our website soon! Below please find this week's news round-up. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Appalachian State University Change Finance   Sustainable Investing at Endowments The University of Edinburgh Announces Full Divestment From Fossil Fuels l The Student Newspaper The University...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 2nd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 2nd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Network this week: TIAA, Glenmede, and Jarislowsky Fraser. For more information on the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN Membership, click here. We're looking forward to seeing many of you next week in Tempe, AZ for the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit! Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members TIAA (Leadership Level) Glenmede (Leadership Level) Jarislowsky Fraser   Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing N.Y. State Common to Double Low-Carbon Equity Index Investment to $4 Billion l Pensions and Investments The New York State Common Retirement Fund is increasing its investment in a low-emissions...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 26th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 26th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome four new members to the Network this week: iSelect Fund Management, Flat World Partners, Clean Energy Venture Group, and Fossil Free Indexes. For more information on the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN Membership, click here. We're looking forward to seeing many of you from February 4-6 in Tempe, AZ for the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit! If you haven't already, there's still time to register. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members iSelect Fund Management Flat World Partners Clean Energy Venture Group Fossil Free Indexes   New Reports & Resources Participate in GIIN's Annual Impact...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 19th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 19th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Making headlines this week and explored in several stories below was BlackRock's Annual Letter to CEOs, calling on corporations to find a purpose in society or risk losing support from shareholders.  The 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership is only two weeks away (Feb. 4-6 in Tempe, AZ), and if you haven't already, there is still time to register! Also be sure to register for our webinar with ICCR leaders on The Investor Case for Human Rights next week, on January 24th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Reports The State of Green Business, 2018 l Green Biz This article is...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 12th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 12th, 2018 Below find this week's news round-up. Be sure to check out the stories highlighting the New York City Mayor's announcement this week that city pension funds have set a goal to divest about $5 billion from companies involved in the fossil fuel business, as well as the Mayor's announcement of a lawsuit against five major oil companies, seeking to collect billions of dollars in damages to pay for city efforts to cope with the effects of climate change. Please note, with our new format for the round-up, we have moved the "Upcoming Events" section to the bottom of the email. Be sure to register for our webinar on The Investor Case for Human Rights...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 5th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 5th, 2018 Dear {{ recipient.first_name_or_friend }},  Happy New Year! Below please find news highlights from the past few weeks. You may notice the new format for the news round-up, as we are now using our email system instead of the listserv for these weekly updates. We hope you like it; please send any feedback you may have.  (The listserv is still active for asking questions and interactive dialogue amongst the IEN community). And, if you haven't already, don't forget to register for the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, Feb. 4-6 in Tempe, AZ!  Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at Endowments & Foundations  UNC Asheville Looks For Help With...

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Weekly News Round-Up: December 22nd, 2017

Upcoming Events IEN Session + Workshop at the 2018 Foundation Leadership Forum l AGB, January 21-23, 2018, Los Angeles, CA IEN Principal, Tony Cortese will be leading sessions examining mission-aligned investing, and a post-conference peer learning workshop going deeper into all aspects of aligning ESG goals to the foundation’s mission while meeting the financial and advancement requirements of each institution. Webinar: The Investor Case for Human Rights | Intentional Endowments Network, January 24th, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET In this webinar, participants will hear from Josh Zinner, CEO of The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), David Schilling, Senior Program Director at ICCR, and Julie Tanner, Assistant Director of Socially Responsible Investing at Christian Brothers Investment Services, and an ICCR Board Member. They will discuss the potential for investor work on human...

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Weekly News Round-Up: December 15th, 2017

Upcoming Events IEN Session + Workshop at the 2018 Foundation Leadership Forum l AGB, January 21-23, 2018, Los Angeles, CA IEN Principal, Tony Cortese will be leading sessions examining mission-aligned investing, and a post-conference peer learning workshop going deeper into all aspects of aligning ESG goals to the foundation’s mission while meeting the financial and advancement requirements of each institution. Winter Innovation Summit l Sorenson Impact, January 24-26, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT The Winter Innovation Summit is the premier cross-industry event in social impact, innovation, and investing. This year’s Summit will bring together policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. Join us for the latest breakthroughs in social impact, innovation, and investing; ski the greatest snow...

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Weekly News Round-Up: December 15th, 2017

Upcoming Events IEN Session + Workshop at the 2018 Foundation Leadership Forum l AGB, January 21-23, 2018, Los Angeles, CA IEN Principal, Tony Cortese will be leading sessions examining mission-aligned investing, and a post-conference peer learning workshop going deeper into all aspects of aligning ESG goals to the foundation’s mission while meeting the financial and advancement requirements of each institution. Winter Innovation Summit l Sorenson Impact, January 24-26, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT The Winter Innovation Summit is the premier cross-industry event in social impact, innovation, and investing. This year’s Summit will bring together policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. Join us for the latest breakthroughs in social impact, innovation, and investing; ski the greatest snow...

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Weekly News Round-Up: December 22nd, 2017

Upcoming Events IEN Session + Workshop at the 2018 Foundation Leadership Forum l AGB, January 21-23, 2018, Los Angeles, CA IEN Principal, Tony Cortese will be leading sessions examining mission-aligned investing, and a post-conference peer learning workshop going deeper into all aspects of aligning ESG goals to the foundation’s mission while meeting the financial and advancement requirements of each institution. Webinar: The Investor Case for Human Rights | Intentional Endowments Network, January 24th, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET In this webinar, participants will hear from Josh Zinner, CEO of The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), David Schilling, Senior Program Director at ICCR, and Julie Tanner, Assistant Director of Socially Responsible Investing at Christian Brothers Investment Services, and an ICCR Board Member. They will discuss the potential for investor work on human...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 5th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 5th, 2018 Dear {{ recipient.first_name_or_friend }},  Happy New Year! Below please find news highlights from the past few weeks. You may notice the new format for the news round-up, as we are now using our email system instead of the listserv for these weekly updates. We hope you like it; please send any feedback you may have.  (The listserv is still active for asking questions and interactive dialogue amongst the IEN community). And, if you haven't already, don't forget to register for the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, Feb. 4-6 in Tempe, AZ!  Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at Endowments & Foundations  UNC Asheville Looks For Help With...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 12th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 12th, 2018 Below find this week's news round-up. Be sure to check out the stories highlighting the New York City Mayor's announcement this week that city pension funds have set a goal to divest about $5 billion from companies involved in the fossil fuel business, as well as the Mayor's announcement of a lawsuit against five major oil companies, seeking to collect billions of dollars in damages to pay for city efforts to cope with the effects of climate change. Please note, with our new format for the round-up, we have moved the "Upcoming Events" section to the bottom of the email. Be sure to register for our webinar on The Investor Case for Human Rights...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 19th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 19th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Making headlines this week and explored in several stories below was BlackRock's Annual Letter to CEOs, calling on corporations to find a purpose in society or risk losing support from shareholders.  The 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership is only two weeks away (Feb. 4-6 in Tempe, AZ), and if you haven't already, there is still time to register! Also be sure to register for our webinar with ICCR leaders on The Investor Case for Human Rights next week, on January 24th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Reports The State of Green Business, 2018 l Green Biz This article is...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 26th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 26th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome four new members to the Network this week: iSelect Fund Management, Flat World Partners, Clean Energy Venture Group, and Fossil Free Indexes. For more information on the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN Membership, click here. We're looking forward to seeing many of you from February 4-6 in Tempe, AZ for the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit! If you haven't already, there's still time to register. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members iSelect Fund Management Flat World Partners Clean Energy Venture Group Fossil Free Indexes   New Reports & Resources Participate in GIIN's Annual Impact...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 2nd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 2nd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Network this week: TIAA, Glenmede, and Jarislowsky Fraser. For more information on the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN Membership, click here. We're looking forward to seeing many of you next week in Tempe, AZ for the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit! Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members TIAA (Leadership Level) Glenmede (Leadership Level) Jarislowsky Fraser   Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing N.Y. State Common to Double Low-Carbon Equity Index Investment to $4 Billion l Pensions and Investments The New York State Common Retirement Fund is increasing its investment in a low-emissions...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 9th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 9th, 2018 Our Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit hosted in partnership with Second Nature earlier this week in Tempe was a great success. We had an engaging and action-oriented meeting with over 275 senior administrators from colleges and universities and leaders from government, business, finance, and civil society. Thank those of you that could make it -- videos and materials from the sessions will be up on our website soon! Below please find this week's news round-up. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Appalachian State University Change Finance   Sustainable Investing at Endowments The University of Edinburgh Announces Full Divestment From Fossil Fuels l The Student Newspaper The University...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Highlights include Lewis & Clark College's decision this week to divest from fossil fuels, and a warm welcome to Grinnell College-- the latest IEN Member.To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Grinnell College   Sustainable Investing at Endowments Lewis and Clark College Board of Trustees Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels l Lewis & Clark The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment, approving the recommended policy changes prepared by a subcommittee...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Network: Virginia Wesleyan University and Greentech Capital Advisors! To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Also, be sure to register for the next IEN Webinar exploring the topic of Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments, taking place on March 6th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Virginia Wesleyan University Greentech Capital Advisors   Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing Bloomberg Brief l Sustainable Finance This week's Bloomberg brief highlights how the EU can boost the share of renewables to 34% of its...

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Weekly News Round-Up: December 15th, 2017

Upcoming Events IEN Session + Workshop at the 2018 Foundation Leadership Forum l AGB, January 21-23, 2018, Los Angeles, CA IEN Principal, Tony Cortese will be leading sessions examining mission-aligned investing, and a post-conference peer learning workshop going deeper into all aspects of aligning ESG goals to the foundation’s mission while meeting the financial and advancement requirements of each institution. Winter Innovation Summit l Sorenson Impact, January 24-26, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT The Winter Innovation Summit is the premier cross-industry event in social impact, innovation, and investing. This year’s Summit will bring together policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. Join us for the latest breakthroughs in social impact, innovation, and investing; ski the greatest snow...

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Weekly News Round-Up: December 22nd, 2017

Upcoming Events IEN Session + Workshop at the 2018 Foundation Leadership Forum l AGB, January 21-23, 2018, Los Angeles, CA IEN Principal, Tony Cortese will be leading sessions examining mission-aligned investing, and a post-conference peer learning workshop going deeper into all aspects of aligning ESG goals to the foundation’s mission while meeting the financial and advancement requirements of each institution. Webinar: The Investor Case for Human Rights | Intentional Endowments Network, January 24th, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET In this webinar, participants will hear from Josh Zinner, CEO of The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), David Schilling, Senior Program Director at ICCR, and Julie Tanner, Assistant Director of Socially Responsible Investing at Christian Brothers Investment Services, and an ICCR Board Member. They will discuss the potential for investor work on human...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Highlights include Lewis & Clark College's decision this week to divest from fossil fuels, and a warm welcome to Grinnell College-- the latest IEN Member.To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Grinnell College   Sustainable Investing at Endowments Lewis and Clark College Board of Trustees Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels l Lewis & Clark The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment, approving the recommended policy changes prepared by a subcommittee...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Network: Virginia Wesleyan University and Greentech Capital Advisors! To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Also, be sure to register for the next IEN Webinar exploring the topic of Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments, taking place on March 6th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Virginia Wesleyan University Greentech Capital Advisors   Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing Bloomberg Brief l Sustainable Finance This week's Bloomberg brief highlights how the EU can boost the share of renewables to 34% of its...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 2nd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 2nd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Network this week: TIAA, Glenmede, and Jarislowsky Fraser. For more information on the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN Membership, click here. We're looking forward to seeing many of you next week in Tempe, AZ for the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit! Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members TIAA (Leadership Level) Glenmede (Leadership Level) Jarislowsky Fraser   Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing N.Y. State Common to Double Low-Carbon Equity Index Investment to $4 Billion l Pensions and Investments The New York State Common Retirement Fund is increasing its investment in a low-emissions...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 9th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 9th, 2018 Our Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit hosted in partnership with Second Nature earlier this week in Tempe was a great success. We had an engaging and action-oriented meeting with over 275 senior administrators from colleges and universities and leaders from government, business, finance, and civil society. Thank those of you that could make it -- videos and materials from the sessions will be up on our website soon! Below please find this week's news round-up. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Appalachian State University Change Finance   Sustainable Investing at Endowments The University of Edinburgh Announces Full Divestment From Fossil Fuels l The Student Newspaper The University...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 12th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 12th, 2018 Below find this week's news round-up. Be sure to check out the stories highlighting the New York City Mayor's announcement this week that city pension funds have set a goal to divest about $5 billion from companies involved in the fossil fuel business, as well as the Mayor's announcement of a lawsuit against five major oil companies, seeking to collect billions of dollars in damages to pay for city efforts to cope with the effects of climate change. Please note, with our new format for the round-up, we have moved the "Upcoming Events" section to the bottom of the email. Be sure to register for our webinar on The Investor Case for Human Rights...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 19th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 19th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Making headlines this week and explored in several stories below was BlackRock's Annual Letter to CEOs, calling on corporations to find a purpose in society or risk losing support from shareholders.  The 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership is only two weeks away (Feb. 4-6 in Tempe, AZ), and if you haven't already, there is still time to register! Also be sure to register for our webinar with ICCR leaders on The Investor Case for Human Rights next week, on January 24th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Reports The State of Green Business, 2018 l Green Biz This article is...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 26th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 26th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome four new members to the Network this week: iSelect Fund Management, Flat World Partners, Clean Energy Venture Group, and Fossil Free Indexes. For more information on the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN Membership, click here. We're looking forward to seeing many of you from February 4-6 in Tempe, AZ for the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit! If you haven't already, there's still time to register. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members iSelect Fund Management Flat World Partners Clean Energy Venture Group Fossil Free Indexes   New Reports & Resources Participate in GIIN's Annual Impact...

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Weekly News Round-Up: January 5th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: January 5th, 2018 Dear {{ recipient.first_name_or_friend }},  Happy New Year! Below please find news highlights from the past few weeks. You may notice the new format for the news round-up, as we are now using our email system instead of the listserv for these weekly updates. We hope you like it; please send any feedback you may have.  (The listserv is still active for asking questions and interactive dialogue amongst the IEN community). And, if you haven't already, don't forget to register for the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, Feb. 4-6 in Tempe, AZ!  Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at Endowments & Foundations  UNC Asheville Looks For Help With...

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