In 1937, the American Marketing Association (AMA) was created from the merger of the National Association of Marketing Teachers and the American Marketing Society resulting in a professional association for marketing professionals consisting of over 30,000 members, 76 professional chapters, and 250 collegiate chapters across the United States.
Today, the AMA leads an unparalleled discussion on marketing excellence and strives to be the most relevant force and voice shaping marketing around the world; an essential community for marketers.
Founded in 1976, Apple needs no lengthy introduction aside from being acknowledge as one of the most valuable brands in the world with a global brand value of 234.67 billion.
Many are familiar with this consumer electronics giant that hires only the best and brightest tech employees on the planet. And sure, the transformative technology that Apple continues to create each year is a strong driver of the magnetic pull for incredibly qualified applicants, but something that really stands out among Apple’s recruiting strategy is their firm commitment to diversity hiring.
Apple is also a global company with 130,000 employees. The vast number of employees doesn’t stop it from having received a perfect score on its Corporate Equality Index for 15 consecutive years and being rated one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Apple is the sole lifetime partner to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, which works to increase the meaningful participation of women in the field of technology.
Apple ranked 1st on LinkedIn’s ‘Top Attractors List - Where the World Wants to Work Now’ proving to be the best company in the world at attracting and keeping top talent, according to LinkedIn data.
Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers. The BSA was founded in 1910, and since then, more than 110 million Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time.
The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
Studies have found that Eagle Scouts are more likely than men who have never been in Scouting to:
-Have higher levels of planning and preparation skills, be goal-oriented, and network with others
-Be in a leadership position at their place of employment or local community
-Establish greater lifelong connections to family, friends, and neighbors
-Exhibit a higher sense of responsibility to give back through volunteering and donating
-Develop a greater connection and concern for their community
-Hold higher self-expectations
-Demonstrate greater appreciation and concern for the environment
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
According to the National Council of Churches, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the second-fastest-growing church and the fourth largest Christian church in America. The current church membership exceeds 16 million members with more than half of them living outside the United States.
Started in 1830, the fundamental principles of the LDS religion are concerning Jesus Christ - that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; all other things which pertain to the religion are only appendages to it. This message is shared by the mouths of 60,000+ proselyting missionaries across the world today.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides relief and development projects for humanitarian purposes in countries all over the world, reaching more than 189 nations along with over 10,000 Welfare Services Missionaries. The humanitarian services arm of the Church sponsors five ongoing global projects to help people become more self-reliant. Initiatives include neonatal resuscitation training, clean water projects, wheelchair distribution, vision treatment and measles vaccinations.
Nearly $40 million is spent annually on welfare, humanitarian and other LDS Church-sponsored projects around the world and has done so for more than 30 years. Mormon volunteers have also devoted 25 million hours of labor.
Primary Children's Hospital
For more than 95 years, Primary Children’s Hospital has been helping children, families, and communities across the western United States. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the hospital is focused on providing the best care for more than 1 million children living in a 400,000 square-mile service area. As a free-standing children's hospital, Primary Children’s provides more than 60 medical and surgical pediatric specialties. They have more than 800 pediatric providers, supported by a staff of more than 3,000 - all specializing in pediatrics.
With the simple philosophy of ‘The Child First and Always’, Primary Children’s ranks among the best children’s hospitals in the United States in 10 of 10 specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings Report. Primary Children's is ranked in the top 15 for cardiology and is one of only 24 hospitals in the nation to be ranked in all 10 categories. For families of sick children, these rankings provides unparalleled quality-related information, including: survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and much more.
Primary Children's Hospital has also been recognized for the last 18 years as Accredited with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Founded in 1855, Sigma Chi is a brotherhood with roots in the collegiate experience that engenders a lifelong commitment to strive to achieve true friendship, equal justice and the fulfillment of learning as part of our overall responsibilities to the broader communities in which we live.
The fraternity has 244 active chapters and 117 alumni chapters across the United States and has initiated more than 300,000 members.
Sigma Chi Fraternity best serves its purpose by developing, implementing and monitoring programs that foster leadership, build character and promote positive relationship skills that, in turn, enable our members to become productive and caring participants in their families, colleges and communities.
In December 2012, Sigma Chi designated the Huntsman Cancer Foundation as its sole preferred philanthropic partner. The Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to researching the causes, treatments, and preventative methods of cancer. The primary focus is understanding cancer from its very beginnings and to translate this knowledge into safer and more effective treaments. The institute was founded by Sigma Chi alumnus, and founder of the Huntsman Corporation, Jon M. Huntsman Sr. who has donated more than 350 million dollars to the institute, and has encouraged his fellow brothers to contribute as well. One year later, Sigma Chi members presented the one-millionth dollar raised for cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Sigma Chi has other alumni who are notable in various industries and fields including Mike Ditka, Drew Brees, Brad Pitt, John Wayne, Tom Selleck, David Letterman, Ty Burrell, Woody Harrelson, Luke Bryan, and many more.
University of Utah
The University of Utah, known as the U of U or simply The U, is a Salt Lake City center of academics, powerhouse sports and research. The University of Utah is a public institution founded in 1850 with a total undergraduate enrollment of over 23,000. Its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,535 acres, utilizing a semester-based academic calendar. As the state's flagship university, the university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and more than 92 graduate degree programs.
The university ranks among the top 50 U.S. universities by total research expenditures with over $518 million spent in 2015. 22 Rhodes Scholars, four Nobel Prize winners, two Turing Award winners, eight MacArthur Fellows, various Pulitzer Prize winners, two astronauts, Gates Cambridge Scholars, and Churchill Scholars have been affiliated with the university as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history. In addition, the university's Honors College has been reviewed among 50 leading national Honors Colleges in the U.S. The university has also been ranked the 12th most ideologically diverse university in the country.
Notable alumni of the University of Utah include Alan Ashton, co-founder of WordPerfect; Nolan Bushnell, founder of both Chuck E. Cheese's and video game company Atari Inc.; and John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc.