That’s why we challenge our corporate partners, our colleagues, and ourselves to take responsibility for the collective fostering of positive change in the world. The Slight Edge to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a national non-profit organization that embodies our “Pay it Ripple impact” philosophy in a real and practical way. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to foster positive and enduring one-on-one mentor relationships with children facing adversity. We believe the biggest ripples you create occur when you impact the lives of others.
AVIATION OPERATIONS Includes capital investments, Division of Aviation Operations and airline operations. AIRPORT-RELATED OPERATIONS Includes in-terminal shops and services, parking, ground transportation, cargo freight and mail. REGIONAL BUSINESS AND RESIDENTS Includes regional businesses and residents in proximity to PHL and non-stop flight service. For simplicity and clarity, the report title and content typically refer to this collective impact as that of “Philadelphia International Airport” rather than airports operated by the Division of Aviation. Impact by State and County While the bulk of direct economic activity associated with PHL occurs in Philadelphia and Delaware counties, significant secondary effects ripple throughout the region. PHL supports a significant volume of economic output, employment and earnings in each of the 11 counties and four states comprising the Philadelphia MSA. Impact on State and Local Revenue PHL generates significant tax revenue for the City of Philadelphia, as well as the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
THE AIRPORT IS SELF-SUSTAINING AND USES NO LOCAL TAX DOLLARS. Economic Growth The airport brings in dollars from outside the areas to be circulated locally, making PHL both a crucial cog in the region’s economy and a catalyst for growth throughout the region. TOURISM ACTIVITY PHL brings visitors from around the country and the world into the region, where they spend dollars and support employment in local hotels, restaurants, shops and cultural attractions. TRADE ACTIVITY PHL enables logistics and interpersonal connections, allowing local businesses to grow their sales nationally and internationally. CAPITAL INVESTMENTS PHL’s facilities are predominantly funded by airlines that choose to do business out of PHL. PHL’s nonstop connections to more than 120 destinations worldwide are critical to regional economic growth.
Impact on Quality of Life Transportation infrastructure is an important component of what makes a region an appealing place to live, work and play. Relative to using alternative airports, PHL’s central location yields a travel savings for most area residents. Passenger Impact PHL is focused on both capacity enhancements and on improvements to the customer experience. Ultimately, it is all about the passengers. And it is those passengers, their travel decisions and their needs that generate the bulk of regional economic impact. These capital investments in both the physical space and overall customer experience create up-front stimulus and improve the value proposition that PHL delivers to the region and its residents over the long-term.
This film is part of a global mission to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. Host a screening that could save a lifeJOIN our Team Ripple family and host a screening that could save a life! HOST your own screening at www. Help us spread some hope and remind everyone that recovery is possible. The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness.
The film chronicles Kevin’s personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life’s work since. In addition, the film highlights the stories of individuals and families who are utilizing their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others. WHY THIS STORYSuicide is an epidemic that takes over 800,000 lives globally every year. In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts and over 40,000 deaths by suicide every year. Our United States Military is devastatingly impacted with 22 Veterans dying everyday by suicide, and that is an understatement.
Research has shown that for every one suicide death, over 115 people are directly, and secondarily effected and the financial cost of suicide in the US is estimated to be over 40 billion dollars annually. Suicide is global public health crisis that is not receiving the attention it deserves and therefore millions continue to die and the ripple effects of these deaths continue to devastate parents, children, families, friends and communities. This film will shine light on the reality of this ongoing crisis and highlight effective efforts that are helping people stay well and alive. This film is uniting and igniting change that will have a tremendous positive impact on reducing the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. There have been other films about suicide but most have been very sombre.
This film will take a very hopeful, intriguing, and yet entertainment-focused approach by highlighting the work being done by individuals who have been directly impacted by suicide. Work that raises eyebrows, and pushes people toward giving back to their communities. In addition, this will be the first full length feature documentary film focused on Kevin’s story, which is very dramatic and miraculous. Over 500 people turned out to watch the film with us for the first time on the big screen!
Huge thank you to the Baton Rouge Parent’s Magazine, Louisiana Film Fest and BR Crisis Intervention Center for hosting the event with us! And big thanks to our amazing panelist after the film Emma Benoit, Tonja Myles and Raymond Tucker and special performance by Michael A. Photos by George at Eye Wander Photos. We pair top business and technology experts with innovative, rapidly growing social ventures around the world. Massive impact can come from massive scale, and funding no longer is the biggest barrier to scale for many social ventures. Ventures that have raised funding are primed to scale their business and impact, but require access to specific expertise along the way. Silicon Valley experts are poised to help.
Many in Silicon Valley and the larger tech sector hold the valuable expertise that will scale and accelerate impact around the world. What if they could drive impact while keeping their day jobs? I’ve deeply enjoyed learning about the challenges and projects that these ventures are tackling, and it’s a pleasure to see them make progress. As with all startups, hyper-growth is no small task. Our social ventures require top expertise around specific challenges, both operational and technical, to ensure that they scale properly.
3 as Vice President of Sales and BD for publicly traded E-LOAN. Chris Larsen is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Ripple, creators of an open-source distributed payment protocol, and was formerly CEO. Chris also cofounded and served as CEO of Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, and E-LOAN, a publicly traded online lender. During his tenure at E-LOAN, he pioneered the open access to credit scores movement by making E-LOAN the first company to show consumers their FICO scores. Pradeep Suthram most recently served as Process Lead at VMware, and previously consulted for venture capital firms in Washington, D. Previously, Jay worked in various editorial capacities for Major League Baseball Advanced Media, including leading the digital front-page web strategy for MLB. Sarah specializes in helping emerging market social enterprises grow and generate sustainable impact.