Philanthropy Now podcast: Southwest Airlines honors the 35th LUV Classic during COVID-19 by donating $1 million to 101 charities


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In this episode, Megan Lee, Senior Manager of Community Outreach with Southwest Airlines, joins Michael Lopez, former Director of Corporate Responsibility with SVCF, for a conversation about Southwest’s philanthropy. Megan, who manages Southwest’s charitable investment activities and community programs, explains how her company’s renowned culture informs and influences its approach to community outreach, including the evolution of its famous LUV Classic Golf Tournament and how their sustainability mission garnered them a spot on Project Runway. The conversation also highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Southwest's corporate giving and mission to continue supporting long-standing partnerships despite the economic impact of the pandemic on its business and industry.

In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

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