Aramark Named a Top 50 Company for Diversity by DiversityInc

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, was once again named to DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for diversity list.

“We are proud to be recognized by DiversityInc as a Top 50 company and share this honor with our 270,000 associates around the world,” said Lynn McKee, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Aramark. “The strength and success of our company is fueled by our diverse team members who proudly represent many different backgrounds, perspectives, talents, beliefs and values.”

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Voucher sale brings $110M payday for Spark Therapeutics
By  – Senior Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal

Spark Therapeutics is taking advantage of a perk in a Food and Drug Administration program for a nine-figure payday.

The Philadelphia gene therapy company said Monday it has sold its rare pediatric disease priority review voucher to Jazz Pharmaceuticals for $110 million. Spark will receive the payment once the transaction closes.

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Vanguard donates $3M to Free Library of Philadelphia for child literacy
By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer @erinarvedlund

The Free Library of Philadelphia received the largest corporate grant in its history from the Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program, the library said on Thursday.

The $3 million grant over three years aims to improve early childhood literacy and language development in low-income communities by partnering with local child care sites.

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