Thomas Allen Bibiyan Selects BFPF Winner for 2014

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The BFPF Award for Social Good will be awarded annually to social media and high tech companies that manage to leverage the social web and new media to effectively bring about meaningful change via charitable causes or other non-profit means.

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Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bibiyan Family Philanthropic Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.

Now in its fourth year, Thomas Allen Bibiyan has named IBM as the winner of the highly coveted BFPF Award for Social Good.

Says Mr. Bibiyan, "IBM has engineered a brilliant way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola, by donating processing time on their computers, phones, or tablets to researchers."

About Bibiyan Family Philanthropic Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bibiyan Family Philanthropic Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.

Below please find a list of core values that are inherently significant to the foundation and its goals going forward.

Innovation: We want to reward contemporary, high tech companies that use creative and innovative means to address social problems. We intend on giving out grants, awards, and additional accolades to companies or groups that fit. Ben & Jerry’s was the first company to be awarded the BFPF Award for Social Good

Humanity: The foundation intends on supporting the most essential of humanitarian causes and organizations. The American Red Cross, and Glasser Pediatric AIDS foundation are two such organizations BFPF remains committed to.

Spirituality: The need for spirituality in our society has never been greater. From all walks of spiritual and religious life, BFPF will continue to support causes rooted in helping the community reach its full spiritual potential. Chabad House of New York and California along with The Center for Buddhism in Los Angeles are just two such examples of organizations we pledge further commitment to.

Liberty & Democracy: To support political movements that dictate liberty, democracy, and fairness for all members of society has become a pivotal point for BFPF and will no doubt continue in the future. Democracy Now, Common Dreams, and the Occupy Movements have all been supported in the past by BFPF.

About IBM

International Business Machines Corp. based in New York, joins other tech companies in the Ebola fight. Facebook and Google have made appeals to users to contribute to overseas Ebola relief. Google has even matched user donations, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally donated $25 million to the effort recently.

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