Member Perspective

CHOP Steps Up During the Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of Philadelphia in spring 2020, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — and its dedicated employees — kept going strong….CHOP employees found creative ways to give back to their communities at a time when it was needed most, and they continue this commitment beyond the pandemic.

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The Great Pivot: Learning to Meet Employees Where They Are

In a normal year, on any given day there would be thousands of Vanguard crew members (what we call our employees) out supporting their local communities. We all know 2020 has been anything but normal. While we were able to pivot right away to respond with relief grants, we had to think about volunteering on a whole new level. … — Haley Velletri, Vanguard

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Corporate Volunteering: More Essential Than Ever

This year, as the coronavirus infection rate climbed and the PHL COVID-19 Fund raised millions of dollars to fight it, the region’s nonprofits saw volunteer participation drop sharply, even as they saw the need for their services increase. As a community, we heeded the call to stay home and flatten the curve, and that hurt a lot of corporate volunteer programs. … — Martina Mansell, Comoto Holdings, Inc.

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Virtual Volunteerism: Staying Connected to Our Community

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented landscape, with government, health care, business and community leaders contending with new challenges every day. As members of the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council, we share a passion for making a positive impact in our communities through volunteerism and in supporting our nonprofit partners. … — Courtney McDade, Independence Blue Cross

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The New Paradigm of Service

“We know customers want to support companies that are good corporate citizens. We know the best and brightest minds want to work for such companies. And we know that volunteerism enhances the employee experience — providing unique and rewarding opportunities for skills and leadership development.” — Justin Land, Dow

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