Spotlights

Paralee Knight, Wells Fargo

The opportunity to encourage and instill a sense of ownership in volunteerism and engagement is very exciting to me. The way we show up in our communities and for each other may be different than what we’ve been used to, but the impact is just as strong.

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Joanne Vencius, Holman Enterprises

I wanted to produce a report for Joseph’s House that included all the pertinent financial information that investors need to see. But I also wanted to do it in a way that showed how the shelter guests not only benefit but in fact improve their lives through the people and resources of Joseph’s House. I wanted to create an emotional connection that would inspire readers to give more generous support.

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NJM Insurance Group and Junior Achievement of New Jersey

Through the more-than-a-decade-long JA/NJM partnership, the two organizations have become more than community colleagues; they have become friends.  This is evident as the JA Team participates as part of the NJM Team in NJM-sponsored charity walks.

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Roshawnda Washington, Dow

The 2020 year has presented a host of challenges to our traditional models of volunteerism. It also has opened opportunities for us to think outside of our comfort levels and connect with new areas we may not have otherwise sought to engage with. — Roshawnda Washington, Dow

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Jon P. Meyer, Nolan Painting, Inc.

It’s rewarding to be part of the charities that are important to the company and to help those of our customers and in communities where we work.  I often hear from employees after their first time volunteering somewhere, saying, “That was a lot of fun. Can we do it again?” — Jon P. Meyer, V.P. of Sales Nolan Painting, Inc.

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Eluna and AmerisourceBergen

We are excited to be planning some virtual employee engagement activities for ABC families and young professionals to stay engaged with our addiction prevention and mentoring program by making thank you cards for camp volunteers and participating in virtual camp sessions. … — Mary K. FitzGerald, Eluna

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COMOTO Holdings – RevZilla, Cycle Gear, J&P Cycles with Multiple Hospitals

“I would like to see volunteerism recognized as an essential service. … This crisis has made the gaps in our safety nets painfully and inescapably visible. Corporate volunteer programs play a major role in supporting local nonprofits.” — Martina Mansell, Communications & Community Relations Specialist, Comoto Holdings

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Karthiyayini Chandra, AmeriHealth Caritas

Through a mask-sharing Facebook page, I have started distributing masks to healthcare workers and their families and anyone who needs them. My older daughter is a Cardiologist and I completely understand their sacrifice and risks they are facing every day to take care of critical patients. … — Karthiyayini Chandra, Programmer Analyst Senior, AmeriHealth Caritas

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Tiffany Tavarez, Wells Fargo

“Right now we have a responsibility to ensure our employees are safe and informed on how we move forward as we all navigate through the COVID-19 crisis. We want to be sure our dedicated employees, who typically engage through in-person volunteer opportunities, still feel connected …” – Tiffany Tavarez, Vice President, Community Relations, Wells Fargo

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Big Brothers Big Sisters and Comcast NBCUniversal

“We see employee volunteerism as a catalyst for monumental change in building stronger communities and helping nonprofits like us realize our mission. I would like to see all companies take pride in serving their communities by prioritizing volunteerism and community investment as a critical pillar of their overall corporate strategy.” — Marcus Allen, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence

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