We are a force of business leaders who are as passionate about giving back as we are about running smart, successful companies. B:CIVIC is the only organization in Colorado focused for professionals and business leaders in for-profit companies who are responsible for civic philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. We created B:CIVIC to give companies of all types and sizes the information, insight and a network to learn more about how to be civic-minded while meeting business goals. So, we’re getting the good going.
Join us. Whether you are a one-person CSR team, owner of a business, lead a corporate Foundation, or want to get more involved in corporate philanthropy, you need to be a part of the B:CIVIC community. Because together we will increase the amount of philanthropy, employee engagement and collective good for the community. And, we’ll help your business meet its goals too.
B:CIVIC launched its first ever Summit on September 29, attracting more than 125 Corporate Social Responsibility professionals and others from an array of industries who shared a common interest in giving back to their communities. Living up to its tag-line: “Sparking Collaboration and Igniting Impact,” the Summit included opening remarks by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper who presented the group with a proclamation declaring the day forever after as “B:CIVIC Day.” Hearts and minds were engaged by four national speakers, six workshops, five inspirational “Lighting Talks,” and more than a dozen facilitated small group “Huddles,” each exploring a specific topic that brought attendees into an exchange of ideas and best practices. National speakers included Diane Solinger, Global Director, GooglersGive; Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne, CEO, The Prometheus Exchange and former VP, JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy; Kimberly Davis, Senior Managing Director, Teneo Holdings and former President, JPMorgan Chase Foundation; and Steve Rochlin, Co-CEO, IO Sustainability and Creator, Project ROI. See “Programs; Photo Gallery” for more pictures and a summary.
PHOTOS: Governor Hickenlooper (right) shakes hands with Jack Fox, B:CIVIC Board Chair and President, The Fox Company, and Su Hawk, Executive Director, B:CIVIC upon presenting the B:CIVIC Day Proclamation. The third image shows Governor Hickenlooper with national speakers Solinger, Jennings-O’Byrne and Davis. Not pictured is speaker Steve Rochlin. Far- right photo shows Lori Call (center), B:CIVIC Board Chair-Elect, and Stakeholder Engagement, Kaiser Permanente, with Joey Ham (left), B:CIVIC Board member and Senior Manager, Global Community Relations, Western Union, and Demesha Hill (right), B:CIVIC Board member and Community Relations Manager, Janus Capital Group and Executive Director, The Janus Foundation.
B:CIVIC Members’ Perspectives
“With more than 20 years behind us, CoBiz Financial looks ahead to what the next 20 years will bring. Placing community at the very heart of what we do, we are committed to a culture that gives back and inspires volunteerism and a passion to support our local communities in Colorado and Arizona.”
“Our actions matter more than words. At Molson Coors we believe you should be able to see how we run our business because part of being responsible is making sure you can see how we’re doing. Download our 2015 Responsibility Report to get the data on the responsibility you expect.”
“A healthy business depends on thriving communities. Ball’s commitment to the communities where we live and operate has been an integral part of our corporate culture ever since the five Ball brothers founded the company in 1880. We support organizations, programs and civic initiatives that advance sustainable livelihoods. For us, community engagement is how our company and our employees enrich the places where we live and work beyond providing jobs, benefits and paying local taxes. Through the Ball Foundation, corporate giving, employee giving and volunteerism, we invest in the future of the communities that sustain us.”
- Ellen Sandberg, Vice President, Community Investment, CH2M
“CH2M is part of B:CIVIC because we believe that collaborating with our for-profit colleagues to help the non-profit sector strengthens both entities in important and lasting ways. Corporate citizenship can be practiced by businesses of all sizes and we can all learn from each other to raise the level of dialogue and interaction to simultaneously raise the level of support provided to meet community needs.”