RK Foundation Shares Summer 2019 CSR Highlights

RK Foundation: 

Building Better Lives by
Strengthening Communities 

For over 50 years, RK has supported numerous non-profit and charitable organizations that improve the quality of life in our community. Since 2011, we have continued this proud tradition of philanthropy through the RK Foundation. We recycle scrap metal generated in our fabrication facilities and from projects across RK’s seven business units, and all funds generated support the work of the RK Foundation.
The RK Foundation has granted $90,581 since January 2019 with a cumulative total of $1,380,802 to date! Each quarter, the RKF Board of Directors reviews grant applications and determines which organizations best align with our core advocacy areas and our mission to build better lives by strengthening communities and providing opportunities for those most in need. 

THE RKF RECOGNIZED BY CCD FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT

The Community College of Denver (CCD) provides  opportunities to gain quality higher education and achieve personal and professional success in a supportive and inclusive environment. CCD promotes excellence in teaching, learning, and service to a diverse community and enrolls over 8,000 students each year in its Auraria and Lowry campuses and online.

The RKF was recognized by the CCD as the Sustainability Champion at the annual Breakfast of Champions for our long-standing support. For the past five years, the RKF has supported the Advanced Manufacturing Center, which has allowed the institution to develop new curriculum, hire additional instructors and diversify the training offered. The continued support from RKF has helped increase enrollment and grow the Advanced Manufacturing Center.

PUPPIES VISIT RK FOR MAXFUND ANIMAL ADOPTION EVENT

MaxFund Animal Adoption Center is a non-profit animal shelter location in Denver. Started in 1988, this organization provides medical care for injured pets with no known owners, and finds loving forever homes for these animals once they have recovered.

During April’s National Volunteer Month, RK hosted a dog adoption event at our headquarters. RK employees generously donated food, dog beds, blankets, toys and money to MaxFund. Several dogs were adopted, making it a hugely successful day! The RK Foundation was also excited to support the great work of MaxFund with an additional monetary donation.

 METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS WITH RKF GRANTMetropolitan State University of Denver has transformed the lives of more than 90,000 people in Denver and Colorado through affordable degree programs, innovative public-private partnerships and a commitment to diversity.

A grant from the RK Foundation will allow MSU Denver to leverage funds awarded by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) focuses on increasing post-secondary credential completion and preparedness of Colorado students to earn a livable wage, graduate with less debt and contribute to Colorado’s economy.

50 Colorado Companies Honored for Commitment to Community

Inaugural Civic 50 Colorado measured volunteerism, skills and resources shared

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 19, 2019

Contact: Kristy Judd, 720-879-3256

DENVER—The honorees of the inaugural Civic 50 Colorado were announced Thursday afternoon following the B:CIVIC Summit. The honorees are:

  • AAA Colorado
  • ADT Security
  • AT&T
  • Ball Corporation
  • Bank of America
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • CenturyLink
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Comcast NBC Universal
  • COPIC
  • Core Contractors, Roofing Systems
  • DaVita Inc.
  • Deloitte
  • Denver Community Credit Union
  • Diablo Media
  • DISH
  • East West Partners
  • Employers Council
  • Empower Retirement
  • Fidelity Investment
  • First Western Trust
  • FirstBank
  • Flow Right Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc.
  • GroundFloor Media | CenterTable
  • Group14 Engineering, PBC
  • HighPoint Resources
  • IMA Financial Group
  • Info Cubic LLC
  • i-Orthodontics
  • Janus Henderson Investors
  • Justin’s
  • Kaiser Permanente Colorado
  • KeyBank
  • KPMG LLP
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mayfly Outdoors
  • Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC
  • PEAK Resources
  • Pinnacol Assurance
  • PNC Bank
  • Premier Members Credit Union
  • Prologis
  • QEP Resources
  • RevGen Partners
  • RK
  • S&P Global
  • TIAA
  • U.S. Bank
  • Xcel Energy

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Three companies were also recognized as sector leaders: Denver Community Credit Union (small business), AAA Colorado (medium-sized business) and KeyBank (large business). Among Civic 50 Colorado companies, 51 percent of employees participated in organization-sponsored volunteerism, spending on average, over 10 hours per employee – rates of participation that are higher than the national average.

“These companies are committed to Colorado, and are making an impact. Together, their teams donated more than 400,000 hours of volunteer time and contributed $37 million,” said Kristy Judd, CEO of Spark the Change Colorado.

Colorado is the first state to offer these awards locally, recognizing companies of all sizes, determined by a survey led by True Impact. Since 2012, The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, has recognized the 50 most community-minded corporation in the nation.

“Giving back is ingrained in how they do business, and through The Civic 50 Colorado they will help other businesses understand how they can do more in the community,” said Erin Atwell, CEO of Community Shares of Colorado.

 

Thank you to our host committee: AT&T, Charles Schwab, Comcast, Molson Coors, & S&P Global.

For more information on honorees and The Civic 50 Colorado, please visit www.csrsolutionsco.org.

 

About The Civic 50 Colorado
Since 2012, The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, has recognized the 50 most community-minded major corporations in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey developed by True Impact. In partnership with CSR Solutions of Colorado, The Civic 50 Colorado will recognize 50 most community-minded small, medium, and large companies in Colorado as determined by True Impact’s adapted national Civic 50 survey that is independently administered and scored.

Western Union Releases Inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Report Highlights Company’s Commitment to Moving Money with Integrity and Connecting People to the Global Economy

June 18, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Western Union (NYSE: WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, today released its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which details the Company’s achievements for fiscal year 2018 toward its commitment to moving money with integrity and connecting people to the global economy. Creating value for its customers, employees, agents, shareholders and the broader communities in which it operates are top priorities for the Company as it seeks to help build a better global future.

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Fidelity Investment’s Commitment to Financial Literacy

At Fidelity Investments we think differently about community. Our focus of helping people prepare for the lives they want to live goes beyond “one and done” volunteer activities. We believe in collaborating with best in class non-profits to make a difference for school-age children in the areas of education and financial literacy.

This commitment extends beyond our customers.  It goes deep into the communities where employees live and work. That is why in 2013 we partnered with Fairview Elementary School. Located in one of the lowest-income areas of the state and serving a uniquely diverse population, Fairview had no other corporate partners. Our relationship with Fairview was an opportunity to make an impact by bringing in resources to which the school might not otherwise have access, while connecting employees to meaningful volunteer opportunities in the areas of education and financial literacy.

Working with teachers and students both inside the classroom and out within our communities continues to be core to Fidelity Investments’ commitment to financial literacy. We believe that when people have access to financial knowledge, they are more confident, can make better decisions and achieve better outcomes in their lives and the lives of their families. Our efforts in Denver with Fairview were recently recognized by the Denver Public School Foundation when we received the 2019 School Partner of the Year award for a large business.

For the past 5 years, Fidelity has partnered with Fairview on numerous projects and initiatives, including TutorMate – an online, remote literacy program that helps first graders learn to read or improve their reading proficiency skills; School Transformation Days to make needed improvements to the school building, both inside and outside, and teaching financial literacy classes to Fairview’s K-5 students. This focus on financial literacy is a core value at Fidelity and something we believe will provide these students with a solid foundation for the future.

In addition to our partnership with Fairview, Fidelity’s “teach the teacher” program designed to improve student financial literacy has reached more than 400 Colorado educators, including participants from Denver Public School, and impacted more than 20,000 students statewide.

As the Sun Valley neighborhood continues to evolve, we’ll stay connected to Fairview, its students and administrators.

Fidelity’s Commitment to Financial Literacy

Throughout the school year, Fidelity employees teach and share personal finance lessons and career insights through in-classroom programs and events that host students at Fidelity’s 10 regional locations, in addition to our headquarters in Boston MA. Employees are matched for in-person or video connections to local classrooms to share their career expertise and insights. Fidelity’s personal finance teacher training program has reached more than 2,000 teachers and, in turn, 200,000 students nationwide since the program’s inception in 2015.

Denver Public Schools Foundation, Fairview Elementary School and Fidelity Investments are independent entities and are not legally affiliated.

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Points of Light Announces 2019 Honorees of The Civic 50 at Annual Conference

Initiative Honors Top Companies with Superior Community Engagement

JUN 17, 2019 – St. Paul, Minn. (June 17, 2019) – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service announces The Civic 50 honorees of 2019, recognizing them as the most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 awards provide a framework for good corporate citizenship, and showcases how committed companies are moving social impact, civic engagement and community to the center of their business.

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