FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 19, 2018
DENVER—Two of the region’s leading community leadership organizations have announced they will team up, combining operations and services. The Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and B:CIVIC will partner to maximize community leadership and giving by individuals and organizations.
As an organization, we’ve always focused on leveraging collective impact to accomplish what can’t be done alone.
It is with that spirit of collaboration in mind that I and the B:CIVIC board of directors are excited to announce that B:CIVIC will partner with the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation.
Why are we teaming up? Both organizations are committed to strengthening Colorado through community leaders and organizations that want to make a difference here. This partnership lets us grow our impact. When we combine the expertise from both boards of directors and the dedicated staff, volunteers and alumni, we can serve more individuals and their organizations over time. The more people we engage, the more we can move the needle to grow individual and organizational giving and volunteerism in the community.
Terms like “corporate social responsibility” and “corporate citizenship” didn’t exist back in 1968 when the firm began. The founders were ahead of their time when they chose to make philanthropy an integral part of the firm. From their Karma volunteer program to financial support of nonprofit organizations to extensive pro bono and board service, giving back is, was and always will be, an important part of they we are.
They are proud to share with you their Community Impact Report, which details their community engagement across all of their offices last year.
Please take a few minutes to read through the report and learn more about the firm’s community efforts. And if you’re interested in getting involved, let them know. They’d love to help get you connected.
B:CIVIC is a proud partner of Metro Volunteers and sponsor of their 13th annual Heart of Volunteerism: Vacations, Vino, & Volunteerism (HOV) event.
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