B:CIVIC Community Newsletter

Aug. 18, 2020

Colorado Companies Uniting Against Racism


Last month we announced a CEO pledge established by four local companies, Craig Hospital, GroundFloor Media | CenterTable, IMA Financial and JLL, to take action against racism.

Organizations that take the pledge will commit to listening, learning and leading more effectively to combat racism. Since the launch, 79 CEOs have taken the pledge for their organizations and community organizations have signed on as well.

New Pledge Signers:

  • 9NEWS
  • Advanced Heart and Vein Center
  • American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming
  • Campfire Digital
  • Cigna
  • Colorado Barricade Co.
  • Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
  • Colorado Lending Source
  • Community College of Denver
  • Community Resource Center
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts
  • Denver Zoological Foundation
  • East West Partners
  • Elements
  • Elevate Momentum
  • Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Girl Scouts of Colorado
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Group14 Engineering, PBC
  • Holmes Consulting Group
  • Kairoi Residential
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kentwood Real Estate
  • KPMG
  • LoDo District, Inc.
  • Maria Droste Counseling Center
  • NINE dot ARTS
  • Parkwell
  • Polsinelli
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Pure Brand
  • RedPeak
  • Revesco Properties
  • Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute
  • Semple Brown Design
  • Sportsfan and Sock Em’
  • STARBOARD Realty Group LLC
  • Staro Insights
  • Stonebridge Companies
  • St. Charles Town Co.
  • The Denver Foundation
  • The Harris Law Firm, P.C.
  • The IronCEO
  • Tootsies
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Xactly Corp.
  • ZF Capital

Join the Pledge

The Civic 50 Colorado

Gain recognition for your community engagement programs. Closing on Aug. 31 at midnight, the Civic 50 Colorado assessment honors the top 50 most community-minded companies in Colorado based on their community engagement programs in the state.

Companies with 15+ employees in Colorado are eligible to apply. Scoring and awards are based on the number of employees (small 15-99, mid-size 100-499 and large 500+), with companies measured within their peer groups. It is not expected that companies will be engaged in all the activities included in the survey.

Start the Assessment

Upcoming Virtual Events


Virtual Voices: Race in the Workplace
Aug. 27, 11 a.m. – Noon, MST | B:CIVIC Members & Leadership Foundation Alumni

We’re excited to partner with the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation on the Virtual Voices series to hear from local community leaders. One Virtual Voices event monthly will focus on racial equity issues.

Join Corey Edwards, co-founder at Invizibee, regional director, WGU, and Craig Smith, president & COO, HomeAdvisor, for a conversation on race in the workplace and the importance of a “culture ADD, not a culture FIT”.

Engaging Your Employees

Aug. 26, 1-2 p.m., MST | B:CIVIC & Denver Metro Chamber Members

To support companies in authentically inspiring CSR champions across their organizations, we developed a toolkit featuring effective strategies. Learn from Jason Clarke, senior manager of diversity, inclusion & university relations for Empower Retirement, and Nicky DeFord, director of community engagement for Vail Resorts, in a conversation moderated by Kelly Brough, president and CEO for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. 

Virtual CSR Peer Roundtable

Sept. 17, 8-9 a.m., MST | For-Profit Members Only

The CSR peer roundtable is a peer-advisory group for professionals with B:CIVIC member companies to engage in CSR-related conversations.

Breakfast with CSR Professionals
Sept. 24, 8-9 a.m., MST | Community Event

Do you have questions for active CSR professionals? Ask Heather Baker, director of marketing and business development for Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC, and Brandy Radey, senior advisor, community relations for Suncor Energy, your questions on the field, how to be a great partner, career advice and more.

(Re)Define B:CIVIC Summit
Oct. 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., MST | Community Event

Presented by Suncor Energy and VF Corporation, (Re)Define will virtually gather the best and brightest speakers at the forefront of CSR’s shifting landscape, continually adapting and embracing change in order to make a meaningful impact in their communities and workspaces. The Summit will provide the resources, inspiration and connections needed to (re)define CSR at your organization.