Member Spotlight: University of the Rockies Wins Award for Diversity

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For the fourth year in a row, University of the Rockies recently accepted the prestigious 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for its efforts to ensure diversity and inclusion on campus through “initiatives, programs and outreach; student recruitment, retention and completion; and hiring practices among staff.”

This honor was presented by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The HEED Award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“University of the Rockies is honored to have been selected for this prestigious award,” said Francesca Galarraga, director of diversity for University of the Rockies, in a press release. “For us, being recognized for our diversity efforts reinforces our commitment to our core values of service, integrity, diversity, and excellence. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusion where our faculty, staff, and students feel welcome, appreciated, respected, and valued for their contributions to the University and our community. We are proud to receive the HEED Award for the fourth year in a row.”

Congratulations to University of the Rockies for this prestigious honor, and for setting an example for all of us.

Learn more about INSIGHT into Diversity and its HEED Award here.


B:CIVIC and Elevating Philanthropy In Communities of Color (EPIC) will host Elevate Your Giving on October 6th on the beautiful rooftop patio of Janus Capital Group. This free event will celebrate and empower community-minded professionals of color. All are welcome to join us for an evening of networking, music and inspirational speakers! RSVP here.

Member Spotlight: Hogan Lovells’ Commitment to Corporate Citizenship

With a steadfast commitment to good corporate citizenship that includes community investment, global diversity and inclusion, global giving, commitment to environment and pro bono services, Hogan Lovells sets an international example for law firms of every size.

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Highlights from the Hogan Lovells’ 2013 Citizen Report include:

  • 122,220 hours of pro bono work provided to nongovernmental organizations, individuals, nonprofits and social enterprises.
  • $518,200 raised for global and local charity partners
  • 1,590 children reached by the company’s community investment activities
  • 18% decrease in the cases of copy paper ordered in 2012.

Read more on the incredible impact Hogan Lovells has had on the world in its sustainability report and learn more about their ongoing efforts to give back here. The company’s website also features a blog that shares the good deeds its offices provide to the world, divided by region.

Hogan Lovells’ Denver office is a founding member of B:CIVIC, and we are so proud to have them as part of our growing organization! Learn more about the international law firm at

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