Member Spotlight: Headwaters Realty Cleans House


Guest contributor: Jessica Thrasher of Headwaters Realty

Headwaters Realty joined forces with Odell Brewing Company last month to help the House of Neighborly Service in Loveland.
Headwaters Realty joined forces with Odell Brewing Company last month to help the House of Neighborly Service in Loveland.

On March 14, 2015 Headwaters Realty partnered with Odell Brewing Company and organized a volunteer project for the House of Neighborly Service in Loveland, CO.

The House of Neighborly Service connects low income and impoverished individuals and families to available resources in the community. They recently moved into a new space and invited all of the partner agencies that they work with on a regular basis to join them so that their clients could get all of the services they need in one location. Since the House of Neighborly Service recently moved and is still in the process of building out space for other nonprofits, they needed a lot of help cleaning.

For our project we had 31 volunteers contribute 93 hours cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping construction areas, scraping mud off the floors, mudding screw holes in the walls, mopping, cleaning the new conference room, cleaning all of the stairs, and painting! We were AMAZED by all of the work that was accomplished by these very dedicated volunteers. This project was also unique because it was our first partnership project with another company. We were very excited to be able to partner with Odell Brewing Company. By combining our resources, we were able to have a greater impact.

About Headwaters Realty’s commitment to community:

The Headwaters Realty volunteer program began in June 2014. We have two main focus areas: Education and the Environment. As a company, we organize one volunteer project per quarter that fits into one of our focus areas. We invite our past and present clients, family, friends, and community members to join us at our volunteer projects. We are committed to making our volunteering efforts an integral part of how we do business. A portion of all commissions goes toward our community engagement projects. We hire agents who also believe in this mission and each agent organizes one volunteer project per year with the local nonprofit of their choice. We believe that by volunteering and giving back to the community, we have the ability to affect change and improve where we live, work and play.

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Member Spotlight: Commerce City Names Suncor Business of the Year


img_suncor2_bullock_ford_150319B:CIVIC Founding Member Suncor received the Business of the Year Award from Commerce City this week, an honor that recognizes a company that has shown a history of sustained leadership within its industry and community.

A Commerce City press release summarized Suncor’s contributions with the following statement:

SUNCOR’s refining and marketing operations provide a vital link between a large Canadian resource base and the growing North American energy market. Suncor’s Commerce City refinery – the only one in Colorado – processes about 98,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Suncor is a major supplier of quality, refined petroleum products including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and paving grade asphalt. A long-time community partner, Suncor has invested more than $1.3 billion in capital investments in Colorado since 2003, contributing to projects and initiatives that improve the environment, increase economic opportunity and enhance quality of life. Suncor provided a $1 million lead gift to construct a stand-alone Boys & Girls Club in Commerce City. Currently under construction, the new 20,000-sq.ft.building will serve 1,000 students – nearly double the existing club – with a STEM lab, art room, learning center, teen center, commercial kitchen and full-size gymnasium.

Congratulations, Suncor, for setting an example for every Colorado company!

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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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Mark Your Calendars: Partners in the Community – 3/12

The Denver Business Journal, the Colorado Nonprofit Association and Galloway Group, along with 474951-300-0presenting sponsor Mile High United Way will present the third in a series of four panel discussions aimed at engaging the business community with nonprofits.

Businesses of all sizes are increasingly using their involvement with nonprofits, including donations, in-kind gifts, volunteerism and sponsorships, as a tool for making a great impact in the community and meeting a wide variety of company objectives. In addition to helping people, many business philanthropic strategies include evaluation of the impact, both internally and externally, of their community and charitable efforts.

Learn from business leaders as they describe what they are measuring, and how to determine the ROI of their giving. Join us to learn new tools that your business can use to enhance the impact and value of your charitable activities.

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B:CIVIC Member Spotlight: CH2M HILL


Founding Board Member CH2M HILL recently received the award for Best Corporate-Nonprofit Partnership from Ragan’s PR Daily Awards for its generous efforts to provide Panama residents with access to life necessities. A section of the article about CH2M HILL’s award is below, and it can be read in its entirety here.


It’s hard to imagine a community activity that better engages front-line employees in the hands-on work of improving the lives of people in need. The residents of an isolated community in rural Panama had to find their way across the Rio Trinidad, leading the nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity to undertake the building of a footbridge over the river in order to provide residents with safe access to schools, health clinics, markets, and jobs.

Denver-based CH2M Hill provided $50,000 for the program and another $35,000 to pay for costs associated with sending 11 carefully chosen front-line employees to help with construction; the funds paid for employee meals, travel, and safety equipment. The 11 team members—selected from diverse locations including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, the U.K., and the U.S.—underwent training for their roles, working with Bridges to Prosperity staff in Denver and Panama to prepare for construction and address safety and logistical issues. The staff participants also contributed to communication about the effort through personal stories and blogs, photos, and videos that documented the process. The project was so successful, with employees reporting a renewed sense of pride in their work, that CH2M Hill has committed to further partnership with Bridges to Prosperity.

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