|Volunteers at last year's Fall Frenzy.|
Written by Daniel Meloy
Senior Director of Development & Communications
American corporations gave more than $18 billion to charities last year. $18 b-b-b-billion!
That can buy a lot of soccer balls and writing journals.
There’s no denying that contributions large and small from businesses in our community have a positive impact on the kids we serve. But for companies that really want to leverage their dollars, and have an even greater impact, partnering with a charitable organization — like DC SCORES — is about more than giving money. It includes giving time and talent, specifically engaging the company’s employees in the work its dollars are supporting.
|The Advisory Board's SCORES Cup group of supporters.|
The Advisory Board Company (ABC) partners with DC SCORES in a variety of ways. This past year, in addition to awarding DC SCORES one of their Community Impact grants, ABC fielded a team for our annual SCORES Cup soccer tournament and provided volunteers for our Jamboree! event.
An expert team from ABC also worked on a pro bono basis with DC SCORES staff and created a comprehensive plan that DC SCORES will use for our upcoming 20th anniversary year celebration.
“At all levels of the organization and in all types of ways we’re able to engage our heads and our hearts through [DC SCORES’] work,” ABC Director of Community Impact Graham McLaughlin said. “DC SCORES enables our staff to have meaningful, impactful experiences individually and as a group.”
|Popsicle-stick building with Clark Construction!|
Sport and Spine Rehab is another SCORES Cup team, but takes its participation in the event one step further. It provides pro bono medical services for the tournament, and does the same for our Fall Frenzy
and Jamboree events. Employee involvement in the community is ingrained in the Sport and Spine Rehab culture and is embodied in the company’s vision statement: To Create a Healthier and Happier World.