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The Philadelphia Foundation, in partnership with Points of Light and its local chamber partners, have announced The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia 2021 honorees. These 50 community-minded regional companies were determined by an independently administered and scored survey to be aligned with national standards for good corporate citizenship.
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia is the first East Coast implementation of Points of Light’s national program, The Civic 50. This initiative showcases how local companies of all sizes are moving social impact, civic engagement and community to the center of their business.
“We are thrilled to recognize a variety of exceptional changemakers at the inaugural Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia event,” said Pedro Ramos, president and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia Foundation. “Our region has a long history of community outreach and civic engagement, so we are honored to launch one of the nation’s first regional Civic 50s to highlight the great work driven by our corporate and small business leaders alike. Positive impact begins at the local level. These 50 honorees demonstrate the power of that focus. On behalf of the Philadelphia Foundation, we congratulate all the 2021 honorees.”
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees are public and private companies operating in the Philadelphia region. They have been selected based on four dimensions of their community engagement program:
-Investment of resources
-Integration across business functions
-Institutionalization through policies and system
Since 2011, The Civic 50 has provided a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and has showcased how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to drive social impact in their business and community.
“Points of Light believes that corporate leadership and commitment to civic engagement is critical to strengthening communities, and The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees exemplify that,” said Natalye Paquin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Points of Light. “Their inclusiveness and comprehensive approach to corporate citizenship, as well as their responsiveness to reflect, learn from each other and respond to community needs, make the Greater Philadelphia region a better place for all. We are so pleased to recognize them for taking their civic responsibility seriously, and for the role they play in shaping their communities.”
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees were officially recognized on Wednesday, June 30th, at a celebratory event on the central Delaware River waterfront.
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia Honorees of 2021:
A&I Security LLC
Albert Einstein Medical Center — Philadelphia
AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies
Bank of America
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SEPA
Brandywine Realty Trust
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Comoto Family of Brands
Econsult Solutions, Inc.
Independence Blue Cross
K-12 by Elior
Nemours Children’s Health System
Nolan Painting, Inc.
OPS Security Group
Pegasus Technologies, LLC
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Subaru of America, Inc.
Tata Consultancy Services
The GIANT Company
The Goldenberg Group
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
The Welcoming Center
Tri-State Training & Safety Consulting & Fire Protection
University of Pennsylvania
In addition to The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees, Philadelphia Foundation acknowledged three additional small businesses for their extraordinary commitment to civic engagement. These companies, while lean in nature based on staff size, make a large impact within their communities. They are 3rd Floor Media LLC, A. Pomerantz & Co. and Prepay Nation.
In 2020, The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees:
Donated over $250 million in monetary and in-kind contributions to Greater Philadelphia.
Supported their employees in contributing over 730,000 volunteer hours to nonprofit organizations, a contribution that exceeds $44 million in value. Greater Philadelphia honorees had higher rates of employee volunteering than The Civic 50 United States honorees (34% vs 23%).
Focused their community engagement on education (50% of the Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees), children and youth development (46%) and social justice (46%).
Integrated their community engagement into business functions (100%), most often into workplace diversity and inclusion (98%), employee engagement (96%) and marketing/PR (96%).
Typically (70%) had diversity and inclusion programs.
A key findings brief from the survey will be released later this year.
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia survey is administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value and consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform the scoring process.
For more information about The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia and this year’s honorees, visit: www.philafound.org/civic-50/.
Chamber Partners for Greater Philadelphia Civic 50 Regional partners with Philadelphia Foundation on The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia are: the African American Chamber of Commerce, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Independence Business Alliance, the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and Satell Institute.