This is the first in a series of blog posts that will highlight our five core values: social responsibility, integrity, professionalism, adaptability, and collaboration. Today we focus on social responsibility.
By: Camellia Loojune, Junior Analyst
As an expanding organization, the High Impact team has been working to create a company culture that complements our recently developed core set of values and beliefs. Being a B Corp has played an integral role in this process. In the spirit of B Corp Awareness Month, we would like to highlight one of our values, social responsibility.
We find it an absolute privilege to work with clients on projects that positively impact communities across the nation, ranging from affordable housing and charter schools to small businesses. As part of our commitment to social responsibility, each year we donate a percentage of our profit to a worthy organization, and we let one of our clients select who we should send the donation to.
Using a weighted lottery system, the Reinvestment Fund (RF) based in Philadelphia, PA was the client chosen this year. RF is a community development financial institution that integrates data, policy and strategic investments to improve the quality of life in low-income neighborhoods. Using analytical and financial tools, they are able to bring high-quality grocery stores, affordable housing, schools and health centers to communities that need better access.
RF polled their staff and selected Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Philadelphia as the organization who will be receiving our donation of $1,500. CASA Philadelphia delivers personalized, integrated, child-centered advocacy for abused and neglected children in foster care through a diverse community of trained volunteers. RF’s Managing Director for Lending and Investment, Andy Rachlin stated:
“There is no population more vulnerable or in need of more support than children who have been abused or neglected and are in the foster care system. That’s why a number of staff members at Reinvestment Fund choose to dedicate their volunteer time to CASA and why we wanted High Impact’s donation to go there as well.”
We would like to thank CASA Philadelphia for the tremendous work they do, and hope that this modest donation makes a difference. To learn more about their organization, please go to: http://www.casaphiladelphia.org/.
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