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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has been named a 2021 honoree of The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia by Philadelphia Foundation, in partnership with Points of Light and local partners. Modeled after Points of Light’s national program, The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia provides a standard for corporate citizenship and showcases how employers use their time, skills and resources to drive social impact in their communities and company.
“CHOP is committed to meeting the unmet needs of children in our community,” said Peter Grollman, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Many of our employees work and volunteer in the community so they can have a positive impact on the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital. They are very deserving of this honor and we congratulate them. And, we thank Point of Light and the Philadelphia Foundation for recognizing their contributions”
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees are private and public companies and other employers 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
- Impact measurement
Since 2011, The Civic 50 has provided a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and has showcased how companies use their time, skills and other resources to drive social impact in their business and community.
Points of Light recently named the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council as the national Corporate Volunteer Council of the Year.
“Philadelphia Foundation is proud to recognize CHOP’s outstanding civic engagement,” said Pedro Ramos, President and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia Foundation. “All of the 2021 honorees have demonstrated great passion and dedication to making a meaningful impact in the local communities they serve. It is this type of commitment that resonates throughout a region and sets the standard for corporate stewardship. We thank those at CHOP for their efforts and congratulate them on this exciting honor.”
In keeping with Philadelphia Foundation’s role in advancing civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration, it serves as home to the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council, as well as the Key Skills Hub – an ecosystem that matches community nonprofits with skills-based volunteers, free of charge.
“Points of Light believes that corporate leadership and commitment to civic engagement is critical to strengthening communities, and The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 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 assessment 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 scoring process.
Contact: Joey McCool Ryan, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, (267) 258-6735 or firstname.lastname@example.org