For the third year in a row, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has been selected as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for 2023.
As part of its employee volunteer program, the hospital participates in the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council (GPCVC), a community practice of members dedicated to increasing the collective impact of employee volunteer engagement by sharing best practices and helping advance employee volunteering programs.
As a participant in the GPCVC, CHOP applied for the Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia initiative, which recognizes the organizations that have the strongest corporate social responsibility and volunteerism programs.
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia, sponsored by the Philadelphia Foundation, is the first East Coast implementation of Points of Light’s national program. The Civic 50 provides a framework for good corporate citizenship. This initiative showcases how employers use their time, skills and resources to drive social impact in their communities and company. Honorees are private and public companies and other employers operating in the Philadelphia region.
The 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. Honorees are selected based on four dimensions of their community engagement program:
- Investment of resources
- Integration across business functions
- Institutionalization through policies and system
- Impact measurement
This year, CHOP scored in the 25th percentile for investment and institutionalization and in the 50th percentile for integration and impact.
CHOP and the other Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees were officially recognized on June 22 at a celebratory event at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia.
Peter Grollman, SVP External Affairs and Tessi Ruiz (in photo), Program Associate, Community Impact, were CHOP’s representatives at this year’s event.
CHOP was also featured as an honoree spotlight in the GPCVC blog in February, which specifically highlighted CHOP’s Community Volunteering Program and the CHOP Cares Community Grant program. Click here to read the spotlight piece!
To learn more about The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia and this year’s honorees, visit philafound.org/civic-50.