Campaign: BNY Mellon Community Partnership
In 2008, asset management and securities services company BNY Mellon created the Community Partnership, a worldwide employee volunteering, team fundraising and charitable giving program supporting the communities where its staff lives and works.
With research and employee feedback supporting extensive options for employee giving and an emphasis on teams and recognition, the Community Partnership is self-directed, with team captains managing individual projects. The biggest challenge, says Kathleen G. Charochak, VP and manager of community relations and employee programs at BNY Mellon, was creating a program global in scope yet flexible enough for regional variation. “To achieve this we formed Regional Community Partnership Committees serving each international country or region and comprised of employees and managers,” says Charochak.
In the two years since the launch of the Community Partnership, the level of employee volunteering and fundraising has tripled, contributing nearly 47,000 hours of service on 1,100 volunteer teams and, in the process, raising more than $15.3 million. â–
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