Best Practice: Deloitte's Annual Day of Volunteerism Promotes Goodwill, Education

Best Practice: Deloitte's Annual Day of Volunteerism Promotes Goodwill, Education

Corporate volunteer programs at Deloitte generate goodwill in the community and provide learning opportunities for employees and community members alike.
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 8:05am

CAMPAIGN: Community Involvement at Deloitte

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In June, Deloitte employees across the country participated in more than 800 volunteer events in 80 U.S. communities in the firm’s 14th annual IMPACT Day. Deloitte describes IMPACT Day as “a cornerstone of Deloitte’s Impact Imperative, the organization’s corporate culture of professionals who contribute their time, innovative thinking, and specialized business acumen to help nonprofits advance their mission.”

Projects completed by Deloitte employees on IMPACT Day involved skills-based and traditional “hands-on” events, such as veteran support and education-focused projects, leadership development for nonprofits, and community improvement projects.

“Our annual IMPACT Day is just one way our commitment to service extends beyond business into the community,” said Deloitte LLP Chief Executive Officer Joe Echevarria.

The day’s events included more than 150 volunteers working with scholars from The Posse Foundation in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., to help students prepare and make the transition from high school to college. Deloitte professionals discussed what to expect while at college, how to keep focused, and how to prepare for successful school and professional careers.

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