Capital One to Leverage Signature OneWeek Campaign in Support of the Pro Bono Service Movement

Capital One to Leverage Signature OneWeek Campaign in Support of the Pro Bono Service Movement

Capital One sponsors Pro Bono Week 2013 in partnership with Taproot Foundation

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CAMPAIGN: Pro Bono Week

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October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Capital One Financial Corporation will host its 4th annual OneWeek national community service initiative coinciding with National Pro Bono Week 2013, from October 21-27. Building on the company’s strong tradition of employee volunteerism, Capital One associates will volunteer with hundreds of nonprofit organizations through projects designed to help address economic and social needs of the communities where they live and work. 

Capital One, a long-time partner of the Taproot Foundation, has deep roots in the pro bono service movement and is serving as a key sponsor of National Pro Bono Week 2013. This year, specific

OneWeek activities will be featured that not only provide Capital One associates with opportunities for traditional  volunteerism in their communities, but will also match their unique talents with community organizations in need. These will include host two ScopeAthons – one in Chicago, Illinois and the other in Plano, Texas. ScopeAthons are one-day events in which corporate employees unleash their expertise to diagnose challenges faced by participating nonprofits through pro bono projects.

During the ScopeAthons, Capital One associates will participate in pro bono projects and share their expertise with leaders from nearly 25 non-profit organizations to help them address their biggest challenges and translate those challenges into an actionable scope of work that will help the non-profits achieve their goals and succeed. 

Capital One’s pro bono program combines two of its core strategies for running a successful company – nurturing the talents of their employees in areas such as legal, technology, brand, financial management and HR, and sharing these talents with the community. Since 2008, more than 750 Capital One associates have donated nearly 25,000 hours to 315 nonprofit partners, resulting in $7M worth of services.


About Taproot
Since 2001, Taproot Foundation has proven that pro bono service is a viable and reliable tool for strengthening nonprofit organizations. Today, Taproot continues to build on its decade of experience and is driving the development of a pro bono marketplace that, like philanthropy, is large, accessible, professional and transparent. By taking lessons learned from our award-winning Service Grant Program and applying them to our innovative new program areas, we work to stimulate the supply of pro bono resources through our corporate Advisory Services practice, as well as demand for these services by giving nonprofits the tools and training that sets them up for successful pro bono engagements. Our work has evolved to include thought leadership and international field-building, convening global leaders in the social sector to guide the design and direction of the pro bono movement while focusing on infusing a pro bono ethic into business professions, professional schools, companies and nonprofits in communities across the country and around the world. Visit to learn more.

About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is a Fortune 500 company with approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities – good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families – benefits us all and we are proud to support this and other community initiatives.

About Pro Bono Service
Pro bono—"for the public good"—is the donation of professional services to non-profit organizations. It is a form of support for community organizations, and increasingly a core part of the ethic of business professionals who believe that high-quality professional services are too important to only be available to those who can afford them.