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Nemours Children’s Health Recognized as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Employers in the Greater Philadelphia Region
“Nemours Children’s Health is extremely honored to be included in the first East Coast implementation of Points of Light’s national Civic 50 initiative,” said Michelle Burroughs, MBA, Ed.D., Director, Community Engagement, Nemours Children’s Health. “This recognition underscores Nemours’ bold vision of redefining children’s health."

Wilmington, Del (July 1, 2021) - Nemours Children’s Health 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.

“Nemours Children’s Health is extremely honored to be included in the first East Coast implementation of Points of Light’s national Civic 50 initiative,” said Michelle Burroughs, MBA, Ed.D., Director, Community Engagement, Nemours Children’s Health. “This recognition underscores Nemours’ bold vision of redefining children’s health. To achieve our ambitious goals, we must work closely and align with our community partners to address those preventative social, economic, and demographic factors that impact a child’s health such as access to healthcare, equitable COVID-19 relief efforts, food insecurity, mental health, and racism.”

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

Nemours’ Community Engagement Program in the Greater Philadelphia region collaborates and strategically aligns with organizations in the region to achieve a greater impact in the community through shared philanthropic interests.  We provide resources and tools to the community to increase knowledge about pediatric health to decrease health disparities.

Despite a worldwide pandemic in 2020, Nemours remained steadfast in its commitment to support the community.  Among our organization’s many initiatives:

  • Nemours Associates dedicated nearly 9000 hours to helping their community
  • During our annual Nemours Cares Week, Nemours Associates donated enough items and money to provide 6450 meals to communities in need.
  • The Nemours Do Gooders Program, which helps bring a child’s civic project to life, launched with two successful initiatives.
  • In partnership with multiple community organizations, Nemours executed three community flu clinics across Delaware, vaccinating 117 people, distributing 700 COVID cleaning kids, and 23-thousand pounds of food.

“Philadelphia Foundation is proud to recognize Nemours’ 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 Nemours for their efforts and congratulate them on this exciting honor.”

The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees were officially recognized on Wednesday, June 30th, at a celebratory event on the central Delaware River waterfront.

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.

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 the scoring process.

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About Nemours Children’s Health

Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, including two free-standing children's hospitals and a network of nearly 80 primary and specialty care practices across five states. Nemours seeks to transform the health of children by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe, and high-quality care, while also caring for the health of the whole child beyond medicine. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org.

The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to the children, families and communities it serves.

About Philadelphia Foundation

Founded in 1918, Philadelphia Foundation strengthens the economic, social and civic vitality of Greater Philadelphia. Philadelphia Foundation grows effective philanthropic investment, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. A publicly supported foundation, the Philadelphia Foundation manages more than 1,000 charitable funds established by its donors and makes over 1,000 grants and scholarship awards each year. To learn more, visit www.philafound.org.

About Points of Light

Points of Light is a nonpartisan, global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 177 affiliates across 38 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 16 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.

For further information: Nancy D'Argenio, nancy.dargenio@nemours.org, 302-377-3146