[Wilmington, Del.] – For the 2nd consecutive year, Nemours Children’s Health, Delaware has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia by Philadelphia Foundation, in partnership with Points of Light and local partners. Since 2011, modeled after Points of Light’s national program, the Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia has provided a standard for corporate citizenship and showcases how employers use their time, skills and resources to drive social impact in their communities and company.
“At Nemours Children’s Health, we are working toward creating the healthiest generations of children,” said Yvette Santiago, Director of Community Engagement, Nemours Children’s Health, Delaware. “Our work in our respective communities has never been more important or necessary. We are going well beyond medicine by focusing on increasing access to health care and intentionally engaging with our respective communities to create the necessary impacts that will result in positive health outcomes for children and families in our local communities.”
Nemours’ community engagement program demonstrated exemplary civic engagement to receive this notable award. Nemours scored in the top 25% for its investment into its local community through 28 intentional partnerships resulting in over $328K of financial investments. In addition, Nemours Cares Closets were resourced to support the needs of its patients and families by providing essential food and baby supplies. Another key method of measurement is institutionalization, which Nemours scored in the top 50%, a direct result of the Nemours’ policy allowing all associates to take one day off per year to volunteer in their community. In 2021, Nemours associates volunteered over 9,100 hours throughout the Delaware Valley through a variety of opportunities including health screenings, food packing and distribution events, community clean ups, community gardens, health literacy events, community baby showers and more.
“Philadelphia Foundation is proud to recognize Nemours Children’s Health’s outstanding civic engagement,” said Pedro Ramos, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia Foundation. “All of the 2022 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.”
“Points of Light believes that corporate leadership and commitment to civic engagement is critical to strengthening communities, and The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees including Nemours Children’s Health exemplify that,” said Natalye Paquin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Points of Light. “Their inclusiveness and comprehensive approach to corporate citizenship, as well as their responsiveness to reflect, learn from each other and respond to community needs, make the Greater Philadelphia region a better place for all. We are so pleased to recognize them for taking their civic responsibility seriously, and for the role they play in shaping their communities.”
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees were officially recognized on Thursday, June 23rd, at a celebratory event at the AmerisourceBergen Corporate Headquarters located in Conshohocken, PA.
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 scoring process.
To learn more about The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia and honorees, please visit philafound.org/civic-50.
About Nemours Children’s Health
Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, which includes two free-standing children's hospitals and a network of more than 70 primary and specialty care practices. Nemours Children's 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 Children's also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, Nemours 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. For more information, visit Nemours.org.
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.
Partners for Greater Philadelphia Civic 50
Regional partners with Philadelphia Foundation on The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia are the African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council, Independence Business Alliance, the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, Philanthropy Network, and Satell Institute.
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