With its annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards, the Philadelphia Business Journal recently highlighted “what the business community is doing to make the region a better place for all of the region’s people.”
As a result, the PBJ honored a number of suburban companies for their work with the nonprofit sector.
The criterion for this year’s awards was measurable impact. How did the philanthropic initiative make a change in the lives of others?
The following partnerships have a Delaware County connection:
PECO with ACHIEVEability
Nonprofit agency ACHIEVEability provided affordable housing and social services to 140 families, which included 253 children. PECO, ACHa’s strategic partner, provided in-kind donations, sponsorships, and more than 150 volunteer hours in the last 18 months. The ACHa/PECO partnership has helped vulnerable families throughout the city break the cycle of poverty.
SAP with Chester County Futures
Newtown Square’s SAP was introduced to Chester County Futures, a nonprofit dedicated to growing the four-year matriculation rate of Chester County post-secondary students, through its yearly grants program in 2008. To date, SAP’s financial support and general engagement support of CCF has directly affected the lives of 430 students.
Click here to read more about the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Faces of Philanthropy Awards.