ARLINGTON, Va., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CEB (NYSE: CEB), the leading member-based advisory company, marked its fifth anniversary of enterprise-wide community service with a Global Impact Week during which more than 3,000 staff provided support to charitable organizations in 50 cities spanning 15 countries around the world. CEB employees collectively dedicated nearly 18,000 volunteer hours across the week.
"CEB's commitment to and enthusiasm for serving the community exceeds our expectations every year," said Jerry Sorkin, head of CEB's Global Corporate Citizenship. "The positive change that these efforts bring about – whether it's cleaning up a beloved park, serving meals to the homeless or providing support to LGBT youth – is inspiring and continues to deepen the company's presence and relationships in our local communities."
The global week of service represents CEB's core value of the Spirit of Generosity and expansion of its ongoing philanthropic efforts. Over the last 30 years, the organization has donated millions of dollars in financial resources and thousands of volunteer hours.
A new aspect of CEB's service activities this year was a weeklong fellowship program in Cartago, Costa Rica. CEB partnered with Cross Cultural Solutions to send 10 employees to represent CEB in Cartago to support various service activities including preparing and serving meals to local residents as well as building and planting vegetable gardens throughout the community.
"We left Cartago inspired to do more and to encourage others to do the same," said Ben Scott, senior account manager, CEB. "As individuals and as an organization, we have so much to give through our service to the community. This experience was a privilege."
Other non-profit organizations involved in the 2015 Global Impact Week included:
- Taproot Foundation, which makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society by leading, mobilizing and engaging professionals in pro-bono service that drives social change. (Washington, D.C.)
- DC Central Kitchen, which recycles food from around the Washington, D.C. metro area and uses it as a tool to train unemployed adults to develop work skills while providing thousands of meals for local service agencies in the process. (Washington, D.C.)
- Alameda Point Collaborative, which supports the housing community and helps families and adults break the cycle of homelessness. (Alameda, Calif.)
- Project Dirt, which provides resources for environmental and community projects. (London)
- German Red Cross, which delivers comprehensive aid to people affected by conflict, disaster, sanitary emergencies or social hardship. (Frankfurt, Germany)
- Westmead Children Hospital, which works to improve the health and wellbeing of children through clinical care, research, education and advocacy. (Sydney)
As part of its Global Corporate Citizenship goals, CEB has pledged a more concerted effort to expand its pro-bono offerings. CEB's pro bono service provides social sector organizations with products and services that are similar to those available to CEB member companies.
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