From July 6 to 31, Guggenheim Partners hosted its fourth-annual Guggenheim Community Impact Summer, the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility summer volunteer campaign.
Guggenheim Community Impact (GCI) drives volunteerism and maximizes the firm’s collective impact. Guggenheim Partners Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) GCI campaigns take place annually during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. The campaigns advance Guggenheim’s commitment to positive, scalable social change while promoting our guiding principles of integrity, excellence, and stewardship across our communities and offices. This year, GCI Summer took place online, as employees connected virtually from their respective locations.
Guggenheim’s month-long summer service campaign engaged more than 700 employees who participated in a variety of activities including completing volunteer projects with family at home or virtually with colleagues, evaluating applications for the Network for Social Innovation (NSI) venture philanthropy initiative, attending speaker events, and joining a charitable fitness challenge.
Guggenheim CSR organized more than 25 volunteer events with 28 organizations, resulting in employees contributing more than 1,550 hours of service. Compared to last year’s in-person campaign, this year’s virtual service campaign engaged 15 additional offices and saw a nearly 20 percent increase in employee participation.
The level of engagement during GCI Summer demonstrates that even while working from home Guggenheim and our employees are committed to creating positive, scalable social change in our local communities.
“I am proud of our firm, and our employees, for showing the same dedication and commitment to our communities as they do to our clients and partners” said Head of CSR Robert Rutkoff. “Our employees unified around common causes and virtually stepped forward to give back to the communities where we work and live. Thank you to all of our volunteers and non-profit partners for their continuous work to drive social change during this unprecedented time.”
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