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RCM&D Launches Annual Fundraising Campaign for mid-Atlantic Nonprofits

March 28, 2017

RCM&D, a leading independent risk management, insurance and employee benefits firm, announced the beneficiaries of their 24th Annual Regatta, the organization’s largest philanthropic initiative for nonprofits who serve the mid-Atlantic. This year, fundraising efforts and corporate sponsorships will benefit four organizations that provide critical services and resources for children and families:  Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation, Church Hill Activities and Tutoring, Franciscan Center and Sunshine Kids Foundation.

Representing 24 years of service and dedication to raising funds and awareness for more than 45 nonprofit organizations, RCM&D employees will begin the annual campaign to reach this year’s $85,000 goal.  “The Regatta is a unique kind of fundraiser,” stated Katie Caple, Regatta Committee Chair and Vice President of Corporate Outreach for RCM&D.  Employees representing the firm’s six Mid-Atlantic offices volunteer their time and resources to host a variety of internal and community-based fundraising activities to help reach the goal.  And, employee advocates work throughout the year with the beneficiaries to coordinate group volunteer outings at each of their organizations to boost awareness and engagement.

“Along with the employee advocacy and support, corporate sponsorships are critical to the success of the Regatta,” commented Katie Caple. Organizations are encouraged to sponsor the Regatta, which will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Downtown Sailing Center.  Corporate sponsors receive several benefits, including the opportunity to compete in the sailing race on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor with the beneficiaries and RCM&D employees.  “Unlike other fundraisers, the Regatta provides the setting to meet both the children and families that benefit from the nonprofit and their dedicated staff and leadership,” commented Katie Caple.  During the race, RCM&D hosts an afternoon celebration on the water at the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s Pavilion, where guests cheer on the sailors, enjoy lunch and a variety of fun activities.   

Throughout the history of the Regatta, corporate sponsors and RCM&D employees have joined together to raise close to $900,000 in funding with 100% of the proceeds donated directly to the beneficiaries.  “At the center of RCM&D’s corporate culture is a commitment to the communities we serve. We are proud to support these organizations by raising essential funds for their programs and helping to increase awareness of their missions,” stated Skip Counselman, Chairman and CEO of RCM&D. “The Regatta brings together our business partners, employees, beneficiaries and the community for one common cause, and that’s to help people in need and have a great time while doing it.” 

About the Nonprofit Organizations

Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation

The Believe In Tomorrow Children's Foundation provides exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families. We believe in keeping families together during a child’s medical crisis, and that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process. For more information: www.believeintomorrow.org.

Church Hill Activities & Tutoring (CHAT)

CHAT is a system of integrated programs that empower aspiring youth to break cycles of poverty and reach their goals. CHAT serves the youth of East End Richmond and equips them with the heart, head and hands to make transformative life decisions.  For more information: www.chatrichmond.org.

Franciscan Center

The mission of the Franciscan Center is to provide emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disadvantaged in an effort to assist them in realizing their self-worth and dignity as people of God.  For more information: www.fcbmore.org.

Sunshine Kids Foundation

Established in 1982, the Sunshine Kids Foundation has been providing positive group activities and emotional support for pediatric oncology patients, free of charge, intended to alleviate the emotional pain and to help each child develop a positive mental attitude that will help them better cope with their illness.  For more information: www.sunshinekids.org.

About RCM&D

RCM&D, headquartered in Towson, MD, is ranked among the top independent insurance advisory firms in the United States. Our specialized teams provide strategic solutions and consulting for risk management, insurance and employee benefits. Leveraging more than 130 years of experience and strong local, national and global reach, we partner with organizations to meet all of their business objectives. www.rcmd.com | 800.346.4075 

Contact: Kristin Kluga | kkluga@rcmd.com | Office: 410.583.5457 | Cell: 410.375.8261