CreateAthon Arrives at the White House

To our mothers: please note the lipstick and dresses

Peyton Rowe and I entered the White House this morning to explore and discuss the power of pro bono. Pinch.

We’re attending “A Billion + Change in Action: Connecting to the Future of Corporate Service.” A Billion + Change is a national campaign to mobilize the power of pro bono and skills-based volunteer services in American business.

Riggs Partners, on behalf of CreateAthon, is proud to be one of 50 charter companies that took the pledge in 2012. Our aim? To double the reach of CreateAthon. It’s our way of contributing to the overall goal of A Billion + Change to reach 2 billion hours in pledged pro bono service from corporations by 2013.

Today’s event is packed with insights with White House administration officials, corporate social responsibility executives, foundations and nonprofits about the impact American business can make on tackling significant social challenges through the power of skills-based volunteering. At every turn and with every introduction, there’s an incredible pro bono story.

Peyton and I are beyond thrilled to be here and excited about reconnecting with some of the amazing people we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know this past year. And of course, we’ll be spreading the story of CreateAthon and how marathon models can serve as a focused, fun and joyful way to go pro bono.

Stay tuned for more late-breaking reports!

This entry was written by Teresa Coles, posted on June 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm, filed under CreateAthon, R-blog, Social Consciousness. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.

One Response to “CreateAthon Arrives at the White House”

  1. George Fulton
    Posted on June 28, 2012 | Permalink

    This is great. Proud of you guys! Report back soon!