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When: Tuesday, December 19th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: December Monthly Meeting WebEx
United States

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December Monthly Meeting WebEx :

The Value of Charitable Engagement


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Within the next ten years millennials will be the majority in the workforce.  What we know from research is that, like with baby boomers, there is a need among millennials to feel that they make a difference and, even more so than their predecessors, that their companies align with their philosophies.


Turns out, what’s good for your bottom line is also good for nonprofits.  Companies can build engagement through participation in shared passions.  From forming a team to run in the Rock and Roll marathon, to hosting a fundraiser for a favorite charity or participating in a matching gift program, employees increasingly choose employers not only for the pay and career advancement, but for the alignment with their core philosophies as well.


The V Foundation has its roots in corporate activism and employer/employee collaboration.  When Jim Valvano was diagnosed with cancer his employer, ESPN, partnered with him to raise money and awareness.  That was 24 years ago but the message is as strong today at ESPN as well as in the hearts and minds of the V’s devoted donor base.


About the speaker:

Susan Braun is a businesswoman, a strategist, a health educator, and a passionate advocate for people with cancer. She has spent more than 20 years working side-by-side with amazing people, driving toward ways to diminish suffering caused by cancer and other conditions – at the individual and the global level.


Ms. Braun is currently the CEO of The V Foundation for Cancer Research. In the past she has served as the Executive Director of Commonweal; the Executive Director of The ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Cancer Foundation; CEO of the CURE Media Group, publisher of CURE Magazine; the President and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; in various positions within the Oncology/Immunology Division at Bristol-Myers Squibb; and as an executive with the health care consulting firm Pracon Incorporated and the Center for Economic Studies in Medicine.


Among her appointments and responsibilities, Ms. Braun has served on boards and/or committees for several organizations, including: National Cancer Institute, American Society for Breast Disease (ASBD), World Society of Breast Health, California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Barbara Smith Fund, Americorps NCCC, National Dialog on Cancer, Intercultural Cancer Council, the ASCEND Foundation and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. Ms. Braun received a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology from George Mason University and a master’s degree in health science education from the University of Maryland. She also completed an academic graduate program (master’s equivalent) in international business and marketing at the University of Muenster in Muenster, Germany. 


This event has been submitted for one hour of general credit for HRCI and SHRM.

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