Giving Tuesday: Reflecting on Success While Exceeding our 2019 FH4Inclusion Goal
Our people are what set FleishmanHillard apart as an agency and employer. I am reminded of that each day, but especially today on Giving Tuesday – a day started in the U.S. in 2012, and expanding globally, to celebrate generosity and encourage people to do good. It’s with that in mind that I reflect on the tremendous work accomplished in our communities through FH4Inclusion, and the new milestone we’ve reached.
Launched in 2016 to celebrate our firm’s 70th anniversary and our employees’ desire to positively contribute to their communities, FH4Inclusion was born. The global pro bono initiative was enacted to unite colleagues across the globe and reinforce our firm’s guiding principles while championing social inclusion around the world.
After bold success during the first two years of the program, we challenged ourselves to continue the stellar work in 2019. We set out to reach a cumulative milestone of $4 million provided in time and talent, and I’m proud to announce we have exceeded that goal. Since the launch of the program, more than 1,000 FleishmanHillard employees have generously spent nearly 20,000 hours with more than 90 global FH4Inclusion partners, who are raising awareness for, supporting and advancing individuals who have been marginalized from society.
Here are just a few highlights from a handful of the brilliant partnerships around the world.
Our team in San Francisco joined forces with 826 Valencia, a nonprofit group that helps under-resourced students build their writing and storytelling skills, to encourage students to channel their creativity and amplify their voices by writing and producing their own podcast episodes (you can listen to the episodes here).
In Hong Kong, our team raised scholarship funds for Asian University for Women (AUW). The contributions help high-potential women from 15 different Asian and Middle Eastern countries receive the necessary education to equip them to drive positive social change in their communities.
Our Dublin office jumped in to provide media relations and event management support for Lakers, an organization that helps develop many of Ireland’s Special Olympians, supporting the launch of a new center after a devastating fire consumed the organization’s former clubhouse.
At FleishmanHillard, we believe our unique perspectives and varied backgrounds lead to our best, most valuable thinking and outstanding client work. With FH4Inclusion, we’re doing our part to help the world focus on inclusivity, a paramount factor in ensuring diverse voices, opinions and people are valued, respected and celebrated. Furthermore, this award-winning program helps us grow as global citizens, making us a top workplace and a trailblazing, global communications firm.