The Maryland Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to honor three Maryland businesses with a 2019 Business Philanthropy Award at a ceremony at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore last Friday, November 22.
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Baltimore Business Journal and the Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, presented the Business Philanthropy Awards to three outstanding organizations: one small (1-100 employees), one medium (101-500 employees) and one large (more than 500 employees).
This year’s winners were:
- (small) Murthy Law Firm
- (medium) General America
- (large) CareFirst
Maryland Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Christine Ross and Baltimore Business Journal Market President and Publisher Rhonda Pringle announced the honors.
“We are in awe of the work that these three companies do to make Maryland a better place to live,” said Ross in her remarks. “We congratulate them, and all the nominees, for their philanthropic contributions … They set a wonderful example for the business community and show us what it really means to invest in and give back to our communities.”
The Business Philanthropy Awards are a joint effort between the Maryland Chamber and the Baltimore Business Journal to recognize Maryland businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life of Marylanders through their philanthropic efforts. This is the Maryland Chamber’s 19th year partnering with the publication to honor businesses for their community contributions.
The presentation of the Business Philanthropy Awards was just one part of a two-hour luncheon and program that also honored outstanding volunteers and fundraisers in these categories: “Unsung Hero Awards,” “Outstanding Youth Fundraiser Awards,” “Outstanding Philanthropists” and “Outstanding Foundation.”
Celebrated each year on November 15, National Philanthropy Day is a program of the Association of Fundraising Professionals that recognizes the charitable work that volunteers and fundraisers do to make a difference in their communities.
Read more about the event here: https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2019/11/22/meyerhoff-becker-named-2019-outstanding.html
Small Business Philanthropy Award Winner
Murthy Law Firm
At Murthy Law Firm, they strongly believe that giving to charitable causes enriches the lives of volunteers as well as those they serve and they encourage employees to participate in “service days” designed to inspire volunteering at the local level.
Mid-sized Business Philanthropy Award Winner
Legal and General America
LGA encourages its employees to become actively involved in charitable work by providing them up to two days of paid leave per year to volunteer. Last year alone, employees volunteered 1,460 hours total assisting with charity events.
Large Business Philanthropy Award Winner
CareFirst has donated millions of dollars and countless hours to supporting education, improving health care, helping to combat the opioid crisis, and expanding health coverage to under-insured