At the heart of the story of VolunteerMatch has been the extraordinary collection of individuals who have gone out of their way to help our corporate community group thrive.
From sharing best practices, to generating financial support, to simply providing introductions to the people we ought to know, these folks have truly been champions of corporate volunteering.
Without their committed involvement our network wouldn’t be what it is.
In recognition for their outstanding contributions to the field and the VolunteerMatch network, we recently honored Terri Lynn Cardona, Mattson Hill, Jessica Johnson and Johanna Mendribil as our 2013 Champions of the Year. We made the announcement at our Client Summit in New York City, where Johnson was able to accept the award on behalf of her teammates.
The POrCH Program: From Residents to “Neighbors”
The largest private owner of multi-family properties in the San Francisco Bay Area, Prometheus Real Estate Group began working with VolunteerMatch in 2010 to support its “POrCH” program, which stands for Promethean OutReach and Community Help program. POrCH enables the Prometheus community to volunteer with causes and organizations they feel passionate about.
In just three years, Prometheus has extended the “POrCH” program from employees (“Prometheans”) to over 37,500 of its residents (known as Neighbors), and now the company is engaging its suppliers and vendors as well, using the program as a gateway for more audiences to make a difference.
The fantastic team at Prometheus is a big reason for their success. Positive, forward-thinking and truly innovative in outlook, Cardona, Hill, Johnson and Mendribil have truly been a joy to work with, constantly helping VolunteerMatch to think in new ways, and taking the lead to help other practitioners learn from their experience.
Congratulations, Terri Lynn, Mattson, Jessica and Johanna! You truly are champions!