IntelliReach 2016 Results
January 30, 2017
INTELLIREACH PROGRAM 2016
January 30, 2017
IntelliWare Systems is pleased to announce the positive impact and results from our 2016 Corporate Outreach (IntelliReach) program. We had a total of 51 nomination packets come through and were able to give away $108,500 to these organizations through the employee nomination portion of IntelliReach. We had a total of 10 volunteer/fundraising events and campaigns and were able to raise an additional $20,000. In total, IntelliWare and its employees gave away $130,000 in 2016, making the total giving since the program’s inception $509,000 to 74 different charities.
The highlights from the 2016 volunteer events and fundraisers are as follows:
- YoungLife 5k Rabbit Run/Hop/Bunny Chase – We raised $1,000 during this event.
- IntelliWare Water Balloon Challenge in support of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - We raised a total of $5,340 during this event.
- Adventures of FlatDom Photography Challenge - We gave away $1,000 to charity during this fun event.
- Baltimore Orioles 5k Run/Walk at Camden Yards – Proceeds of the event benefited the Casey Cares Foundation, which provides uplifting and ongoing programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families.
- 15th Annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5k – We raised $1,500 during this event.
- Canine Partners for Life (CPL) - As a corporate sponsor of CPL, IntelliWare employees had the honor of naming a CPL puppy who will be raised, trained, and then paired with an individual requiring special needs. We welcomed ‘Telli’ to the IntelliWare family in October.
- Movember Challenge – We raised $3,660 in support of the Movember Foundation which challenges me to grow mustaches during the entire month of November to spark conversations and raise funds for men’s health programs.
- Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) – We had 19 employees volunteer at the 2nd annual Veteran’s benefit concert, Rumble at the River, in support of PHWFF in downtown Fredericksburg.
- Annual Food Drive – We raised $3,400 to split between 2 food banks: Capital Area Food Bank and Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.
- Workplace Giving – We raised an extra $7,100 from employees who signed up to give regularly through payroll deduction in the upcoming year.
The following employees were recipients of the IntelliWare Community Service Award for 2016:
Jessica Jerrell – Since 2012, she has performeda three-hour volunteer shift every other week at PRS CrisisLink as a crisis hotline worker. During her shifts, she provides immediate crisis hotline support, suicide prevention support, and referrals to local and state resources for a variety of immediate needs (mental health, shelter/housing, medical, financial, etc). She volunteered her time on the IntelliReach Working Group in 2016. She also led Team IntelliWare at the 15th Annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial Race this year which helped to raise funds for important charities such as Pentagon Memorial Fund and the Shadow Warriors Project. She models our Core Value of Commitment through her volunteer efforts and she cares about Team Spirit and lifting others toward common goals.
Brice Bradford – In 2016, he volunteered two hours per week to mentor disadvantaged youth within the city of Alexandria through a charity called Space of Her Own, Inc. (SOHO). This wonderful organization is an award-winning Alexandria nonprofit with the mission of helping children from low-income families avoid criminal and delinquent activity, live healthfully, communicate openly, progress academically, give back to others, and lead fulfilling lives. His volunteer efforts align with two of our Core Values: 1.) Leadership (through mentoring and influencing others); and 2.) Commitment (giving back to our communities). He is an influential leader who builds relationships while at the same time giving back to those less fortunate than himself.