The RCM&D Regatta Celebrates 25 Years and $1 Million Raised for 50 Nonprofits
Baltimore, Md. – RCM&D, a leading independent risk management, insurance and employee benefits firm, will hold its 25th Annual Regatta on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Downtown Sailing Center/Baltimore Museum of Industry Pavilion. The event is the organization’s largest charitable initiative for nonprofits who serve the mid-Atlantic region. This year, fundraising efforts and corporate sponsorships will benefit four organizations that provide critical services for people in need within our community: Asylee Women Enterprise, Dads Works / Moms Works, The League for People with Disabilities, and Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET).
In recognition of the organization’s 25 years of service and dedication to raising funds and awareness for more than 50 nonprofit organizations, RCM&D set a goal of raising $100,000 in 2018, the largest in the history of the event. Each nonprofit will receive $25,000. “The Regatta is a unique kind of fundraiser,” stated Katie Caple, Regatta Committee Chair and Vice President of Corporate Outreach for RCM&D. Employees representing the firm’s five mid-Atlantic offices volunteer their time and resources to host a variety of internal and community-based fundraising activities to help reach the goal. And, employee advocates work throughout the year with the beneficiaries to coordinate group volunteer outings for each of the organizations to boost awareness and engagement.
“Along with the employee advocacy and support, corporate sponsorships are critical to the success of the Regatta,” commented Katie Caple. Corporate sponsors receive several benefits, including the unique opportunity to compete in the sailing race on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor alongside the beneficiaries and the people they serve. During the race, RCM&D hosts an afternoon celebration on the water at the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s Pavilion, where guests cheer on the sailors, enjoy lunch and a variety of fun activities. The event is invitational.
Throughout the history of the Regatta, the RCM&D business community has come together to raise more than $1 million in funding with 100% of the proceeds donated directly to the beneficiaries. “At the center of RCM&D’s corporate culture is a commitment to the communities we serve. We are proud to support these organizations by raising essential funds for their programs and helping to increase awareness of their missions,” stated Skip Counselman, Chairman and CEO of RCM&D. “The Regatta brings together our business partners, employees, beneficiaries and the community for one common cause, and that’s to help people in need and have a great time while doing it.”
Event Timeline11:00 a.m. Competing Regatta sailors are welcomed for check-in and lunch before participating in sailing lessons and practice races. 12:30 p.m. Spectators are invited to enjoy lunch and a variety of waterfront activities. 12:45 p.m. The Regatta commences from the Downtown Sailing Center dock and continues through the harbor. 2:45 p.m. The celebration concludes with an awards ceremony and presentations of the donations to the beneficiaries. 4:00 p.m. Attendees are invited to continue the fun at a post-event happy hour at Little Havana.
About the Beneficiaries
Asylee Women Enterprise
Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE) helps women seeking asylum to rebuild their lives and their spirits. AWE provides transitional housing, companionship and community to asylum seekers by offering a safe and nurturing home, opportunities to connect within the larger community and each other. The goal of AWE is to help women move from surviving to thriving.
Dads Works / Moms Works
Dads Works / Moms Works seeks to help create a healthy, stable environment for parents and their children that ultimately creates a stronger community. Dads Works / Moms Works helps families thrive by helping mothers and fathers identify barriers to successful, responsible parenthood and then assisting them in creating and implementing a plan to overcome those barriers.
The League for People with Disabilities
The League for People with Disabilities is committed to offering individuals the opportunity to gain independence, increase self-sufficiency and to improve the quality of life. Founded in 1927, The League serves more than 4,000 individuals per year through programs including those geared towards rehab and support services, therapeutic recreation, vocational services, behavioral support, wellness and more.
Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training
The mission of Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET) is to provide homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services that will enable them to rejoin their communities as productive citizens. MCVET supports homeless veterans by providing transitional housing, support services, case management, employment and education programs, and benefits counseling.
RCM&D, headquartered in Towson, MD, is ranked among the top independent insurance advisory firms in the United States. Our specialized teams provide strategic solutions and consulting for risk management, insurance and employee benefits. Leveraging more than 130 years of experience and strong local, national and global reach, we partner with organizations to meet all of their business objectives.