Local Regatta Fundraiser Raises $110,000 for Regional Nonprofits

Fundraiser supports Asylee Women Enterprise, Dads Works / Moms Works, The League for People with Disabilities, and Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training

Baltimore, Md. – RCM&D, a leading independent risk management, insurance and employee benefits firm, held 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.  This year, fundraising efforts and corporate sponsorships benefited 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).

The fundraising efforts raised $110,000 providing each nonprofit with a donation of $27,500. “The Regatta is a unique kind of fundraiser,” stated Katie Caple, Regatta Committee Chair and Vice President of Corporate Outreach for RCM&D.  Leading up to the event, employees volunteered their time and resources to host a variety of internal and community-based fundraising activities to help reach the goal.  And, employee advocates worked throughout the year with the beneficiaries to coordinate group volunteer outings for each of the organizations to boost awareness and engagement.

“We want to thank our corporate sponsors, Regatta committee members, employees and community partners for making our 25th year a success,” commented Katie Caple.  More than 300 people participated on event day.  Corporate sponsors, groups from the beneficiaries and employees competed in the sailing race on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor while onshore guests cheered them along, enjoyed a catered lunch, games, music and more. 

Throughout the 25 year 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.”

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.

Corporate Sponsors

The Regatta would not be possible without the support of our dedicated volunteers and corporate sponsors. We would like to thank these organizations for their generosity and their strong commitments to helping our communities.

Constellation Club
Brown Advisory | RCM&D Foundation | Travelers

Admiral’s Circle
ABET | Assurex Global | Chubb | CNA | innovu, LLC | Murtha, Psoras & Lanasa Trial Attorneys | Pinnacle Safety Network, LLC | Restore Rehabilitation | RT Specialty

Commodore’s Club
AIG | AmWINS Group, Inc. | BrickStreet Insurance | Concrete Protection & Restoration, Inc | Great American Specialty Human Services | The Hanover Insurance Group | The Hartford | Heritage Properties, Inc. | Humphreys, McLaughlin & McAleer, LLC | Ironshore – A Liberty Mutual Company | Key Risk | Liberty Mutual Insurance | MAG Mutual | Maryland Claims Investigation, Inc. | Merge Investigations, Inc. | PartnersFinancial Charitable Foundation | Philadelphia Insurance Companies | RiskMatch, Inc. | Semmes | Zauner & Mtimet, P.A | Zenith Insurance Company | Zurich

Captain’s Club
All Risks, Ltd. | Allied World Insurance Company | ARC MidAtlantic Excess & Surplus, LLC | Assurant | BenefitMall | Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance | Centric Business Systems | Commercial Index Bureau, Inc. | GNY Insurance | Goldberg Segalla | Harford Mutual Insurance Company | Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company | ICW Group Insurance Companies | MassMutual Greater Philadelphia | PMA Companies | RT New Day | Safety National | SERVPRO | Smith & Downey | Strategic Risk Solutions, Inc. | Transcend Services | Tybout, Redfearn & Pell | XL Catlin

About RCM&D

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