RCM&D will host their 23rd Annual Regatta to benefit mid-Atlantic based non-profit organizations on Friday, September 30, 2016. The event will take place at the Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry located at 1425 Key Highway from 12:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
“The RCM&D Regatta focuses on sailing with a purpose,” stated Katie Caple, Regatta Committee Chair and Vice President of Corporate Outreach for RCM&D. “Each year, we invite non-profit organizations located in the mid-Atlantic to apply as beneficiaries and look forward to partnering with new recipients each year to help fund their programs.”
This year, the Regatta’s fundraising efforts will benefit four organizations that provide critical services and resources for children and families who are at-risk or have special needs: Children’s Home Society of Virginia, Mosaic Community Services, St. Elizabeth School and Umar Boxing.
Throughout the Regatta’s 23 year history, corporate sponsors and RCM&D employees have joined together to raise nearly $800,000 in funding with 100% of the proceeds donated directly to the beneficiaries. This year, a total of $80,000 was raised for the four beneficiaries, who each will receive $20,000.
“At the center of RCM&D’s values and corporate culture is a commitment to the communities that 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 is a different kind of fundraiser bringing 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 races will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. while spectators cheer on the sailors and enjoy a variety of on-shore activities. An awards ceremony will be held from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. to recognize corporate sponsors, present donations to each of the four beneficiaries and award trophies to the Regatta sailors.
About the Non-Profit Organizations
Children’s Home Society of Virginia
Children’s Home Society of Virginia (CHS) was founded in 1900 with a mission to build strong, permanent families and lifelong relationships for Virginia’s at-risk children. Funds from the Regatta will benefit The Possibilities Project (TPP), a transformational program providing critical life supports to former foster youth who “aged out” of the system without being adopted.
Nadine Marsh-Carter, President and CEO
Mosaic Community Services, Inc.
Mosaic Community Services, Inc. is Maryland’s largest and most comprehensive provider of community behavioral healthcare services. Proceeds from the Regatta will be used to fund the Client Emergency Fund to provide school supplies, shoes and clothing, groceries, transportation funds, medical and prescription co-pays, and other critical resources for families in the off-site counseling program.
Jeff Richardson, Executive Director
St. Elizabeth School
St. Elizabeth School is a special-needs school for children ages six through 21 who are challenged with disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Regatta funds will go towards the Playground and Therapy Room Capital Project which aims to build a safe, sensory-friendly, and accessible indoor playground and physical, occupational and speech-language pathology therapy room.
Dr. Christine Manlove, Executive Director
Umar Boxing Program, Inc.
Umar Boxing Program, Inc. serves at-risk youth in Baltimore City by providing after-school and summer programs in a positive and safe environment. The Regatta will directly benefit the “No Hooks before Books” program by providing funds for learning supplies, athletic equipment, and travel to support improving academic, social and athletic skills as well as preparing the community youth for future roles as productive citizens.
Marvin McDowell, Founder, President and Executive Director