Teams Set Sail on Friday, September 13, 2019
RCM&D, a leading independent risk management, insurance and employee benefits firm, will hold its 26th Annual Regatta on Friday, September 13, 2019, at the Downtown Sailing Center/Baltimore Museum of Industry Pavilion on the Inner Harbor. Annually, RCM&D selects regional nonprofits as the beneficiaries of a year-long fundraising and community service initiative. Benefiting this year from corporate sponsorships, employee donations and volunteer activities will be 5 organizations that serve the mid-Atlantic region and beyond: Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Share Food Program, Sportable, The Samaritan Women and Zaching Against Cancer Foundation.
“The Regatta is a unique kind of fundraiser,” stated Katie Caple, Regatta Committee Chair and Vice President of Corporate Outreach for RCM&D. Donations collected from a variety of internal and community-based fundraising and service events hosted by employees from the firm’s 5 offices are combined with corporate sponsorships to reach the goal of $100,000. “From donations to advocacy and volunteering, our employees and business associates establish meaningful, continuing partnerships with all the beneficiaries. These relationships often last long after the year has passed,” added Caple.
The culmination of the community service and fundraising is celebrated at the Regatta. The event brings together representatives from the beneficiaries and individuals they serve along with sponsors and employees for the opportunity to learn to sail, compete and take part in an afternoon celebration on Baltimore’s waterfront.
“We are really grateful to be one of the recipients of the funds raised by the RCM&D Regatta and thank the firm’s leadership and staff for their wonderful support and volunteer efforts for us and so many other nonprofits in the community throughout the year,” commented Steve Salem, President & CEO, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
“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.
In 2018, RCM&D was honored with the 44th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Award for its 25 years of giving back to the community through the annual Regatta. The annual awards event, which was presented by the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), the Baltimore Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office, honors businesses for their outstanding corporate leadership, commitment to community and dedication to improving the quality of life in Baltimore.
While the RCM&D Regatta is a private event, we extend an invitation to regional and industry media to join us and experience the excitement of the Regatta, learn more about this annual community service initiative and to meet the beneficiaries. If you would like the opportunity to compete in the race, please contact Sarah Osmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.427.6436.
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 games and 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
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
The mission of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is to help build character and teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged young people living in America’s most distressed communities. The Ripken Foundation uses sports-themed youth development programs to help at-risk youth face emotional and circumstantial challenges that prevent them from reaching their potential in life. www.ripkenfoundation.org
Share Food Program
The Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education and advocacy. Their core values are to fight hunger, expand access to healthy nourishing food and create partnerships that help to reduce food poverty in the region. Throughout the year Share helps thousands of vulnerable families avoid hunger. www.sharefoodprogram.org
Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005. The only adaptive sports club in Central Virginia and one of the top Paralympic sports clubs in the country, Sportable provides sporting opportunities to more than 400 athletes of all ages by offering a variety of competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs. www.sportable.org
The Samaritan Women
The Samaritan Women is a Christian ministry, founded in 2007, as the first residential program in Maryland to serve victims of domestic sex trafficking. The Samaritan Women has developed as one of the most stable programs in the nation. The organization is recognized as a contributor to understanding how to care for survivors of the trauma inflicted by childhood sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and trafficking. https://instituteforsheltercare.org/
Zaching Against Cancer Foundation
The Zaching Against Cancer Foundation (ZACF) improves the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers in Maryland by providing support through direct patient services and programs, scholarships and grants. ZACF funds services that take care of the little things that make a big difference for people affected by cancer. www.zachingagainstcancer.org
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. www.rcmd.com
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