Sailing Event Has Raised More Than $620,000 Over the Past Two Decades
Towson, MD – RCM&D, a leading insurance and benefits advisory firm, hosted their 20th Annual Regatta on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Each year, the Regatta benefits nonprofits in the communities served by RCM&D’s six regional offices located throughout the mid-Atlantic region. This year’s event exceeded the fundraising goal of $65,000, raising $76,687 via sponsorships, donations, and an online auction.
Since its inception 19 years ago, the sailing event has raised more than $620,000. The event reflects Baltimore’s history as a port and trading city and provides a fun activity for sailors of all abilities who come together in the spirit of giving.
Funds raised through this year’s event were donated to Community Brain Injury Services, The Light House, Inc. and, Tuerk House, Inc.
“The team at RCM&D has drawn so much inspiration from the dozens of organizations we have supported over the last two decades via our Regatta,” said RCM&D President Robert Cawley. “As RCM&D has grown over the years and opened new offices throughout the region, we made it a priority to identify and give back to nonprofits that help meet the needs of the communities where our employees live and work. We are proud to be supporting these organizations and to raise awareness of their mission.”
An experienced sailor from RCM&D or the Downtown Sailing Center captained each of the boats in the Regatta to show invited guests, RCM&D team members, and representatives from the nonprofit groups the basics of sailing. A series of fun races were held throughout the afternoon and an awards ceremony, food, and music rounded out the day.”
About the Nonprofits:
Community Brain Injury Services – Community Brain Injury Services is an organization serving the Metro Richmond and Tidewater areas of Virginia that is dedicated to providing innovative services to survivors of brain injury. Their services help survivors to refine work skills, rebuild self-esteem, fully rejoin their communities, and connect them to resources and services that will help them achieve the greatest level of independence in their lives. http://www.communitybraininjury.org/
The Light House, Inc. – The Light House is both a facility and a program. Physically located in Annapolis, Maryland, they provide emergency shelter and transitional housing for individuals and families who are homeless as well as permanent supportive housing for women. They offer life-changing programs through a case management centered model that includes, counseling and referral services, basic life skills, and wellness and job training programs that help clients reclaim hope and independence in their lives. http://www.annapolislighthouse.org/
Tuerk House, Inc. – Tuerk House transforms lives by providing help and hope for enduring recovery to individuals, families, and communities in the Baltimore metropolitan area who are struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs. Founded in 1970, Tuerk House has served over 24,000 people through its residential and outpatient programs and its three halfway/recovery houses for men and women. Most of the 1,200 clients the organization supports annually are homeless, jobless, and uninsured. www.tuerkhouse.org