Local Regatta Raises $100,00 for Regional Nonprofits

Baltimore, Md. – RCM&D, a leading independent risk management, insurance and employee benefits firm, held its 26th Annual Regatta on Friday, September 13, 2019 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 five organizations that provide critical services for people in need within our community: Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Share Food Program, Sportable, The Samaritan Women and Zaching Against Cancer Foundation.

The fundraising efforts raised $100,000 providing each nonprofit with a donation of $20,000. “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 26th year a success,” commented Katie Caple. More than 250 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 26 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.”

“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.

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

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

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

Assurex Global | Chubb | CNA | GuidePoint Security | The Hanover Insurance Group | Murtha, Psoras & Lanasa | Pinnacle Safety Network | Risk Cooperative | RT Specialty

Commodore’s Club

ABET | AIG | Applied Systems, Inc. | Concrete Protection & Restoration | Envoca Insurance | The Hartford | Heritage Properties, Inc. | Humphreys, McLaughlin & McAleer | Key Risk | Liberty Mutual | MagMutual | Maryland Claims Investigation, Inc. | Merge Investigations, Inc. | Nationwide | Philadelphia Insurance Companies | Plan B Technologies, Inc. | Semmes | Zauner & Mtimet, P.A. | Zenith Insurance Company | Zurich North America

Captain’s Club

Alexant Systems Corporation | All Risks, Ltd. | Allied World Insurance Company | AmWINS Group Benefits | Assurant Flood Solutions | BenefitMall | Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance | Centric Business Systems | Erlandson, Vernon & Daney, LLC | Franklin & Prokopik | Harford Mutual Insurance Company | ISO Claims Partners  | MassMutual Greater Philadelphia | Optum | Paradigm | PMA Companies | RT New Day | Safety National | SERVPRO of Hunt Valley & Harford County | Transcend Services | Tybout, Redfearn & Pell | Vertafore

About RCM&D

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.

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