RCM&D, a leading independent risk management, insurance and employee benefits firm, announced the beneficiaries of its 26th Annual Regatta, the organization’s largest philanthropic initiative for nonprofits who serve the mid-Atlantic region. This year, fundraising efforts and corporate sponsorships will benefit five organizations that provide critical services for people within our communities:  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.  Employees representing the firm’s five mid-Atlantic offices volunteer their time and resources to host a variety of internal and community-based fundraising activities to help reach the goal.  And, employee advocates work throughout the year with the beneficiaries to coordinate group volunteer outings at each of their organizations to boost awareness and engagement.

 “Along with the employee advocacy and support, corporate sponsorships are critical to the success of the Regatta,” commented Katie Caple. Organizations are encouraged to sponsor the Regatta, which will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019, at the Downtown Sailing Center.  Corporate sponsors receive several benefits, including the opportunity to compete in the sailing race on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor with the beneficiaries and RCM&D employees.  During the race, RCM&D hosts an afternoon celebration on the water at the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s Pavilion, where guests cheer on the sailors, enjoy lunch and a variety of fun activities.  

 “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.”

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) honored businesses for their outstanding corporate leadership, commitment to community and dedication to improving the quality of life in Baltimore.

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.

Learn more at ripkenfoundation.org

Share Food Program
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. Our core values are to fight hunger, expand access to healthy nourishing food and create partnerships that help to reduce food poverty in our region. Throughout the year Share helps thousands of vulnerable families avoid hunger.

Learn more at 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.

Learn more at sportable.org.

The Samaritan Women
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.

Learn more at 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, programs, scholarships and grants.  ZACF funds services that take care of the little things that make a big difference for people affected by cancer.

Learn more at zachingagainstcancer.org.

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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