Making a difference in Dallas

| 10/22/2019
Summit presenter

Let’s start at the end. Thank you.

Crowe extends a heartfelt thank-you to the nearly 400 attendees of the 2019 Crowe Healthcare Summit for all of their philanthropic and sustainability work at the four-day event in Dallas. The volunteer effort is part of the wider Crowe corporate social responsibility program, and the healthcare group was determined to bring positive change to Dallas this year.
 
Here’s what the attendees accomplished in Dallas from Sept. 16 through Sept. 19:

Bike building

Bike build

Partnering with Together We Rise, the Brea, California-based foster care advocacy group, summit attendees assembled nearly three dozen bicycles for foster children in the Dallas area. The team-building activity was part of a working lunch on the third day of the summit. Crowe donated the bikes to Lonestar Social Services.

Yoga mats

Crowe purchased the yoga mats used at a sunrise yoga session on day two of the summit and a high-intensity interval training fitness boot camp on day three and then donated the mats to the local fitness organization that kept attendees moving both mornings.
Yoga mats
Reusable water bottles

Reusable water bottles

At registration and throughout the summit, Crowe gave out reusable water bottles. Crowe eliminated single-use plastic water bottles, which have been distributed and discarded at previous summits and at many healthcare industry events and conferences.

A tree grows in your name

Partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation, Crowe had one tree planted each time an attendee shared summit photos or experiences over social media channels using the hashtag #HCSummit. Over the course of the four-day summit, that amounted to 156 trees.
 
The time for trees logo
Crowe Healthcare Summit

Crowe CEO Jim Powers has announced a volunteer challenge for all Crowe employees: the 2020 100K Community Service Challenge. The goal is to record 100,000 volunteer hours by the end of fiscal year 2020 (March 31, 2020).

In addition to supporting its people’s hands-on involvement and providing paid time off for volunteering, Crowe supports not-for-profit organizations and opportunities that align with the firm’s strategy and embrace the passions of its people.

As of Sept. 1, 2019, Crowe employees have reported more than 75,000 volunteer hours, putting the firm at 75% of its goal. The activities and actions at this year’s summit by staff and attendees will count toward the company’s 2020 100K Community Service Challenge and help Crowe meet its goal.

Beyond the goal, Crowe intends to make philanthropy and sustainability an even bigger part of next year’s summit. The 10th annual Crowe Healthcare Summit will be held Sept. 21-24, 2020, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.
 
Let’s end at the beginning. Thank you.