It seems like yesterday when TIGERS Success Series conducted a training session for Points of Light on building stakeholder collaboration. And now the nation’s largest conference on volunteer service – hosted by Points of Light with generous support from JPMorgan Chase – will bring more than 5,000 people to Washington, D.C., June 19-22, to share ideas and best practices for solving critical community problems and showcase the ways that service brings people together across the divides of race, class, religion and geography.
For those of you interested in collaborations between business and volunteer community efforts, by far this is the premiere event of the season.
“Last year alone, more than 43,000 of our employees volunteered 468,000 hours of their time. We are pleased to join Points of Light to promote volunteerism and recognize the everyday heroes who embody the best of our nation’s values.”
This year, the conference is being underwritten by JP Morgan Chase. “The thousands of problem-solvers coming to Washington in June have a can-do spirit and a drive to do what we, as Americans, do best,” said Points of Light CEO Michelle Nunn, “Lend a hand, help our neighbors, and build stronger communities. This will be a Conference full of energy – and answers.”
The Conference will feature workshops on:
- Economic Opportunity
- Excellence in Education
- Global Service
- Volunteer Leadership
- National Service
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Nonprofit Capacity Building
- Service Innovation
- Veterans and Military Families
- Volunteer Management
- Youth Service and Leadership
“Every day, in thousands of communities around the world, the people of JPMorgan Chase give back to their communities through volunteer work and community service,” said Peter Scher, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase. “Last year alone, more than 43,000 of our employees volunteered 468,000 hours of their time. We are pleased to join Points of Light to promote volunteerism and recognize the everyday heroes who embody the best of our nation’s values.”
JPMorgan Chase is this year’s title sponsor for the Conference as well as the official sponsor for the economy and military tracks. The company will host the opening plenary session that will feature a presentation of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award. Created by the administration of President George H. W. Bush, the Daily Point of Light Award honors individuals and groups creating meaningful change in communities across America. Each weekday, one volunteer or volunteer effort is recognized with the Daily Point of Light Award.
Here is how you can Nominate a Point of Light in your life.
During the opening plenary, Points of Light, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase, will launch a new initiative to encourage more Americans to volunteer and help revitalize communities.
JPMorgan Chase Sponsors the Nation’s Largest Conference on Volunteering; 5,000 People Expected in Washington, D.C., June 19-22, 2013
About Points of Light
Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of volunteers where it’s needed most. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.
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