Calling all Richmond businesses: Two important dates are fast approaching for BizSense’s Generosity Inc., presented by Sands Anderson, an annual celebration of local corporate philanthropy.
The first is the deadline this Friday, April 7, for submissions to the Generosity Inc. list, which serves as a directory of data on the area’s most generous firms.
We’re urging area companies to tally up your firm’s total giving in 2016, submit the numbers for the list and help us shine a light on the health of Richmond’s nonprofit sector.
More than two dozen local companies large and small already have submitted. The list is open to both locally based companies and out-of-town firms with local operations, and is ranked by total giving to local charities during 2016. It also will highlight companies’ largest single gifts, national giving and names of many of the local charities that benefited from the generosity throughout the year.
That brings us to the other important date: the party.
We’ll gather Wednesday, April 26 at Triple Crossing Brewing’s new facility at 5203 Hatcher St. in Fulton Hill for the Generosity Inc. event, where we’ll honor the companies on the list, and members of the business and nonprofit community will gather to schmooze and share ideas.
Each company on the list gets one complimentary ticket and the rest are now on sale at our Eventbrite page. The event runs 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with plenty of beer and food on hand.
Whether your firm gave $13 million or $500 last year, we urge you to participate. Large or small, the more submissions we have, the more complete the picture we get of Richmond’s philanthropic side.
If you’ve previously filled out BizSense Lists over the past few years, there’s no need to fill out a new survey. Our researcher likely already contacted you to get any information we need.
And in the name of generosity and paying it forward, this year BizSense will donate a percentage of the event ticket sales to a local nonprofit of our choosing.