"H.W. Kaufman Group and its family of companies is deeply rooted in philanthropy and continuously looking for innovative opportunities to give back to the many communities we serve," Kaufman said in a statement.(Photo: H.W. Kaufman Group) “H.W. Kaufman Group and its family ofcompanies is deeply rooted in philanthropy and continuously lookingfor innovative opportunities to give back to the many communitieswe serve,” Kaufman said in a statement.(Photo: H.W. KaufmanGroup)

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H.W. Kaufman Group announced the launch of its 50 Days of Giving Challenge, a global andcorporate-wide effort in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary.The challenge includes the company’s more than 60 offices spanningthe United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to raise funds forthe City of Hope, a cancer center specializing in research andtreatment.

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The company-wide challenge kicked off Aug. 12 and will runthrough Oct. 18. Throughout this time, associates will help raisefunds and seek external support to engage clients and industrypartners. The effort concludes with a fundraising event at theannual Kaufman Leadership Meeting held on Oct. 21-26. Alan JayKaufman, president, chairman and CEO of H.W. Kaufman Group andBurns & Wilcox, will match all funds raiseddollar-for-dollar.

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The company is also offering two additional paid days off peryear to its associates, encouraging more active participation andvolunteering in their communities.

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Related: IICF brings community together for volunteerproject

Expanding philanthropic initiatives

The 50 Days of Giving Challenge is an expansion of Champions& Charities, the company’s signature philanthropic initiativelaunched earlier this year. Started by Burns & Wilcox, H.W.Kaufman Group’s largest subsidiary, Champions & Charities wascreated to support organizations selected by its professionalathlete brand ambassadors. To date, the program has partnered withTeam Fox for Parkinson’s Research, Global Lyme Alliance andForgotten Harvest.

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“H.W. Kaufman Group and its family of companies is deeply rootedin philanthropy and continuously looking for innovativeopportunities to give back to the many communities we serve,”Kaufman said in a statement. “What better way to celebrate our 50thanniversary than by bringing our global companies and associatestogether to support a great cause.”

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Related: CSAA Insurance Group achieves 100 percentvolunteerism rate in 2018

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