Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council (GPCVC)

The Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council (GPCVC), driven by our United Way, brings the nonprofit and business community together to increase the collective Impact of employee volunteer engagement programs.

Through best practices and information sharing, members have the unique opportunity to collaborate on effective, efficient and meaningful ways to strengthen their company’s engagement programs. Together, GPCVC members are finding better ways to galvanize the workforce around making a difference in communities throughout the region. In 2017, the GPCVC was selected to lead the United Nations IMPACT 2030 Action Team in Philadelphia.

GPCVC Members can:

Marcia Gelbart

senior director of Communications and Community Investment, Comcast Corporation and GPCVC co-chair

“So many companies in the Philadelphia region are already doing incredible, ongoing work to improve our community. I’m honored to have the opportunity to help harness that work, recognize the collaboration taking place and help lead the GPCVC as we seek out common solutions to common issues in our community.”

membership

Co-Chairs
Marcia Gelbart, Comcast Corporation
Dave Gloss, Phenom People

  1. Committee Members
    Amanda Bauman, Campbell Soup Company
    Alyssa Cherkin, Deloitte LLP
    Ruth Clauser, Sunoco
    Bernie Dagenais, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce
    Susan Lorenz-Fisher, AmerisourceBergen
    Tony Heath, UPS
    Janeile Johnson, Drexel University
    Aldustus Jordan,Wells Fargo
    Manu Juneja, GlaxoSmithKline
    Hillary Kane, Phila. Higher Ed. Network for Neighborhood Dev. (PHENND)
    Eden Kratchman, Chubb
    Regina Black Lennox, Progressive Business Publications
    Martina Mansell, RevZilla
    Courtney McDade, Independence Blue Cross
    Stephanie Monahan, City of Philadelphia
    Debbie O’Brien, Bank of America
    Leo Otting, Dow
    Suzanne Quigley, QVC
    Kyra Scalea, Vanguard
    Alissa Seery, IBM
    Tina Tinneny, Enterprise Holdings

  1. AmeriHealth Caritas
    AmerisourceBergen
    Aramark Corporation
    The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
    Bank of America
    Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
    Chubb
    Citizens Bank
    City of Philadelphia, Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service
    Comcast Corporation
    Dechert LLP
    Deloitte LLP
    The Dow Chemical Company
    Drexel University
    Enterprise Holdings
    Franklin Square Capital Partners
    GlaxoSmithKline
    Here’s My Chance
    Independence Blue Cross
    IBM Corporation
    Lincoln Financial Group
    The Main Line Chamber of Commerce
    North Highland Consulting
    PECO
    Philadelphia Energy Solutions
    Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)
    Philanthropy Network
    Progressive Business Publications
    Quaker Chemical Corporation
    QVC
    RevZilla
    Sunoco Corporation
    The Philadelphia 76ers
    UPS Chesapeake District
    Vanguard
    Vanguard Charitable Endowment
    Wells Fargo

Who can be part of the GPCVC?
General membership in the GPCVC is open to any business that operates or has offices located in the Greater Philadelphia Area and either supports an existing employee volunteer program or is considering the development of one. The GPCVC is only open to companies and for-profit businesses that currently have or are interested in having an employee engagement program.

How is the GPCVC structured?
The GPCVC was formed by United Way in 2011 and is led by a Steering Committee that meets quarterly and composed of officers and corporate representatives with established employee volunteer engagement programs, as well as appointed members from federal, state, and local civic engagement agencies.

What does it mean to be a part of the GPCVC?
Throughout the year, GPCVC members will be invited to attend networking events, seminars and roundtable events. Each member company will designate a minimum of one representative to attend the Annual General Membership Meeting each fall.

impact 2030

IMPACT2030 is an initiative led by the private sector—in collaboration with the United Nations, civil society, academia and other stakeholders—with the mission to activate human capital investments through employee volunteer programs to advance the achievement of the SDGs.

Through its Action Team approach, anchored by IMPACT2030 Partner companies, it is creating a cross-sector and cross-industry global movement that is maximizing opportunities to collaborate and scale impact.  In 2017, the GPCVC was selected to lead the IMPACT 2030 Action Team in Philadelphia.

GPCVC Playbook: A Case Study for Successful Collaboration

Global leaders have outlined 17 Sustainable Development Goals that will effect systemic change for the people, planet, and prosperity by the year 2030. They have prompted cross sector leaders worldwide to take action, and at the forefront of this movement is the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council (GPCVC). Read the case study of this successful regional collaboration.

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