Our corporate partners provide philanthropic gifts that support our mission and drive organizational growth, as well corporate volunteers who are ambassadors for our mission every day.
Through their generous donations, our corporate partners demonstrate their commitment to improving the quality of life of persons living with critical, chronic or terminal illnesses. Open Hand’s corporate partners help us keep pace with the growing demand for nutrition services for our clients and their dependent children, and we are honored by their support.
Corporate Partner Spotlight
Bank of America's impact on Open Hand is evident throughout our organization. BofA volunteers contribute hundreds of hours every year packing and delivering meals -- earning them the Open Hand Community Champion Award in 2013. Kent Lindner, Senior Vice President of Risk Management at Bank of America, consistently makes invaluable contributions as President Elect of our Board of Directors. And the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has honored both Open Hand and our collaborative partner Covenant House with the 2013 Neighborhood Builders® award, which couples leadership training with a $200,000 unrestricted grant "for high-performing nonprofits that have made a significant impact addressing needs related to community development, critical needs or workforce development and education."
The $200,000 award from Bank of America will further our mission by supporting the purchase of a food services management system which will streamline operations and increase the time available to directly serve the nutritional needs of our clients. The award will also help us build capacity to serve food insecure, at-risk children from households with very low income by supporting the preparation, packaging, and delivery of more than 22,000 healthy meals.
"We recognize the important roles Open Hand and Covenant House Georgia play in serving our most vulnerable residents and ensuring better lives for so many in our community," said Geri Thomas, Georgia market president, Bank of America. "The leadership training and funding will not only deepen their impact today but sustain their mission and services over time."
Open Hand is truly blessed and extremely proud to have a corporate partner such as Bank of America, who consistently values our work in the community.