The firm recently wrapped up its annual United Way campaign in late October in which team members across multiple offices raised over $65,000. The campaign included a Halloween desk decorating contest and a pizza party for the office with the highest donation participation, which was the firm’s Des Moines location with 59% of team members donating to the organization. BerganKDV has partnered with the United Way for numerous years and has many employees that regularly volunteer and serve on boards and committees.
“Each year our team members greatly look forward to our United Way campaign,” said Crystal Ford, Shareholder and Regional Leader at BerganKDV. “Our firm is passionate about serving not only our clients but our communities as well. We are proud to support the United Way’s work to provide people the chance they deserve to an education, a good job, a healthy life and a safe home.”
In addition to the firm’s United Way campaign, BerganKDV is also giving back $50,000 across its seven markets as part of GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday is a global event held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is dedicated to the importance of supporting local nonprofits and giving back to those in need.
BerganKDV began participating in the GivingTuesday initiative two years ago when it decided to use the money traditionally set aside for client holiday cards and donate it to local charities instead. The decision was a great success and each year team members at the firm get to vote on which nonprofit in their area they want to donate to. This year, chosen organizations have varied missions, from supporting local youth to providing shelter for those experiencing homelessness or violence.
“At BerganKDV, we truly believe that our future success isn’t possible without a strong and supportive community,” said Britt Von Roden, Shareholder and Director of People First at BerganKDV. “Giving back and helping our communities thrive is part of what it means to be BerganKDV, and we are thrilled to do just that again this year for GivingTuesday. Our goal is to continue participating in GivingTuesday for years to come and to grow our efforts to make as big of an impact in our communities as we can.”
To learn more about BerganKDV’s GivingTuesday efforts, check out the firm’s social media channels on Facebook and LinkedIn to follow along as selected organizations are recognized and presented with their donation.