Community Impact

At Beta Alpha Psi, we believe in stewardship—the idea that our purpose is to leave everything we touch better than we found it. This includes our families, communities, companies, work teams, and the world.

Use the information on this page to contribute to your community and help make the world a better place for all of us.

If you have ideas for volunteer events or programs to collaborate with, please let us know.

If you have questions or want to share your community impact ideas, please contact us

We look forward to hearing about your volunteer efforts. Share your experiences on social media using the tag #BAPGivingBack.

As you know, the mission of Beta Alpha Psi is to inspire and support excellence amongst its members. Two ways Beta Alpha Psi does this is by providing opportunities for service, and fostering lifelong ethical, social, and public responsibilities. 

We are pleased to announce our Giving Back in the Next 100 Initiative. What are YOU going to do to truly give back and make a difference in your community?

We know that sometimes a barrier that keeps people from volunteering is not knowing where to volunteer. The Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partners shared what organizations are near and dear to their hearts and where they volunteer. This information has been captured in the Professional Partner Community Impact Programs section of this page. To get you started, we’ve also added a few other organizations and ideas of where you can volunteer.

Many employers today expect their employees to volunteer in their communities. New generation leaders are business-minded and service-guided. We encourage you to check out the information in this page and begin your journey of Giving Back in the Next 100!

Our Challenge is for each chapter to track the chapter and individual member’s volunteer hours. There’s even a spreadsheet to get you started (feel free to use your own form).

How many hours will Beta Alpha Psi chapters volunteer in the next year?  We can’t wait to see!

Warmth for All with the YMCA: Donation Campaign

Beta Alpha Psi proudly launches the "Warmth for All" initiative, partnering with the YMCA across four cities—Atlanta, San Diego, Dallas, and Indianapolis during the 2024 Mid-Year meetings. This campaign urges support not only during the 2024 Mid-Year Meetings, but throughout the fall and winter in your own local communities.

Beta Alpha Psi extends an ongoing call to action, urging all attendees and individuals in local communities to contribute NEW quality items, such as socks, blankets, hats, and gloves, ensuring a continuous flow of support throughout the fall and winter months.

Below are ideas for organizations that you can collaborate with on a volunteer event.

Community Impact Organizations Spreadsheet

Below are non-profits where Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partners invest their time, talent, hearts and resources.

Professional Partner Community Impact Programs Spreadsheet

Deloitte LLP

Deloitte believes in an inclusive and diverse workforce and culture to support the most productive and prosperous society.  When people are not equipped to succeed in the world of education and work, they may not achieve their full potential, and business and society could be worse off from the loss of talent.  Deloitte is committed to helping more people succeed in school and work, expanding the vision of potential and possibility. 

RightStep is Deloitte’s commitment to helping students overcome obstacles they face on the path to college readiness.

Gleim Exam Prep

While, as an organization, we are passionate about helping students and professionals succeed, we're even more passionate about giving back to the community.  Our donation efforts included donating a portion of our sales as well as collecting over 244 pounds of food from our employees in 2019.

To quote our CEO:  As a global company and member of the Gainesville community for over 45 years, we are proud to have participated in a give-back program that made a small difference in the fight to end food insecurities, a cause that affects people and communities around the world. - Lorie Gleim, CEO 

Institute of Management Accountants

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace.  It also embraces a culture of open-mindedness and encourages multiple perspectives to enhance our collaborative solutions, drive innovation, and create and deliver value in all that we do.  IMA has proudly worked with and supported many organizations as part of our community outreach and social responsibility efforts.  Most recently, we have partnered with Carroll Family Values (CFV), which began as a grassroots initiative to redistribute food and other donations to benefit those in the Hackensack School District especially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Currently, CFV serves nearly 400 families.  We also volunteer with Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon, whose mission is to lift the morale and support the welfare of active members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their immediate families.  IMA conducts employee donation drives throughout the year and sends care packages to our troops to show our support.  As an organization, we also have participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk as part of our “IMA Make A Difference Day” initiative.  IMA constantly looks for additional opportunities to serve our communities and contribute to the greater good for the world we share.

KPMG LLP

KPMG’s Community Impact programs empower their people to take action, foster a culture of giving and bring KPMG’s values to life.  As a purpose-led organization, they are committed to creating a positive change in their communities that is measurable, sustainable and transformational.  They recognize the far-reaching impact they can have through KPMG’s Citizenship efforts which are centered on education and lifelong learning.

KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL) is the firm’s flagship Community Impact program with a mission to eradicate childhood illiteracy by putting new books into the hands of children in need and developing the next generation of young leaders through reading.

Literacy has a profound effect on a child's success in school and life.  In early childhood, reading enhances cognitive developments; improves writing, grammar, and spelling skills; and exposes children to a wide range of subjects.

To date, KPMG has donated more than 5 million books to children in-need.

Protiviti

Protiviti’s global service program reflects our values and beliefs. The iOnHunger program allows us to give back to our communities through the organizations we serve, creating a lasting impact on recipients. It also helps our organization deepen relationships and create exceptional experiences for our people and clients. With a spotlight on sustainable impact, we aim to improve food availability, quality and utilization as well as attack root causes of hunger, thus reducing demand. We will continue to increase our efforts to help those in need as we have an ongoing commitment to the program, because we know that hunger doesn't stop – and neither do we!

“The camaraderie was phenomenal. I think our employees felt good about what they had achieved together, and so did our clients." – Protiviti’s President and CEO, Joe Tarantino quoted in FORTUNE

Robert Half

We believe it’s important to support the communities where Robert Half employees live and work. Most of our company-sponsored philanthropic programs are focused on education and workforce development, which make them a great fit for us, given the nature of our work.

We’re proud to have built long-standing relationships with many community partners, including the following:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Dress for Success
  • Enactus
  • Junior Achievement

Every year, Robert Half donates to both the American Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross for disaster relief to help those who need it most.

Robert Half encourages our employees to take the lead through volunteer work and fundraising activities that support the issues that matter most to them personally. Every year, each part- and full-time employee can have their donations and volunteer hours matched up to $1,500.

Have a suggested idea for a volunteer event that you would like to share? Send a brief summary of your event to Della Moore.  We’ll share it here!

Here are a few ways you can consider to lend a helping hand in your community:

Collaborate with a local Military Base

  • Do a toy drive during the holidays for children of soldiers
  • Work with local therapy dog program and take them on base to work with the children

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  • To encourage and inspire Club kids, use this link to Pass a Note—virtually—to a student who is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs program.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

  • Calling all Gamers and streamers! The National MS Society is looking for focus group volunteers to help develop a new campaign, Stream to End MS (#StreamToEndMS). The campaign will bring together online content creators, so they can do what they love while raising funds and awareness for the National MS Society. 

Animal Shelters

  • Make cozy blankets for the animals

Nursing Homes

  • Become a Pen Pal with a resident

Elementary Schools

  • Record yourself reading a book and share it with the school to be used during online school
  • Visit a virtual classroom as a special guest

KPMG and Campuses United for Literacy

  • Work with your local KPMG recruiter to host a fun literacy event at a program in your area that works with children from under-served communities.  Thanks to a generous donation from KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc., you can receive up to $1,000 in books and resources through the award-winning non-profit First Book for your event.

Back 2 School America and Back to School Illinois

Back 2 School America and Back to School Illinois create and support educational opportunities that enrich the lives of children in Illinois and across the United States.

Education is the cornerstone to our society. We need to step up to help fill the gaps of a poor economy, challenges to our schools and the fact that close to thirty million of our children live in low-income or poverty conditions. 

Statistics:

  • 41% (29,589,986) of children live in low-income families across the United States (2016 National Center for Children in Poverty)
  • In 2018, parents spent on average $112 dollars on basic school supplies per child (Deloitte 2018 Back 2 School Survey)
  • The average cost to send a child back to school in the fall of 2017 with school supplies, uniforms, fees and equipment was $662 for elementary school, $1,001 for middle school and $1,489 for high school (Huntington Bank Backpack Index 2017)
  • In the US, the average student debt owed by college graduates was $37,172, up six percent from the prior year (2017 Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

You can help by working with Back 2 School to get supplies to children in your community.  You can host a fundraiser for the organization or participate in one of their popular Buy-A-Kit or Build-A-Kit programs which supply Back 2 School kits of 30-grade specific school supplies. As a part of these initiatives you can choose who distributes the kits including schools, government agencies or community organizations. You can also opt to participate in the fun “Notes of Inspiration” program, which allows you to write notes of encouragement that go into their Back 2 School kits!  

If you want information on programs in Illinois, visit Back 2 School Illinois’ website: B2SI.org. For information on the rest of the U.S., visit B2SA.org.


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Becker Professional Education