Giving back to the community is an integral part of the Bates White culture. Through our Community Connection program, any employee or group of employees can propose and organize initiatives for nonprofits they are passionate about.
For example, for almost 20 years, employees have volunteered as mentors for Higher Achievement, an after-school program for middle school students that combines small-group tutoring with social-emotional skill-building. Read about one Consultant who joined the volunteer cohort in this Higher Achievement Mentor Spotlight blog.
- Teams competed in a scavenger hunt and an Anacostia Watershed cleanup to support SoulTrak Outdoors, a DC-based nonprofit that connects communities of color to outdoor spaces.
- In the second annual GeoGuessr Challenge, teams competed to raise funds for Be the Match. the world's largest hematopoietic cell registry, which coordinates the collection of hematopoietic ("blood-forming") cells that are used to perform what used to be called bone marrow transplants, but are now more properly called hematopoietic cell transplants.
- Employees joined an Earth Day Jeopardy event to raise funds for DC Greens, a local organization working to advance health equity and food justice through initiatives that address access to nutritionally fulfilling and affordable food in the DC community, particularly for residents in neighborhoods that face systematic food insecurity.
- To support Higher Achievement, Bates White gathered for its annual action-packed Night of Champions, competing in billiards, poker, and table tennis.
- Employees held a trivia event to support Covenant House, an organization providing critical services to homeless youths in more than 30 cities, including DC.
- In the BW Music Challenge, participants tested their music recognition and trivia skills by identifying tracks from live and recorded performances by employees and from original and cover artists to benefit La Clinica del Pueblo, a nonprofit clinic providing health services to underserved immigrant communities in the DC area.
- To support World Central Kitchen’s emergency relief efforts in Ukraine and Europe, employees wore jeans and donated funds.