FleishmanHillard Commits $5 Million in Pro Bono Work to Celebrate 70th Anniversary
ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2016
2016 marks FleishmanHillard’s (FH) 70th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, the company announced that it is uniting colleagues across its global network to take action in their own way, toward a singular cause: social inclusion.
The company has set a goal to provide $2 million in pro bono services specifically related to social inclusion and is asking each office to select a project that will support the cause for people in their local communities during the 70th anniversary year. As a communications company, FH is well-suited to support this cause, with the experience to connect with, and raise awareness and support for, groups of individuals who may be excluded from opportunity or marginalized from society because of race, gender, economic standing or refugee status. This new initiative is in addition to the company’s existing pro bono work, which totaled $3.6 million in 2015.
“We asked our employees how they wanted to celebrate this important anniversary,” said John Saunders, president and CEO of FleishmanHillard. “The overwhelming response from across our global network was that our people wanted to get involved in local projects in their community where they could make a difference.”
Beginning in July, FleishmanHillard offices will identify organizations, initiatives or charities that champion social inclusion, putting employees’ time and talent to use in a way that will be most impactful to their specific communities and the organizations. In addition, FH teams will help these groups tell their stories and amplify their message to advance their missions.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate our 70th year by leveraging the unique abilities and enthusiasm of our talented staff to make a difference in our communities,” said Lisa Moehlenkamp, chief of staff of FleishmanHillard.
To celebrate in London, FleishmanHillard Fishburn (FHF) will be working with Career Ready, a nationwide charity that seeks to improve access to the professional realm for 16- to 18-year-old students from lower-income homes. FHF will be the communications partner for their annual event for 1,700 students, and will directly support students through mentoring and internships.
FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named PRWeek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year; “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2016; and among PRWeek’s 2013 “Best Places to Work.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of the DAS Group of Companies, and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries.