Giving Back to Our Anne Arundel County Community
Emerald Financial Partners was founded in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1980. Since then, we have volunteered hundreds of hours to support local community initiatives. We firmly believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work! Here are some of the recent charities and initiatives we have supported:
Volunteers of America®
For this Holiday season, Emerald Financial Partners is sponsoring Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolina’s by Adopting a Family for the holiday. The Adopt a Family program gives hope to many local children and families in need across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. We will be purchasing holiday gifts for each child in the family, as well as a special holiday meal for the family to enjoy. Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolina’s inspires self-sufficiency, dignity, and hope by providing critical health and human services to thousands of vulnerable individuals and families across Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the Carolina’s. They help thousands of people each year through their programs. The programs are designed to help Neighbors who experience homelessness or are at risk to be homeless, Individuals with mental illness, individuals with intellectual disabilities, those in need of supportive services, those recovering from substance abuse addictions, those in community corrections, as well as veteran services.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Emerald Financial Partners was a proud sponsor of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event, held on October 17, 2021. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. Along with sponsoring the event, our team also actively participated. All funds raised through the event, Walk to End Alzheimer's, advance the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. We would like to give a tremendous thank you to all who contributed to our goal by making a tax-deductible donation to our team!
2021 Driving Force for Business Golf Tournament
As active members of The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce, we were proud to Sponsor the Hot Dog Tent at the 2021 Driving Force for Business Golf Tournament. This event brings the fun of golf and networking together in one outstanding tournament with great prizes. The mission of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce is to build and strengthen relationships between businesses and organizations and the community which in return will enhance local commerce and enrich the lives of everyone. To find out more information regarding the Golf Tournament, visit the GSPACC 2021 Driving Force for Business Golf Tournament page.
The Wellness House
The mission of The Wellness House of Annapolis is to provide support, education, and services to help individuals and families who have been touched by cancer recover their health and well-being in a home-like environment. Our volunteers washed and painted fences to prepare for the installation of a fairy garden and also volunteered at the annual BBQ!
A SENIOR Prom for Future Care Seniors
As active members in Thrive Business Communities we helped throw a prom for seniors at FutureCare Health & Management.
The team brought in generational music, decorations, corsages and a party atmosphere to the main dining area of the center. Volunteers from Thrive! Arundel provided free make-up for the ladies, wrist corsages and wheel-chair dancing with the residents. It's just another way we enjoy giving back to the community in which we live and work!
Senior Dog Sanctuary
Along with members of Thrive! Arundel, we helped provide time and resources to the Senior Dog Sanctuary in Severn, MD. This organization provides a permanent safe haven for senior dogs who are unable to be cared for by their owners, who have been abandoned or abused or face euthanasia.
Anne Arundel SPCA
Along with the team at Thrive! Arundel, we held a dog food drive and donated over 700 lbs of dog food and supplies to this local shelter along with an additional donation of $300. The SPCA of Anne Arundel County (AACSPCA) is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in Anne Arundel County.
Annapolis Film Festival
This local organization brings over $3 Million in revenue to Annapolis each year! The vision for the Annapolis Film Festival is to establish Annapolis as a center for filmmakers to showcase different global perspectives and independent thought to a variety of audiences through their work. The long-term goal is to enhance growth both culturally and economically to the Annapolis area and throughout the region. Our volunteers assisted with the VIP Lounge area for the entire duration of the 2018 show!
Emerald Supports Fish for a Cure!
Emerald Financial Partners is proud to support the Annual Fish For a Cure fundraiser to benefit the Geaton and Joann DeCesaris Cancer Institute at AAMC. This worthy cause helps local families, affected by cancer, with a fully-funded nurse navigator program that provides critical services to cancer patients and their families, including nurse navigation, education, genetics counseling, support groups, social work, and psychology services.
Our own Christy Bennett Rawlings serves as the Chairperson for the Thrive! Arundel Giving Back committee and led the group's 4th quarter efforts by organizing a poker tournament to raise funds for the local charity. Emerald Financial Partners matched the first $1000 raised at the poker tournament. Our team has collectively raised over $14,000 in 2019 for this local cause.
"We are excited to support this local organization that impacts our community in such a positive way," commented Valerie McLaughlin, CEO of Emerald Financial Partners.
If you'd like to contribute to our goal, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our team!