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Slalom wins 2015 PSBJ Corporate Champion award

Slalom wins 2015 PSBJ Corporate Champion award

Slalom has been selected as a winner of the 2015 PSBJ Corporate Champion award.

May 19, 2015

Each year the Puget Sound Business Journal, together with The Seattle Foundation, honors eight companies that embody that definition of top corporate citizens with the Healthy Community Corporate Champion Awards. Awards are given in eight categories that The Seattle Foundation believes represent the pillars of a strong and healthy community: Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environment, Global Giving, Health & Wellness, and Neighborhoods & Communities. Slalom was recognized for its contributions and efforts in Neighborhoods & Communities.

“We get behind a lot of the causes that are important to our people and that they are personally involved with,” said Adam Barley, Corporate Citizenship Lead at Slalom Consulting. “We also partner with nonprofits to make them more successful in their missions by donating pro-bono service expertise.”

For example, in 2014 Slalom donated 4,000 hours in pro bono service doing critical projects for many organizations. And for the Puget Sound region, it partnered with several organizations to embed consultants full time for three months as part of its Philanthropy Fellow Program, an initiative that pairs a Slalom consultant with a nonprofit in a three-month, full time, pro-bono engagement.

Slalom’s impact on the community is best expressed by the people it serves. “We made significant progress on a complex project that wouldn’t have moved forward as quickly without the skills and capacity (and deadlines) that [the Slalom Consultant] brought,” said Sara Levin, VP Community Services, United Way of King County. “Having her dedicated full time and bringing in her outside resources got us on exactly the right path.”

Indeed, it is the pro bono program that sets Slalom apart both in terms of the way it gives back to the community, the depth of impact it achieves, and the quality of relationships it builds.

            

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