More than 100 recruiting professionals from 43 countries participated in a comprehensive community service initiative in Baltimore as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of Stanton Chase, a global retained executive search firm.
With 76 offices in 43 countries, Stanton Chase is one of the world’s leading executive search firms. The anniversary celebration and conference was held in Baltimore in April and featured community service projects at the Baltimore Zoo, Living Classrooms, and the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, which is affiliated with the National Aquarium.
“We take great pride in giving back to our local communities,” said Mickey Matthews, Managing Director of the Baltimore office of Stanton Chase and the firm’s International Chairman. “Our partners, directors, and spouses enthusiastically participated in these projects and really made an impact on improving these organizations.
“These efforts are important and have become part of the Stanton Chase corporate culture throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, India, and the Far East.”
Stanton Chase executives spruced up the Living Classrooms facility by painting and organizing the headquarters located at 802 Caroline Street. This 30-year-old organization, which recently received a significant donation from Under Armour, offers “learning by doing” programs that emphasize applied learning in math, science, social studies, language arts, and social skills. The programs serve students from a variety of backgrounds and economic means, and range in length from one-day expeditions for school and youth groups to extended shipboard and land/sea programs. Participants see how academic skills are used in the real world.
“Thank you so much for connecting with us for the service portion of your conference this past weekend,” said Rebekah Lin Meyer, Director of Community Outreach and Volunteerism for the Living Classrooms Foundation. “We had a lot of different projects going on, which made for a very productive program. It was apparent that everyone enjoyed the experience and learned a bit about Baltimore and Living Classrooms, as well.”
In other activities the Stanton Chase team planted trees, cleaned up the grounds, and helped to beautify the Baltimore Zoo. At the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, they picked up more than 300 pounds of trash on the harbor coastline, planted decorative foliage, and placed timbers along the walkways.
“As a global firm, we pride ourselves on collaborating to find the finest executive talent to meet the needs of our corporate clients,” said Matthews. “It was very satisfying and enjoyable to see this same type of collaboration as our partners got their hands dirty and worked together to help these fine local institutions that provide so much for the local Baltimore community.
“It was a great example of corporate social responsibility.”