Friday, May 14, 2010

Furia Rubel Recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal as a Top Philanthropic Corporate Giver

Posted by Katie Noonan

We are pleased to share with our friends and colleagues that Furia Rubel has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the top philanthropic givers in the publication’s 2011 Book of Lists. The firm was honored along with other top corporate givers at the Corporate Philanthropy Summit where Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter congratulated the recipients. Senior Account Manager Leah Rice accepted the award on the firm's behalf.

The Philadelphia Business Journal, a weekly newspaper covering breaking business news in the Greater Philadelphia region, compiles a Book of Lists, which provides listings of hundreds of the most cutting edge area companies in their fields by ranking. The Corporate Givers List recognizes the area’s top contributors of service hours, monetary donations and in-kind donations across industries.

“Giving back speaks to the core values of our agency and staff,” said PRLawyer, Gina F. Rubel, President and CEO. “We support up to three pro bono clients each year while encouraging all staff members to participate in furthering various worthy causes.”

In 2008, Furia Rubel donated more than 1,450 hours of service, $1,405 in cash contributions and more than $180,000 in-kind to community and nonprofit organizations. The agency offered pro bono public relations and marketing services to support the endeavors of Elephant’s Eye Artists Studio Tour, Philadelphia VIP (Volunteers for the Indigent Program), Deep Run Mennonite Church East, and Bucks Fever Film Fest.

The Philadelphia Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Summit gathers the region's leading business and civic leaders to share best practices about philanthropy and community engagement. The summit featured guest appearances by Mayor Michael Nutter and WTFX-TV FOX 29 News Anchor Kerri-Lee Halkett and Jim Ellis, Innercity Swim Coach & Inspiration to the well-acclaimed movie PRIDE, served as the keynote speaker at the awards ceremony.

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