Richmond BizSense hosted its first Generosity Inc. event on June 25 at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, recognizing local business that gave back to the community and connecting companies and nonprofits.
The evening was created after BizSense put together its corporate giving list, which collected 2013 corporate donation information from local businesses.
Kris Gravett, Bob Gravett and Ashley Ray. About 175 people attended the event, representing more than 60 companies and organizations.
Bruce Willis (left) of Vaco and Greg Birsinger of Best Bully Sticks. The BizSense Corporate Giving list ranked the top 40 companies that reported donations.
Bernard Robinson and Carol Nitz of Networking Technologies and Support. Their company reported donations of more than $17,000 to local organizations last year.
From left to right: Holly Pellum and Marc Bernecker of Randstad Professionals; Dominic Finney of Comfort Zone Camps; Annie Colpitts and Deejay Gray of TheatreLAB.
BizSense handed out 35 awards to corporate donors.
Altria was the top donor, with nearly $12 million in donations. Their largest donation in 2013 was more than $1.9 million to the University of Virginia.
Jennifer Green and Krissy Sowers of Accounting Principals show off their Generosity Inc. award.
Accounting Principals, Parker + Lynch and Ajilon Professional Staffing gave $5,000 last year to the local Boys and Girls Club.
Ralph Costen of Costen Floors and Bernie Meyer of MG Law talk with BizSense founder Aaron Kremer.
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