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Corporations Can Help CRS Alleviate Human Suffering

Corporate philanthropy generates lasting rewards. Your company can maximize its philanthropic return on investment through giving that addresses stakeholder and shareholder interests. Catholic Relief Services, an international humanitarian agency tackling the root causes of poverty in 98 countries, offers many ways to attain an optimal return.

Corporate philanthropy has become more strategic as companies experience the significant impact that giving has on a company's competitive position in the marketplace. Company contributions have become more results oriented, reflecting a corporation's business goals. The traditional impetus for giving — meeting social needs and improving one's community — still holds, but increased scrutiny of corporate philanthropy by consumers, investors, community activists, and employees has prompted corporations to become more sophisticated in their giving. The portfolio of corporate giving, in addition to cash and in-kind donations, now includes cause-related marketing, community partnerships, workplace giving campaigns, employee volunteer programs and fundraising.

Catholic Relief Services assists persons on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality. We take great pride in our ability to meet the "best practice" standards of leading independent analysts of nonprofit organizations. Currently, 94.02% of all support received from our generous supporters goes directly to our programs helping the poorest of the poor.

Discuss How Your Company Can Contribute to Catholic Relief Services

Foundation and Corporate Relations Unit
Catholic Relief Services
228 West Lexington Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410-951-3236
E-mail: corpfound@crs.org

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