interpublic group is
in the community
IPG and its companies are involved in our communities at many different levels. We volunteer at community organizations, support cultural institutions, provide pro bono work for not-for-profit organizations and support educational institutions.
IPG donated $1 million toward a development campaign for the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter, making us a lead donor to the nationally acclaimed graduate advertising school. Interpublic's leadership gift of $1 million, to be paid over five years, will be used in part to identify, attract and train the next generation of diverse, talented and qualified advertising and marketing leaders.
In New York, Interpublic is a corporate member of several local groups, including The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Television and Radio and The Central Park Dairy. In addition, many of our senior level executives serve on boards of cultural or community organizations such as iAM, the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media and CASA, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
Each year, IPG employees give of their time and resources to many worthwhile causes. This has included working with Soldiers' Angels, a not-for-profit that provides aid to members of the military and their families, to “adopt” a military family at holiday time, giving lower-enlisted military families much needed extra support.
IPG has an ongoing relationship with the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) and recently hosted its second annual Summer Fair there. The theme for this year’s Summer Fair was a Hawaiian Luau. Over 40 children attended the event. The children, along with their parents, were greeted in Hawaiian style with leis and grass skirts. The event was filled with games and activities, including bracelet making, Pin the Fin on the Whale, Ring Toss and Tiki Bean Bag Toss, complete with a photo booth and face painting. The parents also received massages from our friends at Equinox. We had special guests from the University of Hawaii Alumnae Association to enhance the ‘aloha spirit’ with their music, singing and hula dancing – they even taught the kids how to surf. We had a ukulele player from the New York Pops and an appearance by Ronald McDonald himself!
More than 20 employees helped make the fair a huge success and a fun time for the children at RMH. Many of our agencies also helped out by donating toys and prizes.