Serendipit Consulting, a local full-service creative and public relations agency, announced recently that its employees donated $6,200 to Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Valley (BGCAZ). Employees were able to do so through an Employer Tax Credit Program utilizing the Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO). The State of Arizona program allows taxpayers the ability to support a non-profit financially for which they will get a dollar-for-dollar tax credit without losing any take-home pay. About half of the company’s employees participated. Through the program, Serendipit’s employees were able to direct their tax dollars, up to $400 individually or up to $800 filing jointly, to Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Valley instead of the state.
“Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Valley are constant creators doing incredible work for children and teens across the state, and deserve the utmost support to do so,” said Andrew Leger, the director of brand strategy at Serendipit Consulting and CONNECT member of the Boys And Girls Clubs Of The Valley. “Together with Tim Emory of Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Valley, we brought this idea to help generate additional donations to the Serendipit team just over a year ago. There was zero hesitation from employees and I am so proud of our team for stepping up to make a difference in our community”
Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Valley has been creating equity and opportunity for Arizona’s youth for about 75 years. Their main goal is to help children develop strong character and leadership skills. Additionally, they offer affordable after-school and summer programs for over 16,000 children and teens in kindergarten through 12th grade.
“We at the Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Valley are extremely grateful for Serendipit’s employees stepping up to support our organization,” said Tim Emory, director of partnership relations at Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Valley. “We are excited our community partners from Serendipit understood this benefit of helping each employee give hundreds of dollars without giving a single penny out-of-pocket. Their generous donation allows us the ability to help hundreds of kids directly by taking advantage of the QCO.”
Serendipit has 13 of its 29 employees participating in 2021 with an estimated donation of $8,000.
Phoenix-based Serendipit Consulting is a full-service creative and public relations agency driven by a team of individuals who are fearless in creativity and have one thing in mind: results. With a fresh, ‘big ideas’ approach to traditional and digital marketing, public relations, advertising, branding, web design and development, and event planning, Serendipit has a knack for success in the student housing, residential and commercial real estate, franchising, hospitality, consumer and lifestyle, and health and wellness industries. Combining the personal touch and accountability of a boutique agency with the vision and capabilities of a national firm, Serendipit delivers bottom-line driven campaigns that align brands with the right audiences and leave clients reveling in their own fortunate stroke of serendipity.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley offers affordable after-school and summer programs for 16,000+ young people in grades K-12. At Clubs across the Valley, BGCAZ provides award-winning programs designed to change the lives of young people.
For nearly 75 years, BGCAZ has been creating equity and opportunity for youth through academic, social, and workforce opportunities. They help young people make healthy decisions and focus on social and emotional development to build resilient young adults. Most importantly, they work to develop strong character and leadership skills by creating positive connections to caring adults and their community.
Boys & Girls Clubs employs a Formula for Impact for how the organization impacts the life of a child. Their programs are organized around four Priority Outcomes: Academic Success; Good Character & Leadership, Healthy Lifestyles and Career Pathways & Workforce Readiness.