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Three Indianapolis nonprofit organizations to benefit from EY’s day of service

INDIANAPOLIS – (September 18, 2013) On Friday, September 20, more than 110 employees in EY’s Indianapolis office will report to community volunteer activities rather than the office. On this day, EY Indianapolis will donate more than 440 volunteer hours. Through our annual EY Connect Day, employees team up to give back to and make a positive impact on their local communities.

“At EY, building a better working world is our purpose. EY Connect Day is an opportunity to serve this objective on a large scale,” says Indianapolis Managing Partner Derrick Burks. “We’re proud that our flexible culture allows EY people to volunteer throughout the year. EY Connect Day enables us to come together locally and across the country to strengthen our firm and our communities.”

Community engagement is one of the ways EY fosters high-performance teaming. Volunteering reinforces the importance of collaboration, valuing diverse perspectives, continuous learning and mutual accountability for achieving results.

: Friday, September 20, 2013 | 9:00 a.m.- noon
Camera crews need to confirm with Amy Norwalk in advance
WHERE: All activities will take place at Challenge Foundation Academy (CFA
3980 Meadows Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46205
WHO: EY leaders and event organizers will be available to discuss our commitment to the Indianapolis community

Organization Volunteer Activities

  • (CFA) Challenge Foundation Academy Volunteering in the classroom and around CFA with teachers and students to create bulletin boards, organize the library, level books and work on various science and environmental activities.
  • (KIBI) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. Providing grounds revitalization, including moving rocks near the rain water collection site made by EY volunteers last year, planting bushes, gardening, mulching and finishing the construction of a tool shed and awning.
  • United Way of Central Indiana, ReadUP Program Learning how to tutor 3rd through 5th grade students in reading, with the goal of sustaining this support throughout the year at CFA or other Indianapolis schools as a volunteer tutor of ReadUp.

About EY 
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About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. In 2012, KIB worked with more than 30,000 volunteers on over 600 community projects. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.