First Annual Pro Bono Hall of Fame Inductees to be Announced During Pro Bono Week

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First Annual Pro Bono Hall of Fame Inductees to be Announced During Pro Bono Week

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 10:15am

CAMPAIGN: Pro Bono Week 2013

CONTENT: Press Release

August 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - This October, as part of Pro Bono Week 2013, Taproot Foundation will induct four individuals into the first annual Pro Bono Hall of Fame.  These individuals are pro bono trail blazers in the HR, IT and design fields, as well as one pro bono field-builder. Inductees will be officially revealed as part of the lead up to Pro Bono Week, which is celebrated from October 20th-26th.

Pro Bono Week is a national platform that celebrates and activates pro bono service by highlighting the thousands of hours donated each year by business professionals in marketing, legal, HR, strategy and IT services. Pro Bono Week is an opportunity to inspire a critical mass of pro bono activity across the country and shine a spotlight on the outstanding work of business professionals who donate their professional expertise throughout the year.

Every year, business professionals donate over $15 billion in pro bono services in marketing, HR, strategy, design and technology. This influx of resources for the nonprofit sector is made possible by leaders who have stepped forward to make pro bono part of the fabric of their professional lives.  They are changing the very definition of civic engagement and innovating on how change happens, and Taproot is proud to recognize their contributions to the pro bono movement.

The 2013 inductees will be featured during Pro Bono Week 2013 in an online series showcasing their work and its impact for local communities. They will be interviewed by Aaron Hurst, founder of the Taproot Foundation, and will be invited to serve in a leadership role at the 2014 Global Pro Bono Summit, to be held in San Francisco next February.

About Taproot

Since 2001, Taproot Foundation has proven that pro bono service is a viable and reliable tool for strengthening nonprofit organizations. Today, Taproot continues to lead nationally by acting locally, and seeks to build a pro bono marketplace that, like philanthropy, is large, accessible, professional and transparent. By taking lessons learned from our award-winning Service Grant Program and applying them to our innovative new program areas, we work to stimulate the supply of pro bono resources through our corporate Advisory Services practice, as well as demand for these services by giving nonprofits the tools and training that sets them up for successful pro bono engagements. Our work has evolved to include thought leadership and international field-building, convening global leaders in the social sector to guide the design and direction of the pro bono movement while focusing on infusing a pro bono ethic into business professions, professional schools, companies and nonprofits in communities across the country and around the world. Visit to learn more.

About Pro Bono Service

Pro bono--short for pro bono publico, "for the public good"—refers to professional services delivered without expectation of a fee to organizations serving the social good. It is both a form of support for community organizations as well as an increasingly core part of the ethic of business professionals from design to HR and technology, who believe that high-quality professional services are too important to only be available to those who can afford them.


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Emmett Mehan
+1 (212) 257-7650
Taproot Foundation