On Thursday, May 31, Legal & General America (LGA) hosted the team from Heartly House, a Frederick-based charity providing essential support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, to lead a Listen N' Learn breakfast session for fellow Frederick-based business.
The event provided local business leaders and human resource managers with vital information on the effects of domestic violence and sexual assault on employees as well as a company's bottom line.
Event attendee and President & CEO of Frederick's County Chamber of Commerce, Elizabeth Cromwell, said this about the Listen N' Learn: “Often, high-performing companies credit their success to teamwork. When a person on the team is challenged by issues outside the office that may affect their on-the-job performance, it is both compassionate and good business sense to provide constructive avenues to help. I attended the breakfast to learn more about those constructive avenues so that we can share the information with Chamber members.”
Additional organizations in attendance included:
Earlier this year, LGA's annual employee-sourced Charitable Giving Campaign raised an impressive $964,000 which was donated to both Heartly House and ThanksUSA.
LGA's VP & Controller John Zelinske, who also chairs the Charitable Giving Campaign, said this about the Listen N' Learn: “Domestic violence and sexual assault can and does impact every class of people. Today Heartly House demonstrated how, through business partnership, collectively we can address these issues and help strengthen the business’ greatest asset…their people. Legal and General America is proud to play a role in providing our facility to Heartly House and the business community to help raise awareness of this issue. ‘Protecting the ones you love’ has been a tradition of Legal & General for over 180 years. By partnering with Heartly House, we are able to continue this promise in a nontraditional way.”