Pictured above is Karen Sivel, senior account manager at Aetna, speaking at this year’s JEVS Strictly Business event.
On November 1, 2019, JEVS Human Services held Strictly Business, marking the organization’s 21st annual fund-raising and networking event. This year’s luncheon honored four remarkable JEVS clients who have faced challenges, but found the strength to achieve their personal and career goals with help from JEVS.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we raised $341,000 to fund scholarships to JEVS’ vocational assessment, job readiness, skills training, and career management services for individuals in need.
We would not be able to make hope happen for the nearly 30,000 individuals we serve each year without the support of our donors and volunteers. They selflessly donate their dollars and time to support our mission of providing the most vulnerable in our community with the resources they need to reach their potential and achieve the highest quality of life.
This month, we want to shine the spotlight on a very special donor and partner—Aetna.
JEVS’ partnership with Aetna began five years ago and has continued to flourish. As a company committed to improving the overall health and wellness of its members, Aetna shares the same goal as JEVS: strengthening our communities by providing individuals with the tools and resources they need to lead a healthy, successful life.
“Through investments in organizations like JEVS, Aetna is committed to supporting and empowering the work that empowers and benefits our members and communities.”-Karen Sivel, Senior Account Manager, Aetna
Not only has Aetna generously sponsored our annual Strictly Business event, but they have also participated in many of our volunteer activities. Over the past year, Aetna employees have volunteered their time as mentors in JEVS’s new 3 Cups of Coffee program, which helps job seekers expand their professional network and discover new career opportunities.
In April, Aetna helped to sponsor the JEVS Prom event for members of our programs that are re-engaging Philly young adults facing uncertain futures. Then in August, Aetna donated to JEVS 600 crayons and pencil cases to put into backpacks for children of needy families enrolled in our programs so they could have a great start to the school year.
Aetna—thank you for your continued support. It is partnerships like the one we share that allow us to truly make a difference in our communities.