Clark Nexsen came up with a unique idea to celebrate Pi Day this year and conclude their annual United Way giving campaign. Pi Day is celebrated March 14 in honor of the mathematical number Pi or 3.14. Pi Day raffle tickets were sold to employees for an opportunity to throw a whipped cream pie in the face of one of three senior leaders who volunteered for the charity event. Employees and special guests gathered in the company’s 14th floor lobby in Virginia Beach Town Center at 3 p.m. with pies ready. President Terri Hall and board members Sam Estep and Bob Burkholder each graciously accepted the honor of a whipped cream pie in good fun and to celebrate another successful United Way giving campaign.
Clark Nexsen raised more than $20,878 in funds for United Way this year from traditional pledge-based donations, a rose sale on Valentine’s Day and the Pi Day raffle.
Clark Nexsen has been contributing to the United Way for more than 20 years with funds and volunteers for programs like the organization’s Annual Day of Caring. The company has been honored multiple years with Campaign Silver Trailblazer Award for its work with the United Way campaign, meeting two out of three of the following criteria: participation rate of at least 60 percent, per capita gift of $75 per person or higher or an average gift of $150 per person or higher.
United Way of South Hampton Roads serves provides leadership that brings resources together to reduce poverty, increase educational attainment and minimize health disparities for vulnerable neighbors. The organization serves the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Suffolk as well as Isle of Wight County with critical services funded by workplace giving campaigns at more than 200 local companies. United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit, working in nearly 1,800 communities across 41 countries and territories to create community solutions that improve life for everyone.