We’re thankful for corporate partners who believe in supporting with their hands and feet.  Did you catch any of these great volunteers at our Sun Prairie kids triathlon?

Thanks to the work of companies like PPD, we’re able to make our events safe, fun, and organized.  But, how does a company get their employees to give up a cherished Saturday in the summer?  Learn more about how one company helps foster a culture of caring about their community.

Tell us about how community involvement is organized at PPD

We commit to supporting efforts to improve health and people’s lives around the world. Our philanthropic giving and community outreach philosophy is simple: we invest our resources in organizations that lead the way in contributing to healthier and thriving communities. ​We focus on sustainable nonprofit organizations that align with our mission to develop life-changing therapies and we support sustainable nonprofit organizations that help create healthy and thriving communities.

How do you prioritize your involvement with community organizations?

Each PPD location around the globe strategically supports nonprofit organizations with donations and employee volunteer support based on level of employee interest.

What are some memorable experiences you’ve had as a volunteer team?

Our PPD volunteers have enjoyed participating in and volunteering for a variety of local events, including judging at a science fair, walking to support the Multiple Sclerosis society, collecting food and clothing for those in need, and running to raise money for cancer research.

What was your favorite part about volunteering with the Sun Prairie kids triathlon?

Our PPD volunteers enjoyed supporting the kids as they swam, biked and ran to raise money for important health and fitness programs in local schools.  When Katie Hensel, Executive Director & Founder from Tri 4 Schools came to PPD to speak, employees were impressed to see the real changes being made in schools thanks to the money raised through Tri 4 Schools events.

How do you think these efforts benefit your employees and customers?

Volunteering at an event such as Tri 4 Schools gives people an opportunity to connect with their fellow employees and other members of the community as we work toward the common goal of improving children’s health.  Employees benefit from feeling engaged in their local community and feel good about their contributions to a worthy cause.


Does your company offer volunteering opportunities?  Looking to get your coworkers together to rally around a great cause?  Contact us to learn how you can make an impact and serve as a team.

PPD Volunteers

Some of the 10 PPD volunteers who came out to help at our kids tri on June 23rd