Sites across Roche Diagnostics Solutions (RDS) are able to build an engaged internal community by reaching outward into our local nonprofits to inspire employees to give back to their community through volunteerism, philanthropy as well as an aligned employer matching program.
An employee who understands the importance of employee involvement in their community is just as important as financial assistance is Kevin Marks, a head legal counsel for RDS.
Kevin has long been an advocate for corporate social responsibility and has been involved in finding a variety of opportunities RDS can do to support its local community not only monetarily, but with actual group participation. In 2004, he was able to tie all of this together by supporting Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP), where he now serves on the board of directors.
Since 1989, Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) has provided renovation and repair services for the Peninsula’s most vulnerable homeowners—seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and families with children and community facilities. As the only local organization addressing this particular need, we have built the expertise and infrastructure to tackle critical home repairs, securing safe and healthy housing for those most in need. Today, Rebuilding Together Peninsula serves approximately 250 homeowners each year with the help of over 3,000 volunteers.
Kevin has been an active board member with RTP since 2004, where he served continuously for 8 years, taking a 1 ½ year hiatus and then rejoining where he has served continuously since. “It is a passion, when you can see the impact that you can have in society with just getting people together.” Kevin said when asked about what motivated him to join the board.