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-- Associates Participate in National Police Week 5K and Sponsor Scholarship Fund --
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 10, 2014, ICMA-RC participated in the National Police Week 5K, sponsored by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). Approximately 30 ICMA-RC associates ran, walked, and cheered on event participants. The 5K, created to pay tribute to fallen police officers who have died in the line of duty, began at the National Police Memorial and ended in front of the U.S. Capitol. During Police Week, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C. to participate in events to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
"We are honored to participate in causes like National Police Week that pay tribute to our fallen public sector heroes, as we continue our focus on giving back to the communities we serve," said ICMA-RC President and CEO Joan McCallen. "I am so proud of our associates' desire and commitment to give back to such worthy causes."
To help support public sector employees and their families, ICMA-RC founded the ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2001. The fund honors the lives of public sector employees who have died in the line of duty by providing tuition assistance to their survivors. Since inception, the fund has awarded close to $900,000 in scholarships to the children and spouses of firefighters, police officers, and other government employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice. To learn more about the scholarship fund, visit www.vantagescholar.org.
ICMA-RC's more than 700 associates also regularly volunteer in Washington, D.C., area organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure, So Others Might Eat (SOME), and Covenant House Washington. ICMA-RC associates have helped build 19 homes for deserving families in Gaithersburg, MD and surrounding areas, provided food and clothing to D.C.'s homeless community, and granted wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions; raised thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association; and participated in the Covenant House's "Sleep Out to Support Homeless Youth" event.
Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for over 1.2 million public sector participant accounts and more than 9,000 retirement plans. ICMA-RC's mission is to help build retirement security for public employees by providing investment tools, financial education, and other retirement savings related services. To learn more about ICMA-RC, visit www.icmarc.org
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