Over 150 business people attended the Chamber’s “Examining the Impact of Good Corporate Social Responsibility” program at St. Joseph’s University last week. World Series-winning All-star pitcher Jamie Moyer, and his wife Karen Moyer, Co-founders of The Moyer Foundation, opened the event, sponsored by Citizens Bank, with an inspiring speech that informed the audience of their non-profit.

The mission of The Moyer Foundation  is to offer encouragement, comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound emotional, physical or financial distress. The Moyers hold summer camps for these children in 26 states and in every city that has a Major League Baseball team. Jamie and Karen both asked members of the business community to get involved not only with their foundation, but with any organization that does good. 

View video of Jamie and Karen Moyer as they discuss why giving back is so important.

Following the Moyer’s presentation, Daily News Editorial Page Editor Sandra Shea moderated a panel discussion headlined by prominent Corporate Social Responsibility experts. The panel included: 

Jay Devine, Partner, Devine + Powers
Scott Feldman, Senior Global Director, SAP Sustainability Customer Communities
Don Lewis, President, SCA Tissue North America
Henri Gilliam Moore, Senior Vice President and Director of Public Affairs, Citizens Bank

The panelists shared stories on how their respective companies give back to the community and how they are socially responsible and sustainable. All of the panelists agreed that leadership and executives must embrace a culture of giving back to inspire employees to do the same.

View photos from the event.