Charitable Race Hosted by Acumen Solutions in Fall 2013 Attracts Record Number of Race Registrants and Results in a 700% Increase in Proceeds

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Acumen Solutions’ 5th Annual Race for a Cause™ Distributes $250,000 for DC-Metro Area Nonprofits

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Acumen Solutions’ 5th Annual Race for a Cause™

"The Race for a Cause™ event was developed by and is executed under Acumen Solutions’ Corporate Social Responsibility program, and is integral to our philosophy, spirit and culture” .

Every year for the past five years, the DC-metro area has looked forward to a very special event hosted by Acumen Solutions, the trusted leader in Enterprise Cloud Transformation and a leading supporter of community outreach initiatives. The Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause™ 8k and 1-Mile Fun Run, held in Arlington, VA, is an annual event that raises proceeds for local charities. The 2013 event, held on Sunday, October 13, attracted more than 3,600 runners and raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for 10 local nonprofit charities (a marked 733% increase in proceeds and 300% increase in racers since its inception in 2009).

One hundred percent of the net race proceeds are allocated to the qualifying nonprofits, and Acumen Solutions also donates the time of its employees in order to promote and execute this annual event. Over the past five years, Acumen Solutions’ innovative approach to the fundraising for this event has greatly increased race proceeds, sponsors, and registrants. In 2013, the Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause™ benefited 10 DC-metro area nonprofit organizations and racers were able to “vote” for their preferred charity when registering. The participating charities, along with Acumen Solutions, were equally responsible for promoting the race and obtaining a minimum number of registrants to select their charity in order to qualify for any race proceeds. This approach encourages a healthy “competition” among the nonprofits to promote the race to the widest audience of runners. In 2013, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington registered the most runners and American Childhood Cancer Organization was a close second.

2013 Nonprofit Beneficiaries:

American Childhood Cancer Organization
Boys and Girls Club-Alexandria-Olympic & Fairfax
For Love of Children
Greenbrier Learning Center
Ronald McDonald House
The Reading Connection
The Women’s Center
United for D.C.
Young Playwrights' Theater

Acumen Solutions’ goal every year is to not only raise awareness and funds for their nonprofit partners, but also to host an event that engages people and enables all participants to experience the impact to the community. The Race for a Cause™ has continued to do so, while also exponentially increasing the return on investment for its valued sponsors. Multiple sponsors have invested in the event since its inception, and continue to do so as a sign of their belief in Acumen Solutions’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. In 2013, Acumen Solutions was able to pull together an incredible list of area sponsors and would like to thank their esteemed sponsors:

The Meltzer Group

Watkins Meegan

AllCovered - IT Services From Konica Minolta
Atlas Advancement
Jones Lang LaSalle
RedPeg Marketing
Tobin O'Connor & Ewing

Ace Hardware - DC And Baltimore
Arcland Property Company
Citybridge Foundation
Coresphere LLC
Gcs-Signal LLC
Militello Capital
Pappas Group
Suntrust Bank

"The Race for a Cause™ event was developed by and is executed under Acumen Solutions’ Corporate Social Responsibility program, and is integral to our philosophy, spirit and culture,” states David Joubran, President and CEO of Acumen Solutions. “Since our inception, we have been committed to “giving back” as both business and community leaders, and we have found that our race is the perfect way to demonstrate our commitment to being socially responsible, while allowing us to maximize the impact of our community outreach initiatives. We are so proud of this event, how much it has grown, and how far we’ve come over the past five years. We are looking forward to a great race in 2014!”

The 2014 Race for a Cause event will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Registration for the event will open mid-2014.

To date, Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause™ has raised more than $665,000 for 21 local charities, and attracted more than 9,000 registered race participants.

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About Acumen Solutions Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program
The mission of the Acumen Solutions Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program is to maximize impact by providing financial, intellectual, and human capital to select nonprofit partners that inspire our employees. Our innovative approach is employee driven and is focused on supporting deserving charities located where our employees live, work, and volunteer. Our community support takes three forms: funding, pro-bono service (training and skills), and hands-on service (human capital).

About Acumen Solutions
Acumen Solutions is the trusted leader in Enterprise Cloud Transformation, helping organizations realize dramatic improvements in productivity and profitability through innovations in business and technology. A Salesforce Cloud Alliance Platinum partner serving worldwide clients, Acumen Solutions has successfully delivered 500+ implementations at industry-leading organizations like Charles Schwab, Comcast, GSA, HHS, McKesson, and Time Warner Cable. Industry and government leaders rely on our global consultants to deliver cloud solutions that yield exceptional results. We apply this same focus on results to our unparalleled social responsibility program, generating sustainable impact across our local communities. For more information, please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at @AcumenSolutions.

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