At the heart of our social responsibility platform is the WME | IMG Foundation, a 501(c)3 established to enhance the lives of children and families by promoting the arts and improving education for disadvantaged students in the communities we work and live.
In addition to our work in education through the Foundation, we have established several programs to help amplify and support causes championed by employees. Understanding the importance of social responsibility to our clients, we also advise clients on how to build or expand upon platforms for communicating their causes.
We partner with public schools in our communities to offer the following:
Programming – We identify non-profit organizations to deliver arts-based and wellness programs to students
Mentorships – Our employees serve as mentors to elementary, middle and high school students
Summer Camp – Our employees design the curriculum and serve as camp counselors. The program now extends beyond the summer to include year-round programming
Teacher support – We host regular appreciation events for our teachers and help them raise funds
Volunteering – We stage and host regular volunteer opportunities including readings, career days and environmental activities
On the third Thursday of October we close our offices so our nearly 5,000 employees can give back to the communities in which we work and play. During this 'Walk the Walk' event we partner with 100+ nonprofit organizations on projects including building homes, caring for animals, reading to school children, planting trees, visiting senior citizens and conducting creative think tanks with major organizations.
Our work extends beyond our own mission to support the philanthropic endeavors of our clients. We’ve created a variety of services to support their efforts:
Donor Advised Funds – We provide clients with branded, taxadvantaged solutions to handling their contributions
Leaders in Philanthropy Roundtable Series – We bring together our clients’ foundation leadership teams for quarterly workshops in Los Angeles and New York to collaborate and share key learnings
Consultation – We provide ongoing counsel for everything from financial management advice to marketing to event planning and more