SCORE Business Mentors Celebrate National Volunteer Month
SCORE shares positive impact of 11,000 volunteers on U.S. small businesses
Washington, D.C. – April 2, 2019 –SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is celebrating the changemaking efforts of its 11,000 volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Month. New impact data shows that SCORE mentors donated 4,335,760 volunteer hours in 2018, helping clients to start 32,387 businesses and add 103,300 non-owner jobs to the American economy.
67% of SCORE clients reported increased business revenue last year, returning $47.16 to the Federal Treasury for every federal dollar appropriated to SCORE.
SCORE’s volunteer ranks have increased by 26% from 2010 to 2018, and SCORE is actively recruiting business mentors, subject matter experts, workshop presenters and chapter support roles.
SCORE’s dedicated volunteers include:
Karen Williams: Asix-year veteran of the SCORE Washington D.C. chapter, Williams is a former VP of corporate contracts, pricing and supply chain at Northrop Grumman and offers expert advice on the federal procurement process. "As a mentor, Ms. Williams is … making a mark in my life that will never be erased," says entrepreneur Jeanette Hughes, a 2017 SCORE Awards winner.
Chunny Sudana: A business consultant who began her career at Google, Sudana found SCORE as a client, while seeking business help for her family’s restaurant. Five years later, she mentors and leads workshops at the Los Angeles chapter. She says, “My passion stems from the fact that SCORE directly improves the local economy, by working with local businesses to help them grow.”
“We are humbled by the hard work and dedication shown by our volunteer mentors,” says SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. “They come from across the nation, with experience in all areas of industry, but they share the same goal of helping American entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams. They make a significant, positive impact on the success of the small business owners we serve.”
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs to start or grow a business. SCORE's 11,000 volunteer business experts provide free small business mentoring sessions, workshops and educational services to clients in 300 chapters nationwide. To volunteer with SCORE, visit www.score.org/volunteer. Follow @SCOREMentors on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
SCORE business mentors celebrate #NationalVolunteerMonth. In 2018, SCORE mentors donated 4,335,760 volunteer hours, helping clients to start 32,387 businesses and add 103,300 non-owner jobs to the American economy. Tweet