Brains and Hearts Campaign

Group of volunteers for the Brains and Hearts Campaign standing outside holding a Booz Allen Hamilton banner.

Colleagues were surveyed first to select causes they were passionate about, and to align with programs important to the team’s two largest clients, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs.

In all, more than 30 percent of the team volunteered 17,460 hours last year—175% of their initial goal. Through 200 service events in 29 locations, the employees in the health market directly assisted 62 not-for-profits and their constituents. The team walked, raced, and pedaled for cancer research, fallen soldiers, and foster children. They stocked food banks and backpacks for underprivileged kids, mentored at-risk youth and women veterans, and helped homeless animals find new homes.

What started as the passion of two in the Washington, DC, metro area ignited a nationwide campaign that sparked unprecedented levels of volunteerism—and real impact in communities across the nation.