CEO Message Highlights People Causes Impact

2016 Community Report


A Hero Today
for a Better Tomorrow
CEO MESSAGE

At Bridgepoint Education, our business has always been about more than just education. We believe that it is our privilege and responsibility as members of the community to work for the greater good, and we actively encourage community engagement. A high level of social engagement wouldn't be possible without the tireless devotion and support of our employees.

Our employees take part in numerous company-sponsored volunteer events, and they donate their time and resources to support non-profits that are personally meaningful. We encourage employees to volunteer for any cause that is special to them, and I'm proud to share that in 2016 our team members logged over 20,000 volunteer hours

The three major areas of giving that Bridgepoint Education supports are military, youth, and education. Since 2010, Bridgepoint has shown its commitment to these areas and has provided support to those who assist these groups. It is an honor to share the highlights of 2016, and we seek to increase our community involvement even further in 2017. Please join us in looking back at Bridgepoint's community giving in 2016.

Andrew Clark, CEO

Highlights

20,467 volunteer
hours donated
$494,073.38
[value of volunteer hours
using 24.14 an hour:
independentsector.org]
$933,655.84
Total corporate
donations
52 employees
logged at least
100 volunteer hours
Nearly 600 employees
logged volunteer hours
12,000 pounds
of produce and 800 bags
of food sorted with
Feeding America
1,000 pounds of
trash collected in
San Diego
3,361 food items (or
2,218 meals) were
donated by employees
at the food drive
200 hygiene kits
for homeless students
were assembled at an
employee volunteer day
20,467 volunteer hours donated
$494,073.38
[value of volunteer hours using 24.14 an hour: independentsector.org]
$933,655.84
Total corporate donations
52 employees logged at least 100 volunteer hours
Nearly 600 employees logged volunteer hours
12,000 pounds of produce and 800 bags of food sorted with Feeding America
1,000 pounds of trash collected in San Diego
3,361 food items (or 2,218 meals) were donated by employees at the food drive
200 hygiene kits for homeless students were assembled at an employee volunteer day

Employee Volunteer Heroes of the Year

Courtney Gibbs


50 Volunteer Hours

UNIVERSITY OF THE ROCKIES
Director of Student Affairs & Strategy

Megan Hartman


1,643 Volunteer Hours

BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION
Strategic Partner Development

Betsy Vanausdeln


1,202 Volunteer Hours

ASHFORD UNIVERSITY
Support and Development Associate

Other Employee Volunteers



Armando Dominguez

80 VOLUNTEER HOURS "Volunteering... reminds me of
how fortunate I am and that I
have been given this gift to be
in the position to help
and give back."

Beatriz Vela

75 VOLUNTEER HOURS "...I want someone to one day
look at me and tell me that
because I was there to help,
they did not give up and that
their life is just a little
bit better for it"

Larry Werner

50 VOLUNTEER HOURS "Knowing that we can help
someone in a time of desperate
need and possibly even save
someone's life is a powerful
thing."

Dr. Shawn Milligan

90 VOLUNTEER HOURS "At a young age, I made a personal
commitment to charitable works
and have kept that pledge over the
decades. While I made this vow for
altruistic reasons. I have received
so much more than I have given."

Education

Horton Elementary Backpack Giveaway
Ashford University donated $10,000 to help cover the costs of backpacks and school supplies for every student
at San Diego's Horton Elementary. Many of these students are military dependents, in foster care, refugees, or facing homelessness.
Homefront Heroes Scholarship Program
Ashford awarded five full-tuition scholarships to the spouses of the United States military
members in 2016.

Youth

Promises2Kids
Ashford's support provided Promises2Kids with the necessary resources to support nine Guardian
Scholars, youth from the foster care system who are or will be pursuing higher education after high school.
Voices for Children
10 children in the foster care system were provided with advocacy support from trained Court Appointed
Special Advocate volunteers and Advocacy Supervisors thanks to support from Ashford University.

Military

Armed Services YMCA
Ashford was proud to continue supporting our men and women in uniform and their families by funding 33
clinical counseling sessions, and one week of day camp for 45 children.
The Warrior Foundation - Freedom Station
In 2016, support from Ashford enabled 16 medically retired servicemembers to stay in
transitional housing as they acclimated to civilian life.

The Impact

Fall Heroes Day 2016
Spring Heroes Day 2016


Denver Employee Volunteer Heroes Day:
Before and After of Harrington Elementary School's Playground
Denver Employee Volunteer Heroes Day:
200 Hygiene Bags Assembled for Homeless Residents
San Diego Employee Volunteer Heroes Day:
Sorting Food in Partnership with Feeding America
"We can't do our work without volunteers, and clearly your group is very
enthusiastic, we're so proud to partner with you"

Feeding America

San Diego Employee Volunteer Heroes Day:
1,000 Pounds of Trash Collected from Juniper Canyon


"We're going to have a healthy canyon as a result."
San Diego Park & Recreation
"Support from Ashford University helps KIT to continue to provide high-quality
information that is relevant to the childcare workforce."
Kids Included Together
"Ashford University has equipped Reality Changers with the resources needed to cultivate
leadership and college readiness among San Diego's toughest and brightest students."
Reality Changers
"I have also been able to use the material I have been taught in WIT to help the homeless
through my both enterprise and school."
Recipient of scholarship to Whatever It Takes (WIT)

Awards & Recognition

Bridgepoint Education's Learning & Development department ranked
#31 in the Association for Talent Development BEST Awards.


Bridgepoint Education received a Certificate of Recognition for
Denver's Power Lunch Program.


Bridgepoint Education named #1 in Large Company Category for
Bike to Work Day in Denver.


Bridgepoint Education named Best Small Company in Chief Learning Officer's
LearningElite program.


Ashford University and Bridgepoint Education were recognized by the City of
San Diego 6th District for our Heroes Day Efforts.


52 Employees Received the 2016 President's Volunteer Service Award from
The White House and The Points of Light Foundation.


Bridgepoint Education's Learning & Development department ranked #31 in the Association for Talent Development BEST Awards.

Bridgepoint Education received a Certificate of Recognition for Denver's Power Lunch Program.

Bridgepoint Education named #1 in Large Company Category for Bike to Work Day in Denver.

Bridgepoint Education named Best Small Company in Chief Learning Officer's LearningElite program.

Ashford University and Bridgepoint Education were recognized by the City of San Diego 6th District for our Heroes Day Efforts.

52 Employees Received the 2016 President's Volunteer Service Award from The White House and The Points of Light Foundation.