One of the cornerstones of Bender Consulting Services is volunteerism. We believe in remembering where we came from and giving back to the community. We support many disability organizations, including the following:

AAPD

Our CEO, Joyce Bender is a current board member and past-chair of the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities. AAPD is the largest cross-disability membership organization in the United States. AAPD was founded in 1995 to unite the disability community on political, economic, and social issues. To learn more about AAPD, please visit their website at www.aapd.com.

Epilepsy Foundation

Joyce Bender is a board member and past chair of the national Epilepsy Foundation. The Epilepsy Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy. They work to ensure that individuals with epilepsy are accepted and valued in society, and to promote research for a cure. There are more than 50 Epilepsy Foundation affiliates around the country, including the Epilepsy Foundation of Western and Central PA  (www.efwp.org); Joyce also serves on the board of directors of this local affiliate. To learn more about the national Epilepsy Foundation, please visit their website at www.epilepsyfoundation.org.

USBLN

The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) is a national non-profit organization that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace.  The USBLN® serves as the collective voice of nearly 50 Business Leadership Network affiliates across the United States, representing over 5,000 businesses.  Additionally, the USBLN® Disability Supplier Diversity Program® (DSDP) is the nation's leading third party certification program for disability-owned businesses, including businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.  To learn more, visit www.USBLN.org.

Variety the Children’s Charity of Pittsburgh

Variety the Children’s Charity of Pittsburgh is a multi-million dollar philanthropic organization that started in 1928 when a baby was left on the doorstep of a movie theater. They provide tangible assistance to children with disabilities. To learn more about Variety, please visit their website at www.varietypittsburgh.org.

Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom

Bender Consulting Services is a corporate sponsor of the Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom, a non-profit organization that provides service desk and customer service skills training to individuals with disabilities.  To learn more about PDEPF, please visit their website at www.projectforfreedom.org.