BRT Gives Back
We’re Finding New Ways to Give Back
We are excited to announce the launch of our BRT Gives Back Program,
a new way for our company to give generously across every area of our business.
While this program is new, giving back has been a part of who we are since Bob opened our doors in 1981. From our Moments that Matter Scholarship that awards deserving students with trip funds to the many organizations we partner with like the Make-a-Wish Foundation and VanderCook College OneCity, we’re honored to meet those needs. Now, we’re empowering our team members to do the same.
The BRT Gives Back Program was inspired by The Pledge 1% Movement, a philanthropy model that inspires company-wide generosity through specific and focused giving areas. Our program is threefold:
Each of our BRT team members has committed to donate 1% of their time to local non-profit organizations in need of volunteers. This gives our team the freedom to support the causes closest to their hearts and serve where they feel most needed. As our team members are located across the country, we’re excited about how many organizations this will impact. At the end of the year, this will mean that each employee will have donated 20 hours and we as a company will have donated nearly 1,000 hours of service.
As a company, BRT will donate at least 1% of our profits to non-profit organizations, schools and performing arts groups. We’ve expanded the range of groups we support financially to include new organizations and efforts.
BRT will also donate 1% of our product through both our Moments that Matter Scholarship as well as a fully paid student performance trip to a deserving group. Working with our Moments that Matter recipients has been so meaningful to us that it has inspired a new initiative. Starting this year, we will be funding an entire school group’s performance tour as a whole new way for us to support arts education and inspire students. To apply for the full trip scholarship, click here.
Making a Difference
For us, this new, focused approach to giving back is simply another way for us to honor the communities we belong to and the performing arts across the country. For more information about our philanthropy efforts, please contact us.
The personal touches that BRT provides. Your company gets to know the people they work with. I have never felt like a "number" with BRT.
Class Trip, 2018 DC tour
Columbia Central Junior High School
I appreciated the flexibility Bob Rogers showed us with the billing and various payments we had to make. We thought we were adding more and ended up not but you were great about giving us extra time to work out what we needed to on our end.
Band, 2017 Chicago tour
Plum Grove Junior High School
BRT is always on top of all details. Even when something has slipped through the cracks, changed, or something unexpected comes up, BRT is flexible enough to make the changes needed to make everything right. We have always been so well taken care of and the personal attention is what makes your company special.
Band, ’18-19 Orlando tour
Pella Community High School
This was my 5th trip with Bob Rogers, and I appreciate the professionalism and also the willingness to work with me and my students to make each trip the very best it can be.
Choir, ’18- 19 Atlanta &Tuscaloosa Tour
Nashville School of the Arts
You make the process so easy - step-by-step of what needs to be done, guidance along the way, available (and quick) to respond to questions and making me feel like me and my students are your priority.
Choir, ’17-18 New York City tour
Bowling Green High School
The quality of service that you provided us with was second to none. The organization and communication were exceptional and we always felt we were in “the loop” on things both before and during the trip.
Band, ‘17-18 Orlando Tour
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
BRT hands down has been the absolute best travel company I have worked with in my 18 years in education. My interactions with BRT have always been so much more than just traveling from one destination to another...the focus has always been on people and providing them with experiences of a lifetime.
Band, ’17-18, Ireland tour
University of Illinois
From the scheduling, to planning, to overseeing, to leading, to customer service, everyone involved was courteous, prompt, and hospitable. Everyone did their jobs well and turned the trip experience into something better than we had anticipated.
Band, ’17-18 Nashville Tour
Lakewood Middle School
Very Organized - even when problems develop. We've gone on enough trips with Bob Rogers to know how BRT operates - always first class, always prepared.
Band, ’17 Los Angeles Tour
Sumner High School
The whole BRT team was extremely attentive, accommodating and reliable. Every detail was attended to and my stress level the entire trip was at an all-time low.
Band, ’17-18 New Orleans Tour