Corporate Partner Spotlight: Roy Beaumont
In our monthly Corporate Partner Spotlight, we speak with corporate leaders about what inspires them to serve as advocates and ambassadors for children’s health. This month, we spoke with Roy Beaumont, Area Director, Marriott Select Brands at Marriott International.
Roy oversees 27 hotels, many in the Washington, D.C. area. Marriott is a dedicated partner of Children’s National Hospital. The company supports the hospital through participation in multiple fundraising campaigns, including hotel reward point donations, the Children’s Miracle Network’s breakfast campaign, donations from the sale of Aquafina/Pepsi products, the hospital’s Race for Every Child, Marriott’s annual Root Beer Float Day, Marriott’s charity golf tournament, and much more.
Children’s National recently opened the Marriott International Child Life and Integrative Care Service Suite. The suite, which helps care for psychological and emotional needs, houses many elements, including art, music and pet therapy, that make the hospital a special place for patients.
Roy has lived in the D.C. area for 25 years. His own family has firsthand experience with the hospital’s care. His three boys, Braydon, 12, Beckham, 10, and Bennett, 9, have all been patients.
Why do you support Children’s National as a member of the Corporate Advisory Council?
I have been dedicated to children’s health for more than 20 years through Marriott’s work with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which includes Children’s National. I am honored to represent Marriott’s commitment to the local community as a member of the hospital’s Corporate Advisory Council.
My involvement started with championing annual initiatives that benefit children’s hospitals located near our 5,000-plus Marriott hotels throughout the United States and Canada. I am most proud of launching the Aquafina/Pepsi summer campaign, which now has nearly 1,000 participating hotels annually and has raised roughly $1 million for children’s hospitals over the past decade.
Why is Marriott’s partnership with Children’s National meaningful for Marriott’s employees and guests?
Our partnership is an extension of Marriott’s culture of taking care of others including being anunwavering supporter of pediatric health. Forty years ago, Marriott was the first corporate sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network, and this relationship created a path for Marriott’s hotel associates, guests and partners to help in a multitude of ways. To date, our hotel associates have raised more than $120 million for 170 children’s hospitals!
What lessons have you learned from your time partnering with the hospital?
Unlike other endeavors, asking for support for patients at Children’s National is very easy. The hospital has an amazing reputation and was one of our country’s first hospitals created specifically to serve children. It has cared for millions of kids and young adults, creating a huge impact on the health of our community.
What’s the most rewarding part of working with Children’s National?
Taking pride in the small role that Marriott’s “Spirit to Serve” has in creating smiles at the hospital.
What role can business leaders play in the success of our follow the leader campaign and the hospital?
Just raise your hand to get started! There is a tremendous amount of support and resources available through the Children’s National Hospital Foundation and the many business leaders on the Corporate Advisory Council. We are happy to help and provide mentorship.
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