CMI’S Conflict of Interest Policy
We encourage our staff to abide by our Conflict of Interest Policy, which states we do not personally receive gifts, sporting event tickets, golf outings, etc., from vendors or clients without full disclosure.
A value will be placed on all gifts received from our vendors throughout the year and we then double the amount of the estimate and donate it to charity.
The main charities we are supporting for 2018 are:
- Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division. Since 1923 the Sunshine Division has been providing food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need.
- The Salvation Army is an international movement to meet human needs for food, clothing and shelter.
- Samaritan’s Purse has been meeting the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine since 1970.
- Dove Lewis Animal Hospital is a non-profit that provides 24-hour emergency services to animals.
We continue to urge our vendors to use their resources for a charity listed below or one of their choice rather than giving to CMI; this is especially true during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.
With the onset of COVID-19, we transitioned our event to a mainly virtual one based on cash donations—we had hoped to make $5,000 for the Sunshine Division. In addition to receiving $11,948 in cash donations, we were still able to fill a Sunshine Division truck full of food!
We do not want to seem ungrateful, so we trust our vendors will understand our working relationship is greatly appreciated and we do not want them to feel their gesture is without merit. However, we must ensure our clients have full confidence we are not receiving anything, no matter how small, that might influence our work.