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:


Our CEO, Joyce Bender is a 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

Epilepsy Western/Central Pennsylvania

Joyce Bender is the Vice Chair of Epilepsy Western/Central Pennsylvania. This private, non-profit organization supports individuals affected by epilepsy and their family members in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Altoona, and the surrounding areas through public education and programs focused on improving quality of life. To learn more about programs available to residents of western and central Pennsylvania or learn more about how to end stigma and dispel myths about epilepsy, visit their website at


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

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