Gresham Smith Employees Give Back in 2019
Gresham Smith staff are wrapping up a full year of giving back, partnering with charitable organizations to improve to the communities they call home. By dedicating employee time and making corporate monetary contributions, the firm is proud to support organizations that are making an impact on community well-being, personal health and wellness and education/ STEM-related causes.
“Gresham Smith’s philanthropic program takes a variety of forms, from individual efforts to long-term group events, but we share the same goal: caring for the places we call home,” commented Al Pramuk, chairman and CEO, Gresham Smith. “Our employees are encouraged to use their time and resources to benefit our communities and we’re fortunate to have a firm culture that doesn’t hesitate to give back. I’m proud of our employees for living out our commitment to community this year and look forward to seeing the ways we will carry this momentum into 2020.”
Understanding that every community has a different set of priorities and organizations that are leading the way to make an impact, the firm encourages staff to be involved in the annual United Way Campaign and set a new giving record in 2019. Many of our offices also partnered with local non-profits to serve their cities. Our Baton Rouge, Charlotte and Richmond offices partnered with local food banks, while staff in our Nashville office volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Renewal House. The firm’s Atlanta, Cincinnati, Columbus and Louisville offices helped clear trash from local parks, rivers and roadways and the Charlotte, Louisville and Nashville office advocated for public space on PARK(ing) Day. Additionally, the firm donated more than 500 pairs of socks to local shelters during the holiday season.
Gresham Smith supports personal health and well-being by partnering with the American Heart Association, with many offices participating in local Heart Walks and wearing red on Go Red Day. Additionally, the Nashville and Richmond offices hosted blood drives, the Miami office supported March of Dimes, Tallahassee staff raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Dallas employees cycled for Cystic Fibrosis research, Jacksonville employees raised awareness for colon cancer and Nashville employees raised funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Employees supported education and STEM-related causes by partnering with local ACE Mentor programs, volunteering at career days and hosting students in Gresham Smith offices. The Nashville office donated nearly 3,000 items to a local elementary, Richmond employees provided supplies for Art on Wheels and several Nashville employees helped design and deliver architecture coloring books for local students.