Recipients include United for Puerto Rico, National Park Trust, and The Surfrider Foundation
WALTHAM, Mass., December 18, 2017—The Cadmus Group LLC (Cadmus), a leading consultancy in energy, homeland security and all-hazard preparedness, climate, the natural and built environments, sustainable transportation, public health, and international development, announced today the recipients of the company’s employee-directed charitable giving for the second financial quarter of fiscal year 2018. Cadmus’ popular employee-directed charitable giving program gives employees the opportunity to be directly involved in decisions about how and where the firm provides charitable support.
“Cadmus is dedicated to delivering extraordinary results, both in the support we give our clients and in our role as a corporate citizen,” said President and CEO Ian Kline. “Our employee-directed charitable giving committee provides an opportunity for our employee-owners to be directly involved in decisions about Cadmus’ community involvement and ensures that we support the organizations that are solving problems of great significance to our colleagues.”
This quarter’s recipients are:
- We Are Family: We Are Family delivers groceries to low-income senior citizens in Washington, D.C. Cadmus’ donation was used for the purchase of Thanksgiving baskets for seniors to celebrate the holiday. Senior analyst Angana Roy, who requested this donation, delivers groceries as a We Are Family volunteer.
- United for Puerto Rico: This initiative was brought forth by Beatriz Rossell√≥, the First Lady of Puerto Rico, in collaboration with the private sector. One hundred percent of proceeds go toward providing aid and support to those affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Mar√≠a in Puerto Rico. This donation was requested by senior specialist Mary Ellen Tuccillo.
- The Surfrider Foundation: The Surfrider Foundation works to ensure clean water, healthy oceans and coastlines, and accessible beaches through programs that include water quality testing, beach clean-ups, elimination of plastic waste, and an ocean-friendly restaurant initiative. Principal Chad Laurent, who requested this donation, is actively involved with the foundation as a volunteer with his entire family.
- Sonoma County Resilience Fund: The Community Foundation Sonoma County founded the Sonoma County Resilience Fund to provide support for medium- and long-term rebuilding needs following the recent, devastating wildfires in the region. The donation was requested by associate Adam Banasiak, who witnessed the effects of the wildfires firsthand from the Cadmus Oakland office.
- Pan-Mass Challenge: The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Analyst Audra Ayotte, who submitted this request, has volunteered with her family for many years supporting the bike-a-thon.
- National Park Trust: Principal Jennifer Curtin serves on the National Park Trust’s Board of Directors and as co-chair of the Trust’s Lands Committee in addition to spending time volunteering each month. She requested this donation in support of the Trust’s work to educate underserved children by funding a bus for a class trip to a national park.
- Marsing Elementary PTO: Jolyn Green, administrative assistant in the Cadmus Boise office, is a longtime supporter and volunteer with the Marsing Elementary PTO. This organization puts on many events to raise funds for the school, create educational opportunities, and strengthen local children’s sense of community ownership.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): Cadmus matched a donation by associate Scott Davis, a longtime EFF supporter. This group is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.
- Children of Armenia Fund (COAF): COAF provides programs that create and sustain opportunities for growth and progress for people in rural Armenia. Lara Ozdemirci, analyst, volunteers at COAF events in the United States and has traveled to Armenia to volunteer and see firsthand the impact of the organization’s work in local communities.
Applications were strengthened by applicants’ active involvement with the programs and organizations in question, as well as indicated allocation for specific projects, connections to Cadmus’ mission, and, in some cases, a history of support from Cadmus. Every Cadmus employee is encouraged to submit a proposal requesting a charitable contribution to a cause or organization.
Cadmus provides professional consulting services that help clients achieve their goals and create social and economic value today and for future generations. By applying exceptional technical expertise and a highly collaborative approach, we deliver customized solutions to our clients that address complex challenges in energy, homeland security and all-hazard preparedness, climate, the natural and built environments, sustainable transportation, public health, and international development. Cadmus’ more than 600 consultants serve government, commercial, and nongovernmental organizations around the world.