Giving Back in 2020

Giving Back in 2020
At CDM Smith, we strive to be an integral part of the communities we serve, making a positive impact through our work, building relationships and supporting one another. Our firm and employees give back to nonprofit organizations and causes that we care about on a regular basis. In 2020, we continued to make an impact through corporate donations and numerous volunteering efforts, fundraisers and awareness events around the world, and had some fun while we were at it! Here’s some of the ways we contributed:

CDM Smith Cares

CDM Smith Cares is an employee-led volunteer program focused on outreach activities that build community and improve quality of life through local efforts. Every year, we empower our employees to rally around causes that align with our values, including healthy living initiatives, envi­ron­men­tal stewardship, STEM outreach and more. Our employees impressed us this year with their creative and meaningful initiatives!

In 2020, CDM Smith Cares resulted in...

fundraising events
volunteer hours
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Advocating for inclusion, equality, dialogue and change
We have zero tolerance for hate, bigotry and discrimination. In 2020, CDM Smith made a $20,000 contri­bu­tion to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
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Our Wellness Program

Through our wellness incentive, partic­i­pat­ing CDM Smith employees, as well as their spouses and partners, track healthy behaviors and are rewarded points for their accom­plish­ments. At the end of each quarter, our employees pool together their millions of points to support nonprofit orga­ni­za­tions that could use our help.

In 2020, our Wellness Program resulted in...

charities supported
points earned

Award-Winning Wellness

CDM Smith’s Wellness Program has won several awards for exemplary worksite health promotion.

Water For People Giving Campaign

CDM Smith has donated more than $2 million to Water For People since beginning our annual giving campaign in 2005. Water For People’s mission, “to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all,” closely resembles our own and deeply resonates with our employees. We give through employee payroll contri­bu­tions, one-time donations and creative fundraising events. Our corporate contri­bu­tions also made an impact in 2020. CDM Smith helped raise more than $61,000 during our one-week Spring Match campaign, where we matched donations up to $25,000. This summer, we sponsored the World Water Classic 6/60k and had the largest team with 57 partic­i­pants. We look forward to continuing our support next year!

In 2020, our WFP giving campaign resulted in...

participating offices
payroll contributors
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We believe that our firm can have the most positive impact on the world when our employees are provided the tools and motivation to live healthier, better lives and support charities that share our same passion and outlook. We recognize that 2020 was a challenging year, but it was also a time to focus on the health of our communities and help one another. Giving back continues to sustain our passionate workforce and help us forge stronger ties with the people we serve. 

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