CDM Smith Celebrates $200,000 in Charitable Donations through Far-Reaching Wellness Initiatives
Boston, MA – On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, CDM Smith celebrated another milestone in the charitable donations raised through the firm’s wellness program. CDM Smith’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Timothy Wall and Chief Human Resources Officer Carlos Echalar presented a check for $25,000 to the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children diagnosed with a rare and traumatic eye disease. Another $25,000 check will be presented to One America Appeal, a fund for hurricane relief created by the former Presidents of the United States. One America Appeal, chosen to be supported by wellness participants, will be honored at a separate ceremony in CDM Smith’s Houston office.
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The ceremony, which was held in CDM Smith’s Boston headquarters, was live-streamed on Facebook so that employees and CDM Smith followers across the globe could take part in the celebration. It was also used as an opportunity to recap all the organizations who received donations from the firm’s wellness program, representing $200,000 in giving since 2017. Recipients included the American Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels, Make-A-Wish, Engineers Without Borders, St. Francis House, Alzheimer’s Association and Wounded Warrior Project.
CDM Smith’s unique wellness program rewards employees, as well as their spouses and partners, for healthy behaviors across all pillars of wellness, with the overall goal of a healthier, more productive, happy and focused workforce. Employees participate in onsite biometric screenings, team challenges, races and exercise classes, and track behaviors that contribute to their overall wellbeing. The firm sets quarterly points goals for participants to strive for, which when met, result in charitable donations of up to $50,000 per quarter. Employees appreciate the opportunity to play an active role in the firm’s commitment to giving back and health and humanitarian causes.
The Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation was started to raise funds in support of ongoing research designed to offer children and adults alike hope as they wage a lifelong battle against Coats’ disease and blindness.
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- 2017 Q1 - EWB and Alzheimer’s Association
- 2017 Q2 - American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish and SFH
- 2017 Q3 - Meals on Wheels and WWP
- 2017 Q3 - Centro ESPIBI in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria
- 2017 Q4 - Jack McGovern Coats' Disease Foundation
- 2017 Q4 - One America Appeal
- 2018 Q1 - Tunnel to Towers and Janie's Fund
- 2018 Q2 - Bottom Line and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
- 2018 Q3 - Rosie's Place and AdoptAClassroom.org
- 2018 Q4 - Darkness to Light, Sacramento Splash and Powerhouse Science Center
- 2019 Q2 - United Way and 4 Paws for Ability
- 2019 Q4 - Family Promise, BlazeAid and BCA