GRAHAM GIVES BACK
At Graham, we strive to give back to the communities we serve...
...understanding our impact can go far beyond what we offer from a business perspective. This year, our team volunteered their time and resources to a variety of organizations and initiatives in support of that mission. This commitment from our people, to the communities and causes in our backyard and beyond, make us proud of who we are and what we do. The importance of giving back is not lost on us, and it is something we will always prioritize, now and well into the future.
Traditionally around this time of year, Graham has sent holiday gifts as a way to express our gratitude for trusting us to help our clients protect what matters most, people - culture - purpose. This year we have decided to make a change in Graham’s holiday gift giving. Moving forward, we have made the decision that it would be more aligned with our values as an organization to give back during the holiday season and honor our valued partnerships with a considerable donation to charities that do incredible work. This year, we are grateful to contribute to Feeding America and Red Cross. It was our collective opinion that donations supporting such worthy causes would be the most meaningful way to show our clients how thankful we are. Our vision is to create a healthy, safe, and prosperous tomorrow. At Graham Company, Actions Matter®.
With a return to in-person volunteering in the latter half of 2021, we were honored to be able to support the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) in October to help feed our neighbors in need. In addition to in-person volunteering, we utilized the growing virtual philanthropic space, participating in Coalition Against Hunger’s virtual 5K and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Virtual Big Climb,” a fundraiser where participants can “climb” iconic buildings in the United States to raise funds to cure cancer.
As part of a long-standing company tradition, once a month, Graham provides a donation to a different organization in our community. This year, we worked closely with our DEI Committee to select a variety of diverse organizations to include in these monthly donations, including Attic Youth Center, a youth organization that helps create opportunities for LGBTQ youth and The Philadelphia Black Giving Circle, aimed at supporting non-profit organizations doing impactful work in the Black community. Additionally, the PHL COVID-19 Fund, an organization established by the Philadelphia Foundation and United Way of Greater Philadelphia, was both a timely and important organization to focus our donations on this year. The organization sends its funds to nonprofits serving at-risk populations, such as seniors, people with disabilities and those experiencing homelessness. Last, but certainly not least, Philabundance, which has been a staple of the Philadelphia community since its founding in 1984, continues to be an organization we give to often, in support of their mission to lead the fight against hunger.
If interested in learning more about our philanthropic efforts, please visit the Our Community page on our website.