Giving Back

Corporate social responsibility is part of the fabric of growth[period]'s business and culture. The diversity of our employees, partners, and clients has provided us with key insights into the challenges and opportunities facing communities at every level, knowledge that has led us to conclude that partnering with non-profit groups and community organizations not only is good for the less fortunate and those that help them but also is good for business. As global interconnectivity continues to grow at a rapid pace, no one can afford to sit on the sidelines, and we try hard to practice what we preach. Our leadership is actively engaged in a number of charitable and community pursuits, ranging from working with wounded and disabled veterans to feeding the homeless, and sponsors frequent company-wide volunteer projects. growth[period] employees individually give generously of their talent, energy and passion to any cause that they deem worthwhile, and we embrace their passion and enthusiasm to make the world a better place, offering paid time off for charity work. Below are just a few of the many ways they make a positive impact.

growth[period] Supports Water.org

June 2016: growth[period] is pleased to announce that we are supporters of Water.org, a non-profit developmental aid organization devoted to providing access to clean, sanitary water for the hundreds of millions of people around the world who do not have access to safe water.  This organization was formed through a merger between H2O Africa, which was co-founded by Matt Damon, and WaterParters, which was co-founded by Gary White.  Together, they work to provide aid to regions of developing countries that lack safe drinking water and sanitation.

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growth[period] Supports Don Bosco Prep

May 2016: growth[period] is pleased to suppot Don Bosco Preparatory High School, a high school for boys founded in 1915 by the Salesians of Don Bosco.  The school is located in Northern New Jersey and has an enrollment of close to 900 students.  Don Bosco is well known for its athletic teams, known as the Ironmen, and provides rigorous academics at the AP, honors, and college prep levels.  

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growth[period] Supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year

April 2016: growth[period] is proud to contribute to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) fundraising campaign.  The MWOY effort is a community-focused event that raises funds for LLS blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survirors, the Boy and Girl of the year.  Each year, the titles are awarded to the man and woman in the community who raise the most funds during the ten week long campaign, and the top fundraisers overall are awarded national titles.

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growth[period] Participates in 7th Annual Histio Hike

March 2016: COO Kate Pickworth and her will be participating in the upcoming Histio Hike Shenandoah on April 29th-30th in order to raise awareness and funds for the Histiocytosis Association.  This annual hike has raised nearly $500,000 to support the Association's mission of raising awareness about histiocytic disorders, providing educational and emotional support, and funding research leading to better treatments and a cure, and this year the organizers are hoping to exceed that mark.  

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growth[period] Supports Kate's Cause

March 2015: growth[period] is proud to support Kate's Cause, a fundraiser aimed at raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research.  Only 4% of US Federal funding is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research, and there remains a large gap between the funding provided by pharmaceutical companies for the development of adult cancer treatments and that provided for childhood cancer therapies.  Kate's Cause seeks to draw attention to this gap and work towards finding a cure for childhood cancers.

To learn more about Kate's Cause, please visit their website: https://www.booster.com/kates-cause

growth[period] Supports the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

February 2016: growth[period] is proud to support the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), a non-profit with over a century of experience providing financial assistance and educational resources to members of the Navy and Marine Corps and their families.  NMCRS was founded in 1904 by a group of Naval officers, wives of Naval officers, and civilians who felt that there was a lack of formal, organized assistance available for Navy widows and orphans in need of financial aid.  The Society soon expanded beyond this original mission and began providing healthcare services and eventually educational assistance for Navy and Marine Corps servicemen and their families.

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growth[period] Volunteers at DC Central Kitchen

December 2015: Volunteering at DC Central Kitchen is a wonderful way to give back over the holidays!  growth[period] staff were happy to spend a morning preparing healthy meals to be delivered to local homeless shelters, transitional homes, and non-profit organizations!

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growth[period] Supports the Barnes Foundation

November 2015: growth[period] is proud to support the Barnes Foundation, which was established in 1922 with the mission of promoting advancement of education and appreciation of fine arts and horticulture.  The Foundation owns over 2,500 objects, primarly works of art by Post-Impressionst and early Modern artists such as Paul Cezanne, Amedeo Modigliani, Henri Matisse, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.  

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growth[period] Supports the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

October 2015: growth[period] is proud to announce that we support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund!  This non-profit organization provides support to US military personnel and their families, and since its inception in 2000 has raised over $120 million for veterans, servicemen and women who have been injured in combat, and families of those who have been lost in service.

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growth[period] Participates in Light the Night Walk

October 2015: growth[period] is proud to announce that we participated in a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Light the Night Walk in Reston Town Center.  LLS is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures, and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer research, and currently has over 300 active research projects related to advancing cancer treatments.  

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