September 2019: growth[period] is proud to support the New-York Historical Society. The New-York Historical Society was established in 1804 as New York’s first museum. Today, New-York Historical offers to visitors on-site and online a vast collection of art, objects, artifacts and documents and an ongoing collecting program that aims to facilitate a broad grasp of history’s enduring importance and its usefulness in finding explanations, causes, and insights.
September 2019: growth[period] is proud to support the Progressive Life Center (PLC) and their 2019 Golf Charity Classic. PLC was founded in 1983 as a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the delivery of mental health services to individuals and families.
Today, PLC provides culturally competent, evidence-based, and family-centered services to youth and families in Washington, DC; Newark, DE; Baltimore, MD; Landover, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Montgomery County, MD, and York, PA. With a developmental focus that emphasizes personal and family resiliency, PLC provides quality mental health and social services in three core areas: Child Welfare, Behavioral Health Care, and Juvenile Justice Services.
May 2019: growth[period] is proud to support the Neue Galerie New York. Located at 1048 Fifth Avenue, at 86th Street, Neue Galerie New York is a museum devoted to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design, displayed on two exhibition floors. The collection features art from Vienna circa 1900, exploring the special relationship that existed between the fine arts (of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl, and Alfred Kubin) and the decorative arts (created at the Wiener Werkstätte by such well-known figures as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche, and by such celebrated architects as Adolf Loos, Joseph Urban, and Otto Wagner).
Two of the principal goals of the Neue Galerie New York are to bring a sense of perspective back to Germanic culture of this period, and to make the best of this work available to American and other audiences for both scholarly and aesthetic inquiry.
April 2019: growth[period] is proud to support Casa Teresa this month. Located in Orange County, California, Casa Teresa provides pregnant women in crisis a loving home to begin their healing journey. Founded in 1976, Casa Teresa empowers pregnant women in learning lifelong skills to end cycles of homelessness, abuse, and addiction; regain control of their futures; and create families that thrive.
To date, Casa Teresa has served more than 6,800 pregnant women, children and babies in more than 42 years of service, currently accommodating up to 36 women and babies at full capacity.
March 2019: growth[period] is proud to support Veterans Moving Forward through a charity golf tournament organized by Jacobs to take place on June 6, 2019. VMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises and provides service dogs for veterans, with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran.
February 2019:growth[period] is proud to support Youth For Tomorrow. The mission of Youth For Tomorrow is to provide children and families with the opportunity to focus their lives and develop the confidence, skills, intellectual ability, spiritual insight and moral integrity – each based on Godly principles, resulting in positive changes to the benefit of the child, the family, the community, and the nation.
YFT serves boys and girls, individuals and families, and all ages with a continuum of services. Its residential program based in Bristow, VA, continues to be strong and is complemented by programs serving hundreds of clients in local schools, private homes and community settings every day.
January 2019: growth[period] is proud to support the Memorial Fund for “Annie” Nhu Nguyen. Nhu “Annie” Ngoc Quynh Nguyen was a dutiful mother who always put her children first before herself.
She’s an extremely hard working single mother of 3 girls, working 7 days a week all over the US from California, Florida, Michigan, Arizona, and now Las Vegas. She had been constantly putting in 12-14 hrs a day, 7 days a week to send her daughters to college and to support her mother, siblings, and grandchildren. Allowing them to have a greater opportunity in life, she worked endlessly to the point where she would skip eating until after hours so they would not have to work as hard as she did. She tragically lost her life in December 2018. This memorial fund was set up to support her family.
November 2018: growth[period] is proud to support the family of Anthony Borges. 15-year-old Anthony is a victim of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018. During this unspeakable tragedy, Anthony was able to save about 20 other students as he attempted to close and lock the door to a classroom. He was shot multiple times (both legs were shot, left upper thigh bone shattered and one bullet went through his back).
October 2018: Last spring, growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth endowed a fund that provides the financial support for the research and development at Episcopal Academy. The Benjamin H. Read ’43 Lecture & Award, established by the Class of ’43 together with his family, friends, and colleagues, honors the memory of their classmate who was a statesman, peacemaker, environmentalist, and scholar of world affairs. This program supports annual seminars or lectures by distinguished figures in public affairs, as well as an award presented to an Episcopal Academy student.
In October, Episcopal Academy posted an article of the current scholar’s accomplishments. Because of the Ben Read scholarship, a student named Rachel Barber was able to spend part of her summer in Nairobi, Kenya as an intern with the Emergency Medical Foundation of Kenya (EMKF) and became a certified Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).
September 2018: growth[period] is pleased to once again support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) Light The Night Walk, an annual fundraising campaign for blood cancer cures research. Participants raise an average of $250 each, which goes towards funding research on therapies and treatments, providing patients with free educational materials and support programs, advancing advocacy to ensure patient access to treatments, and providing one-on-one patient assistance through the LLS Information Resource Center. This walk is one of LLS’s largest fundraising events.
Three walks will take place in the DC, MD, and VA area over the coming weeks:
October 12, 2018
11900 Market Street
Reston, VA 20191
October 13, 2018
Rockville Town Center
30 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
October 20, 2018
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004