growth[period] is a proud supporter of Scotland Storm Community Development. Scotland Storm is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides free after-school and summer academic and sports programs for children in the historic Scotland Community in Potomac, Maryland.
The organization was founded by Chris and Lauren Mead, who recognized a need in their community; some students in the Potomac, Maryland public school district did not have the requisite resources and skill sets to excel in school. By founding Scotland Storm, Chris and Lauren provided an opportunity for these students to gain much-needed academic support and guidance.
The mission of Scotland Storm is to provide students of the Scotland Community in Potomac, MD with the academic support and foundational skills needed for success in school. Scotland Storm believes that success in school will open countless doors for these students throughout their lives, and they want to play an active role in making that happen.
September 2018: growth[period] is proud to support the National Museum of African American History and Culture located in Washington DC. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
August 2018: growth[period] is proud to support Claire Wineland. Claire was born with cystic fibrosis in Austin, Texas. At age 13, her lungs failed, and she was placed in a medically-induced coma. She was given a 1% chance of survival and awoke after 16 days. Upon her recovery, she founded an organization in support of families affected by terminal illness, specifically cystic fibrosis. Claire has spent approximately a third of her life in the hospital and has undergone more than 30 surgeries.
The fund was set up to help Claire’s family with incoming medical bills, as Claire was recently placed on the Lung Transplant list.
August 2018: growth[period] is proud to support Veterans Moving Forward (VMF) and the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation at their “Yappy Hour” event to take place on September 6, 2018. 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. Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation actively supports the residents and programs of all Vinson Hall Retirement Community residences; Independent Living, Arleigh Burke Pavilion, and The Sylvestery through the financial support of individuals, organizations, and businesses.
August 2018: growth[period] is proud to support West Side High School’s free laundromat in Newark, NJ. When students were bullied because of dirty clothes, principal Akbar Cook installed a free laundromat at school. The laundromat is available to students between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. It has five washers and five dryers, and detergent donations have been pouring in from all around the US.
Kids who could not afford to wash their clothes faced intense bullying when they showed up in dirty outfits. Bullying is a huge factor in students skipping class and hurts overall academic performance. Principal Cook has created an Amazon wishlist page for those who would like to donate laundry supplies to the school.
July 2018: growth[period] is proud to support the Chad Merrill Funeral Fund. On the morning of Saturday, July 21st, 2018, Chad Merrill was shot and taken from his family way too soon.
He was a new father to his adorable son Layton, a great son, brother, friend and person to all of those around him. He knew how to make anyone smile on a moments notice.
June 2018: growth[period] is proud to support Marymount University. Marymount University, the first Catholic college to be established in Virginia, was founded in 1950. Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university, guided by the traditions of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, that emphasizes intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective.
A student‐centered learning community that values diversity and focuses on the education of the whole person, Marymount guides the intellectual, ethical, and spiritual development of each individual.
June 2018: growth[period] is a proud supporter of the Henry L. Stimson Center located in Washington, D.C. The Stimson Center is a non-profit and nonpartisan think tank dedicated to finding practical solutions to global security challenges.
The Stimson Center was founded over 25 years ago, and since then has worked to reduce transnational threats to global, regional, and national security; enhance policymakers’ and the public’s understanding of the global security agenda; and engage both civil society and industry in problem-solving to strengthen existing governance structures.
June 2018: growth[period] is proud to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Women of the Year campaign. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a 10-week philanthropic competition for leaders in local communities across the United States.
Candidates and their teammates raise funds for LLS in honor of local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The title “Man or Woman of the Year” is awarded to the candidate whose team raises the most funds during the competition. The top man & woman candidate in the country are awarded the national title.
The LLS’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
May 2018: growth[period] is proud to support the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. The vision of the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center is to accelerate the transformation of cancer care by promoting the discovery of knowledge leading to the prevention and cure of human cancers.
Their goals are to decrease mortality and morbidity from cancer, and improve the quality of life for those who have cancer, excel in cutting-edge basic, translational and clinical research, and to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.