CDM Smith Donates $100K to Charity via Employee Wellness Program

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CDM Smith Donates $100K to Charity via Employee Wellness Program
October 25, 2021
CDM Smith donated thousands to Feeding America, the National Math + Science Initiative, the Nepal Book Drive and the MISS Foundation.

BOSTON—Partic­i­pants in CDM Smith’s employee wellness program made four donations possible as part of the firm’s award-winning wellness program. CDM Smith gave $50,000 to Feeding America, $25,000 to National Math + Science Initiative, $15,000 to the CDM Smith Nepal Book Drive and $10,000 to the MISS Foundation. 

CDM Smith’s wellness program rewards employees, spouses and partners for healthy behaviors and accom­plish­ments with the overall goal of a healthier, more productive, happy and focused workforce. Employees earn wellness points by partic­i­pat­ing in activities like team challenges, races and exercise classes, and by tracking behaviors that contribute to their overall wellbeing. Once partic­i­pants reach a threshold of points, the firm converts their points to dollars to donate to charity. Charities are chosen by CDM Smith’s Executive Leadership Team and by employee vote. Here’s how our latest donations are making an impact in the lives of others…

Feeding America

Feeding America is a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion that leads the fight against hunger in the U.S. Their mission is to advance change in America by ensuring equitable access to nutritious food for all in partnership with food banks, poli­cy­mak­ers, supporters and the communities they serve. CDM Smith’s $50,000 donation will allow Feeding America to serve half a million meals to people in need! Play the video to learn more about Feeding America’s impact.

Feeding America Thanks CDM Smith

National Math + Science Initiative

The National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) strives to advance STEM education to ensure all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential. CDM Smith’s $25,000 donation will help NMSI empower more students to become lifelong learners and problem solvers. Press play to hear why this mission is important to NMSI CEO Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr.

NMSI Thanks CDM Smith

CDM Smith's Nepal Book Drive

CDM Smith’s Executive Leadership Team dedicated part of their wellness donations to the employee-driven Nepal Book Drive. Their $15,000 contri­bu­tion helped employees reach their $30,000 goal to provide 7,000 books and 63 tablet computers for students at 12 schools in Nepal. CDM Smith helped rebuild the schools after the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal as part of USAID’s Nepal Recon­struc­tion Engineering Services project. Watch the video for the full story and to see the students whose lives were changed!

Restoring Libraries in Nepal

MISS Foundation

The MISS Foundation is an inter­na­tional 501(c)3, volunteer-based orga­ni­za­tion providing C.A.R.E. (counseling, advocacy, research and education) services to families expe­ri­enc­ing the death of a child. An orga­ni­za­tion near and dear to CDM Smith alumna Dr. Marianne Langridge, her friends at CDM Smith are pleased to give $10,000 to the MISS Foundation and the Selah Carefarm to help more families heal. Hear from Marianne and Dr. Cheryl Pence, Clinical Director at the Selah Carefarm, in their thank you video.

MISS Foundation Thanks CDM Smith

Our Wellness Program's Impact since 2017...

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