CDM Smith Employees Make Charitable Donations to American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Francis House through Company Wellness Program

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CDM Smith Employees Make Charitable Donations to American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Francis House through Company Wellness Program
August 7, 2017
Q2 Employee Wellness Donations CDM Smith presented checks, totaling $50,000, to the three organizations on August 7, 2017. Pictured, left to right, is Meryl Pinette (St. Francis House), Maria Mastrangelo (CDM Smith), Tim Wall (CDM Smith), Laura LeTourneau (Make-A-Wish), Maggie Burns (St. Francis House), Nancy Prevost (American Cancer Society), Susan Glover and Carlos Echalar (CDM Smith).

BOSTON, Mass­a­chu­setts –  Tim Wall, CDM Smith President and Chief Operating Officer, presented checks for $25,000 to the American Cancer Society and $12,500 each to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Francis House homeless shelter. Repre­sen­ta­tives from all three orga­ni­za­tions attended the check presen­ta­tion ceremony at the firm’s Boston head­quar­ters on August 7, 2017, marking the second round of charitable donations this year, made possible by employees who participate in the firm’s wellness program.  This past spring, donations were made to Engineers Without Borders and Alzheimer's Association, positively impacting people around the globe.

The wellness program tracks and rewards employees, spouses and partners for healthy behaviors and accom­plish­ments, with the overall goal of a healthier, more productive, happy and focused workforce. Employees participate in onsite biometric screenings, team challenges, races and exercise classes, and track behaviors that contribute to their overall well-being. The firm sets a quarterly points goal for partic­i­pants to strive for and, this quarter, they far exceeded the goal, resulting in charitable donations to these three orga­ni­za­tions. Employees appreciate the opportunity to play an active role in the firm’s commitment to social respon­si­bil­ity and health and human­i­tar­ian causes, and are encouraged to recommend and vote on charities they would most like to support. 

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based orga­ni­za­tion dedicated to saving lives and eliminating cancer.  Funds go to research, early detection and treatment, supporting patients and spreading the word about prevention, so people can live longer and better lives.

Make-A-Wish started in 1980 as a small charity granting wishes to children fighting for their lives.  Make-A-Wish now grants a wish to a child with a life-threatening condition approx­i­mately every 34 minutes.  A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic and better able to battle their illness. 

St. Francis House, founded in 1984, is a day shelter for the homeless in downtown Boston, MA, close to CDM Smith’s head­quar­ters, which provides clothing, meals, shelter, art therapy, counseling and job training to an average of 500 people each day.

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, trans­porta­tion, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service engineering and construc­tion firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.