CDM Smith Donates to United Way Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund and 4 Paws for Ability
Boston, MA – Participants in CDM Smith’s employee wellness program made two more donations possible as part of the firm’s award-winning wellness program. CDM Smith selected the United Way of South Hampton Roads as the recipient of $25,000. Employees participating in the wellness program voted to give $25,000 to 4 Paws for Ability.
Unthinkable events forever changed the Virginia Beach community, directly impacting our client and our employees, tragically affecting the lives of people and friends we work with every day. While we are doing everything we can locally to assist our client and colleagues in recovering from this tragedy, the entire CDM Smith family came together and wanted to do more. In response to this desire to help, CDM Smith donated the second quarter Executive Leadership Team donation of $25,000 to the United Way of South Hampton Roads Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund.
The second organization to receive a donation was 4 Paws for Ability, in the amount of $25,000. 4 Paws for Ability enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. This provides increased independence for the children and assistance to their families. The organization also works with veterans from recent conflicts who have lost the use of their limbs or their hearing while in active combat.
The firm’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 participate in onsite biometric screenings, team challenges, races and exercise classes, and track behaviors that contribute to their overall well-being. The firm sets quarterly goals for participants to strive for, resulting in charitable donations of up to $50,000 per quarter.
CDM Smith is a privately owned engineering and construction firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities. Passionate about our work and invested in each other, we are inspired to think and driven to solve the world’s environmental and infrastructure challenges.
- 2017 Q1 - EWB and Alzheimer’s Association
- 2017 Q2 - American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish and SFH
- 2017 Q3 - Meals on Wheels and WWP
- 2017 Q3 - Centro ESPIBI in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria
- 2017 Q4 - Jack McGovern Coats' Disease Foundation
- 2017 Q4 - One America Appeal
- 2018 Q1 - Tunnel to Towers and Janie's Fund
- 2018 Q2 - Bottom Line and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
- 2018 Q3 - Rosie's Place and AdoptAClassroom.org
- 2018 Q4 - Darkness to Light, Sacramento Splash and Powerhouse Science Center
- 2019 Q2 - United Way and 4 Paws for Ability