CDM Smith Cares

CDM Smith Cares

CDM Smith CaresThe CDM Smith Cares program en­cour­ages employee-led vol­un­teer outreach ac­tiv­i­ties that build com­mu­nity and improve quality of life through local efforts. Our em­ploy­ees have a strong com­mit­ment to helping com­mu­ni­ties—our own and those in need around the world. We are active, caring citizens who con­tribute thou­sands of hours annually to civic and char­i­ta­ble causes. We are global citizens, an­swer­ing the call of those in dis­tressed com­mu­ni­ties, helping others to help them­selves, and creating legacies of hope for future gen­er­a­tions.

Students at the Adarsha Secondary School in Bhaktapur enjoy reading new books. Students at the Adarsha Secondary School in Bhaktapur enjoy reading new books.
Filling the Libraries in Nepal
CDM Smith supported the reconstruction of 12 schools after the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal. We raised more than $30,000 to purchase books and tablets for 6,000 students!
CDM Smith Cares

What #givingback looks like at CDM Smith

Our Fairfax office held its 4th annual Putt Putt for People tournament to raise money for Water for People.
Employees in our Pittsburgh office donated 22 pints of blood during their spring blood drive!
Our Fairfax office held its 4th annual Putt Putt for People tournament to raise money for Water for People.
Employees in our Pittsburgh office donated 22 pints of blood during their spring blood drive!
Students learn about the importance of STEM education from a CDM Smith employee.
Our Jacksonville office teamed with Groundwork Jacksonville to clean up Hogans Creek this summer.
Students learn about the importance of STEM education from a CDM Smith employee.
Our Jacksonville office teamed with Groundwork Jacksonville to clean up Hogans Creek this summer.
The Virginia Beach (and Richmond) office partic­i­pated in the 30th Annual Clean the Bay Day organized by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Our Dallas office participated in a White Rock Lake cleanup event.
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, CDM Smith employees united together to show their support for those impacted by violence.
The Virginia Beach (and Richmond) office partic­i­pated in the 30th Annual Clean the Bay Day organized by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Our Dallas office participated in a White Rock Lake cleanup event.
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, CDM Smith employees united together to show their support for those impacted by violence.
Employees in our Providence office donated gifts to Children’s Friend over the holidays.
Our Sacramento office participated in a local Habitat for Humanity project.
Employees gathered donations for the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank.
Employees in our Providence office donated gifts to Children’s Friend over the holidays.
Our Sacramento office participated in a local Habitat for Humanity project.
Employees gathered donations for the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank.
Several representatives from the Knoxville office ran/walked in the 2nd annual Urban Runoff 5K.
CDM Smith employee organizes a science day for Syrian refugee children in Jordan to increase STEM exposure.
Several representatives from the Knoxville office ran/walked in the 2nd annual Urban Runoff 5K.
CDM Smith employee organizes a science day for Syrian refugee children in Jordan to increase STEM exposure.
Hundreds of CDM Smith employees around the globe wore red to support the American Heart Association for Go Red for Women.
In coordination with the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI), CDM Smith Employees cleaned up the Perumbakkam Lake.
Employees in our Columbia office put on their game faces during a recent cornhole tournament to support various charities.
Hundreds of CDM Smith employees around the globe wore red to support the American Heart Association for Go Red for Women.
In coordination with the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI), CDM Smith Employees cleaned up the Perumbakkam Lake.
Employees in our Columbia office put on their game faces during a recent cornhole tournament to support various charities.
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Giving Back in 2021
In 2021, we touched thousands through numerous volunteering efforts, fundraising events and donations raised around the world. See how we made an impact.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without BordersThe goal of En­gi­neers With­out Bor­ders (EWB) is to make an im­pact to those com­mu­ni­ties that seek help by en­gag­ing with them di­rectly to finding options for solving their prob­lems or meet­ing their basic needs. CDM Smith has been an official corporate partner of Engineers Without Borders - USA since 2007.

This part­ner­ship pro­vides sup­port in the fol­low­ing areas:

  • Safer drink­ing water
  • Ap­pro­pri­ate and im­proved san­i­ta­tion
  • Cross­ing difficult or unsafe terrain
  • Flood mit­i­ga­tion and/or ero­sion con­trol
  • Im­prov­ing farm­ing and pro­duc­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties
  • Pro­vid­ing con­sis­tent, re­li­able en­ergy

This commu­nity-dri­ven de­vel­op­ment ap­proach by EWB-USA while fos­ter­ing our fu­ture lead­ers is an ex­cel­lent match for CDM Smith and all its em­ploy­ees. The firm and our employees support EWB-USA financially and most importantly, our employees volunteer their time and ex­pertise on pro­gram and pro­ject teams. For em­ploy­ees that di­rectly par­tic­i­pate, they can re­ceive grant funds for their ef­forts. In ad­di­tion, our em­ploy­ees lead local chap­ters, serve on com­mit­tees, and or­ga­nize fundrais­ing events to sup­port the work.

Since 2007, CDM Smith has given more than $945,000 to support EWB efforts, including funding travel grants so our employees can volunteer on EWB projects around the world. We have also supported EWB student chapters, regional workshops/seminars and inter­na­tional conferences.

Water For People

CDM Smith and our em­ploy­ees sup­port Water For Peo­ple, an in­ter­na­tional hu­man­i­tar­ian or­ga­ni­za­tion of ded­i­cated peo­ple who rec­og­nize water as a pri­mary build­ing block of life. Each year, our an­nual giv­ing cam­paign raises funds to help de­vel­op­ing com­mu­ni­ties gain ac­cess to safe drink­ing water, bet­ter san­i­ta­tion, and pub­lic health ed­u­ca­tion. Since beginning our annual Workplace Giving Campaign in 2005, CDM Smith has contributed more than $2.2 million to Water For People!

There are more than 1.8 bil­lion peo­ple lack­ing ac­cess to safe water and 2.4 bil­lion lack­ing ac­cess to ad­e­quate san­i­ta­tion. This prob­lem di­rectly con­tributes to the end­less cycle of ex­treme poverty that has dev­as­tat­ing ef­fects on so­ci­ety. Not only do CDM Smith and Water For People share the same be­lief that every human being de­serves last­ing ac­cess to safe water and san­i­ta­tion, but our em­ploy­ees are mo­ti­vated by the same set of core val­ues. It is this align­ment of mis­sion and promise of qual­ity of life that for­ti­fies our partnership.