Supporting Our Community The Genecian Way

How often have you thought about helping those less fortunate, but you just never have the time? Between work, family, and all our other stuff, this is usually the case for most of us. Projects With Purpose, our skills-based volunteer program, helps Genecians solve the problem by combining work and personal time. Even better, we’re giving back in our own unique way by helping nonprofits understand how technology can improve the way they serve their members. Our work with nonprofits gets us out of the office and into the community. It stretches and tests our teams as we navigate different kinds of challenges in a new environment. In the end, we’re stronger, smarter, and proud of each other for making a difference.

Projects with Purpose

Genecians like doing good … for our families, co-workers, clients and our community. It’s how we’re wired. Our community service isn’t a passing trend – it’s who we are and an important part of our culture. Projects with Purpose is our community engagement program that gives Genecians the opportunity to team up, get into the community, and give their time, energy, and expertise to worthy non-profit organizations.

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The Geneca Foundation

Geneca has been supporting charities in the Chicagoland community from its beginning. In addition to contributing our expertise, The Geneca Foundation makes financial contributions to charities dedicated to supporting people in need. Some of the nonprofits and charities we contribute to include:

American Cancer Society

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Black Data Processing Associates

Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation

Child’s Voice

Feed My Starving Children

Feeding America (previously America’s Second Harvest)

i.c. Stars

Illinois Chapter of AG Bell

The Komen Foundation

Lumity

Make-a-Wish

Muscular Dystrophy Association

National Center for Fathering

Society of St. Vincent De Paul

Ss. Peter and Paul Home and School

St. Jude’s Children Hospital

Pay It Forward

Is your organization looking for new ways to give back? We’d be happy to share what we’ve learned. Please email us at ProjectsWithPurpose@geneca.com and count on geting a quick response.

Projects with Purpose

Our Inspiration

We’re always happy to give a shout out to our friends at Edelman Canada, and their community program, The Little Give. Like many companies, Edelman receives hundreds of requests for donations each year, but they consider The Little Give their favorite way to give back.

“Our staff tell us repeatedly that The Little Give is one of the things that they love most about working for Edelman. When we interview candidates and we tell them about the initiative, their eyes light up. When we tell our clients about it, they tell us Edelman is the kind of firm with which they want to work.”
Lisa Kimmel, General Manager,
Edelman Toronto

The Little Give
 


Watch Lisa Kimmel help us kick-off Projects With Purpose.