We are pleased to announce that four new $2,500 Shareholder Grants were recently awarded to GZA employees. GZA’s Shareholder Grant Program was established to support employee volunteerism and charity work in their communities and throughout the world.
Grants were awarded to:
Greg Ewing (GZA Livonia, MI) for the Juara Foundation in Ann Arbor, MI. The Juara Foundation is a non-profit organization creating educational, research and healthcare programs to benefit communities in environmental sensitive areas of the developing world. http://www.juarafound.org/
Christine Suhonen & Christine Stonier (GZA Norwood, MA) for the Archdale Community Center Council in Roslindale, MA. Funds will be used to support engineering youth activities including engineering-related field trip. The Archdale Community Center was founded in 1991 and renamed in 2013 in honor of Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The center is open year round providing a variety of programs. http://roslindalecenters.weebly.com/
Jay Womack (GZA Chicago, IL) for the City of Geneva Natural Resources Committee, Geneva, IL. Geneva's Natural Resources Committee (NRC) was created to promote awareness and conservation principles in Geneva. The group of dedicated residents who protect Geneva's natural resources is a subcommittee of the City's Strategic Plan Advisory Board. Among other things, the group, creates and maintains gardens and participates in other environmentally-friendly projects around the community. http://www.geneva.il.us/index.aspx?nid=528
Rachael Kaplan (GZA Springfield) for The Miracle League of Western Massachusetts in Holyoke, MA. The Miracle League organizations (there are currently 240 throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Canada) make it possible for children with special needs to play baseball on a typical baseball field. Miracle League athletes play on a custom-designed field with a cushioned, rubberized surface. It makes it a little bit easier for special needs players to get from base to base. The Miracle League believes that Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball. http://www.miracleleaguewestma.com/