Supporting the community through various philanthropic efforts has long been one of our core values as a company. In September, we had the opportunity to host and participate in four different events to support important causes and local leaders in the community. You can read more about each event and discover ways to support these causes below.
Over the years, we’ve been a proud sponsor of the St. Jude Triangle Walk/Run event. We originally got involved with this cause thanks to one of our dear clients, Julianne Capps, who is a childhood cancer survivor who received support from St. Jude during her treatment. We encourage you to read Julianne’s story to learn a firsthand account of all the ways St. Jude supports families in need.
This year, to help raise more awareness about the event and the important work that St. Jude does, we hosted an open house BBQ in our parking lot on September 14. Several of our project managers started cooking the pig for the BBQ at 5:30 a.m. and four of them entered homemade BBQ sauces that attendees voted on throughout the event.
We’re proud to announce that we had more than 200 people stop by the event to enjoy the delicious food, crowning Garth Stevens as the winner of the sauce contest! More importantly, we raised over $10,000 for Team Rufty in the Walk/Run event. We are so appreciative of the support we received at this event and we feel confident that these funds will help aid St. Jude in its mission to end childhood cancer.
We’d also like to give a special thank you to the following people and vendors for helping to make this event a success:
Adam Pitts, who entertained guests with live music
Unforgettable Food Affairs, which provided us with an incredible selection of southern-themed sides and desserts
Celebration Sidekicks, which was on hand to help serve wine and beer
Curated Events Raleigh, for our tent rental
While the 2023 Triangle Walk/Run event has passed, you can still donate to support St. Jude.
This year was our 2nd year as a Building Sponsor for The Green Chair Project’s Chairity event. During Chairity, members of the home furnishings industries contribute curated interior design pieces to create beautiful living spaces.
During the three-day event, which ran September 20-23, ticket holders and sponsors were able to see these designer creations brought to life and bid on 12 re-imagined chairs up for auction. All proceeds from sponsorships and the sale of the furnishings went to support The Green Chair Project’s mission of transforming housing into homes for local families who are transitioning out of homelessness, crisis, and disaster.
If you’d like to support The Green Chair Project by donating furnishings, you can read about their donation guidelines on their website.
Each year, Triangle Business Journal hosts the Corporate Leadership Awards, which were previously known as the CEO of the Year & C-Suite Awards. Our own Jon Rufty won CEO of the Year back in 2019, and to show our support for other local leaders, this is our second year being a Gift Sponsor for the event.
The Awards were held at Bay 7 in Durham on September 21, where more than 200 attendees came to show their support for the honorees.
On September 29, we were a proud table sponsor for the 2023 Women of Western Wake Forum event, where Cary Magazine honored five outstanding local women by celebrating their achievements. At the event, the women had the opportunity to share their personal stories, and attendees heard from local thought leaders and innovators as they led workshops about real strategies for success.
Some of the women on our team had the opportunity to attend the luncheon with several of our clients, where we enjoyed hearing from these inspiring speakers.
We recognize that we wouldn’t be able to support these causes and events without our customers. Thank you for helping to put us in a position where we can give back to those in need and support organizations and events within the community. If you’d like to learn more about our community involvement efforts, please feel free to reach out to us by calling 919-460-8550 or contacting us online.
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