Yesterday more than 50 members of the CGI team participated in a cleanup day at St. James Farm, part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.
Part of our Good Corporate Citizenship Value and activities, this event supported our Sustainability initiative as well as our continued efforts around children’s wellbeing. In addition to the work collecting seeds and helping with general autumn cleanup, CGI made a $5,000 donation to help support the Forest Preserve’s Special Needs Outdoor Education Day: a day of kayaking, archery and fishing for nearly 500 local children with special needs.
“It was a tremendous event for CGI,” said JoAnna Sohovich, CEO of Chamberlain Group. “We have a great partner in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. They are a valuable resource in our area, and their Outdoor Education event is a wonderfully inspiring program for so many local children. Spending time outside helping their programs not only supports our community, but also fosters positive team building for our associates.”
“We love it when companies like Chamberlain Group reach out to us,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore. “There are so many programs and events that benefit greatly from both their donations as well as the work that large groups like theirs can offer.”
Earlier this year, CGI worked with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital as part of our Wellbeing initiative coordinated with the annual Walking Challenge. To round out the year, we will be hosting an Education day at our Oak Brook facility for aspiring high school engineers and a Humanitarian event close to the winter holidays.
“Good Corporate Citizenship is a Value that has always been very important to Chamberlain Group,” said Sohovich. “From our owners, the Duchossois Family, through every level of our organization, CGI is made up of people who care deeply about making a difference. Yesterday we proudly put that on display.”