Employees at Garver have always had a passion for bettering their communities through various philanthropic activities that vary greatly in mission and reach. That’s why, in 2015, we made the decision to unify our employees’ achievements by designing a program that focuses on uplifting our three key constituents – our communities, our clients, and our employees.
By establishing GarverGives committees at each office, matching employee donations dollar-for-dollar up to $100 – donations to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) organizations and group efforts come with a boost – and contributing donations for volunteer time, we have created a culture that promotes unified giving. In less than three full years, GarverGives has contributed to 176 organizations, accumulated nearly 800 total hours of volunteer time, and donated more than $300,000. These efforts led to Garver earning the 2016 Smart Corporate Giving Award from the Arkansas Community Foundation, which recognizes outstanding commitment to community service through corporate giving, community leadership, and employee volunteerism, and have benefitted an array of organizations across the company’s footprint.