Corporate Social Responsibility

Guided by the recommendations of our employees, we support a variety of civic and community service programs through direct corporate donations and employee involvement.  During the year, we donate 1% percent of our earnings to charitable causes.

To learn more about the involvement of our company and our employees in specific community service programs and events, please click on one of the program areas listed below.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) fights for bold and creative solutions to the pollution that plagues the Bay and its tributaries.  Across the six-state Chesapeake watershed, CBF sets the agenda, serves as a watchdog, and speaks out on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay to businesses, the government, and the public.

CBF fights for strong and effective laws and regulations and works cooperatively with the government, businesses, and citizens in partnerships to protect and restore the Bay.  When necessary, we use legal means to force compliance with existing laws.  We restore the Bay's essential habitats and filtering mechanisms, such as forests, wetlands, underwater grasses, and oysters, through a variety of hands-on projects.

Finally, CBF's environmental education program introduces residents to the wonders of the watershed and works to heighten sensitivity, increase knowledge, and empower citizens to take positive action toward the Bay's restoration.

Christian Foundation for Children and Aging

CFCA's Hope for a Family sponsorship program works with each child in the context of the whole family, recognizing that the child's well-being depends, in large part, on the family’s well-being.  CFCA recognizes that what impacts the family, particularly the mother, affects the child.  Emphasis is placed on children receiving education so that they can create a better future for themselves and their families.