Creative community outreach Featured

10:49am EDT January 3, 2012
Creative community outreach

Dave Conway, president and CEO of iSqFt/Construction Software Technologies, supports a community outreach committee that engages employees to give back to the community through a variety of outreach initiatives. This committee evaluates and directs fundraisers and outreach activities based upon employee requests and the needs of local organizations.

The preconstruction bidding software company hosts a number of creative fundraisers to raise money that the community outreach committee can use toward local organizations, such as a monthly restaurant program, candy grams for Valentine’s Day, competitive penny wars, and chili and salsa contests.

Of the organizations the company supports, iSqFt considers Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati its “adopted” cause. The company has raised thousands of dollars to further BHGH’s mission to identify gifted children who face economic barriers and offer help and hope to families looking to break the cycle of poverty.

iSqFt is a direct corporate sponsor for the Annual Boys Hope Girls Hope Gala, and also supports their Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser. The company funds BHGH’s Thanksgiving feasts each year for members and their families, as well. But iSqFt goes beyond supporting BHGH events. It creates initiatives of its own.

The company sponsors families in the Cincinnati area that are in need during the holidays each year, with this last year focusing on BHGH members’ families. Through a giving tree program, iSqFt facilitated donation of presents from employees to BHGH members and their families. Employees also met BHGH student needs this year by collecting school supplies.

iSqFt’s Flower Sales fundraiser through the Natorp’s Garden Center in Cincinnati, held annually the week before Mother’s Day, generates hundreds of dollars to fund the Boys Hope Girls Hope Graduation Celebration. This event, occurring every June, is the company’s way of providing a stress-free celebration for BHGH graduates — many of whom are the first to graduate high school or college in their family.

How to reach: iSqFt/Construction Software Technologies, (800) 364-2059 or www.isqft.com