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Our commitment to bettering our local and global communities is a hallmark of Spaulding Ridge.
It’s this question that acts as our daily compass. We are global citizens. This is our shared world — what are we doing if not striving to make it better? We’ve discovered that business can indeed be a force for good, and we’re using our technology and business strategy expertise to do just that.
By helping other businesses succeed, by creating an inclusive and satisfying work environment, by supporting communities with our time, and providing resource to organizations that deliver critical services to the world — we hope to leave this world a better place for all.
Passive statements sound good on paper, but what meaning do they hold if there isn’t action to back them up?
At Spaulding Ridge, we’re deeply committed to world-changing initiatives that help create a more inclusive, equitable world.
With Women Elevate (WE) we connect women in technology, offering resources and community to our internal people, our channel partners, and our clients.
Every year, our teams give back to local communities by partnering with organizations provide food access and distribution to communities in need. No one should go hungry.
We stand together with our black communities united against racism, the senseless and unjustified murder of people of color, and the persistence of systemic racism. We have partnered with United Chicago to help educate us and hold ourselves accountable. We have also partnered with Correlation One to recruit and work with the next generation of talented individuals.
Our world requires vigilance as we approach — and pass by — what scientists call red lines for climate change. We strive to conduct an environmentally conscious business.
We’re not here to hide behind corporate messaging. We are here to listen. We are here to learn. We are here to do our part to create a more equitable world, to stand behind our statements.
Taking lessons from President Obama’s essay on George Floyd’s murder, we are committed to the freedom of expression, and we support everyone’s right to protest and communicate beliefs openly.
Having a diverse team isn’t enough; we must foster an environment of inclusivity to truly embrace differences. Our recruitment and hiring process, mentoring, and day-to-day discussions are bolstered by the formation of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion council.
Racism and discrimination of any kind, whether explicit or implicit, is not tolerated at Spaulding Ridge. We promote an environment of kindness and respect at every turn and make space for safe discussions.
Passivity is unacceptable. Making change, making the world a better place, takes action. We measure our success in these initiatives by the time and financial support we dedicate, and we align our support to our community investments.
In support of these goals, we’ve chosen to donate $10,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. It’s just the first of many steps we’re taking. But we know there’s more to do; it’s on us to continue to support our people and communities in every facet of our business — even, and perhaps most especially, when no one is looking.
Let’s take this opportunity to stand together in solidarity against all forms of racism, prejudice, and hate while also promoting love and quality for all.
Learn more about some of our recent initiatives.
The Women of Spaulding Ridge traveled to San Pancho, Mexico, with Ignite for our women’s leadership retreat. They had the opportunity to learn more about the San Pancho community and about Entreamigos – an organization who increase learning opportunities for children through the implementation of educational programs.
Spaulding Ridge values giving back. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities.
Our CEO, Jay Laabs, volunteering at Las Tias in Leon, Nicaragua. Las Tías works to provide at-risk children with a more secure childhood and adolescence, which they believe should be a fundamental right. They have devoted themselves to fighting poverty and child labor that too often accompanies it.
The Spaulding Ridge team participates in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, a 5K race that promotes health and fitness in the workplace, fosters goodwill and camaraderie, and shows commitment to the community and best environmental practices.