We wanted to do something meaningful to give back to our clients and the community. In January 2016 we asked our clients nominate charities and non-profits that were near and dear to their hearts. The response was overwhelming. That first year nearly 50 organizations were nominated, several were chosen.
The Program was such a success that we decided to keep it going and the Gives program lives on to this day. Each year we receive dozens of nominations. Out of those nominations, 12 charities are selected each year to receive a cash donation. A few charities are also selected to receive service hours from our team. We close the office for part of the day and serve the community by working in a community garden, cleaning up at an animal shelter, helping to clean a community center, and so many other rewarding experiences.
Pinnacle Gives started as a way to give back to the community but, as often happens with charity, what we have received far outweighs what we have given. We are honored to be a small part of these amazing organizations who are doing so much to positively impact the community.