Since starting HRMeg in 2020, I’ve been planning how to use my business to support causes that I find meaningful. I come from a family that I like to say is “aggressively generous” – not as in, we’ve funded a charitable foundation with our millions, but more like, we are always looking for ways to use our resources to benefit others. I have been the beneficiary of much generosity; now, it’s my turn to do the giving.
The businesses I admire most are the ones that recognize they have a responsibility to uphold charitable organizations and causes through donations, volunteering and other means. This makes good business sense – it demonstrates connection to your community and is a way to live into your values and code of ethics by turning words into action.
It is said that it’s better to give than to receive, and I am here to affirm that I find much satisfaction in generosity. While I’ve personally supported numerous causes for my entire adult life, I now have the opportunity to use my business platform as a means to give back. As such, HRMeg will support these two organizations in two ways:
- I’ll donate a percentage of each fee I collect, and
- I’ll make a donation* in honor of those who refer new business my way.
Here are my two primary charities:
Project Transformation harnesses the creative energy and leadership of college age young adults, who live in intentional community and lead summer programs focused on literacy for children in underserved communities. The programs are held at churches in the heart of low-income neighborhoods, helping them connect with their communities. Dozens of organizations throughout the greater DMV area partner to support this work, investing in young lives with their time and resources.
PTDC means a lot to me because it operates in underserved areas of Washington, DC, my adopted hometown. I’ve been on the Board of Directors since 2019 and currently hold the office of Secretary.
Based in Montgomery County, MD, National Philharmonic engages, inspires, and unites diverse communities across the Washington, DC area through outstanding music performances and innovative education programs. I’ve been singing with NatPhil’s volunteer chorale since 2015.
NatPhil means a lot to me, not only because I can’t imagine a world where I don’t have the opportunity to sing, but also because I believe that access to performing arts is a critical component of a healthy community. Performing Arts organizations need funding now more than ever if they are to continue to thrive.
I’ll report periodically about my donations so that you know I mean business.
If you have questions or want more information, please contact me.
. * See my FAQ for more information about client referral donations.