EK is active within our community. We encourage philanthropy to make a positive difference both on a local and global scale. In support of this goal, we’ve chosen to partner with several charities and nonprofit organizations that are doing great work to accomplish goals that we’re particularly passionate about and promote a philanthropy mindset.
We seek to build long-term relationships with these organizations, offering not just financial support, but also our time and expertise. To encourage and grow our philanthropy efforts, EK offers an employee benefit program for each member of our team to volunteer for our partner organizations in lieu of work. We see this as an important part of our commitment, demonstrating we will “show up” to support our partner organizations.
We selected our current philanthropic partners based on their mission and alignment with EK’s own areas of interest, the fact that they are all highly effective in what they do, and our ability to make a difference with them.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is the official partner to the National Park Service in providing concert and performance programming within the Park. As a non-profit organization, Wolf Trap Foundation is dedicated to creating excellent performing arts experiences for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of diverse audiences. EK provides financial support to Wolf Trap, specifically targeted towards their childhood education programs.
“Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is the official partner to the National Park Service in providing concert and performance programming within the Park. As a non-profit organization, Wolf Trap Foundation is dedicated to creating excellent performing arts experiences for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of diverse audiences. For more than 40 years, Wolf Trap has offered education programs that spark interest, inspire creativity, increase self-confidence, and drive success in learners of all ages. We’re grateful for EK’s support of Wolf Trap’s early childhood education programs.”
– Chad Magaziner, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations
Bridges to Independence leads individuals and families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures. A private, nonprofit organization, Bridges has been working with and for homeless families since 1985. They offer a continuum of aid and support for all family members, helping them attain financial security and move forward into self-sufficiency. EK provides financial support to Bridges, specifically targeted to their children’s programs, and also provides pro bono communications and content strategy consulting.
Linden Resources is a Washington D.C. metropolitan area nonprofit committed to providing meaningful employment and development opportunities to people with disabilities, as well as wounded veterans. Each year, Linden Resources supports nearly 450 individuals with barriers to being employed through job placement and in-house employment opportunities, including contact centers, print/assembly/mail, fulfillment, and secure document destruction for government and commercial clients. EK volunteers their time in preparing these individuals for entry into the workforce by conducting mock interviews and providing guidance on how to pursue professional opportunities.