Happy holidays from PCG 2019
Twenty-nineteen was an exciting -- albeit busy -- year for us at PCG as we took on new and diverse projects; worked with clients across the public sector to tackle their increasingly complex challenges; designed and implemented solutions that lead to improved outcomes for those our clients serve; and introduced PCG’s new, unified corporate brand. We look forward to continuing our efforts in the new year to delivering solutions that matter—to our clients, our clients’ clients (i.e., individuals, families, and communities in need), our firm, and the communities where we live and work.
As is our tradition at this time each year, we would like to show our appreciation of our many clients and the important work they do by announcing the recipients of our 2019 holiday giving campaign. In lieu of sending holiday cards, we are honored to make donations to the following nonprofit organizations that support the missions and community interests of our public sector partners, and the populations they serve.
- Asperger / Autism Network (AANE)
- Borderless Arts Tennessee
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation
- CASA of Westmoreland, Inc.
- CASA Sacramento
- Celebrate! RVA
- Meals on Wheels America
- The Special Olympics
Asperger / Autism Network (AANE)
AANE is a non-profit organization that works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome or similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We do this by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy--all in an atmosphere of validation and respect. Based in Watertown, MA, AANE seeks to support and empower individuals with Asperger's Syndrome and related Autism Spectrum profiles and their families. In June 2019, AANE joined forces with AHA, an organization with a similar mission in the Long Island and New York City areas, and now has offices in Amityville and New York City. Visit https://www.aane.org/ for more information.
Borderless Arts Tennessee
Borderless Arts Tennessee is a statewide organization committed to inclusive and accessible arts programs for people with disabilities to enhance educational curriculum, enrich creative expression, empower career development, and encourage community engagement. Formerly VSA Tennessee, established in 2001, Borderless Arts Tennessee is part of an important history of equality and opportunity in the arts. In partnership with and in support of artists, parents/guardians, and educators, this organization works to ensure there are resources, tools, and opportunities for arts programming in schools and communities statewide. From music and theater to visual arts and dance, Borderless Arts Tennessee strives to open the wide-ranging world of the arts to Tennessee. Learn more at https://borderlessartstn.org.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship. Since our founding in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised more than half a billion dollars for lifesaving research. Through a unique and streamlined grants program, we seek out the brightest minds in science and medicine and give them the necessary resources to pursue their best ideas. As a result, researchers are able to make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer—and do so in record time. BCRF is also the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. Learn more at www.bcrf.org.
CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
CASA of Westmoreland, Inc., is a volunteer-based organization providing a voice in the courts on behalf of abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County. The recommendations of these volunteers assist the courts in determining the child’s placement in safe, permanent and nurturing homes. CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. was initiated by a group of community members, led by Family Court Judge Christopher Feliciani, who recognized the need for a CASA program to advocate for the most vulnerable members of Westmoreland County’s community. With support from the Westmoreland County Commissioners and many community members, CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and recognized as a 501 (c) 3 organization and opened its doors to start advocating for children. Visit http://www.westmorelandcasa.org/index.html to learn more.
The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) vision is that 'every abused or neglected child in Sacramento County who needs an advocate has one.' CASA volunteers are the eyes and ears of the court, advocating on a one-to-one basis for the best interest of children in the Sacramento County foster care system. Learn more at www.sacramentocasa.org.
Celebrate! RVA is a non-profit organization with a simple mission: to give disadvantaged children a memorable birthday celebration in a safe and fun environment. The organization believes in love and joy and how that can impact the heart of a child. They believe that joy from something as simple as a birthday party can transform a child and impact their lives in countless ways. All children deserve to experience joy and be given the opportunity to celebrate their special day, no matter their circumstances. Learn more at https://www.celebraterva.org.
Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Learn more at https://www.specialolympics.org.