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CSP, Inc. was proudly named a winner of The Triangle Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Award in a ceremony at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh on Tuesday, March 21st. The award was presented to organizations who have an exemplary track record of giving back to the community. CSP, Inc. was one of only two businesses from across the Triangle who were recognized for their commitment to philanthropy in the Small Business space.
To be considered for the Corporate Philanthropy Award, the Triangle Business Journal asked nominees to include examples of their commitment to community involvement and charitable work. In preparation for this award, the CSP, Inc. team had the chance to reflect on all the amazing work they have done over the last year to help enrich their community and give back to the people who need it. CSP, Inc. is committed to staying actively involved with the community all year long and this award was a wonderful recognition of that commitment.
The philanthropic work that CSP, Inc. completed over the last year was varied and extensive. First and foremost, every holiday at CSP, Inc. serves as an opportunity to give back to the community in some creative way. Last year at Easter, the CSP, Inc. team raised donations for the ‘Paying it Forward’ Easter Basket Giveaway Program in Johnson county. At Halloween, the CSP, Inc. team decorated a car and attended the InterAct Halloween Fall Festival, where they rallied together to donate costumes and candy for children across Wake County. At Christmas, CSP, Inc. participated in multiple give-back programs including the WakeMed Foundation’s Memories for Marcus Annual Toy Drive & Fundraiser and the ‘Paying it Forward’ Christmas Angel Program – both of which help to provide a meaningful & memorable Christmas to children in need.
Even in between holidays, CSP, Inc. is always looking for ways to help take care of the community they love so much. Team members from CSP, Inc. serve as Meals on Wheels volunteers year-round, helping to deliver hot lunches to seniors across the city. The CSP, Inc. team is also actively involved with the Raleigh Mission – helping to stock their pantry by donating to the Groceries to Go program and putting together emergency sack lunches for their Lunches to Go program. Finally, CSP, Inc. helps to enrich the classroom experience for local children in need by donating school supplies to the ‘Paying it Forward’ Back-Pack Buddies program.
In between all the community giveback, CSP, Inc. likes to work in some opportunities for fun as well. However, when an opportunity to have fun can also provide a chance to give back to the community, CSP, Inc. never hesitates. Year round, the CSP, Inc. team participates in a variety of charity golf tournaments and marathons including:
The Levine Children’s Hospital Eastwood Homes Charity Golf Tournament
The United Methodist Retirement Homes Benevolent Care Golf Tournament
The Cypress Glen Retirement Community Purple & Gold 5k Fun Run for Alzheimer’s
The Boston Children’s Hospital Miles for Miracles Sponsorship in the NYC Marathon
CSP, Inc. VP of Sales and Marketing, Stephen Riddick says CSP, Inc. believes strongly in their mission statement which focuses on uplifting staff members, clients, and community members.
“We really take this mission to heart,” says Riddick. “We are a 22-year-old firm, based in Raleigh and we have longstanding ties throughout our community.”
“We are absolutely honored to be recognized for our philanthropic work by the Triangle Business Journal,” continues Riddick. “We love our community and truly believe that we are required to be a part of something bigger. We are humbled by our blessings and think it is critical to give back. Thus, we feel it’s our continual obligation to be stewards of our community.”
Philanthropy is an extremely important part of corporate culture at CSP, Inc. and their team of experts knows that a strong culture is the foundation of any successful business. The CSP, Inc. team believes that stewardship is at the heart of their corporate identity and is important to all facets of their business. CSP, Inc. approaches this stewardship from both a corporate and grass-roots standpoint. While some events or contributions are spearheaded by management, the corporate culture at CSP, Inc. encourages the entire team to find a way to make a difference. Because of this commitment, a lot of CSP, Inc.’s community engagements are organic and simply rise out of a need identified by the team. The entire CSP, Inc. team looks forward to another year of active community involvement.
If you’d like to learn more about the various events and programs that CSP, Inc. is committed to supporting, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Stephen Riddick for an interview.