Giving Back and Making a Difference
Contributing to the Future Health of Our Community
Long before “corporate social responsibility” became a highlight in corporate annual reports, and beginning when Strategic Development Group, Inc. (SDG) was a small start-up site location consulting practice, SDG began spending scarce time and financial resources to give back to the local and wider community. These expenditures, regardless of the state of the overall economic climate, continue today, and most are based on the belief that the future health of communities and businesses is critically tied to investments in children’s readiness for school and preparedness to compete in the global economy. In addition to spending time in K-12 classrooms to discuss business and financial responsibility, our investments since the firm’s founding include, but are not limited to:
- The American Cancer Society
- The Alzheimer’s Association
- The Children’s Trust
- The EdVenture Children’s Museum, which is visited by over 200,000 children a year to experience hands-on learning related to science.
- The Muscular Dystrophy Association
- Saluda Shoals Park, which is visited by children and families to experience learning related to nature and science,
Various local children’s organizations, schools, and ministries, including funding for school trips, learning materials for underprivileged children, and gifts for children and their families during the holidays.
- The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
SDG is very proud of these contributions and sees corporate social responsibility as a key foundation of its ongoing business.