It is a rewarding experience to spend time together as a team outside of work and make a difference in our community.
This is one of Topel Forman’s core values. In fact, our firm was built on the importance of ensuring a work/life balance and that our communities are made good places to live and work through our charitable endeavors. We recognize the importance of corporate citizenship and have adopted several practices that mirror this commitment.
This firm wide program encourages employees to volunteer their time by participating in charitable activities (firm organized or otherwise) during normal work hours. Employees receive eight hours a year to “give back” to the community to participate in activities such as preparing and serving lunches for the patients and families of Ronald McDonald House, work with the Anti-Cruelty Society “Enrichment Construction Crew” where we assembled toys, treats, and other enrichment items for the cats and dogs living at the center, or help sort and package food at “Feed My Starving Children,” as well as other activities throughout the year.
In addition to the volunteer activities discussed above the firm sponsor a monthly giving program. Our employees recommend charities for the firm to support and based on these recommendations the entire firm selects twelve charities for the year (one for each month), to receive money collected or directly paid to the charity along with a firm match. Charities include Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Autism Speaks, American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, House of the Good Sheppard, Anthony Rizzo Foundation, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Dreams for Kids, Paws Chicago, JDRF and more!