At Balfour Beatty, we are committed to making a positive difference in the places where we work and live by supporting organizations and causes that are important to our business, our employees, and our communities. It’s a core part of our culture. Whether they are donating school supplies to Classroom Central, serving up lunch for our neighbors at the Urban Ministry Center, working retail at Dress for Success, or putting their game face on for a charity ping-pong tournament, our teammates always show up with a giving heart and helping hands. 2019 was a year of great fun and great impact as we all came together to enrich the communities in which we live and work through our unfailing spirit of generosity.
While we are inspired by all our team’s philanthropic endeavors, 2019 had a few standout moments that center around a common theme: we thrive when we blend our passion for what we do with our passion for serving others. It’s evident on Thursday afternoons when several members of our team put aside their work to shape the minds of the future leaders of our industry with the ACE Mentor Program. We felt it as we beamed with pride upon the return of our teammate, Somer Jones, from her travels to Rwanda, Africa, where she was part of the Bridges to Prosperity team that built footbridges in isolated communities, providing them access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunities. We saw it in the smiles of our Connecting Women group as they teamed up with Habitat for Humanity in a Women Build event that gave a local family a place to call ‘home’. These initiatives don’t just highlight what we do. They highlight who we are. Balfour Beatty is a team of builders.