JBG Cares: GALA Member Gives Back with Volunteer Programs

In this post we’re highlighting an ambitious and admirable program by a GALA member The JBG Companies. JBG Cares, the corporate giving and volunteer arm of the local investment and development firm, works to support the communities where JBG works. JBG Cares supports community programs that provide affordable housing, offer educational services, respect the environment, provide food for those in need, and/or advance the local arts.

Contributions come in the form of monetary and in-kind donations – both corporate and through individuals – as well as volunteer hours through JBG’s annual “Days of Giving” campaign. An integral part of JBG Gives Back, Days of Giving is a three-month initiative that provides JBG employees paid time off to volunteer for nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity, Capital Area Food Bank and Food and Friends. The program provided 1,600 volunteer hours this year alone, with over 400 employees participating annually and 90 percent company participation.

JBG believes its employees gain as much from the experience of giving back as the charities—and their clients—do. Many of its team members also serve on the boards of local charities and nonprofit organizations, underscoring the “give back” culture that has been a part of JBG since its founding in 1960.

“Giving back to communities is a founding philosophy of JBG. Days of Giving is about not only to helping communities, but also inspiring our team,” said Matt Blocher, JBG Senior Vice President. “We believe we get as much out of the experience of volunteering as the worthy organizations we help, making this community building at its best.”

GALA encourages its members to be active, positive parts of the communities in which they work. If you’d like to share your company’s “give back” story on this blog, please contact us!

About The JBG Companies
Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Md., The JBG Companies is a private real estate development firm that develops, owns and manages office, residential, hotel and retail properties. The company has more than $10 billion in assets under management and development in the Washington, DC area. Since 1960, JBG has been active in the communities where it invests, striving to make a positive impact. More information can be found by visiting the company’s website: www.JBG.com.

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