At Manhard Consulting, we strive to create long-term relationships in the community.
That means being not just a good corporate citizen but also a good neighbor and friend to the business community, local residents, future engineers and others. We actively support our staff in donating their time and talents to this important mission.
Charitable Matching Program
Manhard Consulting actively encourages and supports our associates’ involvement in charitable causes. Our Matching Charitable Contributions Program is designed to give encouragement and provide an incentive for employees to make regular charitable contributions to organizations of their choice.
FIGHTING FOOD INSECURITY
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Over two evenings in November and December, Manhard Consulting associates from our Illinois offices and their family members volunteer at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Staff members work together to pack approximately 5,500 pounds of bulk granola, instant breakfast packs and other food items in ready-to-go boxes. More than 1,800 boxes are prepared for our neighbors in the greater Chicago area that suffer from food insecurity.
“My goal in arranging this volunteer event was to share a fun and meaningful family tradition with my co-workers,” said Tim Murphy, survey manager for Manhard Consulting. “All those who came and worked together left with a very a positive feeling knowing that their efforts will make a difference in the lives of others. I hope to make this an annual event!”
Food Bank of the Rockies
Our team in Colorado, along with family and friends, spent an evening volunteering at Food Bank of the Rockies. They worked together to provide 510 boxes containing 12,325 meals to seniors in our community!
The Greenhouse Project
Located on the campus of Carson High School in Carson City, Nevada, The Greenhouse Project provides an educational base for students of all ages. Students learn the importance of sustainable living and how to grow their own foods and increase their knowledge of nutrition. All while enjoying the great outdoors! Ninety percent of the food grown at The Greenhouse is given to the underserved in the local community.
Under the direction of Mark Rotter, PE, staff from our offices in Carson City and Reno, supported this exciting project by providing site improvement plans, construction staking, utility agreements and as-builts to help get The Greenhouse Project up and running.
Since its beginnings, The Greenhouse has met or exceeded its goal of producing 400 pounds of produce each month and has far exceeded its original goal of having at least 200 students participating in the vocational/educational programs.
To learn more, visit http://carsoncitygreenhouse.org/.
Team Members Working for the Greater Good
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Donald Manhard III serves on the Young Professional’s Board of Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The group works throughout the year to raise awareness and generate financial support in the effort to eliminate pediatric cancer. To learn more, https://www.bearnecessities.org/.
The Salvation Army
Peter Manhard serves on The Salvation Army Chicago Advisory Property Committee. The purpose of the committee to is to ensure that the existing 43 properties, and any new properties acquired in the Metro Division, are maintained and repaired in a proper manner. All plans and proposals for significant maintenance, repairs, service and proposed construction are reviewed by the committee in an effort to assist the Salvation Army in using their resources on these properties as efficiently as possible. To learn more, https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/metro/.
The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation
Harrison Meyer and Donald Manhard III serve as members of the Young Professional’s Board of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation. Working with other young real estate professionals on events such as Rock The Boat and the Hot Chocolate Run, the group works to raise funds for gastrointestinal research and education. To learn more, http://eisenbergfoundation.org/about-heef/.
The Donald and Patricia Manhard Charitable Foundation
The Donald and Patricia Manhard Charitable Foundation was established with the primary goal of assisting children and families in crisis. The social issues addressed by the foundation include working families living at or below the poverty level, homelessness, abandonment, food insecurity, human rights and the availability of quality education and medical care for all.
A secondary goal of the foundation is to encourage students to pursue a career in civil engineering or surveying by supporting universities and schools that offer either a STEM curriculum or civil engineering or surveying as a major.
Since its inception, the foundation has donated over $450,000.00 to the following organizations:
- Catholic Charities USA
- Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB)
- Children Outreach and Community Empowerment, Inc.
- Children’s Memorial Hospital
- Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation
- Food For The Poor
- Greater Chicago Food Depository
- Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund
- Human Rights Watch
- Inner-City Teaching Corps
- Juvenile Protective Association
- Loyola Academy Guardian Angel Fund
- Mercy Home
- The Hope Foundation
- University of Illinois (Manhard Classroom at the Yeh Student Center)
- US Funds for Unicef
- Youth Guidance