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.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
At Manhard Consulting, our CSR initiative has the broad goal of giving back to communities where we live, work and play by contributing to causes that have meaning to our staff.
Working Together to Give Back to Our Communities
Habitat for Humanity Women Build Chicago
The WOManhard team who, along with Windy City Women, put their skills to work paint prepping, painting and bathroom tiling for Habitat for Humanity Women Build Chicago. Our team not only helped to exceed the fundraising goal of $455,000, but we also helped to provide more women-led households with the strength, stability, and self-reliance of affordable homeownership! Thank you to all who supported this great cause!
Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) Christmas in October
Associates from our Austin, Texas office contributed their talents to the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) Christmas in October charity event. The beneficiary in 2021 was the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum, where the work of Charles Umlauf and other artists is exhibited in a museum and garden setting. Our civil engineers had an opportunity to provide their hands-on expertise in drainage improvements and erosion prevention for this beautiful garden.
FIGHTING FOOD INSECURITY
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Led by Tim Murphy, 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
Donald Manhard III serves as a member 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/.
manhard consulting is a proud supporter of these great causes!
Guided by our core values, Manhard makes it a priority to support the communities where we live and work.
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