At Evolution Financial Group we are proud of the efforts of our entire agency. From our sales team to our support staff, we all enjoy the successes of our firm with one other at our annual Awards Night Dinner Event. At Evolution, we promote a tight-knit environment where everyone has the opportunity to grow, succeed and realize that their efforts are greatly appreciated. We are not just part of a team; we are part of a family.
At Evolution Financial Group, we realize the importance of supporting local communities and organizations to help improve the lives of individuals and families. As a company, we identify charitable organizations to support throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region through monetary donations and/or volunteering.
Our employees also play a big part in the organizations we support, since many charities are ones that our employees are directly involved with on a regular basis. Below are a number of the organizations and causes we have been proud to support over the years.
American Cancer Society Bike events leverage the personal experiences, leadership, and professional excellence of local communities. Cyclists and volunteers come together to honor cancer survivors, spread the word about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives. Your participation allows the American Cancer Society to lead the fight for a world without cancer. Together, through the fundraising efforts and dedication of our cyclists and volunteers, we are fighting cancer smarter, better and harder than we ever have before. www.acsbike.org
CHOP’s Trisomy 21 Program provides ongoing care, education and services to more than 2,000 individuals with Down syndrome and their families each year. Our Program would not exist as it does today without the tremendous support of the CHOP Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day. Now in its 17th year, the CHOP Buddy Walk® has raised more than $3.4 million for Down syndrome research and services at CHOP. www.buddywalk.chop.edu
For the past 25 years Gift of Life Donor Program, together with our dedicated volunteers, has hosted the Donor Dash to promote organ and tissue donation. The Dash celebrates the life-saving power of donation and honors all of the donors who give others a second chance at life.
The popular annual event, which attracts more than 14,000 people from throughout the tristate region, raises funds to educate the community about the need for more people to register as organ and tissue donors. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it is Gift of Life’s largest and most visible event of the year.
Proceeds from the Donor Dash benefit the Transplant Foundation, the charitable foundation that supports programs and activities for donor and recipient families. These include Gift of Life Family House and Team Philadelphia‘s participation at the Donate Life Transplant Games of America. www.donors1.org/dash2020
Evan Brady was a graduate of Malvern Prep who lost his fight with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) on September 21, 2005. In honor of Evan’s spirit and will to overcome life’s greatest obstacles, EVANFEST was created. Today, many families in our local communities are faced with the reality of dealing with significant hardships as a result of a child’s unexpected illness. EVANFEST seeks to bring surrounding communities together to raise money for families whose child is battling a life-threatening illness. Since 2006, EVANFEST has been able to raise over $1,000,000 and has helped over 280 local families in their struggle to manage the challenges of helping their children with a life-threatening illness. Our annual goal is to deplete our funds each year by issuing grants to as many families as possible. We are proud to be considered a highly efficient charity with all of our staff being 100% volunteer. Evolution Advisor, Chuck Creighton is an active board member of this organization. www.evanfest.com
The Mackenzie Blair Foundation was founded after the loss of the founders’s daughter at 20 months of natural causes in December 2015. Mackenzie, their daughter’s name, fell under a category of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood, which is the second leading cause of childhood death under children 1-5, but had no national funding. The mission of the Mackenzie Blair Foundation is to raise awareness for SUDC as well as to support the SUDC Foundation as well as provide scholarships to local high school seniors. The 5 year goal of the Mackenzie Blair Foundation is to partially or fully financially assist families with the funeral costs incurred by the sudden loss of their child. The Mackenzie Blair Foundation takes pride in being able to continue Mackenzie’s legacy by helping others and sharing her story. We will continue until there is not a need to any longer. Mackenzie was not only a daughter, but a sister, a niece, a granddaughter, and also a friend. www.thembfoundation.org
Through our steadfast humanitarian relief efforts, the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) strives to provide orphaned Armenians throughout the world with resources fundamental to their physical, emotional, and intellectual development. Over time, we aim to provide this underprivileged population with the tools necessary to become accomplished, educated and self-supporting Armenians. www.soar-us.org
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission offers a variety of programs and services to accomplish our mission of providing for the practical and spiritual needs of hungry, homeless, and hurting individuals in the Philadelphia area. It is our desire to meet the immediate needs of our guests and to create an environment which inspires real life changes that lead to restoration and rehabilitation. www.sundaybreakfast.org
Annual Tennis for Teal Event to Support Ovarian Cancer Research was founded by Elaine Boswell, wife of Bob Boswell, one of our Evolution Advisors.
The Cathy Miller Cancer Fund seeks the support and generosity of businesses, organizations and individuals to help make this pledge a continuing reality. The CMCF is proud to channel the financial benefit of our fund raising activities through these two worthwhile warrior organizations in the fight against cancer -Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society. www.cathymillercancerfund.org
The Common Place seeks to offer holistic care to the children and families of Southwest Philadelphia. Located at the corner of 58th Street and Chester Avenue, we are a shared space where various organizations come together to meet spiritual, educational, and social support needs. With two worshiping communities, an arts-based after-school enrichment program, social services, and community events, The Common Place is a sacred space to do life together. www.thecommonplacephilly.org
Tracy’s Kids founder Matt Gerson was diagnosed with cancer as a 10 year old. He knows from personal experience the psychological toll that cancer imposes on a child battling the disease – as well as on his/her siblings and parents. Tracy Councill initially developed the Art Therapy program at Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. in 1991. In 1998, Matt observed her work and the rest, as they say, is history. The one-of-a-kind organization has awarded over $6 million in grants to serve eight clinics with full time, Master’s trained, professional Art Therapists. Tracy is widely recognized as a leader in the field of medical art therapy.
Today, well over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will beat the disease and live the overwhelming majority of their lives cancer-free. Tracy’s Kids is dedicated to helping to ensure that the children we serve are ready to live happy and fulfilling lives. www.tracyskids.org
At Virtua Health, we aim to put gratitude into action. Inspired by a love for humankind, we are committed to improving the health and wellness of all those we serve. We are proud to partner through philanthropy with our grateful patients and families, community organizations, corporations, and leaders in our community to make a real difference. Gifts of gratitude and support help Virtua Health address the most serious needs of our community and enable us to provide care for our patients…mind, body and spirit. www.foundation.virtua.org
Will Trippley was an outstanding soccer player and amazing young man. After his tragic death in 2005, his friends and family created the Will Trippley Foundation in his honor. Through a unique combination of soccer, counseling, and wellness education, the Trippley Foundation teaches children to conquer life’s challenges. Through our soccer program, Chester City United, a bereavement program, Camp Encouragement, we equip children with a “growth mindset” that creates healthy adults who can solve complex problems to benefit their communities. The Will Trippley Foundation is located in Chester, PA and was founded by Neal Regino, Partner at Evolution Financial Group. www.willtrippley.org
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