Committed to Making A Difference
Author: Blake C. Goldring
November 27, 2017
I believe that companies must have a conscience. A belief that’s clearly reflected in our long history of supporting community organizations working towards broad social impact and the greater good of our community.
My grandfather, Dr. C.C. Goldring, was on the first board of what is now the modern day United Way and, since our inception in 1957, our support to community organizations like the United Way has been an important part of AGF’s commitment to making a difference.
My grandfather was a firm believer in the importance of contributing to his community and making it a better place for all. His compassionate philosophy was shared with our family and we have always been ardent believers that society functions better when we all take care of one another.
This is more important than ever today.
As part of AGF’s 60th anniversary celebration, we launched our Making a Difference program.
It was created so that we could recognize the work that AGF employees do outside the office to make a difference in their community and we have encouraged all employees to participate.
We have set a goal of 100% employee participation and I am very confident that we will achieve it.
Over the course of the year, special events have been organized and will continue to be organized to show our support to AGF’s corporate charities, including JDRF, Junior Achievement and United Way. We want to highlight these philanthropic efforts and tell the stories of how our employees are giving back in their own communities.
This program was meant to harness and showcase the collective social conscious of our employees and, in many cases, it confirmed what I always knew to be true: that AGF employees are guided by their social conscience and profound desire to make meaningful impacts in their communities.
It is clear that this was always true long before we launched this program.
When a company transcends the expectations of its community, it can then easily transcend the expectations of its employees, its clients and its partners.
Investing in social impact is good for business, but more importantly, it is the right thing to do.