Impacting our communitIES.
Barge Design Solutions is comprised of people who recognize the value of each individual in our firm, in our communities and across our region. We care deeply about making a positive impact, not only on an individual level, but as a company. Employees are passionate about making their communities and its citzens' lives better. Evidence can be found in the company's involvement with the establishment of its endowed scholarships at the schools of engineering for Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. Barge Design Solutions partners with these respective alumns to grow the endowments with employee match contributions.
You can often find Barge Design Solutions employees involved in civic organizations and other community-wide events, but especially, past normal business hours volunteering their own time and talents toward something much bigger than themselves. To further nurture this culture of generosity and support of our communities, we established the Barge Design Solutions, Inc. Community Fund in 2014.
Barge Design Solutions, Inc. Community Fund
The Barge Design Solutions, Inc., Community Fund provides an opportunity for our employees to come together and give back to the communities where they live and work. Since its creation, the Community Fund has distributed over $136,000 to 64 organizations throughout the company’s footprint.
Grants are given twice each year to organizations based on recommendations from employees. These grants are funded by employee contributions, either through direct contributions or payroll deductions, and matching contributions from Barge Design Solutions.
$136,000 distributed since 2014
50 different 501(c)(3) organizations
Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas. All impacted.