Gibraltar Business Capital: Giving with a Purpose
As an extension of its core values – Authentic, Reliable, and Thoughtful – Gibraltar Business Capital is dedicated to giving back to a variety of organizations annually through donations of time, talent and company resources.
Gibraltar team members participated in the Annual Stepping Up to Wellness Run/Walk to benefit the Cancer Wellness Center.
One example of the company’s involvement – Cancer Wellness Center, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of people living with cancer. The organization is guided by the principle of providing free services to cancer patients and members of their support networks. Every spring for the last four years, the Gibraltar team has laced up their running shoes to support the organization’s annual Stepping Up to Wellness Run/Walk held in Libertyville, IL. The team will participate again this year, for the fifth year, and will welcome friends, clients and business partners to become part of the community of supporters dedicated to helping those living with cancer. Gibraltar is proud to donate to this nonprofit every year and Gibraltar’s President, Scott Winicour, is honored to serve on the board of directors. He will be chairing this year’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament.
This past December, the Gibraltar team partnered with Life Builders United, located in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood plagued by violence and considered one of the most high-need communities in the area. Life Builders United provides Christmas care bags for neighborhood children who have one or more incarcerated parents. And this year, Gibraltar provided warm sweatshirts for kids in need. For every employee donation, Gibraltar matched it, doubling the giving.
One Gibraltar team member summed it up nicely, stating: “Giving back to local kids in need is a perfect reflection of who we are as a company. Inside and outside of work, we are in a position to help others – and we take that seriously. It feels great knowing we made a difference.”
To wrap up the year of giving, Gibraltar made donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Wounded Warrior Project on behalf of its clients, many of whom have a personal connection to these organizations.
“We recognize that every decision we make impacts someone,” said Winicour. “Whether helping a client solve a cash-flow issue or contributing to a nonprofit, we try to embody our value of thoughtfulness. That’s how we know we’re aligned with what matters most.”