Philanthropy

Philanthropy

Our culture of service defines us as a company and helps those who need it most.

Helping others across the nation

For more than 100 years, Shepard has operated on a culture of service—service to our customers, each other and the communities in which we work and live. Shepard GO (Giving Outwardly) is our philanthropic program that serves as a foundational component of who we are. As Shepard expands, adding new customers, colleagues and communities, we are extending Shepard GO by enlisting the help of families, friends and industry peers.

Burgers and Backpacks

This summer Shepard supported the Burgers and Backpacks, an Atlanta-based event that provides school supplies and lunch to hundreds of children in need—a mere 3 miles from the branch.

May Day

Launched in 2016, our May Day initiative gives associates the opportunity to participate in a hands-on volunteer project at a local organization during the scheduled work day. Our nationwide network of offices and branches embraced the opportunity, and we provided more than 50 hours of community service to more than 12 organizations.

Chicagoland Spring Cleaning

We joined with several organizations to help us Spring Clean! We collected nearly 1,700 pounds of clothing and accessories to donate to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

The top donators were American Dental Association at 294 pounds, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) at 260, and Society of Actuaries at 219. Congrats to our Chicagoland team and all the participants for your time and efforts in making a difference.

Thanks and Giving

The Annual Thanks and Giving event supports My Neighbor’s Children, an organization committed to the world’s children, especially the most vulnerable. Shepard, along with the Orlando hospitality community, created more than 14,000 meals to help children in Haiti.

Give Kids the World

As the primary beneficiary organization of the Shepard Foundation, Give Kids the World is a wish-fulfilling, fanciful, carefree retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their very deserving families. We are proud to partner with them to make a difference.

No Child Hungry

Our Orlando branch hosts an annual event, Pedis for a Cure, that raises funds to directly support No Child Hungry, a local organization that gives back to children, family and communities in need.

Fill a Bag with Cheer

We volunteered with the Las Vegas Hospitality Association to deliver 300 bags of individually targeted gifts to children in need. We re-purposed our warehouse and freight tracking technology to streamline the bagging and delivery process. It made the process easier for LVHA and also improved customizing the bags to each child’s size and needs.