At SignatureFD, a core tenet of our values is generosity. We fundamentally believe in giving back to the communities we serve. To help deepen our community impact, we developed the SignatureGIVING program, whereby we select two local non-profits as our partners of the year. As part of this year’s plan, we’ve adopted a kitchen at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House near Egleston/Emory.
“We strive to approach generosity as a way of life, which we measure by the impact we have on our communities, not just dollar amounts,” says Heather Robertson Fortner, Chair and CEO of SignatureFD. “This type of intentional generosity helps us move from transactional giving to a place where our time, money, and resources intersect with the things that matter most. It is a place we like to call ‘Net Worthwhile.'”
In addition to adopting the Atlanta RMHC kitchen, SignatureFD is donating time for many other volunteer opportunities, including two chef-led Meals That Heal, where volunteers will come in and work under a professional chef’s guidance to prepare and serve meals to families. We’ll also be helping greet families, restock shelves, shop, and wrap gifts for the annual Ronald’s Holiday Shop in December.
SignatureGIVING is a program that we rolled out to our team in 2021. Every year we take nominations from team members and ask for their input on the organizations near and dear to their hearts. Then, we vote as an entire group on the two organizations we want to support that year, give a $50,000 donation to each organization, and align all our team’s volunteer activities to assist both of those organizations.
“We are proud to partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities on their mission to improve the health and well-being of children,” continued Fortner. “The responsibility we have as an organization to support the communities we serve is an honor and a critical component of how we make a difference and live our Net Worthwhile.”