Our community relationships are important to us. We understand that what we give and do now will affect our future. HBK is actively involved in various organizations that drive health, education, and safety. Our charitable contributions support communities across the nation. HBK proudly supports March of Dimes, Chicago Commons, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, and many others.

Celebrating Pride Month Continues


We continue to celebrate and embrace the LGBTQ+ community. HBK was a proud sponsor of the Chicago Pride Fest 2022.  We also participated in the Race Against Hate and look forward to our upcoming events. 

Pride Month may be coming to an end but not our continued support of all communities, employees, and allies. 

Supporting the Entrepreneurial mindset NFTE


Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is a global educational nonprofit focused on bringing the power of entrepreneurship to youth in low-income communities. We understand the importance of giving someone the opportunity to follow their passions with some support and guidance. HBK is a proud partner of NFTE and we look forward to our continued partnership to drive our youth to own their future. 

Aon Step Up for Kids


HBK was pleased to support the 25th Annual Aon Step Up for Kids to benefit Ann & Robert H. Lurie Chiildren’s Hospital of Chicago at Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. Over 900 moms, dads, families, and friends of children who have been cared for at the hospital turned out on a rainy Saturday afternoon to climb or run the stadium stairs and raise funds. Fortunately, the showers subsided for the few hours of the event. After the climb, all were welcomed for a celebration with music, hot dogs, and ice cream on the stadium concourse.

Chicago Metro APWA Expo and Roadeo


HBK employees Bethany Turk and Anthony D’Angelo presented on Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Locating & Utility Coordination for Transportation Improvements at the Chicago Metro American Public Works Association (APWA) Expo and Roadeo while others helped coordinate a skills competition of large machinery including snowplows. The annual two-day event is an opportunity for networking, education, and fun for members of the industry.

National Museum of Mexican Art Gala


HBK was pleased to support the National Museum of Mexican Art Gala at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel. Themed Haz Magia, Make Magic, the black-tie evening included an address from Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. Honored were Adela Cepeda of BMO Harris Bank for her significant contributions in leadership in the Latino community and the City of Chicago, and Diana Palomar of ABC 7 Chicago for her long-standing support of the museum.

Paulo Freire Family Center


HBK joined Chicago Commons to clean up the Paulo Freire Family Center in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The group helped with overdue painting and revamping the mulch areas for the kids in the playground as well as around the building parameters, painted doors and worked on landscaping the grounds to make the center’s exterior ready for summer.

38th Annual Red Shoe Run & Walk 5K


HBKers in the Iowa City office participated in the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois 38th Annual Red Shoe Run & Walk 5K. We joined almost 600 participants to raise awareness and money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The organization is committed to providing services that directly improve the health and well-being of children, while providing a community of comfort and support for families seeking medical care for a child.

Chicago Commons Spring Luncheon


HBK supported Chicago Commons by sponsoring the first Annual Spring Luncheon for Commons. The event theme was “Empowering. Building. Thriving.” Congratulations to honorees William O’Malley and John Burns Construction Company, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth. Chicago Commons’ mission is empowering individuals, families, and communities to overcome poverty and systemic barriers, embrace opportunities and thrive across generations. 

City of Tampa Black History Committee Golf Tournament


HBK was pleased to support the City of Tampa Black History Committee Golf Tournament. The 2022 COTBHC Scholarship Awards provides scholarships to outstanding high school graduates before they head off to the college or university of their choice. The City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. is a 501©3 organization, consisting of dedicated men and women who volunteer their time to focus on the continuing education of African American history and provide a legacy of education through annual scholarship awards. The group is committed to serving the communities of the greater Tampa Bay area. 

Chicago ACE Mentor Program


Building futures for students was the theme of the 2022 Chicago ACE Mentor Program event. HBK was pleased to support the evening which garnered $175,000 toward scholarships to help participants achieve their goals. Attendees enjoyed networking and meeting students.

Since the program was started in 2000, the Chicago ACE Mentor Program has awarded participants over $2 million dollars in renewable four-year college scholarships and has provided over 250 paid summer internships. Through these opportunities and through one-on-one mentoring, the students gain a broad understanding of career possibilities, real-life and real-work experience, confidence in working with others, and enthusiasm for the part they can play in architecture, construction, and engineering.