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.
Congrats to all the runners, walkers, and young Patriots of Montgomery Country coming together for the 14th Annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile on Sunday April 28th, at Valley Forge Historical Park. Over the years the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5- Mile Run has raised $401,500 in support of Valley Forge National Historical Park. These funds provide meaningful resources to 3,500 of the most significant acres in our nation, the site of the 1777–1778 encampment of the Continental Army. HBK is proud to be a continuous sponsor of Valley Forge.
On Saturday, April 27th, the Associate Board of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls hosted their 13th annual Have Mercy! Spring Gals at Wintrust’s Grand Banking Hall in downtown Chicago. Have Mercy! is a formal event where approximately 400 young professionals will experience an evening of cocktails, appetizers, dancing and silent auctions. All the proceeds from Have Mercy! directly benefit the children of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
In honor of Earth Day, Trees Forever in Iowa held a week long showcase to highlight a diverse range of activities in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor. On Thursday, April 25th, our employees took time out of their day to volunteer at the Branching Out Tree Planting. Volunteers planted 20 trees in the Deerstone Dr. SW subdivision. This newer development is in great need of trees and the planting will provide shade to homeowners for years to come.
The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital Autism Center, the Autism Society of Iowa (ASI), and the Iowa City Autism Community (ICAC) joined together to host the first ever Iowa City Autism Fun Walk! The purpose of the walk was to promote the understanding of autism and to benefit the Autism Center, ASI, and ICAC.
Our HBK Florida employees attended the 10th anniversary of the Central Florida Navy League's (CFNL's) Wounded Warfighter Lone Sailor 5k/10k race at Baldwin Park in Orlando.
On Monday April 15th, candidates from the 2019 Construct class graduated at UIC. Candidates were joined by family, friends, participating companies, and agencies. Special thank you to speakers: Joe Dominguez CEO, ComEd; , Vice President of Construction at Peoples Gas; Pat Whiteside, Vice President, Business Support at Nicor.
Yesterday a few students from Mercy Home for Boys & Girls visited our HBK Carroll office for career day. They kicked off the day with an introduction about HBK and our work. Students then were taken to shadow employees and learn about topics covering civil engineering, GIS, and utility locating. They closed the day with lunch and an opportunity to discuss career paths in STEM related fields with our HR team.
On Friday April 12th, HBK employees in our Philadelphia office spent the afternoon volunteering at the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC) in Philadelphia. Volunteers cleaned up the riverbank including mulching, planting, weeding and trash pickup. The SRCD depends on volunteers to make their diverse programming possible and keep the Banks clean and beautiful all year long. Thank you to all the volunteers for helping make a big impact on the river cleanup!
On Wednesday April 10th HBK attended the Ounce of Prevention Annual Luncheon. This luncheon brings together more than 850 business, civic, and philanthropic leaders united in the shared mission to develop innovative solutions to improve outcomes for our country's youngest and more vulnerable learners. This year's keynote speaker included Anna Deavere Smith whose presentation brought a blend of a theatrical piece with a message that highlights the Ounce's commitment to young children and their families.
Today, HBK volunteers from our Chicago offices joined our partners ComEd and Peoples Gas for a volunteer activity at Casa Central Adult Wellness Center. Volunteers spent the morning talking and creating Easter wreaths with the adults. Thank you to all the volunteers for getting out there and making an impact!