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.
HBK participated in the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Restoration Volunteer Workday on Saturday, October 19. Volunteers removed invasive plants and helped to improve the center's trails. The center's mission is to inspire meaningful connections between people and nature through the Schuylkill forest in Philadelphia. During Saturday's event, volunteers helped improve the health and biodiversity of the forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends.
HBK Engineering took part in the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago Science Works on Saturday, October 19. Through the program, HBK employees promoted careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields to visiting children and parents. Nearly 300 people attended the event.
HBK was pleased to support the 2nd Annual Project SYNCERE Gala on October 10. Project SYNCERE's mission is to prepare the minds and create pathways for underrepresented and disadvantaged students to pursue careers in the STEM fields.
The PS ENpowered Games Competition is a middle school engineering design competition which includes middle school students from 20 Chicago-area elementary schools. The first phase consists of a 10-week in school program during which students are assisted in developing skills in three main areas: engineering, design thinking, problem solving and teamwork. The second phase is the competition, during which students showcase the valuable skills they have learned in the program in a real-world setting.
HBK participated in the annual KCRG-TV Coats for Kids Drive this fall. The Iowa City and Cedar Rapids offices contributed coats to the event which collects and distributes new and gently used coats to families in Eastern Iowa. The drive has provided coats to those in need for more than 25 years.
On October 12, 2019, HBK participated in and sponsored the Ledcor 2nd Annual Golf Fundraiser benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. The Golf Outing took place at Orchard Valley Golf Course in Aurora.
The Wounded Warrior Project supports the needs of service men and women who have been injured in military conflicts. The organization, founded in 2003, also provides support for families and caregivers.
HBK's Cedar Rapids Office participated in the Adopt A Road Clean Up Program on October 14. Through the program HBK picked up litter on 15th Avenue Southwest and 12th Avenue Southeast from 6th Street Southwest to 6th Street Southeast. This marked the second time the group has gone out this year.
Casa Central celebrated its 65th Anniversary with an awards gala October 11 at the Chicago Hilton. HBK was pleased to sponsor the event. The evening reflected on the organization's leadership in serving the Latino community of Chicago. Award recipients were: Governor J.B. Pritzker, Changemaker Award; Allstate, Community Builder Award; Bank of America, Corporate Partner Award; and State Sen. Omar Aquino, Pastora San Juan Cafferty Legacy Award.
Casa Central provides bi-lingual and culturally responsive services to nearly 9,000 immigrant, Spanish-speaking and low-income participants each year.
HBK was pleased to support SOS Children's Villages Evening of Hope on October 10 at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. Attendees honored the organization's builders and visionaries.
SOS Children's Villages provide children with foster care that keeps together siblings and builds community with professional foster care parents, and clusters of homes with shared resources.
HBK was pleased to sponsor the Chicago Commons 2019 Bud Blossom Golf Outing September 23 at Shoreacres in Lake Bluff, IL. The 125-year-old organization provides high-quality early education, family-centered adult education, and senior services to more than 3,000 individuals annually. Congratulations to HBKs own Matt Dunne who won the prize for closest to the pin - Men.
HBK was pleased to participate in the 1st Annual Warrior Built Golf Tournament September 20 at Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego, CA. Warrior Built's mission is to provide combat veterans and wounded service people new motivation, camaraderie and to spark their imagination while most importantly offering a release to cope with similar difficulties in a positive and therapeutic way. This is done in a safe, fun and supportive environment all while providing much needed different forms of therapy. “Building Spirits, Souls and Machines.”