Community Involvement

Caring for our communities is a fundamental value at GZA. We have a rich legacy of sharing our financial resources, our ideas and our staff with our communities. By reaching out to others, we work hard to improve the quality of life in our communities in many ways. Just a few of the ways that GZA provides support to the community and the world at large are listed below.

We are pleased to announce that four new $2,500 Shareholder Grants were recently awarded to GZA employees.  GZA’s Shareholder Grant Program was established to support employee volunteerism and charity work in their communities and throughout the world. Grants were awarded to: Greg Ewing (GZA Livonia, MI) for the Juara Foundation in Ann Arbor, MI.  The Juara Foundation is... more
GZA's Christine Suhonen and Christine Stonier, from GZA's Norwood, MA office participated in "Engineering in the Parks". They were building dams in Tupperware containers. Kids from the local neighborhood as well as kids from a nearby camp stopped by
Rosalie Starvish and Jen Burke (GZA Springfield) recently did a half day presentation and “field trip” for campers in the Town of Milford’s (MA) STREAMSS Village Summer Science Camp to teach them about stormwater.  They gave an hour presentation and demonstration to teach kids about stormwater and stormwater pollution and then did a walk around the school campus to show... more
GZA recently awarded a Shareholder Grant to: James Wieck (GZA Manchester, NH) for his work with the Canterbury United Community Church (CUCC)/A Light for Zimbabwe.  The CUCC is a church affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Church. The CUCC provides outreach support on local, national, and international levels. This application is to support... more
GZA recently awarded a Shareholder Grants to: Jennifer Pisani (GZA Portland, ME) for her work with Community Health and Counseling Services (CHCS) located in Bangor, Maine. CHCS is a nonprofit corporation that provides home health and hospice services, treatment foster care and mental health services for children and adults.  The grant will be used for recreational... more
GZA awarded a 2014 Shareholder Grant to: William Fortune (GZA Providence, RI) for his work with the Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization (RIFCO).  RIFCO’s mission is to promote the stewardship of Rhode Island's wooded lands and watersheds, aesthetic and recreational amenities, forest products, clean water, clean air, and varied wildlife. Part of what RIFCO does... more
As part of the 2014 Shareholders Grant Program, a grant was awarded to: John Osborne (GZA Waukesha, WI) for his work with Hope without Borders (HWB).  Hope Without Borders-International (HWB-INTL)  is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit volunteer humanitarian non-governmental organization based in the Midwest USA with a focus on global, regional & local community relief... more
Four winners of the Shareholder Grants were announced at a recent Shareholder Meeting.  GZA’s Shareholder Grant Program was established to support employee volunteerism and charity work in their communities and throughout the world.  We are pleased to announce the following winners: John Osborne (GZA Waukesha, WI) for his work with Hope without Borders (HWB).  Hope... more
GZA recently awarded four grants (the first to be awarded from GZA’s new “Shareholder Grant Program”)  to support employee volunteerism and charity work in their communities and throughout the world.  We are pleased to announce the following winners: Steve Andrus, Project Manager in GZA’s Providence Office… for his work with Engineers for a Sustainable World – URI Chapter... more
GZA recently awarded a grant to the University of Rhode Island Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (URI-ESW), an organization formed in the summer of 2010, with the goal of providing sustainable, affordable and effective solutions to global engineering problems in developing regions, while simultaneously providing students with hands on experience.  The first... more
GZA is once again proud to sponsor a team of riders and support volunteers participating in the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) to raise money to support the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the fight against cancer. The PMC is a [nearly] 200-mile endurance challenge from Sturbridge to Provincetown, MA. The fundraising event began in 1980 when 36 cyclists first... more
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has... more
The Salvation Army is one of the world’s largest international charitable organizations whose charitable goals include, “… the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole”. This includes broadly programs in International Health & Emergency Services and Community Development... more
It’s been nearly a decade since Paul Davis, an environmental scientist with GZA, and his wife Jan made their first trip to Haiti as part of a team devoted to addressing the health and living conditions of the Haitian people. That desire ultimately led to the formation of Mustard Seed Missions (MSM), a non-profit public charity that seeks to serve the poor in Haiti. This... more