GCM Grosvenor Cares


At GCM Grosvenor, supporting and improving the communities where our employees and clients live and work is a decades-long tradition for us. Whether we’re providing local and national civic and charitable organizations with financial support, employee volunteers, board members or mentors, the goal is the same – to make a difference. Read more in our 2017 Social Impact Report

We recognize employees for their efforts and have formalized volunteerism in our policies:

  • Staff members are given one day of paid time-off per year to volunteer, independent of GCM Grosvenor-sponsored events
  • Our annual GCM in the Community Award recognizes the efforts of one employee with a contribution to a nonprofit organization of their choice
  • Volunteer activities are incorporated into the formal training program for new Analysts

In 2017, our 450+ employees volunteered in big numbers:




Volunteer hours at firm-sponsored events


Volunteer hours at external events

We work with many organizations, including:

WITS: Working in the Schools

The WITS program promotes literacy and a love of learning among Chicago Public Schools elementary students. GCM Grosvenor has volunteered with WITS since 2010. Our staff is passionate about this program, which provides consistent one-on-one mentorship and creates personal connections with students through reading.

Chicago Cares Outing at Cook Elementary School

Chicago Cares connects people, communities and causes through volunteerism. We first volunteered with the organization at their Annual Serve-A-Thon in 1995. Today, we continue that tradition and also volunteer as a community partner on specific projects. Recently, we volunteered at Cook Elementary School where we ran a Science Fair and met with an eighth grade class to discuss “self-branding” and high school.


Nassar Omar

Winner 2017 GCM in the Community award

Founder, The Lynnette Omar Scholarship
The Lynnette Omar Scholarship is an achievement-based grant awarded to graduating high school seniors. It provides scholarships to deserving minority college-bound scholars.

“I’ve always been a firm believer in dedicating my time to incrementally change the world. Awarding an annual scholarship at my high school provides visibility to academic success for students who otherwise may not be recognized.”