GCM Grosvenor Cares
INVESTED IN OUR COMMUNITIES
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. To learn more about how we give back to our communities, read the GCM Grosvenor 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 2018, our approximately 500 employees volunteered in big numbers:
We work with many organizations, including:
WITS: Working in the Schools
Forty-five employees in Chicago spent one hour every week reading with students from Cook Elementary School. It was another fun year improving reading levels, spreading the importance and love of reading and engaging with the students.
Chicago Cares Outing at Leo High School
GCM Grosvenor volunteers painted and revitalized Leo High School. For the 150+ young men that spend their days at Leo, the updated facility will foster a renewed sense of learning, a positive outlook on their school and create a fun and energetic place to learn.
BloomAgainBklyn: Bringing New Life to Flowers and Joy to Others
GCM employees in New York arranged flower bouquets of refurbished, unsold flowers. The arrangements were delivered to senior centers and nursing homes to be enjoyed by individuals who may not regularly have visitors or receive flowers.
buildOn: Promoting Smart Finances among High Schoolers
buildOn engages students in Chicago neighborhoods most affected by poverty and violence. Fifteen GCM Grosvenor employees spent six 3-hour sessions teaching students from Michele Clark High School about saving, spending and smart finances.