In August 2018, GBQ associates rode in the 10th annual Pelotonia, a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. Pelotonia raises money for innovative and lifesaving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Our associates raised a total of almost $44,000 to bring our nine-year total to over $209,000.
American Heart Association
GBQ is proud to support the American Heart Association. From sponsoring the Heart Ball in central Ohio to attending Go Red For Women and forming a winning Heart Mini team in Cincinnati, GBQ is committed to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
GBQ has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters in various ways over the years. We have sponsored the annual 'A Taste of Class for Kids' gala for seven years and our associates have volunteered their time via our summer community service initiative. In 2018, GBQ associates formed 10 teams, raising over $5,000 for the annual Bowl for Kids' Sake event.
Bike Lady, Inc.
The Bike Lady aims to enrich the daily life experience and expand opportunities for the local youth by providing NEW bikes, helmets and locks to the Franklin County Children Services Holiday Wish program. GBQ is proud to help provide mobility, freedom and joy by donating enough money for over 100 bikes, including a helmet and lock.
Cristo Rey Columbus High School
Cristo Rey High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school with a Professional Work Study Program empowering young men and women of all faiths, from economically challenged families, to graduate from college and achieve a lifetime of success. Cristo Rey Columbus targets under-served youth in central Ohio. GBQ has been a proud sponsor of the work-study program that helps fund the student’s education, since 2015, hosting four students throughout the school year.
Junior Achievement of Central Ohio
GBQ associates contribute to Junior Achievement of Central Ohio's mission by volunteering to help create real-world experiences that teach financial literacy, ignite an entrepreneurial way of thinking and build skills for success in careers and in life. Founded in 1919, this volunteer-led program reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in over 200,000 classrooms and after-school activities.
Ronald McDonald House
In 2002, GBQ began a campaign to collect pop tabs to benefit the families of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Over the years, pop tabs led to sponsorship of the annual 'A Toast to Tinseltown' event, in addition to various volunteer opportunities to support the mission of finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
GBQ’s involvement with The Women’s Fund has grown over the past 10 years as we have seen an increase in our associates’ passion for the organization. We are sisters, daughters, mothers, friends and neighbors. Half the people in our lives are women and we see the value in investing back into our local community in an efficient, impactful way. What better way to do it than in women.
United Way of Central Ohio
GBQ has been involved with United Way in varying degrees for over 30 years. United Way week at GBQ consists of several fundraising activities to make the donating exciting; festivities include a euchre tournament, dollar war, scavenger hunt, bingo, jeans day, cash raffle and potluck. Each year, associates elect to make contributions and the firm makes a donation based on a percentage of the employees' pledge. In 2017, GBQ’s contributions totaled over $84,730.
YWCA of Columbus
GBQ supports the YWCA and their mission to empower women by regularly participating in sponsorship, board service and volunteer opportunities. One of our associates' favorite ways to make a difference is serving meals to the families staying at the family center.
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