IR+M’s Community Outreach Group leads the effort of providing a unified strategy for IR+M’s philanthropic outreach and charitable endeavors. The group ensures that we integrate our firm’s cultural values into our philanthropic partnerships. IR+M supports charitable organizations with a focus on our community by contributing primarily to causes impacting education, health and wellness, and youth programs. We believe these key areas align with our culture and offer a great opportunity to make an impact and help improve the lives of people in need.
Our Volunteer Action Committee is a group of employees that seek out and administer group volunteer and fundraising opportunities. Their mission is to provide diverse and rewarding philanthropic opportunities to IR+M employees that will help serve our local community.
We believe that giving back benefits not only our community, but also our employees. Some of the organizations we support include:
IR+M has an active partnership with Year Up which is a program that empowers at-risk urban youth to develop to their full potential. In addition to being a corporate sponsor, we provide internship opportunities and we are active volunteer partners. Several of our employees are mentors to Year Up students.
Christmas in the City
Christmas in the City is a volunteer-run, non-profit that provides support to homeless families and children during the holiday season and beyond. Each year, their annual party gives less fortunate children the gift of a Christmas experience. IR+M supports the annual party by fulfilling wish lists through employee donations of wrapped, personalized gifts
iCycle is a fundraiser benefiting HomeStart, a non-profit dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness in Boston. The event is a series of spin classes held outdoors during the cold New England winter which raises funds for the organization and also increases awareness for Boston’s homeless population. IR+M has participated in the event every year since
Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunities, and find security in their lives. Our employees volunteer to serve lunch donated by IR+M several times each year
Thompson Island Outward Bound 4K Trail Run
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is an independent Massachusetts not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide adventurous and challenging experiential learning programs that inspire character development, compassion, community service, environmental responsibility, and academic achievement. Each year, IR+M sponsors this event as our employees participate in the run.
The Greater Boston Food Bank
The Greater Boston Food Bank’s mission is to End Hunger Here. Their objective is to distribute enough food to provide at least one meal a day to those in need in the Greater Boston area. IR+M employees volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank sorting food items in preparation for dissemination.