On Monday, June 19th, J&M Strategic Consulting proudly donated nearly $10,000 to Give Pack in support of underprivileged Seneca Valley and Ellwood City students. The event’s host, Victory Family Church, says it was the most successful Give Pack Golf Classic to date. All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase backpacks full of school supplies for children who otherwise would not have them. “You know you are doing something right when you show up for an event like this and need two large tables for our employees and friends who took a day off for children in need,” said Jen Dodge.
As part of J&M’s Vision & Values, our team is continually committed to supporting local communities. J&M’s sole motivation is people. Jen also spoke of the event, “We had folks from Boston, Detroit, and Omaha fly in to join the Pittsburgh team to spend time giving back to the community. It’s exciting to see how our employees, friends, and family embrace our vision and values.” We show our strength as a team and commitment to excellence by focusing on the strength of the people around us. This includes our own people as well our clients and all those associated with J&M within the community. We aim to develop a great reputation in the community by maintaining our Vision & Values and simply by doing the right thing.
Our experience with Victory Family Church and Give Pack was so rewarding that we will be continuing this partnership moving forward. The event goes full circle in early August, when they will be distributing the backpacks which were purchased with the golf outing’s proceeds. J&M is proud to announce that our team will once again be providing our support. J&M employees will be present at the event, volunteering to hand out backpacks as the students arrive to pick them up. Pick up will take place at Victory Family Church in Cranberry Township on the following dates.
- Thursday, August 3 from 5 – 8 p.m.
- Friday, August 4 from 3 – 7 p.m.
- Saturday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to noon
J&M Strategic Consulting will continue to place our Vision & Values at the forefront of everything that we do. They are the foundation that we are built on and our motivation to make an impact. We look forward to teaming up with more local outreaches and making a difference every day.
by Koby Uhrig
At J&M, we believe the one thing that sets us apart is our people. Creating a custom IT strategy is only a small piece of the pie that represents our success and reputation. Our team completes that pie by fulfilling J&M’s vision & values in everything that we do.
Each month, we take the necessary time to review how our team is tracking towards J&M’s goals while upholding the vision & values. Faith in the workplace is part of that discussion. Our J&M team members review a given sermon once a month, and relate it to the business. The focus is solely on important life lessons that can be used at a personal level or at the business level.
Now, faith is a topic that can sometimes cause an uproar or a sense of uneasiness within conversation. I, personally, have never been open about it but have always respected everyone’s beliefs. Whether I am involved in J&M’s conversations or not, I am always able to take something away that leaves me with something to work on personally. That’s what it is all about. At J&M, we don’t stop at creating better businesses. We create better people.
“You know, many people believe that faith in the workplace is a no-no,” Jen Dodge states. “We provide an optional, flexible, no pressure learning experience for our employees to share…no matter what their faith is. Today, one of our employees told us that she feels she’s stepped up her faith due to those sessions. Watching your employees grow is such a great feeling.”
Jen, Cheryl, Linda, and Natalie of the J&M team will be enjoying their “ladies night” one week from today, May 2nd, at the Elevation Outcry Tour at PPG Paints Arena in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. We invite you to join them in a celebration of faith including live music, readings, and more. For additional information on the event, including other cities and dates, visit their website. Join J&M in the discussion and help create a better you!
We are extremely proud to announce that J&M Strategic Consulting will be the official Raider Blue & Black sponsor for the Give Pack Golf Classic on Monday, June 19th at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course. Hosted by Victory Family Church, the Give Pack Golf Classic is a fundraising event that benefits underprivileged K-12 students in the Seneca Valley and Ellwood City school districts.
Give Pack is an outreach of Giving Back to Cranberry Township, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the lives of people living in Cranberry Township and surrounding communities. According to their president Matt Gates, “one in every eight Seneca Valley students are currently on a free and reduced lunch program.” All proceeds for the event will provide these students with backpacks full of school supplies that they cannot afford on their own.
At J&M, we strive to uphold our vision & values in everything that we do. We view this sponsorship as a perfect opportunity to show who we are outside of the business setting. It has always been our passion to go above and beyond when helping people and inspire them to become leaders of their own.
J&M is not only serving the community, but we are building relationships with excellent people that share similar values. This opportunity is an honor for our company and we are taking our role in the event very seriously. We encourage you to join us in supporting this great cause.