GHA's Culture is One of Opportunity and Collaboration

We place consistent emphasis on the opportunities for our staff to grow personally and professionally, for clients to benefit with insights and efficiencies, and for the communities in which we work and live to be enhanced by our involvement. We express our culture in positive ways through:

Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion

GHA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee brings us a strategic roadmap and initiatives that clarify our vision, and enhance strategy, processes, and practices around culture and DEI. We partnered with Ethos Talent in November of 2020 to help promote DEI initiatives, education, organizational development and change management.

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Community
Involvement

We are committed to providing opportunities for philanthropic activities that align with the company’s mission, vision, and core values, and provide the means to assure the moral health of the company through philanthropy, fund development, and socially responsible efforts.

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Scholarships and
Educational Guidance

From the beginning, GHA has considered it an honor to assist young people in moving forward with their educational goals by proving opportunities to ease the financial burden.

GHA Supports Youth Conservation Corps Summer Conservation Program
GHA is a financial and experiential supporter of the YCC Program in association with Lake County Forest Preserves. This program has touched GHA directly, with a former program participant becoming a member of our Leadership. GHA’s Emerging Professionals Network recently hosted a day of education for the group at our Vernon Hills office that we hope will be remembered into the future of the students’ continuing growth. Youth Conservation Corps.

GHA Supports Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep – Corporate Work Study Program
Since 2004, GHA has participated in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) through Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan, IL. Through the CWSP program, high school students gain valuable experience that reinforces critical thinking and organizational skills that encourage success in college and throughout their lives. cristoreystmartin.org/corporate-work-study-program.

GHA Support of Students’ Future Success – City Colleges of Chicago Black Equity and Excellence Scholarships
GHA proudly supports the City Colleges of Chicago Foundation Black Equity and Excellence Scholarship Fund. GHA donated scholarship opportunities to STEM-focused, African American candidates in the technical and engineering field. sevenstrong.ccc.edu/black-excellence.

GHA Support of Students’ Future Success – College of Lake County Foundation Scholarships
GHA proudly supports the College of Lake County Foundation and has donated scholarship opportunities for engineering and CAD drafting students. clcillinois.edu/paying-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/clc-foundation-scholarships

Charitable
Support

GHA makes giving back to our community a high priority, providing many opportunities to support organizations with financial assistance, our time, or both. We regularly participate in several programs, many of which have become annual events, with organizations such as:

GHA Supports – Northern Illinois Food Bank
Our first “Grilling for Groceries” event this summer benefitted from the combination of the food donation provided by GHA, the funds collected from our participants, additional GHA employee owner donations, and generous matching donations. This will be able to help provide groceries to our some of our hungry neighbors in need. The Northern Illinois Food Bank serves in thirteen counties with dignity, equity, and convenience, providing approximately 250,000 meals a day. Annually, they helped provide over 100 million meals locally.

GHA Supports – Feed My Starving Children
GHA has been a long term supporter of the Feed My Starving Children organization. Staff groups gather at FMSC to prepare packages of food to be distributed worldwide to those in need. We take great pleasure in both sharing our personal time for this excellent cause and having a great time too. www.fmsc.org/

GHA Supports – Cancer Wellness Center’s Stepping Up to Wellness Run/Walk
For several years, GHA has been a proud sponsor of the Cancer Wellness Center’s Stepping Up to Wellness Run/Walk, and we are excited to support the Cancer Wellness Center (CWC) again in 2021.The CWC provides programs and services designed to educate participants, develop coping strategies, strengthen their support network for free due to the kindness and generosity of program supporters. www.cancerwellness.org/get-involved/fundraising-events/run-walk/

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION MATCHING
In addition to assistance provided directly by GHA, we also have a tradition in year-end employee donation matching. We hold staff generosity in high regard and are delighted to match their individual efforts.