We recognize the importance of global citizenship. Our team participates in charitable ventures, dedicating both time and resources for the betterment of local communities.
While we conduct careful due diligence on portfolio companies each year, including corporate, social and environmental reviews, we recognize that social responsibility extends beyond the confines of company research. We expect the companies in which we invest to have ethical business practices; we, too, want to embrace social responsibility at a firm-wide level. Today, our philanthropic contributions range from education to healthcare to cultural causes that are near and dear to us. Polaris Capital works closely with five distinctly different organizations — but all have the same ultimate goal: to work with families and children in need. We would like to call attention to them and hope others may join in supporting these important causes. To briefly highlight the social responsibility endeavors undertaken by Polaris Capital:
Since Angel Flight Northeast’s first flight in 1996, mission coordinators have scheduled more than 45,000 flights and more than 1,000 volunteer pilots have flown nearly 10 million miles providing more than 60,000 patients and their families with free air transportation to medical care. Angel Flight schedules approximately 100 flights weekly for these courageous patients.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Project Rebirth is the non-profit organization stemming from the feature-length documentary “Rebirth”. The film records the strength of the human spirit coping with disaster and the ongoing redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. Project Rebirth serves as a vehicle to promote the unique preparedness needs of first responders at the frontline of disaster recovery.
The Right Question Institute (RQI) is a non-profit educational organization offering strategies to help people in low- and moderate-income communities learn to advocate for themselves, participate in decisions that affect them and partner with service providers and public officials. RQI’s methods are delivered through educational, health care, social service, community-based organizations and public agencies all over the country and beyond.
Safe Passage is a non-profit organization serving Guatemala City and aiming to bring hope, education and opportunity to the children and families living in extreme poverty around the City’s garbage dump. The program includes 550 children representing nearly 300 families in the surrounding neighborhoods.