OUR 1% PLEDGE
EVERGREEN CAPITAL JOINS THE PLEDGE 1% MOVEMENT
Evergreen Capital Advisors Pledges to Donate a minimum of 1% of Time, Profits, and Products to Charities
Evergreen Capital Advisors has joined Pledge 1%, a global movement to create a new normal for companies of all sizes and stages to have a positive social impact through their business. Evergreen Capital is joining thousands of companies around the world who have committed to Pledge 1% of either their product, profit, equity, and/or staff time to a charity of their choosing.
Evergreen’s founder and president, Trevor Calton, explains what that partnership means and how it’s simply another step forward in the company’s social impact journey,"Evergreen Capital is proud to announce its commitment to donate 1% of Time, Profits, and Products to nonprofit partners and other social benefit causes. For me personally, that specifically includes those serving homeless youth and education."
What will the partnership mean in practice?
Evergreen Capital has made a commitment to pledging a minimum of 1% of our Time, Profits, and Services to charity. In addition to donating 1% of our profits, we have also committed to providing free online courses in job training, career development, and personal finance, as well as providing free expertise or otherwise volunteering our time to at least one charity per year.
What gave you the idea to Pledge 1%?
I have been personally active in fighting youth homelessness for over 20 years. When I was young, I experienced firsthand the stress caused by homelessness, as well as the benefit of having a supportive family and community. Over the years, I have tried to pay those benefits forward through efforts such as volunteering my time, creating pathways to housing for young people experiencing homelessness, working with the local housing authority, and donating time, money, and expertise to nonprofits that serve homeless youth.
We were discussing our contributions to the community and our desire to make a sustainable, ongoing social impact. One of our team members suggested joining Pledge 1%, and without hesitation, every person in our company unanimously agreed. This seemed like a fantastic way to formalize our commitment with an organization that has a track record of encouraging other companies to take the pledge and leverage their business as a force for good.
About Pledge 1%
Pledge 1% is a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good. Over 12,000 members around the world have used Pledge 1%’s flexible framework to ignite half a billion dollars in new philanthropy. To learn more about Pledge 1% and to take the pledge visit www.pledge1percent.org.