Leaving a lasting, positive impact is more than our mission. It also applies to more than our projects and services. It represents the ethos of our firm and drives us to do more for those in the communities we serve. A tangible example of our firm’s commitment to this philosophy was evident at Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach on May 20, 2019.
On that day, Draper Aden Associates donated $10,000 to the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation at the group’s invitational golf tournament. This philanthropic support will help the Foundation in its mission to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation is a home-grown nonprofit that was founded in Virginia Beach in 2007. For over a decade, the organization has rallied the community and the region in many ways, quickly becoming a leading fundraiser for the National ALS Society as well as developing other projects and initiatives to support this community. To date, the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation has raised over $3 million to help fight and find a cure for ALS.
One of the groups’ best-known accomplishments is Grommet Island, a fully accessible beachfront park and playground that serves all children, regardless of their ability level. JT’s Grommet Island Beach Park & Playground for EveryBODY stands on the Virginia Beach oceanfront as a testament to the dedication of those who want to make a difference in the lives of others.