The Partners Group has long prioritized giving back to our communities and those in need. In 2008, as a response to the recession that caused hardship across the US, the company decided to forego extravagant holiday events in favor of an all-hands volunteering effort. This eventually turned into a robust, active, and year-round program in which each TPGer is given four PTO days to use giving time to the community service or non-profit of their choice.
While not inclusive, this list gives you a glimpse of our staff’s compassionate culture, especially during the holidays. Thanks to all who participated in these events, as well as in volunteering opportunities year-round.
Boise Team: Idaho Food Bank (11/30/21)
Tasks: Along with 18 others, TPGers sorted 1,980 lbs. of donated dry pasta into 2lb bags, which equaled 1,650 meals for needy Idaho families.
Participants: Shelli Stayner and Denise Collins
Bend Team: The Shephard’s House Ministries (12/10/21)
Tasks: They sorted donated clothes and then handed out food to people who stopped by and took in donations of food from people coming by.
Participants: John Hartz and Liz Farruggia
Portland Team: Portland Rescue Mission (12/2/21) [shown above]
Tasks: Decorating the Burnside Shelter for the holidays.
Participants: Rod & Ginger Cruickshank, Jacob Leonard, Kyla Keller, Grace Cruickshank, Jake Shafer
Portland Team: SOLVE (12/10/21)
Tasks: Litter cleanup around the HQ office
Participants: Chaya Astekar, Janelle Austen, Jessica Bryan, Eva Yang, Karen Ray, Tara Kuck, Carrie McHale, Doreen Barnhouse, Leah Burkhart, Alex Mullen, Adam Johnson, Jeff Carrick, Aaron Fastenow, Robert Lemke, Tim Anderson
Bellevue Team: Salvation Army Toy & Joy (12/14/21)
Tasks: Helping to set- up, sort, and do an inventory of toys for families in need
Participants: Andrea Rennie, MiShell Dains, Mike Arnold, Tanner Washburn
Bellevue Team: Mill Creek Food Bank (12/16/21) [shown at left]
Tasks: Assisting in distributing food for families in need at the Gold Creek Community Church Participants: Michele Johnson, Soraya Volquez, Chrissy Spangler, Jennifer O’Connell, Craig Pankow, Leanne Pearson, Heidi Stedman
The Give30 Campaign, in which TPG will donate $30 million in time and donations back to employees and our communities by 2030, is in full swing throughout the year. In 2022, we’ll spotlight the efforts that our staff as well as the company is making toward furthering our philanthropic goal.