Community involvement is related to one of our core values of the firm. Each person at Navigator prides themselves in being good corporate and community citizens by getting involved in their communities. Each year, Navigator dedicates time and money to local community charities and events. We believe if everyone does their part, we can all make difference in the area in which we live. Good corporate citizens are good community members, and our people share this principle and this responsibility.
The GroundWork Group
Navigator Management Partners people are involved with The GroundWork Group, a local non-profit organization with a mission to empower the community of non-profit organizations to achieve their missions through information management and technology. Further, we are participating in the Agency IT Match program where GroundWork Group looks to identify and recruit information technology/service leaders willing to serve on non-profit agency boards of director.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Navigator Management Partners is a corporate sponsor and ‘Business Buddy’ of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Through our participation in the hospital’s Circle of Friends, the Pleasure Guild, and the Wendy’s Intl. Championship for Children fundraisers, Navigator has been recognized by Children’s as a valued community member and corporate sponsor.
Wendy’s Championship for Children
The most important legacy of the Wendy’s Championship for Children is its charitable focus – the creation and expansion of The Gordon Teter in Pediatric Cancer at Children’s Hospital. Created by Wendy’s to honor its former Chief Executive Officer, the late Gordon Teter, the Chair is a $1.5 million endowment that will guarantee an income stream to help support an outstanding researcher or cancer treatment specialist.
Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO)
Since 1972, the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO) USA has maintained a network of individuals with Down syndrome, parents, professionals and health care providers working together to ensure our mission that all individuals with Down syndrome are given the opportunity to achieve their potential. We believe that families of individuals with Down syndrome have the responsibility to educate themselves about Down syndrome and the right to easy access to the necessary information.
Pleasure Guild members volunteer at Children’s Hospital by circulating a library cart on the inpatient floors in addition to reading books to hospitalized children. The Pleasure Guild also coordinates the S.A.F.E. program in Columbus which teaches local preschoolers basic safety and promotes familiarization with the hospital.
National Buddy Walk
The Buddy Walk event was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Over the last ten years, the Buddy Walk has flourished into the premier advocacy event for Down syndrome and has become a major platform for inclusion in communities across the country. Please visit the National Buddy Walk web site for more information.
Central Ohio Junior Achievement
Since 1919, Junior Achievement’s purpose has been to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise and understand business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Junior Achievement of Central Ohio was founded in 1950 by the Columbus Downtown Rotary Club.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization. Our programs are taught by classroom volunteers from the business community in your area across America and in over 103 countries worldwide.
Alvis House is a local non-profit organization with a mission to serve communities by providing research-based programs and services that promote healthier families, personal responsibility and public safety. Their focus is on people and the families of people who have been incarcerated and help them acclimate back to society. Navigator participates by playing an active role on their Board of Directors.
Mental Health America of Franklin County
Mental Health America of Franklin County (MHAFC) is a private, not-for-profit organization established in 1956 and dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and raising awareness and understanding of mental health issues through advocacy, education and support services in our community. They are an affiliate of Mental Health America (MHA); a member agency of the United Way of Central Ohio; a contract agency of the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board (ADAMH) of Franklin County; and a contract agency of the Columbus Public Health, Caring for 2 Project.