We’re Paying It Forward


To mark our 30th anniversary, Forrester is saying “thank you” by supporting 30 local community and AEC industry organizations with donations. We couldn’t have made it to this milestone without the support of our clients, business partners, Team Members, and most of all, the community. These donations are our way of celebrating this milestone anniversary in a way that honors our core values and contributes to the region we have been fortunate to play a role in shaping through our award-winning projects.

Thank you for 30! We can’t wait to see what we’ll build together next.

Our Community Partners

 
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YMCA Metro Washington

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The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s mission is to foster the spiritual, mental and physical development of individuals, families and communities according to the ideals of inclusiveness, equality and mutual respect for all. As one of the region’s largest social service agencies, they provide opportunities in wellness, aquatics, youth sports, summer camps, child care, and much more, serving over 250,000 people in their 16 branches and program centers.

Forrester is a proud partner with the YMCA and has helped renovate their facilities in Reston, Alexandria, and Bethesda. In 2018, we supported their mission by contributing to one of their major fundraising events at the Citi Open as part of our Thank You for 30 Anniversary Celebration. We are fortunate to have clients and partners like the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.

 

New Futures

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New Futures provides financial support, post-secondary support and success programming, and career guidance to low-income young people in the DC region who are seeking community college degrees and other shorter-term certifications needed to find careers in growing fields.  Because under-served students face a wide range of challenges that affect persistence, graduation, and entry into the workforce, New Futures’ evidence-based programming is designed to help their scholars succeed.

Forrester has partnered with New Futures to offer job-shadowing opportunities for Scholars considering construction careers and provided financial support for the organization. This year, as part of our Thank You For 30 celebration, we are sponsoring their New Futures, Bright Futures gala in support of their major fundraiser and celebration of the achievements of their amazing scholars.

 

Bridges to Prosperity

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Bridges to Prosperity builds footbridges over impassable rivers in impoverished rural areas across the globe, enabling residents of those communities to have access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunities. In addition to building bridges, the organization educates communities on the methodologies of bridge design, construction, and maintenance, imparting essential skills. Penn State’s student chapter is affiliated with the Department of Civil Engineering and was founded in 2013. They have built projects in Panama and Rwanda and are currently developing plans for their next bridge project.

Forrester Summer Intern Grace Daigle, a PSU Civil Engineering student, nominated the organization for our Thank You for 30 campaign and we are delighted to provide this group of passionate, committed young people with funds to support their mission.  Bridges to Prosperity is truly developing the next generation of Great Builders!

 

Fisher House Foundation

The Fisher House Foundation is widely known for its network of “comfort homes” across the country that provide military and veterans’ families free lodging while a loved one receives treatment at a major military hospital or VA center.  The organization also operates a program that utilizes donated frequent flyer miles and hotel points so family members can travel to support injured service members and have a place to stay at no charge. The Foundation’s support of service members also includes a grant program that benefits a range of military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.

Forrester Senior Project Manager Rusty Russell is a veteran and longtime supporter of Fisher House. He nominated the World’s Largest Golf Outing, the proceeds from which go to the Fisher House Foundation, for our Thank You for 30 celebration. Rusty’s team raised over $1,500! Forrester has a long tradition of supporting organizations that benefit our veterans and is proud to play a part in The Fisher House Foundation’s important work.

 

Community of Hope

Community of Hope’s mission is to create opportunities for low-income and homeless families in Washington, DC to achieve good health, a stable home, family-sustaining income, and hope. They operate five housing facilities, three health centers, and a myriad of other programs in support of this mission.

 

Forrester has partnered with Community of Hope for years both as our client and through our support of their programming for families at the Girard Street Shelter and transitional housing program at Hope Apartments.  The highlight of the summer for our interns is hosting a birthday party for kids living in the Girard Street shelter. This year, as part of our Thank You for 30 campaign, we were one of the sponsors for the Back to School Bash, an event that provides a fully stocked backpack just in time for school for kids in the District. Forrester is proud of our continued relationship with such a vital community resource.

 

YMCA Metro Washington

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The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s mission is to foster the spiritual, mental and physical development of individuals, families and communities according to the ideals of inclusiveness, equality and mutual respect for all. As one of the region’s largest social service agencies, they provide opportunities in wellness, aquatics, youth sports, summer camps, child care, and much more, serving over 250,000 people in their 16 branches and program centers.

Forrester is a proud partner with the YMCA and has helped renovate their facilities in Reston, Alexandria, and Bethesda. In 2018, we supported their mission by contributing to one of their major fundraising events at the Citi Open as part of our Thank You for 30 Anniversary Celebration. We are fortunate to have clients and partners like the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.