Believing in the value and need for community support
With today’s fragile economy, it is rare for charitable organizations to receive donations from a company, big or small, local or national. Perhaps, this is what makes Rhode Island unique; that local businesses and companies see real value in supporting the community where their offices, their employees, their customers live. That company and community strength, growth, and improvements, are part of a mutual relationship of support and success.
From its founding in 1915, Navigant Credit Union’s mission has been to improve the financial lives of its members and is committed to the financial well-being of the families, businesses and communities where it serves. Now at more than $1.5 billion in assets, Navigant Credit Union is among the largest credit unions in Rhode Island and one of the strongest in the country – but it has never lost its community-driven values.
Thanks to this community mindedness, the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund has been a grateful recipient of five annual grants from Navigant Credit Union. Navigant’s support has been an integral part of the success of the Fund’s mission and programs, and a strategic partner in its future.
“The Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund has such a deep connection to families in the community and to creating a community for these families,” notes Tim Draper, Vice President of Marketing for Navigant. “It is helping people right where they live and where their children are being treated. And it has created a network for these families, outside of the hospital and caregivers. This speaks to the core of our mission, to support the well-being of families, right where we work and live.”
In addition to its generous donations, members of Navigant’s leadership team give their time and energies to the Fund, serving as key board and gala committee members. “Navigant has a 100 year tradition of supporting our communities, through its financial gifts, knowledge, time, and community partnerships,” comments Fund founder, Louise Dinsmore. “The Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund aspires to take its resources, its community to this level, to have a strong future. Thanks to Navigant’s commitment to our families, we can continue to grow and look forward.”