Greystones values its place in both the business and civic community. Our culture of integrity, innovation, dedication, and passion drives our employee’s commitment to improving the world around them. We work hard to make a difference in everything we do, which is why we actively support the charitable endeavors of our team. We proudly support their participation in socially responsible causes and oftentimes also back them up with corporate resources. We support a variety of local and national nonprofit organizations and initiatives with the goal of helping to make a meaningful and lasting impact.
We are as passionate about the communities in which we live and work as we are about the customers we support.
Donations and Fundraising
Greystones participates annually in the United Way campaign by offering easy payroll deductions for our employees wishing to participate.
Greystones will select a variety of local and nation-wide charities and philanthropic efforts that are recommended by our employees each year. Charitable causes are selected based on their relationship to our corporate culture and values, their potential for meaningful and lasting impact, and community need. Greystones will help promote the selected causes and organizations and may also offer financial support.
Volunteer Time Off
Greystones allows all regular, full-time employees up to three hours of paid leave per quarter (maximum of twelve hours per year) to participate in approved volunteer, charitable activity during normal business hours. Volunteer leave can only be used for approved charitable organizations and participation is dependent on manager approval.
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Greystones Group supports the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, (OCRFA) and our CEO, Sheila Duffy, serves on its Board of Directors. The organization raises critical funds for research for early detection and a cure for ovarian cancer. OCRFA has invested nearly $70 million in ovarian cancer research through 255 grants to scientists at 69 leading medical centers in the country. 84% of every dollar spent directly supports OCRFA’s programs. Ms. Duffy has personally raised over $150,000 over the last 4 years for OCRFA.
Greystones proudly supports the annual Washington DC based Ovarian Cycle indoor cycling event, an indoor cycling race to raise funds to support much-needed ovarian cancer research.
Some important facts about ovarian cancer:
- Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecological cancers in the United States, and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women.
- The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015 about 21,290 women will receive a new diagnosis, and about 14,180 women will die from ovarian cancer.
- 1 in 78 American women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer receives more than 400% percent more in federal research funding than ovarian cancer and it has produced results — mortality rates have declined twice as fast for breast cancer over ovarian cancer over the past 40 years.