C&S and our employees are involved. Not because it is mandated. Not because it makes us feel good about ourselves. Not even because it’s the right thing to do (although it certainly is!). Our people are involved because they genuinely care about the well-being of the communities where we live and work. Across the country, C&S employees donate their time, talents, and money to many worthy organizations. You’ll see C&S staff volunteering in wide-ranging activities like cleaning up local parks, cooking and serving meals to those in need, rescuing animals, leading youth group initiatives, and helping out at fundraiser events. Many C&S staff members serve on not-for-profit boards in their communities, using their skill sets to further these organizations in their missions.
The best way to honor the communities where we work is to support good works all around us.
Established in 2019, the C&S Foundation, Inc., offers financial support to qualifying non-profit organizations nominated by C&S’s employees. C&S was recently selected as the 2021 Outstanding Corporation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Central NY Chapter (AFP CNY). The Outstanding Corporation award is given to a corporation or its corporate foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement. Learn more about C&S’s philanthropic efforts.
Our community service group fosters community spirit throughout the organization, developing programs that align with our values, and encouraging every employee to participate in some form of volunteer or charitable service. This team was organized to increase the number and variety of opportunities available to make a positive community impact. We believe that it is our collective responsibility as a good corporate citizen to support those in need. In doing so, each of us as individuals can also make a difference.
C&S is deeply committed to education, particularly the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. We believe that STEM/STEAM education is vital to the future of our company and community, and we are proud to support a number of initiatives to build a strong pipeline of students capable of tackling our community’s future challenges. C&S leads or participates in many STEM/STEAM career exploration events including school career fairs, assembly presentations, engineering expos, job shadows, and more. Additionally, we provide two scholarships per year to students majoring in engineering or architecture and give those scholarship recipients the opportunity to participate in an internship during college.