25 Apr Navigate’s Recent Community Involvement
If you know Navigate, then you know that we care about the Philadelphia community. We believe it is a personal and company-wide responsibility to support the region where we live and work!
Here are just some of the great organizations our team members have worked with so far this year.
The JFM Memorial Gala
Coordinator Leigh Ann Ingersoll and her family were honored to plan and execute the fifth annual JFM Memorial Gala this past February, celebrating the life of Joseph McNichol and raising money for the JFM Fund. The JFM Fund was established in 2013 by The McNichol Family and The Elpis Foundation to benefit The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. This fund provides financial support for lung cancer research conducted by Dr. James Metz, specifically, as it relates to early detection and screening, circulating tumor cells, and immunotherapy.
The Anti-Defamation League: Read4Respect
Manager Jackie Kahn is actively involved with the Philadelphia chapter of the Anti-Defamation League, the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defending democratic ideals, and protecting civil rights for all. Jackie graduated from the organization’s leadership program in 2017 and helped to organize “Read4Respect,” an initiative where volunteers read books to elementary-age students. Children’s literature is an effective and non-threatening way to initiate dialogue about how to prevent bullying and name-calling and to respect differences and value diversity.
Jackie participated in the program as well, reading the classic Dr. Seuss book Sneetches to first-grade students to help them learn more about the dangers of stereotyping and why they should be proud of what makes them different.
Manager Jim Fenningham and Manager Stef Kuonen were part of the team responsible for planning and executing PRUMphilly on April 14. In its fourth year, PRUM brings the Philadelphia community together in support of veterans and the families of fallen heroes. This year’s black-tie event was held at The Franklin Institute and benefited the Travis Manion Foundation and featured a performance by Go Go Gadget.
Canine Partners for Life
Principal Dave Baker joined the board of local charity Canine Partners for Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs, and residential companion dogs to assist individuals who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. The organization’s primary efforts are focused on the area within a 250-mile radius of Cochranville, Pennsylvania, but it also places dogs with recipients from across the nation.
Follow Navigate on social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram) to learn more about our community involvement and to join us in some of our activities. If you have any questions or would like to partner with us for a community-related program or event, please contact us at 484.383.0606 or [email protected].