At Continued and sister company Simucase, “giving back” is seen as both a responsibility and a privilege.
Philanthropy has been part of the company culture since its inception and continues to be a focus as the organization grows.
“We place high value on social consciousness at both the corporate and individual level," said HR director Asher Primrose. “We want to do our part to make the world a better place.”
“We want to do our part to make the world a better place.”
Each year the company donates more than $50,000 to support student scholarships and professional foundations. The company also has numerous team members who serve their respective professions through board appointments, mentoring, and other volunteer roles.
“We recognize the significant financial and personal commitment required to pursue a career in the professions we serve,” said Continued COO and Simucase CEO Stacy Williams, PhD. “We want to support talented students and invest in the future of these professions.”
Continued and Simucase also prioritize diversity and inclusion and strive to offer meaningful support to professionals, students, and team members from all backgrounds.
Recently, the company joined forces with two universities to prepare future leaders from historically underrepresented groups for careers in the communication sciences and disorders fields. Called IMPACT, this program provides formal mentoring to communication sciences students at Case Western Reserve University and Hampton University.
Along with financial support, Continued and Simucase will provide mentorship, simulated learning opportunities, writing support, and paid internships for selected students.
“The IMPACT program has already shown that it can significantly help students meet their academic and professional aspirations, and we are honored to be a part of it,” said Tony Perlak, CEO of LaCalle Group, the parent company of Continued and Simucase.
“We want to support talented students and invest in the future of these professions.”
In addition to wide-ranging scholarship and mentorship support, Continued and Simucase encourage team members in their individual service and philanthropic efforts. The company offers a gift match program or one paid day off each year to participate in a charitable activity. These programs make it possible for team members to offer their time or monetary contributions to the organizations most meaningful to them.
“The company support makes a huge difference in our ability to serve.”
Team members support a wide variety of organizations, including social justice initiatives, homelessness services, food banks, humane societies and animal rescue organizations, schools, research hospitals and foundations, disease foundations and charities, the Special Olympics, veterans support, libraries, museums, environmental protection, immigrant services, public radio and television, arts programs, and more.
“The company support makes a huge difference in our ability to serve,” said Carolyn Smaka, AuD, Continued editor in chief.