Garver Gives: Engineering firm celebrates 30 years of service by donating $30,000 to benefit Oklahoma nonprofits
Garver is nationally known for professionalism, generosity and community involvement. With more than 1,000 employees at 47 offices in 17 states, its reach can be felt far and wide. That commitment to community has recently taken on new challenges in Oklahoma.
The firm is celebrating 30 years since opening its first office in Oklahoma by donating $30,000 in 30 days to local nonprofits.
“At Garver we have a strong desire to connect with the communities we serve, so we couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate 30 years in the place we call home than by supporting the nonprofits that are doing really incredible work across Oklahoma,” shared Chief Operating Officer Michael Graves. “We are proud of the philanthropic culture of our firm and the passion our employees have to give back to the communities we call home.”
Throughout April and May, GarverGives, the firm’s employee-led corporate giving program, recently launched 30 Days of Giving and has been presenting checks to philanthropic organizations across the state, including A New Leaf, Food & Shelter, City Lights Foundation and various educational institutions. Each day, the receiving non-profit is revealed on social media under #GarverOK30.
Four offices, spanning Tulsa, Oklahoma City, south Oklahoma City and Norman, round out its presence in the state.
Garver has designed more than 2,000 infrastructure projects, accounting for more than $3 billion construction costs throughout the state. From the bridges and highways Oklahomans drive on to the water they drink and the runways that connect them to loved ones, the engineering firm has shown immense commitment to the future of Oklahoma and its residents over the past three decades.
For Garver, the commitment to Oklahoma goes beyond vital infrastructure projects. The firm values and promotes charitable giving and volunteerism among its employees, and through GarverGives, more than $200,000 has been invested into Oklahoma communities since 2015.
The last 30 years have been monumental for Garver, having grown from one Oklahoma office to four and from employing three Oklahomans to more than 100 men and women.
The firm looks forward to continuing to serve and support Oklahoma communities for decades to come.