Convergint Makes $3M in Donations During 22nd Annual Social Responsibility Day

Convergint employees spent the day giving back to local communities around the world during 22nd annual STEP Up program.

Convergint Makes $3M in Donations During 22nd Annual Social Responsibility Day

Convergint colleagues donate security upgrade to Ellicott Middle School in Calhan, Colo., as part of the STEP Up for Schools initiative. Convergint has completed more than 100 security and life safety projects and donated them to schools through this program.

FORT MYERS, Fla.–More than 9,200 Convergint employees in more than 200 global offices gave back to their communities Friday, June 9, as part of the company’s 22nd annual Convergint Social Responsibility Day.

This year’s efforts resulted in a total donation of about $3 million in labor and equipment from the systems integrator’s global colleagues, partners, and families – surpassing 2022’s totals. Convergint employees in Denver, Atlanta and Baltimore are also upgrading security systems at 32 schools as part of the company’s STEP Up program.

“Convergint Social Responsibility Day started as a simple initiative – the goal was to empower our colleagues with the time and resources they need to have an impact on their local community,” said Laura Mueller, Chief Human Resources Officer, Convergint, in the company announcement.

“Twenty-two years later, as Convergint has grown, giving back is more important than ever,” she said. “It’s what makes our culture so special. We’re proud to close our offices today so that thousands of Convergint colleagues around the world can donate their time and expertise where it’s needed most.”

More About Convergint Social Responsibility Day

Convergint Social Responsibility Day was launched in 2002 to reinforce the company’s commitment to service and supporting the local communities where colleagues live and work. This year’s projects include installing security, fire, and life safety technology to protect schools and community centers, volunteering at wildlife rescues and animal care organizations, and supporting veteran service organizations.

Some additional local efforts and benefiting organizations include:

  • Joshua Christian Academy – Des Moines, Iowa
  • ALS in the Heartland – Omaha, Neb.
  • The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., Pasadena, Texas
  • Casa De Jaco – Valparaíso de Goiás, Brazil
  • Horses of Hope – Turner, Oregon
  • Butler County Special Education Interlocal School – Towanda, Kan.
  • KC Pet Project – Kansas City, Mo.
  • Villa Manuela – Barros Blancos, Uruguay
  • Neighbors Together – Charleston, S.C.
  • Sichuan Longqiao Black Bear Rescue Center – Longqiao, China
  • Long Island Adult Dayhab Program – Commack, NY

Convergint established its STEP Up for Schools initiative to help strengthen school security in 2018. Working with underserved schools in communities around the world, Convergint and partners provide free interior and exterior security system installations, upgrades, and assessments—including cybersecurity, fire alarm services, physical security, and emergency communication—at no cost.

Convergint has completed more than 100 security and life safety projects and donated them to schools through this program.

“This year, more than 40 local colleagues are upgrading the security system at a school in Halethorpe, Maryland that my children attended through 8th grade – the project is incredibly meaningful to me,” said Clint Felts, Technical Operations Manager, Convergint, in the company announcement.

“Convergint’s STEP Up program is enabling this donation of security equipment, installations and upgrades that will make our community safer,” he said.

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