SBG is proud to support the following civic and charitable organizations:
US Chamber of Commerce Council on Small Business
CEO Carlos Del Toro was recently appointed to his second term on the United States Chamber of Commerce Council on Small Business. The council is the U.S. Chamber's principal policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business. In addition to formulating small business policy, the council assists small business members in creating effective grass roots actions and strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives. The group is able to bring to the Board's attention small business issues they regard as important or comment on the small business impact of policy being formulated by other Chamber standing policy committees.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
Since 1966, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries has believed in the power to work to change peoples’ lives. To have a job, do it well and reap the benefits of that effort is one of the most important ways a person can live their life with dignity. There are many organizations that provide services and assistance to people facing barriers to employment. Our business model is different. For thousands of people in our service region, Goodwill has been the conduit to the world of work.
Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families was formed in December of 2008 by a group of military spouses to raise the awareness of the challenges of military family life with our civilian communities and leaders. BSF has grown to include spouses and families from all services and all walks of life, including National Guard and Reserve, as well as veterans and civilians who strongly support us. Our mission is to support, connect and empower Military Families.
US & Virginia Jaycees
The United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) gives young people between the ages of 18 and 41 the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections. With the focus of the nation on volunteerism, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, the Jaycees are enlarging areas of opportunity for young people.