Vertical Bridge Charitable Network

Being part of − and giving back to − the communities where we live and work is one of Vertical Bridge’s core values. The Vertical Bridge Charitable Network supports organizations that our employees, partners and clients care about through hands-on giving and financial resources. In 2017, we donated over $1,000,000 to causes chosen by our employees and provided thousands of volunteer hours to help them achieve their missions.

The Vertical Bridge Charitable Network is led by a dedicated group of employees who create opportunities for our firm to donate time and/or money to these causes. Our support ranges from financial sponsorships to individual time off to volunteer, and from team building exercises to company-wide days of support.

Some examples of Vertical Bridge Charitable Network’s work include:

  • One America Appeal - After Hurricane Maria touched down in Puerto Rico and left the island without power, supplies or infrastructure, VBCN donated $100,000 to One America Appeal. The funds were distributed to Unidos Por Puerto Rico, which provided water, food, hygiene products, and other supplies to those affected by Hurricane Maria.
  • Boca Helping Hands- Located in the heart of Boca Raton, FL, this inspiring organization provides food, medical and financial assistance to local residents in our community. Due to its proximity to our headquarter office, Vertical Bridge employees volunteer here regularly, stocking their food pantry and serving meals to local residents.
  • Habitat for Humanity - Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity has grown into something very special. VBCN participates in team-build days each year and is committed to partnering for this year’s Veteran’s Day Build for the second year in a row to serve local veterans in our community.
  • Music Movement - For several years, VBCN has been a proud partner to Music Movement, helping to create music-centric programs for children and young adults on the autism spectrum as well as individuals with learning differences. We’ve worked together to host a variety of annual events benefitting music therapy, from large-scale concerts in conjunction with the Wireless Industry Association to charity golf tournaments.
  • New Story - VBCN has partnered with New Story to fund building several hurricane safe homes in Haiti. The average cost per home is now $8,500 and not only provides these families the shelter they deserve but stimulates their economy by utilizing the local resources and creating employment.
  • Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches - Established in 1957, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches provides troubled youth with residence, a sense of direction, ability and hope. VBCN has partnered with this organization for several years and since 2016, has donated $35,000 in support of their programs.
  • Kids Beating Cancer - This Orlando-based charity helps children diagnosed with life threatening diseases by supporting forefront protocols and providing family-centered patient support services. Over the last three years, VBCN has donated more than $40,000 to help fund lifesaving stem cell transplants for children with rare blood diseases and cancers and in 2016, our firm held a "Christmas in July" event for their patients and families at our annual meeting. 
  • DonorsChoose.Org - DonorsChoose has become one of our most popular and impactful campaigns each year. Since 2015, VBCN has donated $120,000 to public classrooms across the country through individual gift codes that allow our employees to select a school and project of their choice to fund.
  • Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy - VBCN believes in the Barbara Bush Foundation’s mission: "to advocate for and establish literacy as a value in every home." We believe in the important work the foundation does to empower children and families with equal opportunity through literacy, and Vertical Bridge is honored to contribute to this mission.
Boca Helping Hands
Habitat for Humanity