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Commitment to Community

We encourage involvement and leadership in the communities in which we live.

The Varnum Team Promise

The front of the card was created by Cindy Pedro (left) and the inside was created by Lesli Velasquez (right), both fourth-grade students at Buchanan.

Varnum's commitment to the community includes significant financial contributions to a variety of organizations, from arts, education and health care agencies to social service, community and economic development endeavors. Our Contributions Committee meets monthly to review and evaluate requests.

The firm also has a strong relationship with Buchanan Elementary School. Several years ago, Varnum employees provided Christmas gifts and personal items for over 100 of Buchanan’s neediest students in a program called Seasons for Giving. We quickly realized that the needs of Buchanan School families do not end with the holiday season, however, and what began as a time of holiday sharing has developed into a year-round relationship. Some of our activities include:

  • In May, Buchanan teachers provide a "wish list" of school needs. Items include everything from classroom supplies to sports equipment for the playground. Varnum employees shop over the summer months to provide the supplies in August before school begins.
  • We provide warm outdoor clothing in the winter, boxes of Valentines in February, and an end-of-school-year ice cream social for students. The firm also puts on an appreciation luncheon for school staff.
  • For the past several years, Varnum has involved the school's fourth grade art students in the design of our holiday card. Watch a video of Santa's visit and presentation of the framed card to the students.

Our Buchanan relationship is significant, but it is just one of many ways we are involved in the communities in which we live and work..

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