The ABD Team gives back big.
At ABD, we are just as passionate about community as we are about our professional service. We encourage our team to be actively involved in community and charity groups closest to their hearts – as donors, volunteers, and leaders.
ABD is dedicated to educating youth, especially through our partnership with the Golden State Warriors Learning Without Limits Program. Currently in its 7th season, the program brings together NBA players and students from KIPP Bay Area schools for fun, immersive STEM-related educational experiences in the community.
To date, ABD and the Warriors have hosted over two dozen excursions to places like the California Academy of Sciences, Chabot Space Center, Recology, the San Francisco Zoo, Rosie the Riveter Museum, and the Computer History Museum where more than 1,500 students have had the opportunity to explore interactive exhibits in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and sustainability.
ABD and Learning Without Limits share how to positively impact the community
"Understand that everybody’s different, everybody comes from different backgrounds of life." Warriors player Juan Toscano-Anderson joined Facing History and Ourselves for Learning Without Limits presented by ABD to talk with local students about having a positive impact on their communities. Facing History and Ourselves is a non-profit that empowers teachers and students to think critically about history and to understand the impact of their choices.
ABD and Learning Without Limits take a virtual tour of Museum of African Diaspora
As part of the Warriors Learning Without Limits program presented by ABD, 60 6th grade students from KIPP Bridge Academy had the opportunity to virtually visit Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD). The students took a virtual tour of the Black Is Beautiful photography exhibit featuring themes of race, identity, social activism and celebrating black culture. GSW TV Analyst Kelenna Azubuike celebrated the program and the oportunites it provides. “You’re learning without the limits of a classroom, a textbook.”
ABD and Learning Without Limits talk women's empowerment at the Rosie the Riveter Museum
In celebration of Women’s Empowerment Month and as a part of the Warriors Learning Without Limits program presented by ABD, 80 6th grade students from KIPP Summit Academy took a tour of the Rosie the Riveter Museum to learn more about the WWII era within the Bay Area through videos and conversations. ABD President, Kurt de Grosz spoke at the event reminding us, “One of the most important things that we can do as a society is educate our children and begin a process of lifelong interest in learning.”
Since 2008, ABD has supported the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser through our signature ABD Golf Tournament. Over the years, the event has brought together our partners, peers, and team members to raise over $475,000 for Relay for Life. In addition to the golf tournament, we’ve also sponsored Relay for Life events in San Jose, Marin County, Diablo Valley, North Peninsula, Mid-Peninsula, and Seattle and hosted our own “Night at the Speakeasy”, featuring costumes, live music, and dancing. Proceeds from these events directly sponsor the American Cancer Society’s groundbreaking research initiatives, outreach programs, and support for communities affected by cancer.
ABD walks for the American Heart Association
Heart disease and stroke are the number 1 and 5 killers of Americans, affecting the lives of so many of our team members and community. ABD participates in American Heart Association’s Heart Walks throughout the year. Employees join walkers in locations around the country, creating teams of fellow ABDers, family, friends, and community members. Together, we walk as a team to help fight heart disease and stroke.
ABD "Beats the Bridge" for juvenile diabetes
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic, life-threatening autoimmune disease that is currently unpreventable. The Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes is a fundraiser for JDRF — the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. ABDers in our Seattle office race annually against the clock to “Beat the Bridge”, attempting to cross Seattle’s University Bridge before it’s raised during the race. Those who don't beat the bridge must wait, with a live band and entertainment, for the bridge to come back down, before finishing their race.
ABD fights Alzheimer's – walking for a brighter tomorrow
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today – women making up almost two-thirds of Americans with the disease. In 2020, ABD joined Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Everywhere where each of our offices competed in a virtual step challenge and also raised nearly $1,500 for the cause. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.
Led by our Giving Committee, ABD encourages team members to engage directly with the community by volunteering time and service to a variety of local-minded organizations.
Through a partnership with Family Giving Tree, each of our offices come together to donate supplies for their “Back-to-School Drive” and gifts for their “Holiday Wish Drive”, supporting more than a hundred families each year.
ABDers also regularly organize in-person volunteering opportunities, through events like the Ocean Beach Clean-Up, meal packaging with Rise Against Hunger, and building homes for National Rebuilding Day.
ABD rebuilds for safer and healthier communities
Each year on the last Saturday in April, ABDers from our Bay Area offices join together for National Rebuilding Day. We roll up our sleeves, pick up our tools, and join thousands of volunteers to provide much needed, and sometimes critical and life-saving repairs, for vulnerable families throughout our communities. Repairing homes and rebuilding lives helps to create safer communities for everyone.
ABD advocates and fights to end hunger
ABD is committed to instilling philanthropy into our DNA. Teams regularly visit local food banks to advocate to end hunger. From sorting and packing, assisting at mobile pantries, and delivering meals to neighbors in need, ABDers rally together to make a difference for our communities.
ABD gives back...packs
Each year, ABD offices come together to collect backpacks and holiday gifts for children and families in need, through Family Giving Tree. Ensuring children head back to school with the supplies they need is essential for education. Providing families with gifts they’ve been hoping for all year is the true magic of holidays.