GWWO ardently supports our greater community by investing time in numerous civic organizations. We realize that by giving a little, we and the organization get a lot.
As architects, we strive to make the environment around us better. Inherent in that is the desire to be engaged members of the community. Yearly, members of the firm organize and participate in several fund-raisers and philanthropic efforts. A select listing of those include the donation of materials to Art with a Heart, an annual food drive for the Maryland Food Bank, and meal donations to the Remington Homework Club.
Members of the firm also participate in the annual Green Apple Day of Service presented by the Center for Green Schools and the US Green Building Council (USGBC). This yearly event gives GWWO (and thousands of students, teachers, companies, organizations, and individuals) the opportunity to improve school environments through service projects, education, community events, and more. The goal of the program is to transform schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient, and productive places to learn. Photos from the most recent Green Apple Day of Service can be seen here.
GWWO also sponsors team participation in Kennedy Krieger Institute’s annual Festival of Trees. Yearly, the team submits a creation into the Gingerbread Village, where they are judged and then priced for purchase to raise money to support the Institute’s programs that improve the lives of children and adolescents. Past submissions have included the Patterson Park Pagoda, Fort McHenry National Monument, and the Washington Monument.
Many members of the firm also actively participate in volunteer opportunities in their spare time, with organizations that include:
- Friends of Fort McHenry
- Baltimore County Public Schools
- The Contemporary Museum
- Friends of Patterson Park
- Maryland Historical Society
- The Greenmount School
- Pratt Contemporaries
- Walters Art Museum
- American Historic Print Collectors Society
- Savage Boys and Girls Club