For the past eight years, Gabriel Group has made a charitable donation in honor of its clients in lieu of a traditional gift. Gabriel Group selected St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness as our 2015 Pay-It-Forward Recipient in loving memory of our dear friend and colleague of nearly seven years, Kim Marxkors.
St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness is a small but mighty group of women and men who are determined to increase awareness of ovarian cancer, create a place where patients and survivors can find support and fund important research.
All associates participate in our Pay-It-Forward efforts year-round. From making a donation to dress down on Wednesdays to participating in monthly raffle basket drawings to giving a donation to bring their dog to work, associates raise money to make a significant donation to a worthy cause each year in honor of clients.
To date, Gabriel Group has funded a spring water aqueduct in the Dominican Republic to help provide children with safe drinking water; built four double-family homes for families in earthquake-ravaged Haiti; funded a new classroom at an early childhood education center in Zambia; provided food and clothing to an orphanage in Mozambique; supported relief efforts following the tornado in Joplin; provided farm animals, fruit trees and bicycles to poverty-stricken children and families through the company’s client, World Vision; and in most recent years, shifted its focus to help local St. Louis children suffering from abuse or neglect.
We miss Kim very much and are proud to have exceeded our $10,000 goal, raising $12,000 for an organization that is close to our hearts and meant so much to her!