Clark Nexsen Foundation Commits to Supporting Women’s Organizations

For Women’s History Month 2024, the Clark Nexsen Foundation has committed $5,000 to women-empowering nonprofits. In partnership with Clark Nexsen’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) group, each of the firm’s nine offices was given $4,500 and selected a local nonprofit to contribute to.   

“I’m thrilled that the Clark Nexsen Foundation has afforded every one of our offices the chance to contribute to a nearby nonprofit dedicated to empowering women,” said Anna Traylor, AIA, WELL AP, Senior Architect. “These organizations actively support women in our community, equipping them with the tools for career success, fostering stability in their lives, and offering assistance and refuge from domestic violence.” 

The first Women’s History Month initiative for Clark Nexsen, the organizations that will receive a $500 contribution are as follows: Center for Domestic Peace, Asheville, NC; Hope House Foundation, Charlotte, NC; Central Georgia Autism, Macon, GA; Designed for Joy, Raleigh, NC; Dress for Success, Richmond, VA; Junior League of the Roanoke Valley, Roanoke, VA; The Women’s Center, Vienna, VA; A Step Ahead Tri Cities, Johnson City, TN; and Dress for Success Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, VA.  

“Women play such an integral part in our industry,” said Susan Drew, CID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Director of Interiors, and Clark Nexsen Foundation Board Member. “By supporting local organizations, we’re directly impacting our communities and helping women across the region achieve their dreams. Who knows, the women we help may become the next great architect, interior designer, or engineer at Clark Nexsen.”  

 Originally started as a weekly national celebration, Women’s History Month became officially recognized in 1987. Today, the President of the United States makes an annual proclamation designating March as Women’s History Month, which the Library of Congress says helps the country, “celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.” 

About the Clark Nexsen Foundation

Established in 2008, the Clark Nexsen Foundation is a 501c3 taxexempt entity enabling our firm to support our communities and institutions. Awarding thousands of charitable dollars annually, the foundation works hand-in-hand with our employee-led contributions and volunteer efforts.