We recognize our responsibility to local communities and the world at large. Citizenship counts.
We actively support our communities with volunteer efforts, financial contributions and pro bono consulting work. Our offices and staff around the world support a number of organizations. Here are a few of the many places where our staff get involved:
Mind is one of two community organizations L.E.K. London has chosen to support in 2018 through fundraising and other community activities. Mind gives advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, ensuring no-one has to face mental health issues alone.
The Cara Program
The Cara Program is a Chicago non-profit focused on job training and placement for the homeless and poverty-stricken. L.E.K. Chicago raises money every year for Cara through a variety of fundraising and community events.
CereCare Wellness Center
L.E.K. China partners with the CereCare Wellness Center, a Shanghai non-profit education and therapy center for children with cerebral palsy. In addition to providing volunteering support, L.E.K. team fundraising has raised significant funds for CereCare.
L.E.K. London staff volunteer with Grow Movement, which partners U.K.-based business professionals as mentors with East African entrepreneurs in Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi. Volunteers advise Grow Movement organizations on their growth plans.
Since 2010, L.E.K. Sydney has partnered with Hope Street, a community center that assists people in need, many who are living with homelessness, addiction, mental health and legal issues. Our contributions have included fundraising and workplace giving and volunteering, including our annual Christmas hamper packing.
Inspire is a volunteer-run U.S.-wide non-profit consulting firm that brings strategic thinking and results-oriented analysis to the leaders of schools and youth-focused non-profits in nine cities.
Since 2004, the L.E.K. Inspire group has served clients across the non-profit spectrum, from national non-profits to small community organizations. Our clients have included school districts, youth publications, food pantries, special education schools and scholarship foundations, among many others. Our cases have been similarly varied, focusing on operational improvement, long-term strategy development and program expansion. All of our U.S. offices support Inspire.
Kokoda Track Foundation
L.E.K. Sydney’s community engagement committee regularly completes pro bono projects, including a recent initiative for the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF) to review its past performance and existing governance, formulate a five-year strategy and develop a supporting implementation plan.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
L.E.K. San Francisco participates in an annual indoor cycling event hosted by the Equinox Gym. The event raises money for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
New York Cares
L.E.K. New York supports New York Cares’ annual coat drive by donating new or gently worn coats that are then distributed to homeless men, women and children, the working poor and at-risk senior citizens across the New York City area.
Pan-Mass Challenge for Dana-Farber
The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual 163-mile bike-a-thon across Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1980, the PMC's hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers.
L.E.K Boston has fielded a team of cyclists since 2007, successfully battling heat, rain and steep hills to complete the ride each year. In the process the team has raised nearly $1.2 million for the fight against cancer.
Les Restos du Coeur
L.E.K. Paris has created a community service team working with “Les Restos du Coeur” on local and national projects to raise funds through projects like a Christmas gift wrapping operation, or through pro bono work.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
L.E.K. Sydney held a collaborative strategy workshop with the New South Wales chapter of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to solve some critical strategic problems facing their organization. Activities included live data analysis, research and strategic analysis skills training.
St. Mary’s House of Welcome
L.E.K. Melbourne supports St. Mary's House of Welcome, a not-for-profit that provides housing and support services to excluded people living in Melbourne's fringes. We have helped to develop fundraising initiatives that address serious funding issues, and supported the organization through workplace giving and the ongoing donation of goods.
Riding for the Disabled Association
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) provides therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people of all ages and disabilities in the UK by organizing horse-riding, assisted carriage-riding and other equestrian activities. The L.E.K. London office will be raising money for RDA through a number of fundraising initiatives in 2018.