W&A Cares

We care about our employees. We care about their families. We care about our communities.


Our Commitment to Corporate Citizenship

Corporate Citizenship is a recognition that businesses have responsibilities to both the communities in which they operate as well as to their employees and stakeholders. We at W&A Engineering are committed to Building Better Communities. That commitment applies to the work we do for our clients; it applies to the work environment we create for our employees; and it applies to the larger impact we believe our firm and its employees can have on our communities.

Since establishing the company in 1999, President & CEO Jon Williams has worked to fulfill his passion to give back to the community. “I’m focused on how to make W&A the best possible company for its employees, and not just a great place to work but a great place to serve, as well.”

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Employee Spotlight

March 2022

Earl Morriss, PLS, JD– Meet Earl who is one of the newest additions to the W&A family. He will be leading our surveying team in Birmingham, Alabama recruiting new talent and forging partnerships in this new market!

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W&A’s Impact Grows

W&A started measuring its philanthropic impact in 2016. Represented here is the collective impact of W&A’s corporate citizenship program on our communities, to date and counting, as measured in charitable donations, volunteer hours, and hours spent fulfilling the W&A Cares commitments and the dollar value of those hours.

W&A is proud to announce that we reached a W&A Cares milestone in the second quarter of 2021, topping $1 million in the value of our commitment to Building Better Communities , since beginning to track our commitment in 2016! Represented in that $1 million is thousands of dollars in charitable contribution and thousands of hours of volunteering, providing technical assistance to communities, and fulfilling our W&A Cares commitments to Community, Economic Development, Education, Employee Well-being, and Sustainability.

2022 Charities of Choice

W&A Engineering has named SIX organizations with whom we will be partnering with throughout the year as our growing team continues to pursue its mission to “build better communities.” The Charity of Choice program is a yearlong partnership between the company and employee selected nonprofit organizations that are working to improve their communities.

Over the years, W&A’s philanthropic efforts have taken many forms, and the Charity of Choice program is an important part of that effort, growing from one charity in 2019 to six in 2022. W&A Engineering, a Better Communities Collaborative company, is excited to announce this year’s partnerships:

Habitat for HumanityW&A Athens– Providing strength, stability, 4& self-reliance through shelter in Clarke, Oconee, & Oglethorpe counties.

Cure Childhood CancerW&A Atlanta– CURE is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families.

Bridge Ministry of the CSRAW&A Augusta– The Bridge Ministry of the CSRA turns meals into feasts and strangers into friends as they proudly support the greater Augusta area and abroad.

Women Under Construction NetworkW&A Birmingham– Women Under Construction Network’s programs promote self-sufficiency and provide women with actual tools and the hands-on skills needed to make repairs in their homes.

Monroe Area High School Future Farmers of AmericaW&A Monroe– The FFA is a national organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Friends of Shelby Park and BottomsW&A Nashville– The Friends of Shelby Park work to preserve, enhance, and promote Shelby Park and Bottoms for everyone to appreciate and protect.

As part of W&A’s commitment to these organizations, each will receive a monetary donation and a year-long volunteer partnership to ensure meaningful and sustainable support throughout the year. For more than 20 years, W&A Engineering has remained focused on making our firm the best possible company for our employees to work, and we believe that includes providing rewarding opportunities for our staff to get involved and serve within our communities.

W&A’s Partnership with goBeyondProfit

To emphasize these commitments to our local communities, W&A has partnered with the Georgia based non-profit, goBeyondProfit, since 2019. This organization was launched by Georgia business leaders in 2017 and is devoted to giving businesses that are investing within Georgia communities a platform to share their stories in order to inspire other business owners to adopt their own corporate generosity programs. Visit the W&A company spotlight page to learn more about our partnership.

W&A is also pleased to announce that it has been awarded the goBeyondprofit Champion Award for 2021. The peer-nominated honor is given for exemplary citizenship in company culture and deployment of company resources that empower community.

About W&A Cares:

In 2020 W&A celebrated its 20th anniversary year and established five corporate values as part of its Strategic Plan 2020-2024: Committed, Accountable, Resourceful, Expanding, and Socially Responsible. The last of these, in particular, addresses W&A’s Corporate Citizenship program which centers on the focus areas of Community, Economic Development, Education, Employee Well-being, and Sustainability. When faced with decisions on what we should do, these focus areas help guide us so that we have a cohesive and consistent approach with our philanthropy.

Corporate Citizenship Focus Areas

 

COMMUNITY

W&A believes in giving back to the communities we call home. Whether sponsoring charitable organizations, providing in-kind engineering and design services, or volunteering our time, we help visions become reality.

Economic Development

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

W&A provides in-kind services to its Community Partners throughout the State of Georgia, working with them to compete for and win projects and enhance the economic prosperity of their communities.

Education

EDUCATION

W&A acknowledges the critical importance of early childhood education and the fact that children who are behind in reading in 3rd grade rarely catch up. We seek to bridge the gaps in education that hold our young people back and thus our communities.

EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING

W&A strives to create a sense of teamwork and a workplace environment in which employees can thrive professionally, feel supported personally, and be encouraged to pursue their passions. Read more about how W&A Cares About Employee Well-being , here.

SUSTAINABILITY

W&A’s culture of accountability extends to the world we live in, and thus we are committed to practices and choices that promote sustainability.Read more about how W&A Cares About Sustainability , here

Contact Amy Kissane for more information on how W&A gives back.