MCLEAN, Va. – January 3, 2020 – Trowbridge and Trowbridge, a portfolio company of Enlightenment Capital, enthusiastically announces a new initiative in supporting their local communities. On Giving Tuesday of 2019, they launched the Trowbridge HoliDaze of Giving. A new program providing employees the opportunity to recommend charities that will receive a donation during the holiday season. Several suggestions were received from staff and four donations were made, each in the name of the recommending employee.

Giving back to the communities in which Trowbridge employees live and work is an important value in the organization’s corporate culture. Trowbridge President and CEO, Cass Panciocco said, “Instead of printing and mailing a traditional holiday card this year, we decided to let our employees turn that savings into donations for their favorite charitable organizations.” Staff members were encouraged to send in suggestions for charities supporting veterans, those in need, or education/STEM groups.

Employees emailed their recommendations for charitable organizations to an internal committee who made the final determination of donation awards based on need, mission, and alignment with Trowbridge’s organizational philosophies. The recipients and the employee who suggested them are listed below.

A Trowbridge HR Generalist has volunteered with Streetwise Partners and recommended we donate to them. The organization matches a job seeker with a mentor to help them transition careers and utilize the best tools and resources for a job search. For more information you can visit: https://streetwisepartners.org/

One of our TAC Engineers, suggested the STEM-related Free Software Foundation. They advocate for software education, transparency, and user rights as well as hosting the GNU Project, a critical component of GNU/Linux.  You can visit this website for more information: https://www.fsf.org/

A member of our executive team recommended a donation to The Women’s Center. Their mission is to improve the mental health and well-being of all members of the community through counseling, education, support, and advocacy. Their website has more information: https://thewomenscenter.org

Another part of our HQ team recommended an organization where he volunteers. PFLAG has community groups around the DC Metro area dedicated to keeping families together and promoting equality and the well-being of LGBTQ people and their families. More information on the group can be found here: http://pflagdc.org/support/community/

“We hope our customers and other employees are inspired by these acts of giving, to further aid those in need,” added Trowbridge Chief Growth Officer, Matthew Candy. For the past several years Trowbridge has participated in Giving Tuesday to encourage staff members to help those around them and share the message of global awareness.

This year on Giving Tuesday, to spread the spirit of generosity staff supported the SevaTruck. organization which provides afterschool meals to children suffering from food insecurity. Trowbridge also has a matching program available year-around which allows employees to compound personal donations of money or resources with a matching donation from the company.

About Trowbridge
Trowbridge is an award-winning provider of cloud, cyber, and next-gen digital solutions to defense, intelligence, and federal civilian markets. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with locations and staff nationwide, Trowbridge helps move missions forward to support the American people and the national security of the country. Trowbridge is a portfolio company of Enlightenment Capital. To learn more or join the team, visit www.tt-llc.com.

About Enlightenment Capital
Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC area based private investment firm, provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity to middle market companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector. The firm partners with businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate cyber and data solutions, enhance decision making capabilities, engineer aerospace systems, safeguard national security, and endeavor to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.enlightenment-cap.com.