Quincy, MA – J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A) was recently recognized at the 13th Annual Family Business Awards for business success, contributions to the community and industry, and innovative business practices and strategies, and took home the Middlesex Savings Bank Award for Community Involvement.
The award was created to acknowledge a company that has had a notable positive impact on the local community.
JC&A gives back in various ways to charities and organizations that are meaningful to its employees and creates many opportunities for collective volunteerism. The company has supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Champions for Children’s, United Way and The Jimmy Fund, to name a few.
It also co-founded a nonprofit, Team IMPACT, with a mission to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team.
Team IMPACT children are drafted onto local college athletic teams and invited to become official members of the team from draft day through graduation. Since its inception in 2011, Team IMPACT has over 2,000 children at more than 600 colleges and universities across the country!
CEO Jay Calnan accepted the award on behalf of the company. He stressed the importance of having a strong community and talked about how instrumental its community has been to the success of both JC&A and Team IMPACT.
“The people of JC&A have a keen understanding of how much help we received from our community in our 20 plus years of business,” said Jay Calnan, chief executive officer of JC&A. “We have successfully grown from a start-up company to an industry leader and are extremely cognizant of how instrumental our community has been in helping us to realize our goals. Our community continues to inspire us every day to be the very best we can, and we feel strongly that it is our obligation to return that support in every way we can.”
JC&A has consistently been recognized for its work in the community. The Boston Business Journal has ranked it among the top charitable contributors for the past 12 years and in 2014, JC&A and Team IMPACT were recognized as “Partners of the Year” for their continued work to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening illnesses by matching them with college athletic teams.