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    Volunteer of the Quarter Makes An Impact in Massachusetts

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 23, 2020

    Volunteer of the Quarter

    Through SOLitude’s corporate volunteering and community outreach program, The SOLution, the company has named Customer Service Representative Becky Snyder of Shrewsbury, MA as Volunteer of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2019. Becky organized and participated in an array of volunteer events from October through December.

    As a Volunteer Team Captain, Becky plays an active role in coordinating initiatives for SOLitude’s New England office. She coordinated the details of the company’s Little GOBBLERs efforts during Thanksgiving by identifying schools throughout the region that would benefit most from the donation of turkeys and grocery store gift cards. Likewise, she played a vital role in SOLitude’s HOLiday Cheer efforts by coordinating the collection of gifts for children at Shriner’s Hospital and those involved in the Toys for Tots program.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    Volunteers Contribute Thousands of Hours Through The SOLution

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 16, 2020

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    SOLitude Lake Management is excited to announce another successful year in the history of the company's dedicated volunteering and community outreach program, The SOLution. The SOLution fosters SOLitude's core company values by encouraging and rewarding volunteerism, activism, outreach and fundraising. Since the program was established in 2012, SOLitude's employees, partners and their families have generated more than 16,877 volunteer hours and donated $518,855 to charitable organizations and causes throughout the country.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    We Need Your Help to Give The Gift of Clean Drinking Water

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Dec 23, 2019

    For over two decades, SOLitude has focused on improving access to safe, healthy water in the U.S. through sustainable management solutions. In 2019, we expanded this mission to help aid developing countries through charity: water, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to introducing clean water resources to people across the world. 

    Please follow us on each of our social media channels below to help provide 100 deserving people with a lifetime of access to clean drinking water through this impactful organization. Already following SOLitude? You can help by sharing our message with your network and inviting family and friends to follow our social accounts. Your support will make all the difference.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    HOLiday Cheer Program Provides Gifts and Support to Deserving Families

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Dec 18, 2019

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    This holiday season, SOLitude Lake Management has continued its annual HOLiday Cheer efforts through The SOLution, the company's corporate volunteering and community outreach program. This month, SOLitude donated $8,634 worth of toys, clothes and other necessities to hospitalized children as well as eight under-resourced families throughout the country, bringing total donations through this impactful program to $46,174 since its inception in 2012. In addition, SOLitude’s Massachusetts and Virginia Beach offices helped collect $6,600 worth of donated gifts from the surrounding community for Toys for Tots and Noblemen’s Toy Drive.

    The HOLiday Cheer families “adopted” this year reside in New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Florida, Texas and Arizona. The families, which include 24 total children, were selected by SOLitude colleagues and school guidance counselors based on nominations showing a true need for support during a time of financial and emotional hardship. SOLitude and colleagues generously purchased $6,474 worth of gifts from the children’s wish lists to include items such as coats, shoes, games, books and sports gear. Each family also received gift cards to purchase additional household items and groceries for the holiday season.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    Colleagues Volunteer 423 Hours on National Day of Community Service

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Dec 05, 2019

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    SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to share the impact of the company's first ever Heart & SOL Day, which took place on Friday, Nov. 22. This day of volunteering and community service aimed to inspire community members, homeowners and businesses throughout the country to contribute to charitable causes they care about. SOLitude's 445 colleagues were also empowered to volunteer during work hours. 

    Across SOLitude's 35+ nationwide offices, participants volunteered 423 total hours on Heart & SOL Day by contributing to trash clean-ups, food banks, animal sanctuaries, Cardz for Kidz, Habitat for Humanity builds, tree plantings and more. Click to view photos and details about these efforts.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    SOLitude Delivers Thanksgiving Meals, Launches Annual Volunteering Day

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Nov 20, 2019

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    This season, SOLitude Lake Management is proud to announce that the company served nearly 300 families through the Little GOBBLERs program. This annual program provides food and donations to ensure families across the country, within the local communities we serve, are able to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    SOLitude, an industry leader in lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management solutions, donated $7,075 in turkeys and grocery gift cards to 292 deserving families in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Colorado, Arizona, Texas and Florida.

    SOLitude worked with 32 elementary, middle and high schools in each of these regions to identify families in need. School principals and guidance counselors collected the donated items from SOLitude on behalf of the families and ensured they were distributed appropriately. Since the inception of the Little GOBBLERs program in 2012, SOLitude has donated $35,850 and helped more than 1,600 children and families have a happier Thanksgiving.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    $125,000 Gift Supports Entrepreneurial Students

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Oct 28, 2019

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    CEO of SOLitude Lake Management Kevin Tucker and his wife, Jennifer, have pledged $125,000 to establish the Tucker Student Venture Creation Fellowship Endowment for James Madison University’s Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship. The Tucker Family Fellowship will contribute $4,000+ annually in perpetuity to a top student from the program’s Summer Venture Accelerator (SVA).

    The SVA provides student entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop businesses at all stages. Through the 10-week program, student fellows receive funding, workspace, mentorship, business classes, hands-on learning experiences, and a final opportunity to pitch their venture against peers across the nation. The SVA is a competitive program—more than 100 JMU students apply each year, but only 20 are selected to participate.

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    Topics: The SOLution

    Volunteer of the Quarter Worked With Youth and Student Groups

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Oct 24, 2019

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    Through SOLitude’s corporate volunteering and community outreach program, The SOLution, the company has named Digital Marketing Specialist Ysabella Bhagroo of Virginia Beach as Volunteer of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2019. Bella has been active through various volunteering and youth events from July through September.

    Bella (second from right) volunteered for Habitat for Humanity with her Virginia Beach colleagues. The team helped frame the first floor of a home being built for a family in need. Through the program, home recipients are provided the tools they need to be successful homeowners.

    Bella also volunteered extensively through different youth and student efforts. She served as an area representative for Youth For Understanding, an organization that works with international foreign exchange students and their host families. She continued her efforts through

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    Volunteers of the Quarter Collaborate on Lake Restoration Efforts

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jul 30, 2019

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    Through SOLitude's volunteering and community outreach program, The SOLution, the company has named Assistant Regional Manager Errol Walsh and Aquatic Specialist Scott Dye as co-Volunteers of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2019. Based in Central Florida, the two have been active through recurring volunteer initiatives benefiting their local community of Seminole County.

    During the second quarter, Errol and Scott have volunteered extensively during weekends and in their personal time with the Seminole Education, Restoration, and Volunteer (SERV) Program, an organization that partners with local biologists, lake residents, and students to complete invasive species pulls, shoreline stabilization projects and other environmental restoration efforts. Collectively, Errol and Scott participated in seven events.

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    SOLitude Strengthens SUNY Oneonta Connection With Award Contribution

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   May 23, 2019

    David Andrews - SUNY OneontaSOLitude is pleased to announce the contribution of the first ever SOLitude Lake Management Graduate Study Award through SUNY Oneonta (State University of New York College). SOLitude’s $1,000 gift was awarded to graduate student David Andrews during the College’s Biology Department awards ceremony in April. Andrews recently graduated with a Master of Science degree in Lake Management. Another $1,000 was donated to support the Lake Management program, bringing SOLitude's total contribution to $2,000.

    "The Lake Management program at SUNY Oneonta afforded me an incredible opportunity to learn in the field and gain knowledge and skills that will guide me for the rest of my career," Andrews said. "Donors like SOLitude Lake Management help make the program possible. Thank you for supporting future lake managers!"

    SUNY is the only college in the United States that offers a master’s program in Lake Management. As part of the master's program, degree recipients meet the requirements to apply for the prestigious designation of Certified Lake Manager (CLM) by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), an organization that brings scientists and professionals together to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs.

    Several of SOLitude's experienced scientists are alumni of the master's program, including Derek Johnson, the first person, internationally, to earn a degree in Lake Management.

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