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The Structure Tone Organization is dedicated to every local community it serves. Recently, Structure Tone NYC has worked with Make-A-Wish to make a child's dream room. Employees frequently volunteer, fundraise, and engage in community-focused events.
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STO & EcoRise: 1 Year of Teamwork and Sustainability

A sustainable future is a bright future—and EcoRise is on a mission to bring that message to students everywhere.

EcoRise is a Texas-based nonprofit which empowers teachers across the country to improve environmental literacy among students of all ages. Through their one-of-a-kind curriculum that focuses on sustainable design and social entrepreneurship, the organization aims to inspire the next generation of green leaders.

Last summer, STO’s group of EcoLeaders partnered with EcoRise, hoping to impact a little over a thousand students during the school year. One year since joining forces, STO has achieved almost triple that original goal by helping EcoRise bring their message to 11 schools, facilitating the training of 32 teachers and reaching nearly 3,000 students across Texas, Boston and NYC!

In addition to participating in plenty of volunteer days, planning advisory council events and hosting a few teacher training workshops, STO has sponsored several student projects through EcoRise’s Student Innovation Fund. The hands-on program challenges students to notice their surroundings and identify what can be improved within their space. Then, they’re encouraged to think outside of the box and come up with their own sustainable solutions.

From greenhouse renovations and harvestable gardens to efficient LED light tubes and outdoor classrooms, STO has helped fund and implement some extremely creative student projects that make a real impact. The outdoor classroom, for instance, eliminates the use of projectors, lights, computers and phones, significantly reducing the amount of energy consumed per day. The students researched other green schools and recognized this as an opportunity to improve the school’s overall culture and increase learning productivity. Not to mention, spending time outdoors has such a positive effect on mental and emotional wellbeing.

Thanks to this partnership with EcoRise, STO has been able to truly make an impact in the communities where we live and work. The EcoLeaders are excited to build on these relationships and keep the momentum going next year!

“The NYC Department of Education is thrilled at the opportunity that EcoRise and Structure Tone have created for NYC educators and students to increase their knowledge, skills and leadership in sustainability. Through this invaluable partnership with EcoRise, we are able to make meaningful strides towards our goal of providing schools with resources that truly bring sustainability to life for students.” – Meredith McDermott, Director of Sustainability, NYC Department of Education

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US organizations we support
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International organizations we support
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Non-profit organizations supported by STO Holiday Giving Back

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Donated to local charities

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Bags full of toys donated in Toy Drives.

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Pairs of jeans worn to raise $1,430 for multiple charities

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Bags of groceries collected, plus a $10,000 donation

We’re a family-oriented company, built on a fundamental commitment to create permanent, positive impact in the communities where we live and work.

Since our founding, creating lasting and positive impact in the communities we work in has been an essential part of our core responsibility and values. Employees frequently volunteer, participate in fundraisers, and engage in other community-focused events. We support, encourage and recognize our employees’ brilliant efforts to help address causes and improve our communities.

We are so proud of our employees’ efforts from chairing major events to raising desperately needed funds for surgery, to building a new playground, and working with high school students interested in construction and engineering careers. Staff throughout our organization invest their time and resources to make an essential and lasting difference in people’s lives.

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Structure Tone’s annual golf classic to support kids with cerebral palsy brings together Dublin’s construction community to play golf and raise money annually for a selected child. The money raised goes towards treating their condition and making it possible to travel to the Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri for a life-changing surgery called “selective dorsal rhizotomy,” or SDR. Each year 32 teams compete, with more clients, consultants and employees supporting the post-golf evening event, including a live auction hosted by Structure Tone’s Richard Hemming. To date, the golf classic has raised over €200,000, all of which has gone directly to each child’s family to help fund their SDR quest.

January 19, 2018

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Structure Tone is a sponsor and long-time supporter of the Annual Race Against MS at Belmont Park. The New York City–Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties to move their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS and their families and friends. STO NY, the NY Real Estate community and NY MS chapter teamed up to honor Linda Foggie of Wells Fargo and raise over $440,000! Well done everyone, especially the event’s committee chair, our own Jim Donaghy.
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11 volunteers from our Pavarini Northeast team donated their time on a Saturday morning to work with Habitat for Humanity. The volunteers helped frame out an historic church being converted into condos. Once completed, the new condos will be home to two deserving families. 

August 8, 2018

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Structure Tone participated in the third annual Keystone Property Group’s Rubber Ducky Regatta benefiting the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center (CSK). For the past 33 years, CSK has been serving breakfast and lunch to those in need. Our NJ office took part in this unique fundraising event and their Castaway-themed ducky won “Best Dressed.” More importantly, the races raised over $6K – way to go, NJ!  

July 25, 2018

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Giving blood takes less than 15 minutes and is a vital way to give back. Our Boston, Woodbridge and Dallas offices participated in local blood drives to support Massachusetts General, Community Blood Services and Carter BloodCare, respectively. In total, 49 pints of blood were drawn. We not only donated blood, we saved a LIFE! 

January 18, 2018

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Friends of Saint Dominic’s is the foundation arm of Saint Dominic’s Family Services, a 140-year-old nonprofit human services agency dedicated to aiding the disabled, disadvantaged or vocationally challenged. Throughout the year and across our organization, Structure Tone supports the Friends of St. Dominic’s through an annual fundraising dinner, golf outing and various toy drives. The Business & Labor Awards Dinner, is attended by over 1,100 business and labor-union leaders and executives in the construction, development and real estate industries and raises over $1.2 million each year. The 2018 dinner honorees were John DeLollis, Executive Director, Association of Wall-Ceiling and Carpentry Industries of New York; Lorenzo Vascotto, Managing Director, VVA; and Susan Boyle, Managing Partner, HLW. 

February 15, 2018

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