Community

Lothrop Associates Architects launched “Lothrop Gives Back”, the firm’s new philanthropic program in 2024.  This program empowers the team to support each other in driving social and business impact. The new program focuses on three core pillars of support, including, Social Responsibility, Impact, and Community. As a company, we  seek to increase participation in volunteerism, charity initiatives, mentoring programs, and local development initiatives.

“Companies play a vital role in communities by creating opportunities to strengthen and connect their community members. Since 1957, our firm has partnered with hospitals, schools, clubs, and other key organizations throughout our local areas. We feel a strong commitment to giving back to these local communities. We have supported charities and participated in local initiatives through the years, but we are thrilled to officially launch our new corporate program.” — John Cutsumpas, Principal.

The core pillars of the Lothrop Gives Back program (Social Responsibility, Impact, and Community) are the guiding principles that help us determine how to support those around us in a meaningful manner. An ongoing commitment includes our dedication to supporting youth and career development. Each year, our firm coordinates summer internships, education and job training, and supports diverse talent to help build a pipeline that will strengthen and enhance tomorrow’s workforce. The goal is to strive to empower local high school and college students to learn more about architectural and interior design and the different disciplines of business, including Operations, Finance, and Marketing. Additional in-office activities include quarterly Lunch + Learn sessions for our staff to learn, share, and engage with their respective teams. Employees are also encouraged to use their annual stipend for continuing education opportunities.

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To support local communities and organizations that drive impact, our firm’s summer initiative includes a toy drive that is dedicated to the youth patients at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, NY and The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, NY. For the months of June and July, staff collected toys and activity kits for preschool-age, school-age, and adolescent patients. In October, our team will participate in WALK ALS, an event supporting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.  As a fundraiser, the team along with family and friends, will walk at the Walkway Over The Hudson in Highland, NY on October 20, 2024. As the year closes, employees will conduct various food and clothing drives and deliver to local food pantries and collection sites.

In today’s increasingly socially-conscious world, giving back has become an important tool for the business to demonstrate our commitment to making a positive impact. The leadership team and employees are enthusiastic about the new initiative and look to expand it in 2025.