26 for Caleb

On August 25th, 2019 at 8:00AM at the James D Eggers Instructional Support Center (4810 Magnolia Cove Dr, Kingwood, TX 77345) you will find many Global Edge employees and community members participating in a 5k run in support of the 26 for Caleb Tripp Thornton Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship memorial fund was created and launched by a Global Edge employee, Kristi, in memory of her brother who passed away suddenly in a car crash in January 2018. A week after her brothers’ passing, Kristi was scheduled to run a marathon (26.2 miles). However, due to the emotional and physical toll of her loss, Kristi decided to defer her entry until the next year. Instead of running 26.2 miles, Kristi asked that 26 random individuals complete an Act of Kindness in her brothers’ honor, and soon became #26forCaleb.

Since of our core values at Global Edge is social responsibility, we make it a priority to give back to our community and support causes that are important to members of the Global Edge family. This will be one of our many philanthropic events of the year and we would like to invite all community members to join us as #GlobalEdgeGivesBack while we run (or walk) to support the 26 for Caleb movement. 

To register for the 5k to support #26forCaleb, all you need to do is purchase a T-shirt at: www.represent.com/26forCaleb5k all proceeds go towards the scholarship.

Kristi expressed the importance of social responsibility in a company by saying, “Having support from my Global Edge Family is one of the many reasons that makes working for this company so great! I firmly believe the best way to heal is to help and having them support the 26forCaleb movement means not only a lot to me, but to my family. Companies that show support and see the value in giving back to their community is essential and makes for a better future. I am forever grateful for their contribution and support as we continue to bring hope through tragedy.”  

The Caleb Tripp Thornton Memorial Scholarship is available to all Humble ISD students, with the hopes to expand to other districts across Texas. Students will be able to apply and be eligible by maintaining a 3.0 GPA, completing an essay on how they have been active in the community/the impact it has had on them, as well as a completing 100+ hours of community service for the school year.

To apply for the Caleb Tripp Thornton Memorial Scholarship: www.goingmerry.com/s/26forcaleb 

For more information on 26forCaleb: www.26forCaleb.com

2018 CrawPHish Festival!

Global Edge supports the Pulmonary Hypertension Association with an afternoon full of crawfish and fun!

Giving back is one of the key values practiced and encouraged by The Global Edge. Making a real difference in the places where our firm operates is an important goal of ours. We are constantly seeking opportunities to support organizations, both locally and globally, that need a helping hand.

That was one of the many reasons behind sponsoring the 8th Annual BB&T Woodlands CrawPHish Festival held on March 24th, which is an initiative promoted by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association , Stibbs & Co., P.C., and The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Festival was an excellent occasion to enjoy an afternoon full of food, fun, live music and kids’ activities, featured by hundreds of pounds of exquisite Louisiana crawfish, boiled and seasoned to perfection. Over the past eight years, The Woodlands Crawphish Festival has become one of Montgomery County’s most popular family festivals. Held at Town Green Park, the event provided an enjoyable atmosphere for each family member.

All the proceeds from the Festival were donated to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), a nationwide non-profit organization. The PHA’s mission is “to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH”. The association, created in 1991, works in several fields to raise awareness, increase knowledge and find a cure.

This is the eighth year in a row where we have supported PHA through sponsorship at the Festival. The Pulmonary Hypertension disease is a foundation that is near and dear to our CEO, Kathy Eberwein, as she lost her father due to this disease in 2011. Besides the Festival, the firm has also sponsored events in partnership with  Kendra Scott, a world-renowned jeweler and philanthropist, to raise awareness and improve the overall public’s education regarding the disease.

Nevertheless, our company’s social responsibility has expanded beyond this issue, because giving back is simply an integral part of The Global Edge. We are definitely committed to contributing our part to improve the lives of those around us and to impact our community through our continued philanthropic efforts.

Better Business Bureau Recognizes The Global Edge Consultants with Winner of Distinction Award

In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, The Global Edge was one of 292 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 10, 2017.

Recognized as a Winner of Distinction, this was the second year in a row to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau for service excellence.

When asked what it means to The Global Edge to receive this recognition, CEO Kathy Eberwein states “With excellence being at the core of our values, I am thrilled that The Global Edge brought home another award that recognizes our top-notch service to our customers and clients. In recruitment, your people are your best asset, and I am proud to say that I think we have the best group of professionals in the global recruitment arena which is a huge factor into our continued success with these awards.

I am very proud of our team and look forward to continuing to provide our customers and clients with the exceptional Global Edge service!”

The Global Edge Gives Back- 2nd Annual Kendra Scott PHA Benefit

As I was sitting watching the big screen at AT&T Stadium at the Texas High School Football Championships, I was in awe of the festive and prideful colors everyone displayed. One of the most common elements I notice on ladies of both sides was Kendra Scott jewelry – earrings in bright reds and greens, necklaces in blacks and crimsons – but the iconic shapes were noticeable no matter what team the wearer’s were rooting for. Kendra Scott started in Austin, Texas, so it is not a surprise on the huge market permeation it has across Texas but there is more to Kendra Scott than just pretty jewelry.

Kendra Scott, LLC runs with three core values – Family, Fashion and Philanthropy. Kendra Scott herself is a strong female CEO who has giving at the front and center of everything she does. “I was inspired to create a business that did something more, that gave back to the community in real, meaningful ways.” Kendra Scott it seems is very similar to our own Kathy Eberwein. Social Responsibility is one of Global Edge’s five core values and is at the heart of several of the programs we run throughout the year. Global Edge continues to help the local community through YMCA programs and has been a long time supporter of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association through local events and fundraisers. In addition, Global Edge has supported Right 2 Thrive. Down the road, Kathy hopes that through her successes at Global Edge she will be able to build an orphanage and school to help children in Africa.

Global Edge is excited to be partnering with Kendra Scott on Market Street in The Woodlands for the second year. Employees as Global Edge have worked to host an event on Tuesday, March 28th to benefit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. At this Kendra Gives Back event, Kendra Scott will donate 20% of all proceeds raised to the PHA, with a focus on research, education, and awareness for this disease. We could not be more pleased to support a company with similar values and an association with a cause near and dear to us.

And then as looked back down at the field, it was halftime of The Woodlands High School game against Austin Lake Travis, and another inspiring sight was to be seen. The marching band of Austin Lake Travis had formed a #21 in honor of Grant Milton, the Woodlands Highlander player who had emergency brain surgery following an injury sustained during a game on November 26th. The community has been rallying behind the high school senior and his family, and it was refreshing to see the rivals reach out and support The Woodlands High School community as well. Keeping in the spirit of giving, Global Edge sponsored a bus with SNG transportation to transport local Woodlands residents to the game to raise money for the #MiltonStrong campaign.

In these times where the news seems to be focused on the negative, we are proud to be working to give back to our global communities and to be partnering with some great companies. While the oil and gas industry may ebb and flow, the tide of giving will always be at the center of Global Edge and we look forward to doing more good in 2017.

Julie Kennedy, Controller

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