Matthews | DCCM Gives Back – Fall Recap

At Matthews | DCCM, we wholeheartedly embrace our responsibility to make a meaningful impact in our community. Our commitment to the community is a cornerstone of our firm, and we actively engage in philanthropic efforts to serve and support our local area. Throughout the autumn season, we had the privilege of participating in several exceptional events.

Our October began with the APWA Northeast Florida Branch Scholarship Golf Tournament, which serves to raise funds for individuals pursuing careers in the public works field. Following this, we took part in the ASCE Topgolf Tournament, proudly returning as an Eagle-level sponsor for the second year. Our team, nicknamed the Matthews Masters, had an absolute blast at the event. Notably, the proceeds from this tournament help support STEM students by funding University of North Florida Engineering scholarships.

On the first Saturday of October, we eagerly joined the annual Pink Up the Pace 5k event. Pink Up the Pace is an inspiring nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for diagnostic breast imaging services for individuals without adequate insurance coverage in St. Augustine and the surrounding areas. This remarkable organization not only aims to positively impact the lives of individuals facing breast cancer but also strives to raise public awareness about the importance of early detection. Furthermore, they provide unwavering support to survivors and their families. We are immensely proud of our ongoing support for Pink Up the Pace and the transformative work they do in our community.

Next on our calendar was an event that holds a special place in our hearts. We had the honor of once again supporting the Davidson Cares Jim Davidson’s Annual Clay Day, an event that champions numerous exceptional charities in our community and beyond. Beneficiaries include St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), Investing in Kids (INK!), Builders Care, St. Francis House & Port in the Storm, Hope is Restored, Homes for HOPE, and Five Star Veterans Center. As always, our team had a fantastic time.

As Halloween drew near, we had the opportunity to give back through a variety of festive events. We continued our sponsorship of Sheriff Hardwick’s Haunted Jail, an exhilarating experience that brings the community together through a chilling haunted house and a kids’ zone with a bounce house, face painting, and an outdoor movie. INK!’s annual Jailbreak 5k invited runners to make a thrilling escape from the Old Town Jail to Vilano Beach, celebrating their journey through downtown St. Augustine. The 4th annual Palencia Witches Ride for Childhood Illnesses took flight, raising funds to support Dreams Come True of Jacksonville, a wish-granting program where 100% of all donations go directly toward fulfilling dreams.

We concluded October by launching our annual food drive, gathering non-perishable items for Pie in the Sky Community Alliance, an organization supporting low-income seniors with food and essential item deliveries directly to their homes. We kicked off November as first-time sponsors of the ULI North Florida Annual Clay Shoot, focused on shaping the future of the built environment for global community impact.

On that same evening, we were honored to sponsor and attend the Alpha-Omega Miracle Home Blue Jean Bash & Benefit. Alpha-Omega’s exceptional work has been a lifeline for countless women and children in our community facing nowhere else to turn. We’re privileged to provide site design, architectural plans, and permitting for their new 7-acre campus, which includes offices, resident housing, and a multi-purpose building. The Blue Jean Bash & Benefit raises crucial funds for the campus construction and their life-changing programs.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all of our teammates who actively participated in these events, embodying the spirit of community that is deeply cherished at Matthews | DCCM. As the holiday season approaches, we eagerly anticipate more opportunities to support and give back to our community.


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