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Transformation Systems Inc.- CSR

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Company: Transformation Systems Inc., Arlington, VA
Company Description: Transformation Systems, Inc. is a management systems engineering and executive solutions company helping organizations to achieve bold goals in ways that are leaner, faster, better, smarter and more cost effective.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - At Organizations With Up to 100 Employees

Nomination Title: Transformation Systems, Inc. (TSI) CSR

Tell the story about this nominated CSR program as it has been carried out since January 1, 2016 (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms.

To give back, Transformation Systems, Inc. (TSI) CEO Marta Wilson created and steers TSI's award-winning FEED TO LEAD Program which puts CSR in motion providing funding and volunteer hours to charities and nourishing leadership potential in those who need a helping hand. The TSI team is passionate about fulfilling the needs of underserved populations so they are positioned to develop leadership skills, and cultivating leadership potential to create a foundation for the future success. It is our belief that leadership skills help individuals to leap higher in all their endeavors.

In recent years the company has led FEED TO LEAD efforts to support the Equal Footing Foundation, So Others Might Eat, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Easter Seals, American Red Cross, and March of Dimes.

TSI’s CEO believes in rallying those around her to maximize impact. Her team can attest they’ve stood side by side with her: washing dishes at SOME’s Dining Room for the Homeless, running multiple races supporting charitable causes, donating books to her annual book drives, wrapping American Red Cross holiday gifts for military families at Walter Reed, and providing respite care services for the children of military families at Easter Seals. Marta Wilson is the energizing force behind FEED TO LEAD, inspiring her team to action by being the first one to jump in and serve.

Company executives donate their time through Board service and advocacy. TSI’s CEO Marta Wilson serves as Chairman of the Board of Easter Seals DC | MD | VA where she is committed to helping people with special needs, including military families, to thrive. She shares her time and talents through volunteering, fundraising, donating, and advocating.

FEED TO LEAD continues to be an important part of TSI’s mission; TSI has made long-term commitments by establishing multi-year earmarks to fund the program.

The company has three leadership books, Leaders in Motion, Everybody’s Business, and Energized Enterprise, TSI donates a portion of proceeds from the three books to charity.

Recognition for TSI’s impact includes: Heroines of Washington, National Jefferson Award, Fairfax Chamber Outstanding CSR, and Smart CEO’s Brava! Award.

The impact of TSI’s FEED TO LEAD program is felt by the communities we serve, but also by our employees and their families. TSI’s Michael Olverson wrote:

“Most companies now accept that happy customers come from happy employees. TSI takes this a step farther and embraces the fact that happy employees come from happy communities. My first interaction with TSI’s CEO, Dr. Marta Wilson, was during my interview process and during that first meeting I was pleasantly surprised to find that a good portion of our time was spent talking about the TSI’s Feed to Lead Program. Marta was genuinely proud of that program and I now know why. Through Feed to Lead I have had the opportunity to participate in wonderful events that I would have likely missed out on otherwise. All of which were in my community and for my community. My whole family now looks forward to being involved with events such as the 15k Run benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project and our annual TSI book drive supporting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation for Literacy.

I have the pleasure of working for a company that complements and encourages my ability to stand out among my peers. The company’s reputation and core values create an organization that others envy and I take extraordinary pride in being a part of that. I look forward to a long and rewarding future with TSI and enjoy to sharing this enthusiasm with anyone who will listen.”

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) chief achievements since January 1 2016 of the nominated CSR program (up to 150 words).

-Donated a portion of first year proceeds from Energized Enterprise to three organizations: Easter Seals DC | MD | VA, American Red Cross, and March of Dimes.
-Supported the Easter Seals Advocacy Awards by sponsoring at the highest level and fundraising. The event brought in over $800,000.
-Collected and donated 100 children’s books at TSI’s Annual Book Drive.
-The TSI team volunteered at the Easter Seals Respite event.
-Organized and hosted a Leaders are Readers event at a Child Development Center.
-Held a TSI blood drive week benefiting the American Red Cross.
-Since being named a Heroine of Washington, Marta Wilson has leveraged that platform to lift others around her by nominating many philanthropic women and helping them create visibility for their charitable endeavors.
-Provided funding, advocacy, and volunteer hours with a focus on Easter Seals DC | MD | VA, American Red Cross, and March of Dimes.