Attitude of Gratitude

Posted in: Blog
By: Heather Ballachey

As this year’s Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching, we thought we would take a few minutes to reflect on our feelings of gratitude. Here at Exponent Partners we have the immense privilege of working with incredible people doing inspiring work at nonprofit organizations all over the country and beyond. After polling our team, here are just a few of the many things we’re thankful for this holiday season.

Our team member Nilopher Sahney had the opportunity to support our client Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York in person at their annual Thanksgiving food drive. She shared her experience with the team: “I am grateful for this client and their successful implementation of Exponent Case Management. Their team does an incredible job organizing this food drive every year. This year the Governor of New York was there and signed the Nourish New York Program into law so that it can help farmers in upstate New York and help feed their residents every year during the holidays.”

Amy Miesen, senior consultant on the team, also shared her feelings of gratitude. “I am grateful that here at Exponent Partners we are living our values through specific actions and showing up in impactful ways by rolling up our sleeves and investing our resources to support organizations that are on the front lines tackling these issues.” Amy has worked closely on our company’s pro-bono project with Orleans Public Defenders, an organization that provides legal representation to those who are unable to afford it and are disproportionately people of color. This project is demonstrative of our company’s commitment to investing in work that fosters true systemic social progress. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with this organization. 

The Exponent Partners team grew in 2021 and we are collectively grateful for the chance to work with so many smart, committed and engaging colleagues. Mike Chevrette, a new senior consultant, shared his feelings: “This year I’m grateful to have joined Exponent Partners and aligned myself with an organization who matches my feelings and beliefs in using technology to enhance and extend the reach and impact of non-profit organizations.” Sam Colvarro, our internal Salesforce administrator, had this to share: “I am grateful to work at a place where I get to support a team that supports me right back!” Joe Blodgett added, “I’m grateful to be working with a team of smart, kind, passionate, supportive people. They’ve helped me learn so much and made me feel valued from my very first day.” Needless to say, lots of grateful vibes coming from the team at Exponent Partners!

Going into 2022, we all remain hopeful for the opportunity to engage in person (safely, of course) with our clients and colleagues, in order to deepen our professional and personal relationships. In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe and connects with feelings of gratitude this holiday season! 

Image of the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York Thanksgiving food drive.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York and their annual Thanksgiving food drive event.