Giving back has become part of the Rizk Ventures DNA. As an organization, we firmly believe that good business requires good corporate social responsibility. That is why we proudly support organizations that dedicate themselves to that same mission.
This past 12 months our team has had the privilege of giving back to a few incredible organizations that we feel reflect the values and ethics we as an organization and family abide by.
As September 11th is now recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, it seemed fitting for the Rizk Ventures team to commemorate the day by participating in the annual CITRS (Character Integrity Trust Relationships Success) event. The focus on this organization is character development in youth to encourage success “ethically, socially, and academically.”
September 11th reminds us of the great sacrifices the men and women that serve and protect our country continue to make every day. That’s why Rizk Ventures always proudly supports Operation Game On (OGO) in their passionate mission to assist returning combat wounded men and women with a very special golf program aimed at mental and physical rehabilitation.
Sgt. 1st Class Ethan Carpenter, a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment died as a result of injuries from an airborne training accident in Arizona earlier this year, a somber reminder that “freedom in not free.” Carpenter was one in a long list of Rangers that have paid the ultimate price for freedom. That is why Rizk Ventures supported the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance to the families of the elite Special Operations 75th Ranger Regiment.
Combine the ideals of CITRS with a handful of core Army values – loyalty, duty, respect, selflessness service, honor, integrity, and personal courage – and you understand why the Rizk Ventures team chooses to support the Marine Core Law Enforcement Foundation (MC-LEF). This impressive foundation has awarded over $76 million in education scholarships and our humanitarian assistance since it’s inception in 1995. Recently, Rizk Ventures had the honor of hosting Col Barney Barnum, Ret. USMC and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient at the annual MCLEF gala held at Cipriani in New York City.
The take away from all the amazing organizations we support? The core values of these philanthropic organizations translate into the same core values that make a successful business organization.