Giving Tuesday: How BrightHouse Gives Back

Being a BrightHouse Thinker means being dedicated to creating a better world and a brighter tomorrow. From Civil Rights, Finding the Cure, Community Betterment, and Animal Protection we volunteer, donate, and partner with many organizations and foundations in Atlanta and around the world. Here’s some of them:


We help our clients align their purpose with social causes by creating partnerships with organizations dedicated to changing the world. Creating these partnerships is a passion we have not only because they are ways for our clients to better the world, but because our Thinkers also hold many causes close to their heart.

And because BrightHouse matches up to $250 a year for each donation and charitable contribution our Thinkers make, everyone is encouraged to give back. Here are just a few of our favorite organizations our Thinkers love to support:

Center for Civil and Human Rights
“Near and dear to my heart is Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights. I’m proud to have helped create a center that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements —a testament to the pioneers such as MLK, as well as to civil rights future pursuits.”
– Doug Shipman, Thinker + CEO
Photo above: Doug Shipman building the Center for Civil and Human Rights with Chief Creative Officer of the Center, George C. Wolfe and Interior Designer for the Center, David Rockwell.

St. Jude’s Children Hospital
“This year I participated in a 5k Run/Walk-a-thon with my 7-year old granddaughter. It was her first walk, and together we raised $500 for childhood cancer research. It was very rewarding to be able to support the effort that will help find a cure for childhood cancers, and support the families affected.”
– Mary Jane Cooper, Thinker + First Impression Officer

Habitat for Humanity
“I coordinate the house builds for my church, and we are currently building our 19th house!”
– Mary Jane Cooper, Thinker + First Impression Officer

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
“I love that they dreamed up and run Atlanta Streets Alive, and are constantly pushing to make it easier to bike in Atlanta.”
– Amir Farokhi, Thinker + Managing Director

Jerusalem House
“I have worked with the Jerusalem House for over 10 years, participating in many events organized by the House including the Aids Walk Atlanta.”
– Cathy Carlisi, Thinker + President

Partnership Against Domestic Violence
“A good non-profit should want to run itself out of business, as in serves a social problem until it no longer exists. This is one of my favorites.”
– Khatdija Meghjani, Thinker + Strategist

Children’s Tumor Foundation
“I give to and raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation whenever I run a marathon, and through Cupid’s Undie Run every February. This is a cause I’m passionate about because a friend of mine suffered a long time from neurofibromatosis before passing away a year ago.”
– Emily Overcarsh, Thinker + Writer

Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
“I work with Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. In fact, I helped start Sleep Out, a fundraiser and movement dedicated to creating a lasting impact on the homeless young people of Atlanta.”
– Joey Reiman, Thinker + Founder

Doctors Without Borders
“We have been grateful for the ability to access medical care when my family needed it most, and want others around the world to have access to it as well”
– Dolly Meese, Thinker + Executive Vice President

Smile Network International
“They provide surgeries to kids born with cleft palates, and when you volunteer you get to be really involved during the children’s recovery process with their family. It’s great to be able to see the direct results your donations have on the kids and their families”
– Sam Hanson, Thinker + Senior Art Director

Bands of America: Music for All
“I believe all students should have access to quality fine arts programs and a life enriched by music, which is why I volunteer with Bands of America to help raise funds for high school marching band competitions and events across the nation.”
– Sierra Sutton, Thinker + Writer

Cheetah Conservation Fund
“I work with the fund to prevent the extinction of Cheetahs, which are currently endangered. I visited their center in Namibia and was able to meet their founder. Dr. Laurie Marker. It was incredible to see the effects one sole person could make, which is why I support the fund as a way to help save cheetahs in the wild.”
– Leda Walker, Thinker + Executive Assistant

Hands On Atlanta
“One of my favorite Atlanta-based charities is Hands On Atlanta. They’re the backbone connecting many local volunteering initiatives in the metro area and they’ve helped us on BrightHouse projects time and again.”
– Rebecca Cullers, Thinker + Associate Creative Director

Walton Junior Lacrosse Association
“I volunteer to coach girls lacrosse and donate to the organization because it helps build confidence in adolescent girls by being actively involved in helping them learn about teamwork, risk, personal development, effort and mistakes. Most importantly, it’s a way to do all these things by spending time with my own daughters on the lacrosse field.”
– Brad White, Thinker + Managing Director

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