At Southridge, we strongly believe in the principles of Social Responsibility in both formal and informal philanthropy. By promoting volunteer work, community leadership, and giving, we improve ourselves, strengthen our Firm, and have a positive impact on our communities and society at large.
We focus our energy on initiatives that support and strengthen our fellow citizens and enhance the efforts carried out so diligently by non-profit organizations and faith-based charities around the country.
In 1998, Stephen Hicks, CEO and founder of Southridge, and his wife Mary began the Daystar Foundation to support a variety of charitable organizations. As strong proponents of charitable giving within their personal and professional communities, Steve and Mary seek to affect the lives of people in need directly and to make a difference, committing time and financial resources to the betterment of our society.
In association with the Daystar Foundation, Southridge has donated thousands of dollars over the years to organizations including:
- The LounsBury House
- The Ridgefield Fountain Landmark
- The Bradford Peterson Memorial Scholarship Fund
- The Eric B. Huss Memorial Scholarship Fund
- The Ridgefield Community Center
- The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation/Danbury Hospital
- The Ridgefield Visiting Nurses Association
- The Save a Child’s Heart Foundation
- The Walnut Community Hill Church
- The Christ and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (NYC)
- The Bridgeport Rescue Mission
- The Beit Issie Shapiro Organization
- The Ridgefield Sunrise Cottage
- The Tim Tebow Foundation – A Night to Shine
- Young Life
“Through the Daystar Foundation, Southridge has been committed to charitable giving for decades. Supporting meaningful causes is not only a personal mission that we find extremely fulfilling, but also a corporate and social responsibility. We hope to make a significant impact in people’s lives and offer an example of what giving back can accomplish.”