GraVoc Associates teamed up with the Jimmy Fund to celebrate Opening Day at Fenway by raising money for cancer research. The Rally Against Cancer encourages local schools and businesses to form “Rally Teams” and donate $5 or more, with the incentive of wearing Red Sox gear to work on April 8th. Vice President Cathy Gravel established and led GraVoc’s Rally team, setting a goal of $300 for the company. The entire GraVoc staff, along with several friends and family members, stepped up to the plate and donated $885 in the weeks leading up to Opening Day, placing them second among Peabody businesses for amount raised.
In honor of the big day, GraVoc held a company-wide meeting and luncheon featuring Fenway-themed foods. In appreciation of such an enthusiastic fundraising effort by the staff, President/CEO David Gravel raffled off a pair of tickets to see the Red Sox face the Yankees on Sunday, April 10th – associate Matt Coraccio was the lucky winner. Spirits are high and everyone at GraVoc is hopeful that the Sox win today will mark the beginning of a record-breaking winning streak.
Today was not only Opening Day, but also Career Day at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. Cathy Gravel and associate Katrina Gravel spent the morning representing GraVoc at the event, which allows students to explore the many career paths available to them. Both Gravels answered questions about the company and its services, and discussed the varied educational backgrounds and experiences of the GraVoc staff. Since “business consultant” is hardly as clear cut a job description as “police officer” or “radio DJ”, GraVoc also appealed to students with free candy, pens, and sticky notes. Career Day is one of several programs provided by the Peabody Education Council, a non-profit dedicated to improving education in Peabody’s public schools.