Verger Capital Management celebrated its 9th anniversary last week and, in true Verger fashion, the team didn't miss the opportunity to celebrate. They found time to connect through a day of service - enabling the team to live the Firm's mission to invest in the lives of others.
Verger has grown significantly since being founded out of Wake Forest University's Office of Investments almost a decade ago. Growth is an important part of Verger's culture, not only as the firm adds clients and team members dedicated to serving the non-profit space, but also as a mindset and guiding principle. It was fitting that the team mark this milestone by spending time in a place where love, food, and opportunities grow: The Miracle Grounds Farm at Crossnore Communities for Children. This 100 acre farm supports Crossnore’s non-profit mission of providing holistic child welfare services through experiential learning and exploratory education in the garden. The farm also helps feed and empower Crossnore youth, families, and the Winston-Salem community.
Members of the Verger team spent the day building shelves for an upcoming plant sale, weeding, moving mulch, and creating an art installation. Pictured below, Vicki West, Verger's COO, has a little fun while emptying a wheelbarrow, Tricia Walker and Madison Moses, who helped organize the event, pull stubborn weeds from the garden, while Jim Dunn, Verger's CEO, chips away at a large pile of mulch, and Taylor Jackson helps transplant vegetables and plants for the upcoming plant sale.
Following the morning of hard work, the team gathered over lunch to celebrate Verger's anniversary and reflect on shared experiences. One theme echoed throughout the lunch conversation - while Verger's team members may all have different reasons why they come to work every day, they all share the same enthusiasm for serving their non-profit clients as well as the amazing non-profit organizations serving the Winston-Salem community and beyond.
To learn more about Crossnore Communities for Children and to support their mission, visit their website here.