Beginning in 2011, in lieu of giving gifts to one another at Christmas, the White Stone office of Davenport & Company LLC elected to make, on an annual basis, a donation to a local non-profit or charity. Individual employees donate an amount they might otherwise have spent on a colleague, and these donations are then pooled and given to a non-profit or charity that is voted on by the office.
In the office’s first year of giving, the initial recipient was the Northern Neck Food Bank. This year’s recipient is the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.
Currently, the White Stone office of Davenport & Company LLC is comprised of ten employees – six who live on the Middle Peninsula and four who live on the Northern Neck. The non-profit or charity chosen will alternate between the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck from year to year.