Investment firm Davenport & Company LLC returns as a Founder Level Sponsor again this year. The firm has been involved with the Kirkwood 5k and BackPack Beginnings since 2010. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, with a branch office in Greensboro, Davenport & Company LLC is a full-service firm that offers a wide range of investment services, including stocks and bond brokerage, investment management, research, financial planning, insurance, public finance and corporate finance services.
Investment Executive Cecelia Anderson shared that for Davenport & Company LLC “supporting BackPack Beginnings is an easy decision. There are hungry and displaced children in our community who need our help. BackPack Beginnings has created a platform where all of us can help. When we read the statistics about the number of children in our city who, without this program, would be faced with a weekend of little or no food, we want to reach out and help. We have watched Parker build BackPack Beginnings from scratch and we are impressed by her achievements within the program and the way the community has embraced it.” As far as race day, she added that whether running, walking or cheering, the firm always has a great turnout because they are all excited and happy to support BackPack Beginnings cause.
Just as BackPack Beginnings works to better the community, so too does Davenport & Company LLC. Anderson shared that the firm seeks to enhance the well-being of their clients and communities through their commitment to stewardship. “Just as we’ve managed money for individuals and institutions for generations, we’ve also strived to be an intimate part of, and constantly give back to, the communities that sustain us.” In doing so, company formed Davenport Shares to enhance the philanthropic efforts of their associates. Their mission is to make positive contributions to our communities through volunteer efforts of our employees and their families. Thus the pairing of Davenport & Company LLC and the Kirkwood 5K is obviously a great match- two community minded groups working together for the greater good!