Making Social Impact Happen
Intelligent Waves was founded on the belief and passion for serving our country. That belief is ingrained in who we are and is evident in our social impact programs supporting our nation’s veterans and our local communities. Through our partners, funding, volunteers, and campaigns, we address the barriers faced by transitioning veterans and the wellness of families in need within our community.
Inspired by Jared Shepard, its founder, and Chairman of the Board, Intelligent Waves’ proactive corporate social responsibility initiatives are behind this Northern-Virginia based company’s meteoric success. Making a difference and achieving a higher impact are evident every day to his employees, customers, and partners.
As a US Army veteran, Jared Shepard understands the barriers veterans face when transitioning out of the military. This challenge inspired him to found Warriors Ethos in 2013. Intelligent Waves is invested in supporting veterans’ transition to civilian careers. This year alone, Warriors Ethos raised over $185,000 and contributed over 120 hours of community services by its employees. Unlike most companies that support their non-profits by writing checks, Intelligent Waves employees actively and personally follow through by mentoring and guiding individual veterans to ensure their successful transition back to the workforce in Northern Virginia. They are inspired to do so by Jared’s tenets of giving back.
Intelligent Waves further invests in empowering disadvantaged youth to excel through STEM—the program’s pilot launched in February 2020. Twelve scouts from the Chantilly Boy Scouts were invited to the IW headquarters to experience an interactive networking and drone technology workshop. IW continued its commitment to making an impact on improving principles of leadership amongst youth by sponsoring 324 youth players at the Old Mill Youth Association, promoting citizenship and positive self-esteem through sports programs.
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