Community Involvement

Our team is active in our community through our involvement in charities such as SquashBusters, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Sudbury Public Library, the Boston Food Bank, and Alex's Lemonade Stand.

Scott DeSantis, CEO, translates his love for squash to help out his community as a steadfast SquashBusters supporter and volunteer. SquashBusters is a sport-based after-school youth enrichment program that combines the sport of squash with academic mentoring. Scott first began volunteering for SquashBusters in 2009, and since then has found passion in helping teach his favorite sport to inner-city students. Through SquashBusters, he has been able to help students recognize and fulfill their fullest potential in life.

We at Civic Financial are active donors to the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as the Sudbury Public Library. We strongly believe in making it easy for people to learn and believe art and good literature enables learning through expression and discovery. The DeSantis young adult room can be found at the Sudbury Public Library, which creates an opportunity for middle and high school students who are eager to expand their learning.

Beyond fundraising support, we love contributing our time and energy to the causes in which we believe. The Boston Food Bank is one such worthy cause; spending time there as a team allows us to give back directly to the community in which we live, and to strengthen our conviction in our firm’s power to be a catalyst for good.

Our team also consistently volunteers for events for Alex's Lemonade Stand, a foundation to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 years old. Alex's Lemonade Stand is partnered with Northwestern Mutual and has raised over 5 million dollars toward the cause since its start. Civic Financial itself has raised money and awareness through our participation in events such as the 2017 Boston Corporate Cup and the annual Roots and Wings 5K in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We and the Northwestern Mutual team are committed to continuing to contribute our greatest efforts to the cause.

Group photo
Scott and his 2019 Squashbusters Derby Team
Group photo of squash team
Scott and his mother cheering on all the Squash lovers and their teams!
Running photo
Scott running the 5k at Northwestern Mutual’s annual meeting to support childhood cancer
Greater Boston Food Bank photo
Civic Financial spending a fun afternoon volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank
Community engagement photo
Connor coaches the LS youth lacrosse tournament