Community Involvement

At Civic, we believe education and health to be driving forces behind our clients’ success, the success of our firm, and that of the broader community. We are privileged to volunteer our time and resources, and to sponsor a robust employee gift-matching program to support these causes dynamically.

We are deeply involved in giving back to the educational institutions that guided us. Civic does pro bono work for teachers and gives annually to our alma maters to propel the next generation of entrepreneurs. We also sponsor internship programs for students to begin to learn about the professional world, and to get a head start shaping their financial planning knowledge.

Our firm is intrinsically health-conscious: our partners are collegiate athletes, marathoners, and CrossFit competitors. Our team is passionate about the outdoors and our environment. We have given back as individuals and as a firm through running races, competing in charitable athletic events, cleaning our local nature reserves, and contributing to youth fitness and character building causes.

Two charities we are especially proud to support are the SquashBusters Organization and Alex’s Lemonade Stand. SquashBusters is an after school youth enrichment program that combines the sport of squash with academic mentoring and ongoing, post-secondary support. CEO Scott DeSantis began volunteering for SquashBusters in 2009, and Civic continues to compete and donate annually. Alex’s Lemonade Stand raises money for and awareness of childhood cancer research. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 years old. Civic Financial participates in events for Alex’s Lemonade Stand such as the annual Boston Corporate Cup and the annual Roots and Wings 5k in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

To highlight our employee-matching program, this year we want to mention an organization that one of our Civic team members cares deeply about: Rofeh International. Rofeh is a lifeline for patients and their families who come to Boston for medical treatment. They provide medical referral help, transportation, accommodations, food, and babysitting to help ensure families have all they need during their stay in Boston. We are proud to foster a team and a culture that cares about giving back to the communities we serve.

Select photos below from various individual and team community endeavors! 

Team day 2022
The Civic team getting together in Rhode Island for brainstorming, outdoor games, and pizza
Girls run 2022
Connor volunteering at the annual Girls on the Run 5k event whose mission is to inspire joy, confidence, and healthy habits in young girls through running
Squash busters 2022
Scott and his 2022 championship squashbusters derby team. The event raised nearly 1.5 million dollars for the squashbusters organization
Running photo
Grant with his pickleball team at the Kingsbury Club fundraiser for Tenacity
Running photo
SCOTT RUNNING THE 5K AT NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL’S ANNUAL MEETING TO SUPPORT CHILDHOOD CANCER
Community engagement photo
CONNOR COACHES THE LS YOUTH LACROSSE TOURNAMENT
Community engagement photo
CIVIC FINANCIAL VOLUNTEERING WITH THE COMMUNITY SERVINGS GROUP IN JAMAICA PLAIN
Running photo
CONNOR RAN THE BOSTON MARATHON AND RAISED MONEY IN SUPPORT OF THE HOLE IN THE WALL GANG CAMP
Community engagement photo
Scott and Connor Participating in the Corporate Cup to Raise Money for Children’s Hospital
Running photo
Civic Financial spending a fun afternoon volunteering at the Greater Boston Food bank
Community engagement photo
Scott and his 2019 Squashbusters Derby Team