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Perficient Gives Back to Hometown Community of St. Louis

December Difference (1)

The people of Perficient are big believers in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. As the headquarters of a global company based in St. Louis, there is an opportunity to invest in the surrounding community that Perficient takes seriously. 

Tanya Stewart

Tanya Stewart, talent acquisition manager, chose to make a difference for many people!

From partnering with top organizations and sponsoring special events to be the people actually picking up the trash along the highway, our leadership and colleagues embrace the chance to give back at all levels. We even have a local employee-led Giving Back Committee (as many of our offices do). 

That must be one reason our St. Louis colleagues rank us as an award-winning employer time and time (and time) again. 

READ MORE: Perficient Crosses $100,000 Milestone with Make-A-Wish Foundation Contributions

Most recently, Perficient sponsored the STL 50/50, a giving program powered by Givable that supports charities in the St. Louis region by creating ways for people to give locally and sustainably, creating a safe and easy way for charities to raise money.

Each month, a raffle will benefit a different St. Louis area charity:

Only halfway through the program, we’re excited to share we’ve helped raise tens of thousands of dollars and made hundreds of thousands of people in St. Louis more aware of the incredible work of these local charities! 

READ MORE: Perficient Proud to Sponsor 2019 “Light Up Glennon” Event to Spread Holiday Cheer

Making a December Difference in St. Louis

With the special chance to empower our colleagues to pay it forward and spread some much-needed joy in 2020, we launched “Make a December Difference” to create single acts of giving and gratitude within the communities in which we live and work. Not only did professional athletes rally behind our global campaign of kindness, we saw colleagues come together to support local St. Louis organizations.

Myron Sheets United Services For Children

Myron Sheets, director, gave to the United Services for Children.

Sandy Crutchley, senior accountant, chose to continue a St. Louis office tradition by contributing meals to all three St. Louis Ronald McDonald House Charities. “Myself, along with Leo Speno, senior accounting analyst, and Pam Zhu, senior accountant, combined our Make a December Difference funds to purchase meals from Del Pietro’s, Hacienda, and Billy G’s to provide dinner to all three local St. Louis Ronald McDonald houses one night!” 

Other colleagues Natalie Dresner, marketing coordinator, partnered with Sweet Celebrations STL to give gifts to a child currently living in a local homeless shelter, and Ann Higby, marketing manager, celebrated the twentieth anniversary of Lift for Life Academy to “Make a December Difference.”

SEE MORE: Making a Global Impact at the Local Level With Our “Make a December Difference” Campaign

Ready to Be Together Again

Sustainability Perficient HighwayWhile COVID-19 changed the way our colleagues interact, it did not stop us. That said, with fun St. Louis events like these not far away, our team is excitedly looking forward to the times when we can come together again. Here are a couple of St. Louis events we’re ready for.

Beginning in 2018, our Giving Back Committee joined the Missouri Adopt-A-Highway volunteer program and adopted a section of the highway near the offices for litter cleanup. Adopt-A-Highway is a volunteer program where groups, clubs, businesses, families, and individuals adopt sections of state-maintained roadsides (half-mile minimum length in both directions of the roadway) for litter cleanup, beautification, mowing, or native plantings. Team members volunteer to get together at the site for a quick clean-ups after work. This tradition continued until we implemented remote work in 2020 and we look forward to continuing it soon! 


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In 2019, our team was excited to watch Perficient take flight in the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, a famous St. Louis tradition. 



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Would you go in a hot-air balloon? Or do you have an idea for a St. Louis-centric way we can give back? Let us know in the comments below or tweet at us @PerficientLife.


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Marisa Lather, Marketing Manager

Marisa Lather is the Employment Branding Marketing Manager at Perficient and is proudly dedicated to developing the Perficient culture. Known as @MarketerMarisa, she is a data-driven design thinker who specializes in creating aesthetic brand experiences that delight. With an inbound marketing specialization in multimedia content creation and engagement, she develops and executes omnichannel campaigns, blending online and offline worlds to create data-informed content and affinity-building experiences for brands. She is actively engaged in the national marketing community, blogs about modern business, personal development, marketing, and more at, and speaks at conferences around the country. Connect with Marisa on LinkedIn and follow @MarketerMarisa on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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