GPD Group Announces Launch of its Non-Profit “The GPD Group Employees’ Foundation”

October 20, 2014

(Akron, OH – October 20, 2014) GPD Group is excited to announce the launch of our non-profit private foundation, the “GPD Group Employees’ Foundation.” As a company, we have supported many local charities and have been very active with community projects. We are excited to take that to the next level and have an even greater impact in the communities we live and serve.

The purpose of this foundation will be to support, promote and extend financial aid through grants to qualified organizations. This children-focused foundation will initially disperse grants to Northeast and Central Ohio and Central Indiana. Our vision of the foundation is “to make a difference in the lives of children.” Our mission is “to encourage the enrichment of the public education experience for K-12 students and to support children with medical and special needs.”

Applications will be available from October 20th, 2014 to January 30th, 2015. Grants will be awarded in March 2015.

“We have a long tradition of helping our communities and doing what is right. The creation of the foundation allows us to expand our efforts, resulting in a positive, lasting impact on many communities. By having a focus on children, we can all contribute to a brighter future for the next generation,” said Darrin Kotecki, PE, President of GPD Group.

For additional information about the GPD Group Employees’ Foundation, our grant applications or fundraisers, check out our website at or call 1-800-955-4730.

GPD Group is an employee-owned, full-service A&E firm with nearly 550 design professionals. They are headquartered in Akron with offices in Chardon, Cleveland, Columbus, Marion, Youngstown, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Louisville, Phoenix and Seattle.