Gilbane Building Company Supports Pediatric Cancer

Written by Karen Murphy, Director of Sponsorships and Partnerships

With the month of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Gilbane Building Company decided to go one step further than spread awareness… by taking action. During the month of September Gilbane held its annual charity golf tournament and chose the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) as one of the event beneficiaries.  Our ISF staff were incredibly surprised when Evan Synstad from Gilbane Building Company popped into our weekly staff meeting to present us with a check for $20,000! That incredible action benefits building a global rare pediatric cancer program right here in our backyard at Atrium Health Levine Children’s!

“At Gilbane Building Company, building communities is really what it’s all about and we are proud to support the Isabella Santos Foundation’s mission to cure pediatric cancer!”  -Evan Synstad, Gilbane Building Company

Each year, Gilbane Building Company selects charities in Raleigh and Charlotte to benefit from the proceeds. As a company, they have a history of giving back to the communities in which they live and work and that align with their Building More than Buildings and Gilbane Cares philosophies, as well as their core values: Integrity, Tough Mindedness, Teamwork, Dedication to Excellence, Loyalty, Discipline, Caring, and Entrepreneurship. Passion for community service permeates all aspects of work at Gilbane, and they consider it a pleasure to be community leaders encouraging others with their example to make a commitment to the greater good.

Does this type of model fit with your company’s core values? Hosting an event to benefit charity allows the company and employees an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of community members in which they and their customers live. If your business is interested in partnering with ISF, please reach out to Karen Murphy at

Thank you, Gilbane for building your community up around you! We are so very grateful for your support.