GS&F’s Got Heart

Posted by Liz Otto

My life in Nashville began exactly one year ago, and in the time since I’ve learned this—the people of Nashville are unapologetically authentic, they’re caring and connected, and they put others first and work in tandem to ensure the city remains a place where newcomers are welcomed with open arms.

The culture at GS&F shares a similar disposition. As a company, we strive to put heart in everything we do. From the work we produce to the teams we build, all 116 of us do our best to work together and, as a result, collaboration is at the core of who we are. And when it comes to giving back to the community that helped shape our 39-year history, employees are always encouraged to get involved.

When I moved to Nashville I knew I wanted to become more active, both at work and within the city. Because of this, joining the GS&F Community Committee felt like a natural move.

The Community Committee is comprised of a diverse group of employees who are committed to driving volunteer opportunities on behalf of the agency. Throughout the years we have been fortunate enough to work with dozens of local and national organizations, including Soles4Souls, Second Harvest Food Bank, Nashville CARES and the Nashville Rescue Mission.

Our efforts to improve the world around us are always ongoing. This year, our team has had the opportunity to partner with the Nashville Food Project to harvest vegetables, feed chickens and cultivate next season’s plots (all before our morning status meetings), as well as with United Way of Metro Nashville to collect school supplies for their ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign.

There are countless organizations in Nashville that rely on the support of volunteers. In the process of working with as many of them as I can, I look forward to seeing just how far we can take this committee, this company and this community.