Celebrating Orr Group’s 30th Anniversary through our Core Values
Reflecting on the past 30 years of growth and looking forward to the future.
A message from our Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Stephen K. Orr.
This year marks an incredible milestone for Orr Group. 30 years ago, I pivoted from my decades-long Wall Street career and embarked on a journey with my wife and partner, Carol, to transform the business of philanthropy. Since its beginnings in 1991, Orr Group has grown exponentially, becoming a leader in the nonprofit sector and trusted partner to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations nationwide. As I reflect on Orr Group’s evolution over the past three decades, I credit our achievements and progress to our core values which have supported our vision, shaped our culture and inspired our team to drive forward our mission to improve the world we live in.
Orr Group is in the business of philanthropy. We create collaborative, embedded and lasting partnerships with our nonprofit partners, and work hard to ensure their success. We invest in our team – our strongest asset – to help them develop and thrive both professionally and personally. Our unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity makes us a trusted, valuable resource to the organizations we serve. We take a personalized and innovative approach to our work, allowing us to remain nimble and creative to meet the unique needs of each nonprofit client. We value open, honest and frequent communication and honor our word to each other and to our partners. Teamwork and accountability are at the forefront of how we work collaboratively to provide our partners with only the best service and solutions. The firm was built from an entrepreneurial spirit, and our team members keep that same spirit alive today as we remain flexible and adaptable in the face of every challenge or opportunity that comes our way. The tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion are woven into every facet of Orr Group – in the way we celebrate our differences, affirm our similarities, and treat each teammate and partner with dignity and respect.
Our core values have been critical to our success over the past 30 years, and they will continue to guide us as we grow, learn, and evolve over the next 30 years. In celebration of this milestone, myself, Carol, and the firm’s senior leadership have taken time to reflect on these core values and their influence and impact that will be shared through a video series. Our hope is that our 30th Anniversary Cor(r)e Values campaign will allow you to get to know our people, their lived experience of these core values, and their vision for the future of the firm.
In our first video installment (seen above), Carol and I reflect on our core value of “Partnership”. We look forward to sharing these reflections with you.