To show their appreciation for all that is done for the employees at Paradigm Design, each year the staff purchases holiday gifts for the partners of the firm. For years these gifts ranged from desk accessories, to evenings of fine dining and entertainment, to gift cards reflective of the partners’ individual interests.
In 2003, the coordinator of the holiday plans decided to take the gift giving in a different direction by making donations to local charities in the four partners’ names. The response of the partnership was so overwhelmingly positive that the decision was made to continue making charitable donations in lieu of gifts. Over the last few years, Mel Trotter, In the Image, Wedgwood Christian Services, The Salvation Army, and Toys for Tots have been the recipients of the staff contributions.