Connecting Culture with a Good Cause

June 25, 2019 - 2:37 pm

At ADG Creative, a strategic communications agency located in Columbia, MD, we believe that the mission matters, not just in our work but also in our corporate culture. As a subsidiary of the Military, Intelligence & Operations Support (MIOS) Strategic Business Unit of the Chenega Corporation, ADG supports the warfighter in our everyday work – but we’re also committed to going beyond our 9am-5pm roles to help those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.



Most recently, a group of Creatives volunteered their time on the weekend to participate in the 24th Annual Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET) 5K/10K Race and Walk in downtown Baltimore. All proceeds benefited MCVET, whose mission is to provide homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services that will enable them to rejoin their communities as productive citizens. In addition to ADG’s show of support, our parent company, Chenega MIOS, matched our donation to the cause.

Cookie Connect

The race wasn’t the first time ADG showed our support for MCVET – and it certainly won’t be our last. We began working with the organization as a part of a holiday charity initiative called Gumbo & Mistletoe. Each day for a week in December, ADG worked with different organizations to support the veteran community. One of those organizations was MCVET. As a part of our “Cookie Connect” initiative, ADGers and community members alike donated cookies – homemade, pre-made, or store-bought – that were sent to the veterans being served by MCVET.


Letter Rip

Also as a part of our Gumbo & Mistletoe events, ADG invited our staff and members of the community to craft holiday cards to be sent to troops overseas. From fun-filled designs to heartwarming messages, the goal of our “Letter Rip” event was to remind those who were away from their families during the holiday season that they are loved, appreciated, and that their sacrifices don’t go unnoticed.


ADG’s support for our troops doesn’t stop there. Throughout the year, we gather at lunch or after work hours to write letters, fill bags with treats, and find other ways to let our troops know that they have our full support back home. In fact, when we ask our employees for feedback on the company, we regularly hear that our commitment to the mission – both in and outside of the office – is a reason they’re proud to work for ADG.