FSB...Six Decades of Partnership with the Community

Monday, April 30, 2012

by Laure Majors

Over six decades in business Frankfurt-Short-Bruza (FSB) has always been a firm that believes outstanding architecture and engineering is enhanced by good citizenship. FSB's culture is a reflection of that commitment to lasting design and giving back to the community.

Helping provide educational opportunities for young people, helping build homes for those who have no shelter, raising money to feed those that are hungry, and providing a place to worship for our armed forces men and women, these are but a few of the ways in which FSB helps our community.

If a company was ever described as a person with a "good heart" it would be FSB. FSB is dedicated to community involvement and has consistently supported monetarily many organizations in the locations their employees live and work. Stewardship and volunteerism have been key components of FSB's culture for many decades. In addition, to its community support through financial contributions FSB endorses a climate for its employees to give back to the community.

Two of the larger community initiatives the firm has been involved in include: to mark the firm's 65th anniversary, FSB donated 65 large trees to the Myriad Gardens Foundation that now line the lawn and performance pavilion of the Myriad Botanical Gardens. In addition, FSB is currently providing in-kind design services and is assisting with fundraising for a new chapel at Camp Gruber for our nation's fighting men and women. To further support our soldiers', employees at FSB adopted multiple military families in need through Operation Holiday Spirit, a program aimed at improving the holidays for many of the nation's armed forces personnel.

In 2010, FSB was selected for the Journal Record's Beacon Award which recognizes companies that "light the way" for other corporations through partnerships with non-profits. FSB Employees donated over 10,614 volunteer hours and over $1.3 million was donated in man-hours and contributions.

FSB from top to bottom actively improves the quality of life in our community and a large percentage of employees are active in many area non-profit organizations including:

  • Oklahoma City Public School Foundation
  • Whiz Kids
  • KIDS Place
  • Last Frontier Council of Boy Scouts of America
  • Sunbeam Family Services
  • American Heart Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Juvenile Diabetes Association
  • National Down Syndrome Society
  • Huntington's Society of Oklahoma
  • Prevent Blindness Oklahoma
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • City Rescue Mission
  • OKC Food Bank
  • The Christmas Connection
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Rebuilding Together Oklahoma
  • In to the Streets
  • Oklahoma City Art Museum
  • Oklahoma City Arts Council
  • Allied Arts
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Junior League of Oklahoma
  • Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City
  • Downtown OKC
  • Jazz in June
  • Oklahoma Humane Society

See how FSB is helping build a chapel at Camp Gruber.