Heroic Purpose

Giving Back

Our Clients. Our Heroes.

At Zander Sterling, we encourage our employees to champion a heroic purpose: a reason for serving others that extends well beyond our financial results.

For each employee, it’s something personal. Something special. It’s the why behind what they do.

Collectively our heroic purposes benefit our people and communities, strengthen our sustainability, support our DE&I efforts and keep us grounded.

Thanks to our clients, we’re able to achieve our heroic purposes through the time, talent and financial resources we donate to carefully selected organizations.

Which is why our clients are really . . . our heroes.

Some of the organizations & activities we have supported:


The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing animal cruelty.

Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASA) volunteers advocate on behalf of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Their best-interest advocacy helps ensure that children are safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.

Childhelp is a US non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Founded in 1959 as International Orphans, Inc. by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp is one of the largest non-profit child abuse prevention and treatment organizations in the nation.


Founded in 2000 by a high school teacher, DonorsChoose is a United States-based nonprofit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects. The organization has been given Charity Navigator’s highest rating every year since 2005.


Firefly Children and Family Alliance is a nonprofit built on the belief that giving kids and adults the chance to succeed creates stronger communities. They help those in need overcome hardship and unhealthy behaviors.

Girls Soccer Sponsorship

The costs associated with a local high school girls’ soccer team were offset through a sponsorship by Zander Sterling to allow girls from all economic backgrounds to participate equally.

The Humane Society

The Humane Society of the United States is a nonprofit organization founded by journalist Fred Myers and Helen Jones, Larry Andrews, and Marcia Glaser in 1954, to address what they saw as animal-related cruelties of national scope, and to resolve animal welfare problems by applying strategies beyond the resources or abilities of local organizations.

Mara Elephant Project

The Mara Elephant Project’s mission is to protect elephants and their habitats across the Greater Mara Ecosystem in Kenya, Africa with the goal of creating a stable and healthy elephant population co-existing peacefully with people.

Riley Hospital for Children

The Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is a children’s hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. It is named for James Whitcomb Riley, a writer and poet who lived in Indianapolis

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent American nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

Smile Train

Founded in 1999, Smile Train is a highly-rated, nonprofit organization and charity that provides the training, funding, and resources that empower local doctors in 70+ countries to provide corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates.

St. Jude Children’s Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a pediatric treatment and research facility located in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded by entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962, it is a nonprofit medical corporation which focuses on children’s catastrophic diseases, particularly leukemia and other cancers.

Student Lunch Debt Relief

Countless American families are burdened with student lunch debt and without the financial means to pay it off. Zander Sterling provided funds to relieve families from a local high school from this burden.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks.


UNICEF, originally called the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in full, now officially United Nations Children’s Fund, is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.