“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”
– Albert Einstein

Philanthropy

MZI’s tradition is deeply rooted in Chicago; commitment to the community and the people in it-employees and customers alike. From well-known organizations to our neighborhood little league teams, we support community projects that affect us on a personal level. Our promise to the community extends to our employment and sourcing practices where we take every possible opportunity to work with other minority-owned businesses and Veteran-owned vendors.

The MZI family is actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Helmets to Hardhats. We take advantage of several volunteering opportunities each year: golf outings, galas, community service projects and more.

There is no magic number when it comes to giving back to the community - it’s not just about writing a check. MZI aims to reflect its core values and beliefs within the community and show support where it is needed most - right here at home.

MZI Group is proud to support the following organizations:

Wounded Warriors

 

The mission of Wounded Warriors is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

 

For over 40 years, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has been a global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D) through both research funding and advocacy. JDRF is committed to improving the lives of every person with T1D and to curing this disease while focusing on three specific research areas: cure, treatment, and prevention.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

 

Established in 1955, the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
 There are 70 chapters and branch offices across the country that offer support to those living with the disease and helps raise funds to cure it once and for all.

Helmets to Hardhats

 

Helmets to Hardhats is a national, federally-funded program that exists to connect National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the building and construction industry. The program is designed to ease the difficult transition back into civilian life for military families, providing lucrative career opportunities and economic security to those who have earned the promise of a nation for their years of dedicated service.

Prader-Willi Research

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research was established in 2003 by a small group of parents who saw the need to foster research that would help their children with Prader-Willi syndrome lead more healthy and fulfilling lives. Today, FPWR is composed of hundreds of parents, family members, researchers, and others who are interested in addressing the many issues related to PWS, including childhood obesity, developmental delay, psychiatric disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.

The mission of FPWR is to eliminate the challenges of Prader-Willi syndrome as well as Schaaf Yang through the advancement of research. High-quality research will lead to more effective treatments and an eventual cure for this disorder. By working together, we intend to free our loved ones from the burdens of PWS/SYS, allowing them to lead full and independent lives.