CGIRB in the community

CGIRB participates in RTP Headquarters United Way Day of Action, 2012

On Thursday, June 21, 2012, Copernicus Group IRB joined other RTP companies in celebrating United Way’s 125th anniversary.  CGIRB employees wrote 50 letters to our military and donated 259 books to the Durham Literacy Council, and CGIRB matched these items with monetary donations to the NC Chapter of Operations HomeFront and the Durham Literacy Council.  Over $500 was split between these two organizations. For more information on the event, please see the United Way of the Greater Triangle’s press release

CGIRB employees write cards for our troops









CGIRB supported two teams in the Race for the Cure

CGIRB employees wore pink for the month of May and the CGIRB Community Connections team donated $1 dollar for every person who wore pink each day. The day before the Race, CGIRB held a Savor with Surviors lunch for employees’ family or friends affected by cancer. Over $1,000.00 was split between CGIRB’s two Race teams.

Race for the Cure Team Captains


Tamara Bowles, Assistant Dir., Human Resources Administration 

Catherine Ratledge (right), Principal IRB Administrator





CGIRB employees volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

Thirteen CGIRB employees and IRB members participated in renovating two historic Durham homes for families in need. Learn more about Durham Habitat for Humanity

CGIRB Habitat for Humanity Team


Semi-annual CGIRB RTP Trash Clean Up

CGIRB Semi-annual Trash Pick Up Day


In April, 20 CGIRB employees joined together to clean up the area of Triangle Drive, TW Alexander and NC Hwy 54 collecting 12 bags of trash and recyclables.







 Make A Wish Foundation of Eastern NC 5K




Six CGIRB employees participated in the March 2012 Make A Wish Foundation 5k, donating a total of $350.00. To learn more about the Make A Wish program, click here.


Ronald McDonald House of Durham

In January and February of 2012, CGIRB employees took part in four activities to support the Ronald McDonald House of Durham.

One CGIRB employee captained a team in a local Climbathon benefitting the Ronald McDonald House and other employees pitched in by making donations which helped the team raise $3,535.00. The team made 601 ascents equal to 14,424 vertical feet! 


CGIRB employees participated in a Hearts for Kids event created 114 handmade Valentine’s Day cards for hospitalized children and the Community Connections team donated $1 for each valentine.

CGIRB employees having fun making homemade Valentines for local hospitalized kids




CGIRB’s Walk for Lunch challenge raised $45.00 for Ronald McDonald House of Durham. A $1.00 contribution was made for each walker who participated.






 On National Go Red Day, CGIRB staff wore red to commermorate Women’s Hearth Health.  The Community Connections team donated $1 for each employee wearing red for a contribution of $70.00!  

70 employees wore red to support Women's Heart Health on National Go Red Day


“Helping Hands” food drive

CGIRB Food Drive

CGIRB collected 766 pounds of nonperishable food and $780.51 in donations for the Durham branch of the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina. The results of the Nov. 1-30 food drive are equal to 3,962 meals.


Salvation Army Angel Tree program

CGIRB Angel Tree

On Dec. 9, 2011 CGIRB donated gifts – including 10 bicycles – to 40 Durham, N.C., children in conjunction with the Salvation Army.