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Serving People Above and Beyond Its Mission
While Maximus’ work of “helping governments serve people” by running health and human services programs has a global reach, its philanthropic foundation’s approach owes much to the Reston location of its headquarters. “Reston is the model. What started here is being rolled out globally,” says Richard A. Montoni, Maximus chief executive officer.
Maximus’ local presence includes the operation of several government programs that serve Reston residents and help them lead healthy and productive lives through Medicaid enrollment and the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program.
As a critical private sector partner, Maximus has brought innovation, impact and the efficiency of scale to its partnerships with government to improve health, support children and improve workforce training. At the same time, Maximus understands the importance of investing in community-based nonprofit organizations, understanding the unique niche they fill in community.
Maximus and its employees have supported a wide-range of organizations who work locally to strengthen the safety net for homeless and at-risk families, or those with special needs. Herndon-Reston FISH, Jill’s House, FACETS, The Women’s Center, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, and the Kids on a Mission program of Touching Heart—all have benefited from the knowledge, passion and resources Maximus brings to transforming lives in the community in which it operates.
Employees have been involved in food drives and an annual Giving Tree for the benefit of Cornerstones. Maximus provided more than 100 employees as walkers for the American Heart Association Greater Washington Heart Walk. Tyler’s Kids Outreach also uses Maximus employee volunteers who work in partnership with the Washington Redskins Foundation to aid children with physical and developmental disabilities.
According to Montoni, “People make Maximus their firm of choice because of what we do. We restructured our foundation in 2006 to ‘elevate our game’ and increase employee engagement. The foundation is now a formalization of what was already a company