Outstanding Business in Philanthropy Greensboro
Nominated by Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center and Youth Focus, Inc.
Bob Page, founder of Replacements, Ltd., has long been a fierce champion for the LGBTQ Community. At Replacements, he fostered innovative workplace policies, many of which are now seen as standard practices. For example, Replacements was the first employer in North Carolina to offer opposite- and same-sex domestic partner benefits and was among the first employers in the state to adopt a non-discrimination policy inclusive of both sexual orientation and gender identity.
The business is known for its culture of philanthropy and has provided significant corporate contributions that advance equity and well-being in North Carolina and around the nation. Organizations and causes the business has supported locally include Youth Focus and its Act Together crisis shelter (which gives housing and support to youth 11-17), Guilford Green Foundation (which has granted more than $800,000 locally and opened Greensboro’s first LGBTQ center), Higher Ground (a retreat and resource center for persons affected by HIV/AIDS), and many more.
Statewide, the company has contributed to Equality NC and ACLU-NC, and nationally, Bob and Replacements have made significant contributions to the Human Rights Campaign, the Victory Fund, PFLAG, and GLSEN.
The company’s dedication to equality and support for local organizations that directly improve the lives of vulnerable populations is among the countless examples of the commitment Replacements, Ltd. has shown to making Greensboro and Guilford County a better place to live for all residents.