Giving is in our nature. Helping is what makes it worthwhile.


Here at Backe, we believe in working hard, building quality into everything we do, and enjoying each other’s company along the way. One of the many things that unites us is our shared commitment to giving back to our community.

Every year, we devote significant time and energy to pro-bono work supporting nonprofits like the Gesu School, which has become a national model for inner-city education in the middle of one of the most marginalized neighborhoods of Philadelphia; Amazing Surf Adventures, which helps military men and women heal from emotional, physical, or mental trauma through the power and peace of surfing; and Tree House Books – whose vision is that every child in Philadelphia has access to books, and every opportunity to pursue their dreams. We also contribute financially to these and other organizations through The Backe Foundation.

Here are some snapshots of life at Backe. It’s as fun as it looks.