The Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded $135,000 to 32 organizations in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois in 2019. This includes $23,000 for 5 Indianapolis organizations so that they can continue providing support and non-profit work for their communities. Organizations receiving grants in 2019 include:
The Hoosier Burn Camp helps severe burn survivors in Indiana ages 8 to 18 attend summer camp. GFC funds will be used to help cover costs of campers.
Happy Hollow offers a camp experience to children who need it most, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Our donation was able to provide the ability to 5 additional under privileged children to attend the week long camp and lower the number of children on the waitlist.
Gleaners supplies items to hunger relief agencies and schools throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana. GFC’s donation will provide 600 BackSacks to children in need, offering healthy options for meals and snacks over the weekend.
Wheeler Mission is the oldest and largest continuously operating homeless services provider in the state of Indiana. GFC’s donation will help purchase much needed technology and equipment for an Education Center at the Center for Women & Children in Indianapolis.
Flight1 builds confidence in children affected by serious health challenges through the joy of flight in one-on-one time with a flight instructor. Our donation will help Flight1 reach its program goal of providing flights for 100 children in 2019.
Since its inception in 2002, the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation has donated nearly $2 million to various philanthropic organizations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Each year, the foundation donates to the communities within GFC’s territories, staying true to founder Gordon Flesch’s mission to support the communities where GFC’s employees and customers live and work.
Unlike most corporate giving programs, the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation is managed entirely by company associates. Each year associates nominate organizations close to their hearts and close to their communities. The Foundation’s board of directors reviews nominations and selects award recipients.
“The Gordon Flesch Company Foundation is just one of the ways GFC strives to engage in and support the communities in which we live and work,” says Cheryl Halverson, President, of the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation. “Through the Foundation’s work, we want to make sure GFC employees have the opportunity to engage with our fellow citizens, which is why it is important to us that the charitable giving is driven by our Associates and not through a third party or other intermediary.”
“Investing in our communities is one of the most important ways we can generate economic opportunity and support upward mobility for all people,” says Jeff Peters, Vice President of the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation. “We are excited and humbled to be able to help all of these great organizations and will be happy to see how each one of them uses their grant to continue all of the great work they perform for our communities.”
About The Gordon Flesch Company
The Gordon Flesch Company is one of the largest independent providers of office technology solutions in the nation. Family-owned since 1956, the Gordon Flesch Company employs more than 600 people throughout 23 offices in the Midwest, with their corporate office in Madison, Wisconsin. They deliver unique business process expertise to solve challenging problems and achieve organizational goals. This includes integrating industry-leading software and hardware to build custom solutions that are supported by technical expertise, customer service and flexible, in-house financial services.