Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation Donates $23,200 to Indiana Charities
by Gordon Flesch Company, on 11/16/2022
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded over $155,000 to 38 Midwestern charities. These donations included $23,200 to seven Indiana organizations providing key community services.
Since its inception in 2002, the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation has donated more than $2.2 million to various philanthropic organizations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio and South Dakota. 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.
The foundation also engages in targeted giving for emergency disaster relief. This included donations to help the Southeastern U.S. recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ian.
Organizations in Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Bloomington and Columbus, Indiana receiving grants in 2022:
- Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (crohnscolitisfoundation.org) propels research in finding cures and raising awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Lotus Education & Arts Foundation (lotusfest.org) connects the community to artists from around the world and brings joy to generations of children and families throughout South Central Indiana.
- Pets Alive (petsaliveindiana.org) provides affordable, high-quality spay/neuter service to residents, rescues and shelters across Indiana.
- The Cooper House (thecooperhouseindiana.com) fosters hope for families by providing support and encouragement in their time of crisis.
- The WILL Center (thewillcenter.org) is run by and for people with disabilities and provides individual advocacy, systems advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, assistive technology information, ADA information, peer counseling and transition services.
- Turning Point (turningpointdv.org) works toward the prevention and elimination of domestic and dating violence.
- Wabash Center (wabashcenter.com) optimizes the quality of life for those with disabilities or special needs.
The Gordon Flesch Company (GFC) has long engaged in charitable giving and philanthropy whenever possible. But following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Gordon Flesch’s personal spirit of generosity became something more formal and enduring. The company decided to forego its annual employee recognition dinners and use those funds to help the families of first responders from the New York City police and fire departments. This effort, led by Gordon’s sons, marked the beginning of what would become the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation.
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.
“It is an honor to assist these local non-profit organizations in making an even larger impact,” says Cheryl Halverson, President of the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation. “We are humbled to support this year’s grant recipients and look forward to continuing our work in these great communities.”
If you’re interested in learning more about the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation, or to apply for the next round of grants, visit our website or download our brochure.
About 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 650 people throughout 32 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. Follow us on Twitter at @GordonFlesch.