Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation Donates $20,000 to Appleton-Area Charities
by Gordon Flesch Company, on 10/16/2018
APPLETON, WI, October 16, 2018 – The Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded $135,000 and 35 grants to charities throughout the Midwest, including $20,000 to six Appleton-area organizations. These grants will help these vital organization continue providing support and non-profit work for their communities. Organizations receiving grants in 2018 include:
Covey www.covey.org helps people with disabilities more fully engage with their community, and GFC’s donation this year will be applied to the Transitory Skills Program, which educates parents and individuals with special needs on how to transition from living at home to living on their own.
Community Closet https://communityclothescloset.org/ is a non-profit organization that provides new and used clothing to those in need in the Fox Valley area. GFC’s grant will help provide new backpacks, and school supplies to 55 children for this schoolyear.
Colton’s Cure http://www.coltonscure.org/ provides grants directly to families of children with cancer, and GFC’s gift will help deliver $250 grants to help defray gas, food, and lodging while children are in treatment.
CP Center https://www.wearecp.org/ is a non-profit delivering innovative therapy and services for residents with physical and developmental disabilities. The CP Center will be able to use GFC’s donation to upgrade technology and provide new learning software and adaptive technology hardware for its programs.
Housing Partnership https://housing-partnership.org/ Funding from GFC will go to the It Takes a Village permanent supportive housing program, serving chronically homeless individuals who have been without permanent shelter for 12 consecutive months.
Hope Cancer Connection http://hopecancerconnection.org/ is a clearinghouse for information, resources and programs benefiting the cancer survivor, co-survivor and anyone whose life is touched by cancer. Our donation will support the 12-week survivorship program, A Time to Heal.
Since its inception in 2002, the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation has donated nearly $1.9 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 was created so that GFC and its employees would have a vehicle to help channel the charitable and community-minded efforts into the communities which we serve,” Cheryl Halverson – President, of the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation. “We are proud to remain a vital and active member of the communities, and look forward to helping local non-profits and charitable organizations in all of our markets continue to grow and thrive. ”
“These charities are chosen by our own employees, so they are very near and dear to us and reflect the civic-minded spirit our founder, Gordon Flesch, hoped his company would embody,” said Jill James, Vice President of the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation. “We are consistently humbled and impressed by the tremendous work we see each organization continue to do each year and we look forward to see how each organization will use their grant to continue their great work.”
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.