Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation Donates $25,500 to Madison-Area Charities
by Gordon Flesch Company, on 10/15/2018
MADISON, WI October 15, 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 $25,500 to seven Madison-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:
Sheltering Animals from Abuse http://www.saavprogram.org/ believes animals are vital members of a family and helps shelter them in times of crisis. The GFC Foundaton's gift will provide emergency funds for pets in need.
Hollandale First Responders http://hollandalewi.com/village-government/first-responders/ will use GFC's donation to purchase new handheld radios so that they can communicate with other narrow band radios being deployed in Iowa County.
Reach Dane - Dane County Parent Council Inc. https://www.dcpcinc.org/ provides 253,738 nutritious meals and snacks and high-quality early childhood services to Dane County children in need. This year, GFC's gift will help purchase tablets and other technology for preschool classrooms.
Madison Children's Museum http://madisonchildrensmuseum.org/ is a museum for children in Madison, Wisconsin, that contains exhibits on the arts, sciences, history, culture, health, and civic engagement. Funding will provide 50 families with a full year of unlimited visits.
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program http://www.swcap.org/ provides educational programs and financial assistance to low-income families. All funds will go directly to food purchases.
Iowa County Cancer Coalition www.iowacountycancercoalition.org/ is a non-profit organization offering financial assistance to cancer patients who are residents of Iowa County, Wisconsin. These funds will help cancer patients with financial hardships.
Just Bakery https://emum.org/what-we-do/justbakery/ is a 16-week educational and vocational training program for up to 60 people interested in the culinary arts each year. GFC's donation will purchase books and curriculum for one class and pay fees for student certification.
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 engage with and support the communities we serve,” says Cheryl Halverson, President, of the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation. “We are proud of the work our people have done and will strive to ensure we remain a vital and active part of our communities. We 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.