Those groups included the American Cancer Society, Feeding America, Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County, The Salvation Army, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, and Mental Health America. Based on employees’ direction, the American Cancer Society received the largest allocation of more than $94,000.
“The American Cancer Society represents hope. It fights every kind of cancer in every community, every day,” said cancer survivor Ian Lock, who spoke at the Acuity Town Hall. “Hope also starts with companies like Acuity who create a forum like this that make fighting cancer a priority.”
The other groups received donations ranging from over $22,000 to more than $88,000. “Thank you personally to everyone at Acuity for assisting us and helping us touch lives,” said Lt. Daryl Mangeri, Corps Officer/Pastor of the Salvation Army of Greater Sheboygan County.
The special $350,000 contribution adds to Acuity's ongoing support to the community throughout the year. Guided by the Acuity Charitable Foundation, Acuity contributed $3 million in 2015 to worthy organizations. According to benchmarking organization Ward Group, Acuity donates 300 percent of what other corporations of its size give to charity.
“Although we support charitable organizations throughout the year, as Christmas approaches and the year winds down, Acuity recognizes the special urgency of helping those in need. That’s why, for the past several years, we have made a special year-end donation, guided by our staff,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO.
Acuity's community support throughout the year also includes in-kind donations and use of the company’s corporate headquarters for charitable events. In addition, Acuity employees contribute to charitable causes each year though donations of time, money, and much-needed supplies.
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