Based on employees’ direction, the Conquer Cancer Foundation received the largest allocation of nearly $115,000. The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) was founded by the foremost cancer doctors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and works to seek dramatic advances in the prevention, treatment, and cure of all types of cancer.
“Our mission is conquering cancer by funding breakthrough research and sharing cutting-edge knowledge. The moment we live for is being able to help children and adults in the communities where we all live and work,” said Gina Grantham, Grants Administrator. “The work that we do every day is not possible without the support of donors like Acuity.”
The other five groups each received donations ranging from nearly $60,000 to over $99,000. Acuity’s special $500,000 contribution adds to the company’s ongoing support to the community throughout the year. Guided by the Acuity Charitable Foundation, Acuity contributed nearly $1.8 million in 2016 to worthy organizations. According to benchmarking organization Ward Group, Acuity donates 300 percent of what other corporations its size give to charity.
“We have a strong commitment to supporting charitable organizations and helping the communities where we work, live, and do business,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO. “We also know that organizations face a particular budget crunch at the end of each year, which is why we have made a special year-end donation for the past several years.”
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 through donations of time, money, and much-needed supplies.
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