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Holmes Murphy Foundation Contributes $100K in Collective Impact to Local Nonprofits

Community 27 Oct, 2022 1 Comments Follow News

Holmes Murphy Foundation Contributes $100K in Collective Impact to Local Nonprofits

27 charitable organizations across the nation to receive funds as part of Community Footprints Program

Holmes Murphy is excited to announce its $100,000 in philanthropic contributions to 27 different non-profit organizations through the Holmes Murphy Foundation Community Footprints Program.

“Giving back to the communities where we live, work, and play has been a staple of the Holmes Murphy way dating back to our founders, Max Holmes and Ray Murphy,” said Dan Keough, Holmes Murphy Chairman & CEO. “Knowing that we’ve been able to continue this tradition into our 90th year, I’m positive Max and Ray would be incredibly proud. They always believed we all play a vital role in caring for those around us, and I know all of us at Holmes Murphy are honored to keep this tradition alive.”

The Holmes Murphy Foundation Community Footprints Program allows employees to select 501(c)(3) or non-profit organizations in their specific geographical locations that align with the Holmes Murphy Foundation giving pillars of Safety, Health, and Wellbeing; Youth Opportunities; Arts & Culture; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

This year’s recipients are as follows:

• Bigfork:

o Child Bridge Montana

• Cedar Rapids:

o Gems of Hope

o University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Foundation

• Dallas:

o Dallas Zoo

o New Friends New Life

o Winning the Fight

• Davenport:

o Family Resources, Inc.

• Denver:

o Food Bank of the Rockies

o Project C.U.R.E.

o Second Wind Fund, Inc.

• Grand Cayman:

o Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of The Cayman Islands

• Kansas City:

o CASA of Johnson County 7 Wyandotte Counties

o Eric’s Camp

o The Children’s Place

• Madison:

o Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

• Minneapolis:

o American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of MN

o Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

o Second Harvest Heartland

• Omaha:

o Food Bank of the Heartland

• Peoria:

o Center for Prevention of Abuse

• Salt Lake City:

o Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Mountain West Chapter

• Scottsdale:

o New Horizons Center

• Sioux Falls:

o Project 437

• Waukee:

o Genesis Youth Foundation

o One Iowa

o Primary Healthcare Association

o Waukee Food Pantry (Waukee Area Christian Services)

In addition to this Community Foundation Program monetary support, Holmes Murphy recently held a Give90.Fully. campaign where employees were encouraged to volunteer 90 minutes of their time during a 90-day timeframe in celebration of the company’s 90th anniversary. As part of that:

• 600+ employees volunteered

• Nearly 3,800 hours donated in 90 days 

• 150+ different non-profits served

“To have that much participation and make such an impact in our communities in just that short 90-day timeframe was amazing,” said Susan Hatten, Holmes Murphy Chief Marketing Officer and Foundation leader. “When it comes to giving back — whether it’s with our time, talents, or treasures — our Holmes Murphy employees are always engaged and willing to step up.”

On top of these noteworthy giving initiatives, Holmes Murphy also not only made a corporate donation to the Principal Charity Classic over the summer, but also created an additional fundraising opportunity at the event. It was a 90-yard challenge in celebration of the company’s 90th anniversary where professional golfers, amateurs, charity representatives, and Holmes Murphy employees could take a shot at a target 90-yards from the tee and earn donations for charity. Together, golfers raised $4,000 additional dollars that Holmes Murphy donated to the following FORE the Kids charities — Blank Children’s Hospital Unity Point Health, MercyOne Children’s Hospital, United Way of Central Iowa, and Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa.

“We thank all of our employees for leaning into our philanthropic purpose and for their consistent support and care of our communities,” said Hatten.

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Douglas Jackson

28 Oct, 2022

We thank the great people at the Holmes Murphy team for your support of "delivering health and hope to the world." I personally admire your determination to make the world a better place by giving back. And he are honored that you chose to do so in partnership with Project C.U.R.E. We will continue to save lives and change history for people all over the world. Sending gratitude and blessings to you all. Thanks again! -Douglas Jackson, President/CEO Project C.U.R.E.