ORBIS Reflects on Year and Gives Back to Community Partners at 2017 Annual Giving Reception
ORBIS hosted nearly 30 non-profits for annual Community Giving Reception at the Life Enrichment Center at Shorehaven
OCONOMOWOC, Wis.— Each ORBIS facility receives Menasha Foundation funding to donate to their local communities. The Community Action Team at the Oconomowoc headquarters takes employee and community requests and allocates these dollars to the non-profit organizations in need in southeastern Wisconsin.
Recently, ORBIS Oconomowoc presented checks to these non-profits at its 2017 Annual Giving Reception. This year it hosted the event at one of it’s beneficiaries, Shorehaven. Shorehaven’s community space, the Life Enrichment Center, is used for events and receptions. ORBIS had nearly 30 non-profits and had over 60 guests on hand and it offered guests a great opportunity to network with other agencies in the area
Tim Henkel, Executive VP of Sales and Services, and Dennis Rooney. Vice-President of Human Resources, emceed the event, where ORBIS shared its vision for giving back and the results of its Volunteerism Policy Program. Since the program began, employees logged more than 560 hours of volunteering.
Jody Henkel, of Blessings in a BackPack-Waukesha Chapter, gave a keynote presentation on being a non-profit agency in Waukesha County.
“The Community Action Team works hard to support a variety of non-profits serving all types of different community needs, from literacy to meal programs to children’s programs,” said Samantha Goetz, ORBIS Community Action Team. “It is an honor to help and serve our community partners.” Many thanks to the entire Community Action Team in Oconomowoc for hosting this exciting event. (Bottom Photo: Jamie Hibbert, Dennis Rooney, Samantha Goetz, Abby Carlson, Lisa Kuehl, Bob Klimko and Brian Pluger. Not pictured: Crystal Fischer, Rosie Dodge, Andrea Schwartzmiller and JoAnne Behling)
ORBIS was proud to present funding to organizations like Angelsgrace Hospice, Imagine a Day Foundation, Lakes Area Free Clinic, Watertown Police Department (top photo), Waukesha and Jefferson Humane Societies, Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation, Brewer Community Foundation and many others.
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