Pictured at the grant presentation are (from left) WRCNM Executive Director Gail Kloss; State Representative Neil Friske; Marilyn Passmore, Director, State Government Affairs Charter; Andrew Cheadle, Field Operations Supervisor – Spectrum (nominating employee); and Dakota Baker, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of State Senator John Damoose.
Spectrum announced a donation of $7,500 to Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan through the company’s national community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants.
The services provided by Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan reflect their commitment to equality, justice, and the well-being of women. Confidential support, advocacy, and counseling are provided to adults and children impacted by abuse and assault. The agency operates two programs 24-hours a day: a help and information line and the Safe Home, which offers families a secure and caring place to stay. Additionally, the agency provides employment and educational services and scholarships for adults, as well as educational programming for children ages two and half to five.
A check presentation and tour took place on August 29, with remarks from Dakota Baker, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of State Senator John Damoose and State Representative Neil Friske.
“Through Spectrum Employee Community Grants, we’re proud to provide support to vital community organizations with which our local employees are already volunteering their time and talent,” said Dana Pendergrass, Area Vice President, Field Operations. Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work across America.”
Spectrum Employee Community Grants has provided funding to nearly 400 local nonprofits in 32 states throughout the company’s service area since its inception in July 2019.
Recipients deliver critical social services, helping underserved residents meet basic needs, including food, shelter, clothing, job training and neighborhood safety. Each awardee is nominated by one of the company’s more than 101,000 U.S. employees who has volunteered with the organization for at least one year.
More information on Spectrum’s philanthropic initiatives, including Spectrum Employee Community Grants, is available here.