Andis Raises Record Funds for Racine County United Way

By Lauren Salapatek | 12/13/2013 2:30:00 PM


click image to zoom2013 Andis Company United Way Award Last year, Andis Company associates set a record raising funds for the United Way of Racine County. This year, they have surpassed last year’s contribution by a substantial 6 percent.

“Each year our associates prove with their time and contributions how committed we all are to our community and to people in need,” says Matthew K. Andis, the company’s president. “Our United Way Committee did a fantastic job in running a campaign that was motivating, successful and full of fun events.”

For the second year in a row, creativity combined with a generous spirit helped achieve this year’s record- setting donation. Andis Company associates held numerous year-round fundraising efforts to inspire giving, including a silent auction, a car wash and raffles for sporting event tickets.

A significant portion of this year’s funds came from 30 Andis business partners who responded to the company’s donation letter with gifts ranging from $100 to more than $1,000. Those that donated $1,000 and above are Gold United Way Partners: CH Robinson, Chase Products Company, Harig Manufacturing Corporation, Horton Group, Lapham-Hickey Steel and New Berlin Plastics.

Silver United Way Partners donated $500-$999: Alloy Welding, Inc., Continental Marketing, Klibaner Sales Agency, Lee Plumbing and Van Nest Coleman and Associates.

The Bronze United Way Partners gave $100 - $499: Avanti Engineering, Bernard Laboratories, Century West Marketing Co. of AZ, Christopher Gunderson, Continental Sales & Marketing, Inc., Elektrisola, Excel Spring & Stamping, Great River Plastics, John Busey/Laura Hebert @ Robert W. Baird & Co., Klibaner Sales Agency, Louis & Associates, Milliman, Performance Marketing, PSR Sales Marketing Inc., Synergy Marketing, Tim & Cynthia Borah, Universal Die & Stamping, Westview Industries and Willis.

(From left) Kris Prudhomme, Brian Schalk, Jane Gerke, and Tiffany Roberts.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

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