Holmes Murphy recently announced the creation of the Holmes Murphy Foundation for its philanthropic and charitable-giving initiatives. This newly-formed foundation will oversee all philanthropic and community engagement efforts, companywide.
Craig Hansen, Holmes Murphy Senior Vice President, who is leading this effort, shared,
Through this foundation, we are creating an investment strategy that incorporates input from our communities, clients, and employees across all Holmes Murphy locations. We are excited about this change and to further demonstrate our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve.
The concept of giving back is not new to the company; Holmes Murphy currently contributes over $1.3 million in charitable donations and logs more than 10,000 volunteer hours annually.
Creating the foundation will help maximize and broaden Holmes Murphy’s community efforts with the establishment of four giving channels — Community Grants, Direct Giving, the Employee Match Program, and Volunteer Time Off (VTO).
Dan Keough, Holmes Murphy Chairman and CEO, said,
At Holmes Murphy we believe everyone deserves to be healthy, receive proper education, and be able to surround themselves with arts and culture. All three of these important causes help shape more productive and vibrant communities, and we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute.
A corporate giving committee made up of employees from multiple Holmes Murphy locations has created a process for receiving charitable requests from its communities, clients, and employees.
Susan Hatten, Sr. Manager, Holmes Murphy Corporate Community Engagement, who is managing the foundation, shared,
Our process was created to ensure charitable requests are streamlined and addressed in a timely fashion. We look forward to partnering with new organizations and continuing our valuable relationships with others to foster positive change across our company footprint.
Holmes Murphy Launches Grants Program
The Holmes Murphy Foundation has recently announced the opening of its Grant Program. This program is an opportunity for the foundation to activate its contributions in all Holmes Murphy communities by carefully selecting a charity or charities to support. Holmes Murphy Chairman and CEO Dan Keough shared,
Our Grant Program is allowing us to both contribute monetarily and through our time with Volunteer Time-Off. At Holmes Murphy, we value the opportunity to give back to the communities we call home for living, working, and playing.
The Grant Program will support 501C-3 or non-profit organizations that align with the Holmes Murphy Foundation pillars: health and at-risk, education, and arts and culture. Leading the effort is Craig Hansen, Holmes Murphy’s Senior Vice President, Bonds. He shared,
We value our communities, and I am proud to work with colleagues that support charitable efforts close to their hearts.
Building upon two aspirations, Leaving Good Footprints and Sharing Abundantly, the Holmes Murphy Foundation and its Grant Program are driving employees to give back. Susan Hatten, Sr. Manager of Corporate Community Engagement, Holmes Murphy, shared,
With this Grant Program, we are able to enhance our over $1.3 million in donations and our more than 10,000 volunteer hours logged annually.
Grant applications will be reviewed April 1 – June 1, 2019 and finalists announced on August 1, 2019. Activation of the granted funds will involve celebrations in each Holmes Murphy market this coming fall.