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Colony Brands donations reach $1 million
Representatives for the organizations who received donations from the Colony Brands Associate Donation Program are shown, from left, in the front row: Linda Gebhardt, Monroe Fund; Terry Goetz, Turner Hall; Chandra Pelikan, Green Haven; Colony Brands president and CEO John Baumann; Donna Douglas, National Historic Cheesemaking Center; Sue Peterson, YMCA; and Laci Westgard, Green County Humane Society. In the back row are Peggy Miller, Everyone Needs a Home Pet Food Pantry; Rick Gleason, Family Promise; Ron Spielman, Monroe Clinic Hospice; Shannon Kaszuba, Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Karen Boll, Jacobs SWAG; Angie Parr, Family Promise; Deb Briggs, National Historic Cheesemaking Center; Brooke Bauman, Green County Historical Society; Melissa Leverington, Habitat for Humanity; Suzann Holland, Monroe Theater Guild; Amanda Kloepping, Literacy Council; Tashona Smith, Monroe Theater Guild; Richard Daniels, Monroe Arts Center; Ellen Hossman, Literacy Council; Steve Norem, YMCA; Dan Nufer, EMS; Angela Swinehart, Salvation Army; Ann Hunter, EMS; and Patrick Bodell and Hans Bernet, Turner Hall. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - The Colony Brands Associate Donation Program started seven years ago as a way to involve Colony Brands team members in giving back to local communities, a long-time core value at the company. This year, the program reached a milestone with over $1 million donated over the course of seven years, including over $152,000 corporate-wide this year alone. The program is funded above and beyond other corporate giving.