Company outreach event culminates yearlong fundraising efforts, offers guests chance to enjoy a meal together in a place that feels like home.
NuGrowth Community, the philanthropic arm of Strategic Insurance Software and its parent company NuGrowth Solutions continued their annual tradition of visiting and preparing a meal for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) by holding a Mexican Feast on December 14, 2013.
Using funds raised by NuGrowth Solutions through events including bake sales and cornhole tournaments, employees were able to follow up the Ohio State themed cookout and chicken and potato dinners held in 2011 and 2012 with a Mexican Feast featuring a full-service taco bar featuring meat, veggie, and dessert stations.
RMHC has been serving families with seriously ill children by providing a home-away-from-home at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House for more than thirty years. The organization offers companies the chance to come cook for residents, and NuGrowth Community takes the opportunity to do so for a variety of reasons.
“Every year we reserve a date to go and provide a meal. We immediately realized the impact. We could just buy what we need to prepare the meal, but it’s fun as a group to raise the funds throughout the year, and it’s fun as a group to know that everyone is contributing to it” said Beth Wenning, Director, Organizational Development.
Part of NuGrowth’s mission statement is to give back to the community, and both the organizations aided and NuGrowth participants benefit from such endeavors. “This event reflects the type of company culture that we have at NuGrowth and the emphasis they put on getting involved and helping others in our community. I think it’s very important to work for a company that invests time in philanthropic events and also encourages their employees to get involved” said Suzanne Lombardi, Sales & Marketing Analyst.
NuGrowth Community was started very soon after NuGrowth Solutions was founded in February, 2007. CEO Greg Tillar describes NuGrowth Community as “our method of giving back to the community. It’s a volunteered effort on the part of the associates at NuGrowth Solutions; and it’s quite enjoyable to see how active, and how many people are active in that committee.”
Tillar added “people like the Ronald McDonald House because of the wonderful work they do. It’s great to see people come together to make a meal. In addition, it comes at a wonderful time of year, the holiday period, which I think adds richness to the servitude we do there.”
Fundraising efforts and cuisine-theme options for next year’s event are already being planned.
About NuGrowth Community
NuGrowth Community is the philanthropic arm of Strategic Insurance Software and its parent company NuGrowth Solutions.
Strategic Insurance Software is the team behind Partner XE insurance software – an innovative web-based insurance agency management system that helps independent agencies streamline workflow and grow their business.
Its parent company NuGrowth Solutions is a sales and marketing as a service organization specializing in business development, customer relationship management, and digital marketing. NuGrowth helps B2B companies build world-class sales and marketing organizations using proven, scalable processes for acquiring new clients.
Both organizations are located in Columbus, Ohio.