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Press Release

Holmes Murphy Foundation Contributes $100K in Collective Impact to Local Nonprofits

27 charitable organizations across the nation to receive funds as part of Community Footprints Program

Holmes Murphy is excited to announce its $100,000 in philanthropic contributions to 27 different non-profit organizations through the Holmes Murphy Foundation Community Footprints Program.

“Giving back to the communities where we live, work, and play has been a staple of the Holmes Murphy way dating back to our founders, Max Holmes and Ray Murphy,” said Dan Keough, Holmes Murphy Chairman & CEO. “Knowing that we’ve been able to continue this tradition into our 90th year, I’m positive Max and Ray would be incredibly proud. They always believed we all play a vital role in caring for those around us, and I know all of us at Holmes Murphy are honored to keep this tradition alive.”

The Holmes Murphy Foundation Community Footprints Program allows employees to select 501(c)(3) or non-profit organizations in their specific geographical locations that align with the Holmes Murphy Foundation giving pillars of Safety, Health, and Wellbeing; Youth Opportunities; Arts & Culture; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

This year’s recipients are as follows:

  • Bigfork:
    • Child Bridge Montana
  • Cedar Rapids:
    • Gems of Hope
    • University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Dallas:
    • Dallas Zoo
    • New Friends New Life
  • Davenport:
    • Family Resources, Inc.
  • Denver:
    • Food Bank of the Rockies
    • Project C.U.R.E.
    • Second Wind Fund, Inc.
  • Grand Cayman:
    • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of The Cayman Islands
  • Kansas City:
    • CASA of Johnson County 7 Wyandotte Counties
    • Eric’s Camp
    • The Children’s Place
  • Madison:
    • Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
  • Minneapolis:
    • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of MN
    • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    • Second Harvest Heartland
  • Omaha:
    • Food Bank of the Heartland
  • Peoria:
    • Center for Prevention of Abuse
  • Salt Lake City:
    • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Mountain West Chapter
  • Scottsdale:
    • New Horizons Center
  • Sioux Falls:
    • Project 437
  • Waukee:
    • Genesis Youth Foundation
    • One Iowa
    • Primary Healthcare Association
    • Waukee Food Pantry (Waukee Area Christian Services)

In addition to this Community Foundation Program monetary support, Holmes Murphy recently held a Give90.Fully. campaign where employees were encouraged to volunteer 90 minutes of their time during a 90-day timeframe in celebration of the company’s 90th anniversary. As part of that:

  • 600+ employees volunteered
  • Nearly 3,800 hours donated in 90 days
  • 150+ different non-profits served

“To have that much participation and make such an impact in our communities in just that short 90-day timeframe was amazing,” said Susan Hatten, Holmes Murphy Chief Marketing Officer and Foundation leader. “When it comes to giving back — whether it’s with our time, talents, or treasures — our Holmes Murphy employees are always engaged and willing to step up.”

On top of these noteworthy giving initiatives, Holmes Murphy also not only made a corporate donation to the Principal Charity Classic over the summer, but also created an additional fundraising opportunity at the event. It was a 90-yard challenge in celebration of the company’s 90th anniversary where professional golfers, amateurs, charity representatives, and Holmes Murphy employees could take a shot at a target 90-yards from the tee and earn donations for charity. Together, golfers raised $4,000 additional dollars that Holmes Murphy donated to the following FORE the Kids charities — Blank Children’s Hospital Unity Point Health, MercyOne Children’s Hospital, United Way of Central Iowa, and Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa.

“We thank all of our employees for leaning into our philanthropic purpose and for their consistent support and care of our communities,” said Hatten.

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