• 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.