Philanthropic and Employee Donations Focus on Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities
Andersen Corporation, America's premier window and door manufacturer, today announced more than $1.8 million in donations in recognition of "Giving Tuesday," an international day of charitable giving.
"For 115 years, our company has supported the communities where we live and work," said Andersen Chairman and CEO Jay Lund. "Through philanthropy and volunteerism, we are proud to make meaningful contributions to organizations and causes that improve lives and strengthen communities."
During the month of November, the Andersen Corporate Foundation donated $960,000 to organizations focused on affordable housing, health and safety, education and human services. This included donations to 30 food shelf organizations that provide food, clothing and emergency assistance in communities where Andersen has operations. The Foundation also provided significant funding to the American Red Cross to help provide relief and hope to individuals and communities impacted by recent natural disasters including the California wildfires, Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence.
Andersen's annual employee giving campaign, held in November, raised more than $625,000, including $507,000 in employee pledges to more than 1,000 qualifying nonprofit organizations and $120,000 in company matching funds to United Way and Habitat for Humanity organizations, two of Andersen's signature nonprofit partners.
The Renewal by Andersen network donated an additional $206,000 to the American Cancer Society. Ninety-six Renewal by Andersen locations across the country participated in the "Wear Pink. Save Lives." campaign, raising money to support breast cancer research and support programs.
The collective generosity of the Foundation, company and employees reinforces Andersen's longstanding commitment to corporate citizenship. Throughout the annual employee giving campaign, Andersen employees shared their personal reflections on the importance of philanthropy and volunteerism. "The stories our employees shared touched our hearts, inspired our collective generosity and reinforced that, by giving back to the community, we are also supporting each other," said Eliza Clark, Andersen's director of sustainability and community and Andersen Corporate Foundation board member.
About the Andersen Corporate Foundation
The Andersen Corporate Foundation was established in 1941 with the mission "to improve lives and strengthen communities, primarily where Andersen employees live and work." Since then, the foundation has donated more than $60 million to worthy causes.
About Andersen Corporation
Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the Andersen®, Renewal by Andersen®, EMCO®, Weiland®, MQ™ and Heritage™ brands. Andersen, a privately held company, was founded in 1903 and employs more than 8,000 people with manufacturing sites in North America and Europe. Andersen has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.