Our philanthropic program, Connexus Cares, is giving with purpose — caring for our members, employees, and communities.
Connexus Cares is proud to announce a $125,000 donation to the Feeding our Communities with United Services’ (FOCUS) building relocation project, a dollar-for-dollar campaign match of all donations made between May and August of 2021.
“The outpouring of support we’ve seen for FOCUS is truly inspirational, and Connexus Cares is thrilled to be able to match the full $125,000 in donations we challenged the community to raise for this great cause,” said Boyd Gustke, Connexus President & Chief Executive Officer.
FOCUS was established in 2020 when three local non-profits merged resources to address food insecurity in the South Wood County area of Wisconsin. Operating in a centralized location allows FOCUS to efficiently provide services such as warm meals and monthly food allotments to community members in need.
To read more about this donation, see the press release in our Media Center. You can also learn more about how FOCUS helps our communities.
Doing good adds up. Here is what we’ve given since the start of Connexus Cares.
Pounds of food provided by our donations
Our employees are encouraged to volunteer their time, take part in fundraisers, and be a force for good in the community. Connexus Cares depends on and is humbled by their dedication and generosity.
We provide our employees with Volunteer Time Off (VTO) hours that they can use to support local non-profits. So far, our employees have volunteered nearly 3,000 hours to our communities.
Employee contributions, fundraising events like our Connexus Invitational, and donation matches allow us to keep setting (and breaking!) new fundraising goals each year.
Many of our employees take part in charitable events, including Relay for Life. Plus, they plan new ways to give back, like our annual “Season of Giving” Campaign.
We donate resources so that charitable organizations can focus on doing the work that matters: providing meaningful services that improve lives and benefit our communities. Our goal is to help these organizations not only sustain their operations but grow them.
Watch this video to hear directly from several of the charities we’re fortunate to support.
Connexus Cares has provided resources, time, and funds to nearly 150 local and national charities. We prioritize support and funding to organizations that provide basic humanitarian needs (like food, shelter, and crisis services) and those that work with at-risk youth, seniors, and veterans. We’ve also been a Presenting Sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s hometown Relay for Life event for over a decade.