On Tuesday, November 4th Hunzinger Construction Company received The Biz Times Corporate Citizen of the Year Award. Hunzinger Executive Vice President Kevin O’Toole, Marketing Coordinator Laura Fluegge and Business Development Associate Frank Falsetti attended the breakfast event held at the new Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley. In addition to the presentation of awards celebrating the recipients, this event also featured networking with business leaders from Southeastern Wisconsin.
This is the inaugural year for the BizTimesMedia Nonprofit Excellence Awards celebrating Corporate Citizenship, Philanthropy and Leadership. Over 400 people attended the awards breakfast that recognized corporate involvement in nonprofit and community activities in the categories of Corporate Citizen of the Year, Next Generation Leadership, In-Kind Supporter, Corporate Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. The awards also recognized nonprofit activities and effectiveness in the categories of Small Nonprofit Organization of the Year, Large Nonprofit Organization of the Year, Social Enterprise, Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year and Nonprofit Executive of the Year.
The Corporate Citizen of the Year Award is given to a for-profit organization in recognition of its impact to a single or multiple nonprofit organizations through financial contributions collective efforts to promote, encourage and organize fundraising efforts and company-sponsored programs and/or events engaging employees to participate in volunteerism.
“We are incredibly humbled to be named Corporate Citizen of the Year. At the core of Hunzinger’s company values are helping others in need and working to assist local charities. Being an active community partner is central to why Hunzinger employees get involved. It is rewarding to be able to do the right thing and we are proud of the work we do for those less fortunate or facing daunting challenges. We take pride in doing our part to help the community where we do business,” O’Toole said.
“At Hunzinger, we firmly believe that it is our charge to be an active community partner with organizations whose mission is to help others. We have developed a robust community outreach program of support and we encourage all of our employees to seek opportunities that share our passion. Being actively involved in our community provides everyone at Hunzinger Construction Company the opportunity to be thankful for what we have and an opportunity to give back. This keeps with our driving value proposition “Do the right thing”, O’Toole continued.
Hunzinger received this outstanding recognition for its work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee (BBBS), Lad Lake, Inhabit Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, NuGenesis Farm, and Musicians on Call as well as our Charity Jeans fundraising program. A number of years ago, Hunzinger implemented Charity Jeans to raise money for local non-profit groups. Every month employees suggest worthy recipients and have the opportunity to donate funds to the selected charity of the month. Hunzinger matches all employee raised money. In exchange for participating and donating, employees are allowed to wear jeans on Mondays and Fridays.