Acuity donates $500,000 to six charities selected by employees

Employees chose beneficiaries

Andrea Clay and Dave Wiemer of Conquer Cancer Foundation accept a check of nearly $120,000 from Ben Salzmann.

Last updated on March 17th, 2020 at 01:32 pm

Sheboygan-based property and casualty insurer Acuity recently made donations totaling $500,000 to six organizations, determined by its employees.

This year’s beneficiaries included the Conquer Cancer Foundation, Feeding America, Mental Health America, Safe Harbor, The Salvation Army, and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

The Conquer Cancer Foundation received the largest allocation of nearly $120,000. The other five groups each received donations ranging from $50,000 to more than $100,000.

It’s the seventh year that Acuity employees have directed a special year-end contribution from the company.

In 2019, Acuity also donated $2.5 million to Aurora Health Care to support the construction of a new neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric unit and birthing center at the new hospital that Advocate Aurora Health is building in Kohler.

“One of my favorite expressions is, ‘Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle,’” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO. “Being kind and supporting our community is a priority for Acuity, particularly at the end of the year when charitable organizations battle with higher need for their services while facing budget constraints.”

 

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