Roger Franzel & Holly Mancusi-Hand

Nonprofit Excellence Awards

More than 2,500 GE employees gathered on August 19 to help 20 local public schools get ready for the upcoming school year.
More than 2,500 GE employees gathered on August 19 to help 20 local public schools get ready for the upcoming school year.
More than 2,500 GE employees gathered on August 19 to help 20 local public schools get ready for the upcoming school year.

FINALIST

Roger Franzel & Holly Mancusi-Hand
GE Capital, GE Healthcare

For the past 21 years, GE has hosted the GE Community Service Day in southeastern Wisconsin, one of the largest single-day GE volunteering events in the world.

This year, more than 2,500 GE employees were dispersed to 20 schools throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

The volunteers were tasked with helping these organizations get ready for the upcoming school year.

Roger Franzel, senior valuations analyst at GE Capital and Holly Mancusi-Hand, supplier quality lead engineer at GE Healthcare, co-led this year’s GE Community Service Day. Four Waukesha and 17 Milwaukee public schools took part in the program.

GE volunteers worked with the individual schools to identify needs, develop plans, secure supplies and execute the initiatives.

Throughout the day, volunteers helped paint, organize, and clean the schools in preparation for the upcoming year. They even painted murals, set up computer labs and did some landscaping projects.

In addition to supplying more than 15,000 volunteer hours to Milwaukee and Waukesha public schools, GE donated supplies, transportation and food for the volunteers, as well. While the financial commitment from the company exceeds $50,000 annually, the time and effort the volunteers commit to is priceless for the schools.

It is estimated that the in-kind efforts led by Franzel and Mancusi-Hand impacted nearly 13,000 students.

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