For the ninth year in a row, Larson Design Group (LDG) participated in Raise the Region, staying firmly committed to its core value of stewardship and improving the communities in which we live and work.
An initiative of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, Raise the Region is an annual 30-hour online giving campaign in which community members can support local nonprofits by helping them raise as much money as possible. The campaign increases donations from individuals through a variety of actions, including prizes, matching gifts, and more from corporate sponsors.
As one of those sponsors, LDG donated the “Powerful Communities” prize – two $1,000 bonuses awarded to the winners of a random drawing among all nonprofits who had five unique donors by noon on March 11. This year’s winners of the prize were Loyalsock Odyssey of the Mind Boosters and Family Planning Services.
It was another step in the long-running relationship between Raise the Region and LDG, who was one of the first donors to participate in the event when it began in 2013, believing that the regional nature of the fundraising aligned well with the firm’s client base and its commitment to the local communities in which it has a presence. LDG was especially drawn to the prize sponsorship aspect, as it boosts the impacts of individual donations being made.
The prizes generate interest to donors and encourage the participating nonprofits to strongly advocate for themselves during the campaign. The more effective they are at that, the more chances they get to augment their fundraising with these sponsorship prizes, which can add up to significant funds raised.
“Stewardship is one of the core values here at LDG and we believe in committing not only to the volunteerism aspect of that, but the financial aspect as well,” said Terry Krezmer, LDG Chief Human Resources Officer. “It’s especially important as an employee-owned company that we invest in our communities, and Raise the Region is a great way to do that.”
Founded in 1986, Larson Design Group is a national, award‐winning, 100 percent employee-owned architecture, engineering and consulting firm with 12 offices in five states and a vision to elevate client relationships, enrich the careers and lives of its employee-owners, and enhance the communities in which it operates. For more information, visit www.larsondesigngroup.com.