The Raymond Corporation Supports 115 Charity Organizations in 2014 | Industry News
The Raymond Corporation announced it contributed to more than 115 non-profit and educational organizations in 2014, providing thousands of dollars in donations.
“Raymond is pleased to support organizations that help enrich the lives of so many people,” says Steve VanNostrand, executive vice president of human resources at Raymond. “We are especially proud of our employees and their countless hours of volunteering and fundraising.”
Among the organizations that Raymond supported this year are:
- Ball Flats Park: Raymond donated $10,000 to a community project in Greene, New York, to rebuild a children’s playground at Ball Flats Park, which was destroyed by flooding in recent years.
- Trinity Foundation Muscatine Capital Campaign: In July 2012, Raymond committed to support the Trinity Foundation Muscatine Capital Campaign in Muscatine, Iowa, for three years, at the $15,000 level each year for a total of $45,000 by the end of 2014. Among the capital improvements are upgrades to a local hospital, including an enlarged, newly constructed facility with enhancements to the emergency department, radiology, surgery and laboratory.
- YMCA Corporate Challenge: Raymond was one of the largest corporate participants in the Broome County YMCA Corporate Challenge, which encourages team spirit among employees and raises money for the local YMCA.
- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk: This year, Raymond employees raised the second-largest total of contributions among companies supporting the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Binghamton, New York.
Raymond also advocates for numerous local school systems, community colleges, technical colleges and universities through financial contributions, facility tours, mentoring, and co-op and other programs:
- Binghamton University: For the third academic year in a row, Raymond collaborated with Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science on a Capstone Design course that encourages students to apply their engineering skills to convert a gas-powered go-kart into an electric-powered go-kart.
- Cornell University: Raymond sponsored the Cornell University College of Engineering’s first Resistance Racing Electric Motor team with a $1,000 donation to the college’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition, Raymond engineers advised students on electrical and hardware components for electric vehicles.