Community Support in 2021

To us, the phrase “building better communities” does not stop with our projects. We actively look for ways to give back to the people and places where we live, work, and play. In 2021, we contributed approximately $172,035.47 to causes that we’re passionate about.

We are also fortunate to have many employee-owners who contributed individually to help improve life in their communities. Here are just a few examples of the many goodwill efforts and community giveback initiatives that took place in 2021.

A Season of Sharing

Back for a second year, our “Season of Sharing” holiday campaign focused on supporting causes in our communities.

With input from our friends, clients, and partners, we supported three community organizations—Special Olympics, NAMI, and CASA.

Through this effort we gave $6,200 to Special Olympics, $6,800 to NAMI, and $7,000 to CASA.

Individual Giving

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Chandra Smith and Trystin Moran weed flowers during the United Way Day of Change event.

On a smaller scale, our employee-owners are committed to supporting the causes and charities that they are passionate about. From themed food drives, to adopting six families for the holidays, to volunteering with the Food4Kids and United Way Day of Change programs—we found a multitude of ways to give back in 2021.

Act Like an Owner Directed Donations

In 2021, the Employee Ownership Committee announced a new peer-to-peer recognition program—Act Like an Owner. This program allows employee-owners to recognize their colleagues for actions that demonstrate an “ownership mindset.”

All employee-owners were given the choice: should nominees receive a cash gift card, a small gift, or the opportunity to direct a donation to the charity of their choosing? Employee-owners overwhelmingly chose to allow award winners to direct a donation to the charity of their choice. Through this effort, Morrison-Maierle has given to 65 different charities. Although each is deserving, the charities vary widely in how they choose to support communities.

A full list of 2021 Act Like an Owner Charities

2nd Harvest

A tail of Time

Alliance for the Wild Rockies

AniMeals

Belgrade Community Coalition

Belgrade Senior Center

Big Brother and Sisters of Yellowstone County

Big Brother Big Sisters

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bozeman

Billings Trail Net

Bozeman Friends of Music

CASA

Cody Cupboard

Compass Center for Families

Council of Community of Services

Cranio Care Bears

Dog and Cat Shelter – Sheridan

Duck’s Unlimited

Flathead Boys & Girls Club

Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

God’s Love

Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter

Helena Food Bank

Helena Food Share

Helena YMCA

Helping Hands of Alberton

Humane Society

Kalispell Policeman’s Association

LaVie

Legacy Pregnancy Center

Lewis & Clark Humane Society

Lincoln County 4-H Leaders Enrichment Fund

Lolo Watershed

Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center of Great Falls

Make a Wish

Mending Waters Montana

Mission Valley Animal Shelter

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative

Missoula Ronald McDonald House

Missoula YMCA

Montana Down Syndrome Association

Montana Guardian Fund

Montana Hope Project

Montana Special Olympics

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MT Special Olympics

One Valley Community Foundation

Pad for Paws

Reach Inc.

Sacred Portion Children’s Outreach

Salvation Army

Second Harvest

Suicide Prevention of Wyoming

Tumbleweed

Valor House

Warriors & Quiet Waters

West Mont – Farm & Gardens Program

Woodland Park School, Sheridan

Wounded Warrior

Yellowstone Foundation

Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter

YMCA of Helena

YMCA of Missoula

YWCA