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.
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
A tail of Time
Alliance for the Wild Rockies
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
Compass Center for Families
Council of Community of Services
Cranio Care Bears
Dog and Cat Shelter – Sheridan
Flathead Boys & Girls Club
Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter
Helena Food Bank
Helena Food Share
Helping Hands of Alberton
Kalispell Policeman’s Association
Legacy Pregnancy Center
Lewis & Clark Humane Society
Lincoln County 4-H Leaders Enrichment Fund
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
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
Sacred Portion Children’s Outreach
Suicide Prevention of Wyoming
Warriors & Quiet Waters
West Mont – Farm & Gardens Program
Woodland Park School, Sheridan
Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter
YMCA of Helena
YMCA of Missoula