AUTHOR:
Kate T.

DATE:
March 24, 2016

CATEGORIES:
Company Culture

READING TIME:
1 minute

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Reynolds Associate Foundation

AUTHOR:
Kate T.

DATE:
March 24, 2016

CATEGORIES:
Company Culture

READING TIME:
1 minute

Sixty years ago, a group of Dayton associates pooled donations to give back to local charities. From that moment, they started a legacy and an organization now known as the Reynolds and Reynolds Associate Foundation.

Every associate has the chance to provide input on which nonprofits receive Foundation funds. And, giving is easy – payroll deduction is even available.

Associates also can be involved by becoming trustees for the Foundation. Eight associate trustees lead the Foundation and meet quarterly to determine grant recipients. (Read about grant guidelines.)

Besides offering grants, the Foundation sponsors donation drives and other charitable activities.

For example, a popular event across the company is the annual Online Auction. Local businesses and associates donate items – from computer equipment and plane tickets to gift baskets and gift certificates. Then, associates bid on items against other associates – similar to eBay. All proceeds support the Foundation.

Another event is the annual Reynolds vs. Reynolds Associate Hockey Game. Two teams of associates play for the coveted Reynolds cup. Proceeds from the game benefit Reach for the Sky, which helps families and individuals access the Kettering Parks, Recreation, and Culture Arts Department programs.

The Foundation also sponsored a 2015 event to support Habitat for Humanity. Dayton associates and their families built frames for two houses. So many people participated and enjoyed the event that another is planned for 2016.

Being a Reynolds associate is rewarding. But, being at a company that supports associates giving back to the community makes it even more so.


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Kate T.

Kate is a graduate of Ohio University, where she studied Communication Studies. She now works as a Corporate Recruiter in Dayton, Ohio. She is an expert on corporate life, as she works with the Reynolds summer internship program and teaches business etiquette courses to college students. After work hours, Kate participates in the cornhole league, finds creative outlets for her DIY skills, and enjoys traveling to new places.