At the end of PRSM Mid-Year Conference, the PRSM Foundation had more than 40 volunteers step up to help transform the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, while others teed off to raise money for the newly minted 501(c)(3) Foundation.
The Virginia G. Piper Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Scottsdale provides a safe, affordable place during critical non-school hours and during school breaks. Their professionally trained staff teach students positive values, healthy habits and how to set high expectations for success as an adult.
PRSM volunteers painted hallways in the 4,500-square-foot facility and a local Lowe’s donated a new kitchen stove for the center.
“I would like to thank the PRSM Foundation for painting our facility. It definitely makes an impact on how the kids feel when they walk in. It doesn’t look like a hospital anymore! They have a new sense of place when they enter the building. The kids love it! It shows them people really do care about them and there is lots of love out there,” said Cathy Cabezas, Virginia G. Piper Branch Director.
While the PRSM Impact volunteers were hard at work, other PRSM members were teeing off to raise money for the Foundation at the first PRSM Foundation Golf Classic held at the Westin Kierland golf course.
“On behalf of the PRSM Foundation, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the volunteers, golfers and especially to the sponsors who made these events a success. The Foundation is just getting off the ground and it is exciting to see what has already been done and what we have planned for the future,” said Bill Ackerman, PRSM Foundation Chair and National Sales Executive, Vixxo Sign & Lighting.
The Foundation has received its 501(c)(3) status from the IRS and is planning for the PRSM2019 National Conference. At the conference, the PRSM Impact Charity project team will work on The Family Motel, a facility that works with the Denver Department of Human Services to provide housing for families in need.
The Foundation is also planning a golf event at the Top Golf facility located near the Gaylord Conference Center where PRSM2019 National Conference will take place. λ
Charity Project Hat Sponsor and Host – Vixxo
In-Kind Donors – National Coating Solutions,
Sherwin Williams, Superclean Service Company, Lowes
Silver Sponsor – CBRE-Facility Source
Hole sponsors: CBRE-Facility Source
Global Facility Management & Construction
Major Facility Solutions
S.A. Comunale Company
Triangle Sign & Service
Veterans Worldwide Maintenance
By: Bruce Condit, PRSM Association
Published: December 17, 2018