DH Pace Named in Ingram’s Corporate Giants of the KC Area Article
Ingram’s Magazine, a leading regional business publication covering Missouri and Kansas, recently published 'Corporate Giants of the KC Area – 2018 Corporate Champions.' The article highlights six area companies that prioritize charitable giving as part of their corporate culture. Therefore, DH Pace is in good company with other businesses that value giving back. Read the excerpt below for more details.
At DH Pace, the Olathe-based distributor and service provider of commercial and residential doors and related products, philanthropy is a team sport. So much so that it created an employee-based group called Team Impact to facilitate what it considered to be socially responsible events—more than 130 of them in 2017 alone.
Over the years, that effort has created volunteering opportunities for hundreds of employees, at organizations like Harvesters and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, and collection drives for charities like Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, Toys for Tots and others. And the group hosted other special events like Customer Service Week, and blood drives with the Community Blood Center.
That is just part of a broader, strategic view of philanthropy that also works through the Newcomer Family Foundation, which receives donations from the profits of the company and uses those to bolster educational scholarships, human services, health services, and housing initiatives. Other initiatives have included contributions to Royals Charities and a partnership with Cristo Rey Kansas City, the private high school, to create a work-study program that can help steer urban students into meaningful employment.
After Cristo Rey’s Sister Vickie Perkins approached the company seeking its support, it responded by funding grants for students. But after DH Pace moved to the Olathe campus several years ago it had “better capacity to accommodate the work-study program and student workers,” said Nelson Newcomer, Executive Vice President.
“The arrangement has taught us that the work-study program is a valuable opportunity to help shape the future workforce with positive habits through professional experience.” With dollars, volunteer hours and vision, the company’s initiatives leverage one another for a greater good. “These corporate qualities,” Newcomer says, “intentionally overflow and spill into the communities in which we operate.”
About DH Pace's Commitment to Community
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