AMG Matching Funds Raised by Employees to Benefit American Legion 270 Angels of Mercy Program
McLEAN, Va. — Each year, Association Management Group
“adopts” a charity voted on by employees and supported both financially
and in-kind by employee contributions. The charity of choice this
year is the American Legion 270 Angels of Mercy program serving wounded
military and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and
National Naval Medical Center, and provides assistance to combat
support hospitals in Zone. AMG employees kicked off fundraising
efforts in October. With a donation of $40, employees may “buy” the
privilege to wear jeans on Fridays through December 24th and AMG
President Bruce Wardle will match the total contributions received.
“So often we get entrenched in the day-to-day activities
of work and life,” says Wardle. “It’s important for us to remember what
really makes a difference in our lives and in our world. I want to
see our contributions at work in our community and at AMG we are
creating an environment that is conducive to volunteerism and
benevolence. The generosity of our employees is amazing and I want to
support their compassion.”
The American Legion is a group of active veterans working
to give back and they provide leadership and financial support for
community patriotic and youth activities and financial support for
veterans’ affairs and rehabilitation. American Legion 270 was a
"Newman's Own" National Winner of the Best Volunteer Program in the
Country Supporting Our Active Duty Military and their Families (www.supportourwounded.org).
The volunteer group spearheading this effort within AMG is
led by Janet Skelly, TeAMG coordinator. TeAMG plans and coordinates
employee events and activities to encourage collaboration and promote
camaraderie within AMG.
For more information about AMG’s charitable involvement, please contact Bruce Wardle, email@example.com.