BEND, Ore. - In honor of International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), Brooks Resources Corporation is committed to building awareness of corporate-community partnerships and to inspiring other businesses to engage in philanthropy. ICPD was developed by Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and is the only international forum of business CEOs and chairpersons focused exclusively on corporate philanthropy.
"It is our responsibility as private-sector businesses to make a commitment to our community and society through giving, whether it be in volunteer hours, financial donations or sponsorships," said Mike Hollern, president of Brooks Resources Corporation. "We take this internationally recognized day as an opportunity to share ideas and help communicate the overall benefits and importance of corporate philanthropy."
Brooks Resources Corporation donates a minimum of 3 percent of its pre-tax profits to Central Oregon charitable endeavors each year. The company has helped support local programs and non-profit organizations such as BendFilm, Volunteers in Medicine, The Kids Center, Saving Grace, The High Desert Museum, just to name a few among many programs vital to the cultural heartbeat and success of the area. In addition, employees are encouraged to volunteer in the community and given paid time off each week to spend time doing charitable work.
New in 2013 is a special contest to get employees even more involved in the corporate giving philosophy at the company. Today, Brooks Resources is announcing a contest to all employees, who will have until mid-August to research and put together a presentation about his or her non-profit of choice and why the company should vote to support it. Employees will vote on each presentation and Brooks Resources will award $5,000 to the chosen nonprofit organization – on behalf of the employee who presented it to the group.
Hollern continued, "Our employees are vital to the health of the company and the community as a whole. Creating a program that gets them intimately involved in the philanthropic process is good for everyone."
About Brooks Resources Corporation
Brooks Resources Corporation, based in Bend, Oregon, is a real estate development company that delivers quality real estate products and services in Central Oregon. Offering a diverse choice of premier neighborhoods in Central Oregon, Brooks Resources Corporation is committed to the preservation of natural environment around home sites, positive growth of communities and an active relationship with the communities of Central Oregon.
Its current developments include North Rim on Awbrey Butte, IronHorse in Prineville, Yarrow in Madras and NorthWest Crossing (a joint venture with Tennant Family Limited Partnership). In addition it operates Mount Bachelor Village Resort, Botanical Developments and Brooks Resources Realty. For more information, visit http://www.brooksresources.com.