11 Jan Pango Group and Pango Foundation 2021 Philanthropic Involvement
Our mission is to enhance the lives of the people, partners, and communities we serve, and throughout 2021 even with in-person events being limited, we worked diligently with our non-profit arm – Pango Foundation – to offer support and resources to causes and people who needed help. Here’s a closer look at the organizations we served:
Backpack Day (Virtual)
Given COVID safety concerns, we did not meet as we would have under normal circumstances, but we found a workaround. We partnered with Para Los Niños (For the Children) to contribute art supplies for kids returning to school.
On behalf of the Pango Foundation, we provided nine scholarships to children whose parents work in our organization. The Foundation, its board, and our employees donated from our paychecks each month, allowing the Foundation to invest in the next generation.
COVID Emergency Relief Grants
Considering COVID has taken a financial toll on many families, the Pango Foundation provided grants to our employees and families experiencing financial hardships amidst the pandemic.
Holiday Giving Program
Our escrow brands and offices each selected a charity near and dear to their hearts and raised money to donate. Ten different charities were selected, and over $8,500 was raised by Pango Group employees, with over $16,500 being donated after our Pango Foundation matched nearly $8,000. Organizations and causes included the LA Rescue Mission Food Drive, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and Treasured Little Children.
Pango Group Contributions
We donated $500,000 to the Pango Foundation to ensure that the Foundation has ample resources to expand its giving and help even more people for years to come.
Here is what Jeff Russell, our President and Pango Foundation Board Member, had to say: “It’s truly amazing to see our people and Foundation care so deeply about giving back. It’s such a great feeling to know that we are living out our mission of enhancing the lives of the people, partners, and communities we serve while showing grace and kindness to those who need a little help.”
Scott Akerley, our CEO, shared the same gratitude. He added, “I am so thankful for our people and Foundation! The past few years have been tough for many people, and I am so proud of our employees for recognizing that and deciding to give back. This type of action really shows how dedicated our company and Foundation are to making a positive difference in the lives of others, and that is something that brings me great joy.”
Our company and Pango Foundation plan to dedicate the same amount of time, energy, and resources to give back in 2022 and in the years to come.
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