Wabash National and its suppliers raise $425,000 for charity

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Updated Sep 24, 2017

Wabash NationalWabash National Corporation announced Thursday it raised $425,000 for more than 20 community organizations at its annual charity golf outing, held in conjunction with the company’s annual Supplier Conference last week.

“Every year I am impressed by the generosity of our supplier partners who support us in giving back to our communities,” says Dick Giromini, CEO at Wabash National. “Thanks to our suppliers, this year’s charity golf outing was the most successful event in its history. Wabash National is proud to support and work with local agencies to sustain and promote a promising future for our communities. It gives me great pleasure to work with people throughout our industry who share our company values and support us in our efforts to give back.”

More than 200 companies supported Wabash National’s fundraising efforts at the charity golf outing and auction, raising $368,000 with event sponsorships and auction bids. Wabash National gave an additional corporate gift of $57,000 for hurricane relief efforts, bringing the total monies raised to $425,000.

“At Wabash National, we truly value our relationships with suppliers, customers and communities,” says Nick Adler, vice president of supply chain management. “We want to work with companies that value those relationships as much as we do, and are committed to making a difference in our communities.”

The United Way of Greater Lafayette is receiving the largest donation at $185,000. Wabash says the remainder of donations is being distributed among various nonprofit organizations, including:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette
  • Boy Scouts of America Sagamore Council
  • College Mentors for Kids
  • Folds of Honor Foundation
  • Fond du Lac Area United Way (serving Fond du Lac, WI)
  • Food Finders Food Bank
  • Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education
  • Junior Achievement of Greater Lafayette
  • Lafayette Neighborhood Housing/Homestead Consulting Services
  • March of Dimes Indiana Chapter
  • Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County
  • Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS)
  • United Way for Clinton County (serving Frankfort, IN)
  • United Way of Boone County (serving Harrison, AR)
  • United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (serving Portland, OR)
  • United Way of the Pennyrile (serving Cadiz, KY)
  • United Way of Wyandotte County (serving Kansas City, KS)
  • Wabash Center
  • YWCA of Lafayette
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