SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – In its third year of supporting Autism Speaks and Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), MC Companies was pleased to present a contribution of over $100,000 to be shared among the two nonprofits.
With 1 in 68 children in the U.S. diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) each year, MC Companies realizes the urgency to support the programs, services and research underway for individuals with ASD.
Throughout the 2017 calendar year, MC Companies’ employees raised funds in a variety of creative ways for the annual Autism Speaks Walk in Partnership with SARRC, including:
- Hours4Autism, allowing employees to donate unused PTO hours to benefit Autism Speaks and SARRC.
- The 1% Program where MC Companies’ vendors contribute 1% of their annual spend to the MC Companies Sharing the Good Life Foundation.
- Spike It for Autism Volleyball Tournament where employees and other industry professionals come together and rally for autism through an annual volleyball tournament raising thousands of dollars.
MC Companies is proud of their philanthropic commitments to Autism Speaks and SARRC. It has become a core aspect of their company from the top down and has added a value to their organization that cannot be measured.
Since 2015 more than $250,000 has been raised in support of Autism Speaks and SARRC. Learn more about each of these innovative programs MC Companies has successfully launched at How You Can Support Autism Speaks and learn how you can bring these programs into your organization.
About MC Companies: MC Companies is a real estate investment, development, construction, and management company specializing in the multifamily properties and commercial markets. MC Companies has completed over $500 million in multi-family and commercial value-added transactions since 1985.
About Sharing the Good Life: MC Companies’ Sharing the Good Life Foundation is a program designed to build strong and vibrant communities, improve quality of life, and make a positive difference where we live, work, learn and play. By working together, we can share the good life and build a better world. We’re all about personal connections and coming together to have a positive impact. All of our employees, residents, family and friends are encouraged to participate in the foundation.
About Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC): SARRC is an internationally recognized nonprofit that conducts innovative research, provides evidence-based practices, disseminates effective training and builds inclusive communities for individuals with autism and their families.
About Autism Speaks: Autism Speaks’ goal is to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder. They are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. Autism Speaks strives to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society: and work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. They are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is Autism Speaks’ firm belief that, by working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.