Swinerton Builders Sacramento: June 17, 2015
Swinerton Raises $28,000 in Support of Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada
Swinerton Builders Sacramento recently rallied together with local subcontractors and The Swinerton Foundation—the company’s nonprofit arm—to raise $28,000 in support of Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada.
Thanks to the tremendous efforts of Swinerton team members, the contributions will help grant the aspirations of local wish children and families. The funds will support local area wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
“It’s community partners like Swinerton Builders Sacramento and The Swinerton Foundation, which allows us to grant one magical wish every business day in our chapter. We are extremely grateful for their support,” said Jennifer Stolo, Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada CEO.
A proud supporter of the nonprofit organization, in 2014 Swinerton partnered with the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area region to grant the wish of becoming a construction foreman for a day of a three-year-old suffering from kidney cancer. Continuing the partnership in 2015, Swinerton’s Sacramento-based team held numerous fundraising efforts in its local office and throughout its various jobsites to help grant the wish of one special little girl. Alexandra, “Lexi” from Waterford, California suffers from brain cancer, and wishes to go to Disneyland to meet her favorite characters. Swinerton team members have been planning Lexi’s wish of visiting the Happiest Place On Earth® for an unforgettable tea party with her favorite Disney Princesses, and are thrilled to see her dreams come true.
The team kicked-off their fundraising campaign in March, reaching out to their local subcontractor community for support. In April, the team sponsored the Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada Wine and Food Fest, raising $5,100 for the annual event. Continuing their momentum, in May, five Swinerton team members attended the charity’s Texas Hold’em Tournament to play their hand in support of the Make-A-Wish mission. The group rounded-out their campaign with a Smoothie Bar Social fundraiser held at the office last month.
Thanks to the team’s extraordinary commitment and determination—combined with contributions from The Swinerton Foundation—they surpassed their original $25,000 fundraising goal, allowing Lexi and her family to not only enjoy a memorable visit to Disneyland, but a trip to Universal Studios and Legoland as well. “Swinerton Builders is so pleased to be part of Make-A-Wish again this year,” said Swinerton Builders Vice President Curtis Johnson. “These children and their families are so inspiring; it’s easy for our employees, friends, and families to rally in support.”
On June 12, Swinerton—joined by special guests Disney Princesses Cinderella and Elsa—held a celebratory send-off event in honor of the four-year-old. During the special gathering, Lexi was ecstatic to learn that not only was her wish to visit Disneyland being granted, but her dreams of traveling to Universal Studios and Legoland would also become a reality.
“The entire process has been such a memorable and enjoyable experience for the entire Swinerton team. We wish Lexi an unforgettable time, and hope for all of her dreams to
About Swinerton Builders: Swinerton provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves—proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence. For more information on Swinerton, visit its blog, Swinerton Builds Tomorrow, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn.
Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada was established in 1983 as one of the early local chapters of Make-A-Wish® America, which is the leading wish-granting organization in the country. Since then, it has granted more than 5,300 wishes to children within its 37-county service area. The mission of Make-A-Wish® is to grant wishes to children, age 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. For more information about Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, call 916.437.0206 or visit www.necannv.wish.org.