FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (Dec. 13, 2018) — Mercury Marine and the Brunswick Public Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Brunswick Corporation, today announced the results of their initiatives to financially support the Fond du Lac Area United Way. Last week, these organizations presented ceremonial checks in the amounts of $84,707 and $78,000, respectively, to the United Way's chapter in Fond du Lac, the home of Mercury Marine's world headquarters.
The almost $85,000 donation from Mercury Marine comes from a variety of sources including; Mercury Marine employees' 2019 payroll-deduction pledges, the annual fundraising kickball and golf tournaments, and the Dollars for Doers program, to name a few. In the Dollars for Doers program, the Brunswick Public Foundation applies a formula to assign a dollar value to employees' United Way volunteer efforts and contributes that corresponding dollar amount.
The Brunswick Public Foundation’s additional $78,000 donation is a grant that was part of the foundation's annual giving campaign. (The Foundation also provides grant money to the United Way chapters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and Stillwater, Oklahoma — both locations where Mercury employees participated in United Way pledge campaigns.)
The Fond du Lac United Way provides much-needed assistance to more than 27,000 people each year. Donations support 25 organizations in Fond du Lac County that serve the best interests of children, families and individuals in need, providing health care, educational programs and other services.
"The Fond du Lac Area United Way has been a fantastic partner to our employees and the Fond du Lac community and we will continue to support their initiatives," said Andres Gonzalez, Mercury Marine vice president of human resources. "We are very pleased with the success of our 2018 fundraising initiatives, which have continued to grow over the past few years."
“Our employees understand and appreciate the value of our local United Way, which provides essential services to the Fond du Lac, Oshkosh and Stillwater communities. This is where our colleagues live, work and play, and we are pleased to support the United Way causes that do so much for so many."
About Mercury Marine
Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is a world leading manufacturer of marine propulsion systems. A $2.6 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury designs, manufactures and distributes engines, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world with 10,000 service points globally. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; Mercury global parts and accessories including propellers, and SmartCraft electronics; Power Products Integrated Solutions; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts; Land ’N’ Sea, BLA, Payne’s Marine, Kellogg Marine & Lankhorst Taselaar marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at mercurymarine.com.