Portland, Oregon, Sep. 24, 2020 – On Tuesday The Partners Group (TPG) celebrated the launch of the TPG Foundation, a newly qualified 501c(3) dedicated to “making a difference in the communities we live and work by investing in the health, wellbeing, and education of the next generation.” The Foundation wrote its first check to the American Red Cross, Cascades Region to aid in the recent wildfire disasters throughout the Pacific Northwest.
“Tuesday was a quiet but momentous day for TPG. One that was 25 years in the making,” said Rod Cruickshank, CEO of The Partners Group. “In line with our mission to make a difference in our communities and inspire others to do the same, the launch of the TPG Foundation marks the beginning of a new level of giving, one that will help us achieve our goal of giving $30M by 2030.”
Last week, 90 TPG employees pledged $15,000 toward wildfire relief. The TPG Foundation matched their contribution, resulting in a $30K donation to the American Red Cross.
“Our employees and families felt this need deeply as the news came each day of fellow Northwest families losing everything due to the fires,” said Cruickshank. “Cities we had traveled through gone; forested lands devastated. TPG had to act.”
“Right now, in addition to the hotel rooms and congregate shelters we are operating, The Partners Group’s donation will help with things like additional relief supplies cots, blankets, and personal protective equipment, in addition to ready-to-eat meals and snacks,” said Dale Kunce, CEO of Cascades Region of the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross has deployed numerous resources in response to the unprecedented impact caused by the fires. “We are so grateful for the donation from The Partners Group, which comes at such a critical time,” said Kunce. “The Partners Group has been at our side providing support to Red Cross for a number of years now, and we appreciate their commitment to supporting our communities in times of need.”
TPG has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Philanthropic companies in Oregon in their size category annually since 2009. Doreen Barnhouse, Executive VP of Operations at TPG said, “Serving and giving is part of The Partners Group DNA. We believe our communities are stronger when we work together with one another.”
“This is an exciting day for TPG,” said Sarah Friend, Executive VP of Employer Services and Marketing at TPG. “It’s evidence that we are marching towards our 2030 goal, living our purpose with our employees, and making a difference.”
About The Partners Group
Through our consulting, insurance, and financial services, The Partners Group has been making a difference in our local communities since 1981. We’re a partner that helps individuals and businesses across the nation solve problems and grow by building custom strategies that discover, protect, and enhance the future. The Partners Group has been named one of the top 100 largest insurance brokerage firms in the US. Our consulting services include employee benefits, retirement plan, wellness, total absence management, healthcare analytics, wealth management, and commercial and personal insurance. For more information, please visit http://www.thepartnersgroup.com or call 800-722-6339.
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