Pinnacle, a large property-management company, supported the United Way of the Eagle River Valley in Vail, Colo., in conjunction with its leadership conference at the Vail Marriott Resort. The apartment management company had 200 employees contribute time and effort to the non-profit.Helping out in this way is part of Pinnacle’s culture. Time is reserved for such outreach each time it holds its annual conference. Last year, in Seattle, volunteers from Pinnacle aided Plymouth Housing, a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income residents.
Sally Milton, of Pinnacle’s office in Orlando, Fla., says the days of service during conferences are an extension of the company’s everyday work in communities where it has offices, reports Scott Miller of VailDaily.com. Milton said the Orlando office regularly helps Habitat for Humanity there, as well as food banks and an organization called Give Kids the World, which provides a week of care and recreation for critically ill children and their families. The Orlando office, as well as other offices around the country, also raises money for local nonprofit groups. Pinnacle Vice President Jennifer Staciokas told Miller that when the decision was made to come to Vail, she felt The United Way “stood out, since that organization works with a number of local nonprofits”— 40 at last count.
Among the 26 projects that Pinnacle employees assisted: The annual Vail Valley Community Fund Rummage Sale; maintenance of a trail running up from Minturn’s Little Beach Park; serving lunch to children from low-income families; and general landscaping and painting projects.Aside from the hours of labor, Pinnacle provided a $5,000 cash donation to the local United Way, and another $5,000 to InteGreat!.