REDWOOD CITY, CA (PRWEB) September 4, 2007 - Giving by a 'for-
profit company' directly to charitable organizations and/or individuals in need is the foundation of Corporate Philanthropy. W. L. Butler Construction was recognized with 35 other companies who share in this philosophy at the annual Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Awards held on Tuesday night in San Jose.
The family-owned, privately-held general contractor ranked 18th among a diverse group of high-tech, banking, retail and Fortune 500 companies to make the list based upon their tradition of giving and efforts towards helping those less fortunate achieve a better quality of life. Perhaps one of W. L. Butler Construction's most significant contributions was their ability to raise over three quarters of a million dollars over the last five years and upwards of $230,000 this year alone in an annual golf tournament benefiting the March of Dimes.
"Our surrounding communities have been really good to us so we believe it is our social responsibility to encourage employee volunteerism and charitable donations to a handful of non-profits we proudly support," says Frank York, President of W. L. Butler Construction, Inc.
Encouraging a minimum of 50 percent employee involvement is part of the company's annual Vision Navigation Goals. To ensure this target is achieved, individual participation is tracked through various community projects including annual golf tournaments benefiting the March of Dimes and Make-A-Wish Foundation®, restoring lives through Rebuilding Together, creating one-of-a-kind playhouses for Dreams Happen, participating in walks supporting causes such as the Gift of Life, Donate Life, American Heart Association and the Lymphoma Society, as well as several other company sponsored events. Moreover, the leadership team is actively involved within the community, serving on a number of boards and committees.
"Philanthropy is derived from the Greek language, meaning 'love for mankind.' Those organizations who don't give back to the communities contributing to their success are making a mistake," says Bill Butler, Founder of W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. With that said, the company makes a substantial monetary contribution to the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in lieu of holiday gifts for friends and associates.
About W. L. Butler Construction, Inc.
W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. is a full-service general contractor who is committed to building our client's vision by creating relationships and providing superior quality and services that exceed our client's expectations. We have over 30 years of experience throughout Northern and Southern California with offices in Redwood City, Stockton, Irvine and Palm Desert. More information is available at http://www.wlbutler.com.