Newton, Mass. (PRWEB) July 23, 2009
The Jimmy Fund and UGL Unicco today jointly announced that the 9th Annual Jimmy Fund/UGL Unicco Golf and Tennis Classic and related events raised more than $150,000. This brings the total contribution of UGL Unicco's support of the Golf and Tennis Classic to $1.05 million over nine years, reaching the $1 million goal one year ahead of schedule.
In commenting on the events and results, Jimmy Fund Chairman Mike Andrews said, "This was an outstanding year for the Classic. Not only did they raise more than ever from our enthusiastic supporters, they also surpassed their $1 million goal a year earlier than projected. This is clearly due to the stalwart support of UGL Unicco over the years. They are a great partner for these events."
UGL Unicco Senior Vice President Michael Dunn drives the initiative for the company. In recognition of his charitable work, he was named the 2009 recipient of "The Steve and Rick Kletjian Award," an award established two years ago in memory of the Kletjian brothers who built UGL Unicco into a leading facilities services company. In 2008, Herb Landsman from TJX Companies was the first recipient of the award.
UGL Unicco's commitment to the Jimmy Fund runs deep. Dunn commented, "UGL Unicco is honored to support the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They sincerely care about their patients, offering them the best of care while supporting research to find treatments and ultimately cure this dreaded disease. UGL Unicco has supported this great organization for the last ten years as a means to help find the cure and to give back to the communities where our employees and their families live and work."
About the Jimmy Fund
The Jimmy Fund supports the fight against cancer at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around the world. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives by furthering cancer research and care. Unrestricted support from the Jimmy Fund is an integral part of Mission Possible: The Dana-Farber Campaign to Conquer Cancer, a $1 billion capital campaign to accelerate cancer research, speed development of life-saving therapies, and expand the Institute's signature patient- and family-centered care.
About UGL Unicco
UGL Unicco, a premier provider of outsourced facilities services, is a subsidiary of United Group Limited (ASX: UGL). Based in Boston, UGL Unicco offers facilities maintenance, operations, cleaning, lighting and administrative/office services, as well as plant services in support of industrial operations. The company counts one quarter of the Fortune 100 companies among its portfolio of North American customers and maintains an industry-leading 95% customer retention rate. Its more than 18,000 employees support corporate, multi-tenant, education, retail, government and public venue facilities. The company also offers single-source mobile maintenance and cleaning services for geographically dispersed branch offices. It is committed to green services through its award-winning UGL Unicco GreenClean® program (http://www.greencleaning.com) that supports sustainability across its service offerings. UGL Unicco's advanced facilities initiatives include the myunicco.com portal, UNI-Q® palmtop inspection system, USafe® health and safety program, eProcurement systems, and a 24x7 national operations center.
UGL Unicco, along with UGL Equis, a commercial real estate firm based in Chicago, is part of UGL Services, a division of UGL that provides Corporate Real Estate and Facility Solutions around the world. For further information about UGL Unicco, call 888-751-9100 or visit http://www.ugl-unicco.com.
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