AnswerNet Cares was established in 2008 by the owners of AnswerNet to fund charitable activities of its employees in an effort to encourage and support them as they participate in their communities and help people in need.
AnswerNet Cares was introduced at the April 2008 National Meeting in St. Louis by President and CEO Gary Pudles and is available to all employees in the AnswerNet family. The application process was created to encourage the participation of employees in community service and goodwill, and to raise money for charities/community service organizations that are special to them. AnswerNet Cares is committed to donating up to $250 to 20 individual charities for the next 10 years. The total available contribution per year is $5,000.00.
The foundation’s first sponsorship was a walkathon for March of Dimes for Babies. Paul Orvis, AnswerNet’s Business Development Executive in Connecticut, submitted an application for this charity because it is very special to him and his family. It was through the help of March of Dimes for Babies that Paul’s son received a healthy start in life. See Paul’s story here. The AnswerNet Cares Committee was proud to approve the funding of $250.00 for that worthy cause. Since then, AnswerNet Cares has helped support several causes that are important to our employees throughout the country.
Even with AnswerNet’s fast growth, we are becoming more like a family each year, and the AnswerNet Cares Foundation is further proof that “AnswerNet Cares.”