I am extremely proud to say that Pro2Serve and its employees actually gave more to community and charitable activities in 2011 than we ever have in our entire history. We have also kept our corporate commitment to set aside ten percent of our net income before taxes this year for “giving back” during 2012.–L. Barry Goss, PhD, CEO and Chairman
Community Involvement Examples
Pro2Serve Soccer Complex Campaign: Pro2Serve, in partnership with the Oak Ridge School District and Oak Ridge High School (ORHS) Boys & Girls Soccer Booster Clubs, is the primary donor and sponsor of the capital improvement project to complete the Oak Ridge High School Soccer Complex. This generous contribution is the largest single monetary gift in the history of Pro2Serve, demonstrating our continued commitment to our community and the wellbeing of its youth. Once complete, it will become a premier high school soccer complex serving Oak Ridge and its student body for years to come.
United Way Campaign: Pro2Serve reached another major milestone for the 4th year in its companywide United Way campaign with contributions totaling over $91,000 and was once again the largest corporate contributor to the Roane County United Way. Pro2Serve participated in nine major fundraising campaigns spanning 20 counties across the country. The major campaigns took place at the headquarters in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and offices in Los Alamos, New Mexico; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Amarillo, Texas; Grand Junction, Colorado; Aiken, South Carolina; Portsmouth, Ohio; Livermore, California; and Washington, DC. Roane County residents as well as residents in several other states benefited from the 2011-2012 campaign as Pro2Serve allowed employees to designate the county to which the funds were allocated. In addition, the company matching funds were allocated dollar for dollar to the same counties employees designated on their pledge forms.
Methodist Medical Center (MMC) Foundation Golf Tournament: Pro2Serve was pleased to be a Gold Sponsor contributing $5,000 at the 11th annual Methodist Medical Center Acorn Classic Golf Tournament. Event proceeds helped with the purchase of a cone beam CT, which delivers radiation to cancer patients. This machine is to be incorporated into MMC’s existing linear accelerator. Pro2Serve’s contribution not only helped bring this new technology to MMC but also helps to continue to bring enhanced treatment to hundreds of patients. Pro2Serve employees, along with a few of their clients, enjoyed a day of golf and camaraderie all for a good cause.
Willow Brook Elementary School Bear Tree Campaign: The 10th Annual “Bear Tree” campaign for Willow Brook Elementary School was coordinated by Pro2Serve for which our employees provided Christmas presents to 70 children who would otherwise not have received gifts. Over the last 10 years, Pro2Serve has provided a very special holiday to almost 700 Willow Brook students. Willow Brook Elementary is a year-round school for kindergarten through fourth grade and special needs children in Oak Ridge.
Rotary Club Science Fair: The Oak Ridge Sunset Rotary Club presented its second annual Science Fair in February for third, fourth, and fifth grade students of Oak Ridge, including St. Mary’s and those being home schooled. Pro2Serve was one of the five Proton Sponsors, the highest sponsorship level, at this year’s event. Over a hundred students prepared projects for entry. The 1st Place winner received a trip to the Space Camp in Huntsville, AL; 2nd Place received a laptop; and 3rd Place received a Netbook.
University of Tennessee – Pro2Serve Math Contest: As part of its commitment to give back to the communities in which its employees live and work, Pro2Serve has co-sponsored the annual UT-Pro2Serve Math Contest with the UT College of Arts and Sciences Department of Mathematics since 2001. The purpose of the contest is to enhance math education in the state while providing students with incentive and interest to choose a science, technology, engineering, or math major. Known as the STEM disciplines, increasing enrollment in these fields has been listed as a major national priority to enhance America’s global competitiveness in business and technology.
Your company makes it possible for the university and me to provide this worthwhile event to high school students from across the state. Your dedication to the education of our youth is evident and greatly appreciated. I look forward to working with you and Pro2Serve in the future as we continue to make the Math Contest a success.– Bryan Self, Math Contest Coordinator