GPI Leadership Kicks Off 50 Charitable Acts

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From left to right: Mike Buoncore, Gary Etter, Gus Moss, Matt LaLuzerne, Ia Hall, Lew Brode, Clay Falls, Doug Robb, Steve Greenman, Paul Badr, Paul Forte, Denise Carter, Scott Deitche, Erik Thorkildsen, Ralph Csogi, Pay Kenneally, Sarah Olthof, Frank Scheller, Sandey Bucklew.

From President & CEO Ralph Csogi:

I’m sure that you’ve heard by now, but GPI is turning 50 years old this year (Happy Birthday to us!) This is not only an amazing milestone for any business, but especially one in the engineering industry. In addition to our branch-planned fun-filled festivities, we have decided to commemorate this achievement by sharing our good fortune with our communities, namely by performing 50 Acts of Kindness throughout 2016. This focus is above and beyond what our branch offices do on a regular basis (of which we are extremely proud).

I wanted to share one of our first events held on March 17, 2016. At the conclusion of our recent Branch Manager’s Meeting, GPI’s Senior Management Team donated their time to visit the Florida’s Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida. We visited 100 out of the 180 patients in the hospital (the other 80 were in NICU and couldn’t take visitors) and brought each of them a $25 Amazon Gift Card with a special note from GPI. We broke up into small groups and were chaperoned by the hospital’s Child Life Specialists (see photo) to visit and chat with the kids, who ranged from newborn (spoke with the parents) to 20 years old. What an amazing experience! I just want to say thanks to all of our Branch Managers who participated. It just goes to show you that GPI is an exceptional and unique company!

-Ralph