When the Heartland United Way in Grand Island, Neb., moved into a different and larger building in early 2013, the executive director asked The Principal® about the possibility of donating some furniture to complete the space and make it more usable for existing staff and the campaign’s loaned executive.
Through the in-kind donation program at The Principal, items like furniture, laptops, office supplies, etc., can benefit nonprofit organizations for years after they’ve served their purpose at our company.
Densel Rasmussen, operations manager with the Grand Island office of The Principal, says the timing for the United Way’s request was right because there was extra furniture available to meet the need.
After taking all the measurements and identifying the specific furniture components, the Heartland United Way arranged to transport it.
Now the United Way office is more functional for existing staff, as well as the loaned executive that will be in the office helping with this year’s campaign. Kelly Stoltenberg, a senior customer service representative with The Principal in Grand Island, will fulfill that role this year. In fact, Stoltenberg is continuing a long tradition—in May, The Principal was recognized by the Heartland United Way for providing a loaned executive for the past 25 campaigns.
Karen Rathke, president of the Heartland United Way, says, “The Heartland United Way recently expanded our staff to five people, which meant reconfiguring our office space and the need for additional office furniture. The Principal Financial Group once again stepped up BIG for the United Way with their donation of two workstations! We are so grateful for the professional work areas to be utilized in our efforts to improve people’s lives and change community conditions in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick counties.”