#TeamMoonsail’s 2016 Top Ten List — #9: Philanthropic Giving


9) Philanthropic Giving

One of Moonsail North’s key values is being community-focused. We believe that success is best experienced when shared, so since our launch, we’ve made it a point to donate to causes that resonate with our team members. From birthday donations to giving days and annual fundraisers, we love supporting organizations doing good work throughout the year. It’s a wonderful way to share meaningful causes with each other (and our followers) and to allow us to contribute to organizational impact beyond our capacity building and communications work.

In 2016, we increased our charitable giving by 15% over our 2015 giving. We proudly supported 11 organizations operating in Michigan, California, and nationally. Two of these organizations represent repeat donations, and two of them represent organizations where Moonsail North team members serve on the board of directors.

#TeamMoonsail proudly supported the following organizations in the areas of education, science, hunger, health, children, environment, and refugees:

Our team attended the 25th annual Empty Bowls event, hosted by the Greater Lansing Food Bank, an organization that provides nutritious meals to tens of thousands of individuals and families in need throughout 7 mid-Michigan counties.
We were honored to once again sponsor the 10th annual Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Empty Plate Strolling Dinner and Auction.
We are so proud to have helped sponsor the first annual Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance Farm to Chopsticks Fundraiser. The funds that were raised support APIOPA’s efforts to make healthy Asian produce more affordable and accessible for families across Los Angeles County.

We look forward to learning about and supporting more great organizations next year! We’re also excited to announce that we’ll begin an employee match next year to further support the causes that our team members are so passionate about.