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Nelson Named Number 36 on San Francisco Business Times’ 2019 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropist List

Posted On07/22/2019

ContributorKaila Prins

Today, Nelson announces that it has been ranked 36 out of 100 on the San Francisco Times’ 2019 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists List, which was published in a San Francisco Business Times’ supplement on July 19, 2019.

Each year, the San Francisco Business Times recognizes for-profit companies and non-profit health care organizations that made cash giving contributions to charitable organizations in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Over $300 million was raised for charities in these counties by the top 100 corporate philanthropists on this list.

Although Nelson has been known for corporate giving for nearly 50 years, last year, Nelson codified that giving in their “beCAUSE” philanthropy program, a corporate philanthropy program that offers a variety of options for non-profit organizations interested in obtaining support. Already, in 2019, the beCAUSE program has raised $41,000 in grants and matching and provided many opportunities for employees to volunteer with their favorite charitable organizations.

“A company-wide ethos of giving is one of the unique qualities that sets Nelson apart,” said CEO Joe Madigan. “We have made corporate philanthropy a priority, especially in the Bay Area, but throughout California, because we know that, while the economy is doing great, there are still plenty of people and organizations in need. We are proud to be recognized among these organizations that are doing their part to uplift our communities for the 5th year in a row.”

A complete list of winners is posted online here.