ALKU has been announced as a Boston Business Journal’s (BBJ) 2021 Top Charitable Contributor in Massachusetts. This is ALKU’s third year on this exemplary list, sharing the recognition alongside companies such as the Boston Bruins, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Boston Red Sox, New Balance, and Tufts Medical Center. This annual list highlights companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities — a true testament of the time and resources dedicated during a year when the pandemic and social justice movements spurred companies to create new initiatives.
This year, 98 companies made this distinctive list, all reporting at least $100,000 in monetary contributions to Massachusetts-based charities. The accumulated charitable contributions of all 98 companies were up to nearly $29 million from last year! Most of the companies earning a spot represent the real estate, insurance, banking, life sciences, and healthcare industries. It is a great honor to have ALKU’s passion for philanthropy and the local community recognized on this prestigious list.
ALKU is dedicated to the youth mentoring cause. ALKU’s Andover, MA headquarters is partnered with Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) which helps fuel “the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts, serving more than 250 mentoring and youth development programs statewide, and supporting more than 33,000 youth in mentoring relationships” (MMP). ALKU supports MMP through multiple initiatives, including our ALKU Scholarship which grants $30,000 to a rising high school senior in a youth-adult mentoring relationship to be used towards their college education. Annually, ALKU fundraises for, and participates in, the Rodman Ride for Kids, raising $150,000 for the cause in 2020. Beyond that, ALKU supports the mentoring cause internally, pairing everyone from first day interns to executives with a mentor, strengthening our employees’ understanding and commitment to the overall cause.
The top corporate contributors, which in many instances include corporations and their charitable foundations, were honored at the BBJ’s Virtual 16th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards this past Thursday.
Thank you, Boston Business Journal for this wonderful recognition. We look forward to a continued future of supporting the youth mentoring cause in our local community. Check out the full list of Top Charitable Contributors here: https://bit.ly/2TtSwep