“MAXIMUS Foundation Contributes $20,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund in Memory of the Orlando Shooting Victims”
July 28, 2016
CONTACT: Lisa Miles, 703-251-8637
RESTON, Va. – MAXIMUS, a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that the MAXIMUS Foundation has made a donation of $20,000 in employee contributions and corporate matching funds to the Volunteer Florida Foundation’s Florida Disaster Fund in memory of the 49 victims of the horrific attack in Orlando.
The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. Activated most recently in response to the Orlando attack, 100% of the funds donated will go to organizations that serve survivors, their families and all those in need.
“Volunteer Florida is grateful for the generosity of MAXIMUS employees and the MAXIMUS Foundation,” said Chester W. Spellman, Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer. “The business community has shown an extraordinary spirit of giving to those who were impacted by the Orlando shooting. We are proud to support individuals, families and members of the community who were impacted.”
As the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, the MAXIMUS Foundation extends the mission of the Company by partnering with nonprofits across the country that also serve disadvantaged populations. The MAXIMUS Foundation is funded by charitable gifts from the employees of MAXIMUS, which are matched and supplemented by grants from the Company. The MAXIMUS Foundation directs these funds to community organizations that support causes employees feel passionate about, specifically in the areas of child and youth development, health and community development.
“The caring nature of our employees is a noteworthy component of the MAXIMUS culture and we thank them for their generous contributions,” commented MAXIMUS Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Montoni. “Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and their families. We are proud to unite together and provide support to our Florida community during this time of need.”
Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People ®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 16,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.
About Volunteer Florida and The Florida Disaster Fund
The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. There is no overhead funding; 100% of funds raised will go toward those in need. Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible. For more information, please visit www.volunteerflorida.org.