Community giving is fully integrated into Bruner's culture. Whether it's weeding gardens, refreshing a park, or walking for a cause, we lend a hand. Over the years, Bruner has partnered with the United Way of Central Ohio to bring compassion and aid to residents in need. We donate our time and efforts throughout the year to build up our Central Ohio community.
To spark our United Way Campaign each year, Bruner hosts a Kickoff Week to spread the word about volunteer opportunities and get the Bruner team excited about the year’s events. This year, the "Pathway out of Poverty" Kickoff Week was filled with fun surprises. The CD102.5 ice cream truck even dropped by to provide frosty afternoon treats for employees.
Our first event, Community Care Day, was held at a Volunteers of America transitional housing complex for our military heroes. These homeless Veteran’s, feeling forgotten by society, are given a place to call home at Volunteers of America’s Veteran’s Resource Center—a place for which they can be proud. Bruner had twelve volunteers help landscape and beautify the Veteran’s Resource Center. By giving this housing complex a little facelift, volunteers were able to provide valuable community service to American Veterans.
Another notable event, the Bruner Golf Outing, was also a huge success. By prompting employees, vendors, and suppliers we were able to raise a substantial amount of money for the United Way of Central Ohio—and have fun while doing it!
From spring until winter, Bruner identifies and participates in various other charitable events to engage our employees and give back to our community.
Below is a listing of 2013 activities:
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Wagon donation in honor of Ian Richey and family
- Mount Carmel Golf Invitational
In support of scholarship funding for Mount Carmel College of Nursing
- Columbus Marathon
In support of Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Mid-Ohio Foodbank
Over 80,000 lbs donated to Operation Feed in the last 4 years
- The Ohio State Four-Miler
Benefitting the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund
- Creative Living – A Bouquet of Flavours
Funding for Creative Living’s Resident Assistance Program
- Columbus Tutoring Initiative
Beacon Elementary School, Hillard City Schools - 9 Bruner employees donate their lunch hour each week to tutor 1st grade students in reading
- American Heart Walk – In Loving Memory of Bobbi Newman
Surpassed our goal of $2,500 and had 21 walkers!
- American Red Cross Blood Drives
- SMPS and Turner Golf Outings
In support of A Kid Again
- Abercrombie Challenge
In support of the goal to reach $100 Million in donations for the Wexner Medical Center
- Donations to Kokomo, IN Tornado Devastation
Bruner is proud of our great employees, who have dedicated their time and effort to make these great contributions to the Central Ohio community. We’re also blessed to have such great suppliers and vendors working with us.
Partnership is at our core and we value all of our relationships, whether long-standing or newly created.
The importance of philanthropy is fully integrated into Bruner’s culture. We truly value the opportunity to work on projects that impact the lives of others.