Valcourt and Partners donate $10,000 for a child’s dream.
“The moment we visited the Make-A-Wish Castle, and heard the stories, we were 100 percent committed. Knowing that the efforts of Valcourt and the Business Development Alliance will help make a child’s wish come true is nothing short of moving.”— Dane Sprague, Valcourt Building Services Getting together for the industry and the community has long been a goal of the team at Valcourt Building Services, and the Business Development Alliance (BDA). This group of leading organizations includes Valcourt, Planned Companies, and Liberty Elevator — all committed to routinely host industry functions and educational seminars throughout the year. In 2019, giving back to the community ranked high again for the group, so they set their sights on a much more impactful way to engage with their clients and colleagues. Valcourt’s Brian Keenan had a noble idea to reach out to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation, and see if there was a way for the BDA to pitch in. After an emotionally moving tour of the “castle,” the BDA instantly set out to raise $10,000 — the average cost for Make-A-Wish to fulfill a dream for the family of a child with a critical illness. So, now with a goal of $10k, how do you raise it? Commitment. Throughout the year, Valcourt and the BDA partners hosted happy hours, golf outings and other industry events, inching closer and closer to their goal. Last August Valcourt joined the Make-A-Wish Foundation at a special event, and along with the BDA, presented a check for $10,000! On behalf of the BDA team, Valcourt wants to again thank Make-A-Wish for their mission of affording children and their families the opportunity to smile in the face of hardship, plus a big salute to the clients and industry friends who attended the events and supported our $10k mission to grant a wish. Valcourt’s Adam Hibshman added, “If we can help even one child with our efforts for Make-A-Wish® we can all feel a little better about our community.”