Through the Brunswick Public Foundation, Mercury Marine recently donated grants to United Way chapters in Fond du Lac, Wis., and Stillwater, Okla., worth approximately $100,000. The news was announced in a press release from the Fond du Lac, Wis., marine engine and accessories company.
Established in 1997 by the Brunswick Corporation, Mercury Marine’s publicly traded parent company, the Brunswick Public Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports community development primarily through contributions to local United Way organizations. The foundation offers grants to those locations where Mercury Marine has active support programs. In addition, the Foundation supports organizations that enhance the country’s water resources for the recreational use by the public
According to the release, Mercury Marine employees have contributed close to $69,000 to the Fond du Lac United Way 2015 campaign. During the past five years, the Brunswick Public Foundation and Mercury Marine employees have donated close to $900,000 to various United Way chapters.
“We are delighted to present this grant to the United Way, “said John Pfeifer, the president of Mercury Marine, in the release. “The Brunswick Public Foundation does a fantastic job of honoring our local United Way chapters and we at Mercury continue to support those chapters with our own internal fundraising campaigns. Supporting the needs of the communities where we live and work is both a responsibility and an opportunity, and we’re glad to help.”