Boys & Girls Clubs investing in children

Corporate giving story for The Commercial Appeal

May 10, 2010

Service Assurance, a Memphis-based information technology support and outsourcing company for the region, has teamed up with Monogram Food Solutions, maker of King Cotton products, to donate $7,500 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis.

“This was our first engagement with Monogram so we thought what a great way to start a relationship by giving all the revenue back to the community,” said Mark Giannini, founder and CEO of Service Assurance. “Monogram’s values are very much in line with ours in that they love supporting the community, and they love children and nonprofits that help children.

“It was the absolute perfect way to start what we both hope is going to be a long-term business relationship.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis was founded in 1955 and serves more than 5,000 youths between the ages of six and 18 through academic and recreational programs. The local Boys & Girls Clubs operates six full-service clubs, a technical training center and Camp Phoenix.

“Service Assurance and Monogram Foods made an investment,” said Vincent Borello, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. “They didn’t really make a donation because in the long run these are the kids that are going to be working in the facilities, these are the families that are going to be buying their products, the families that make up our city.” … (read more)