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Company raises money for Komen Foundation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s not new, but it remains a great concept for having company fun and helping out a good cause.

Wilson & Co., an Albuquerque-headquartered, multi-state engineering and architectural firm, recently held its third annual fundraiser and company Picnic with a Purpose, donating every penny raised to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

“Our company is out to make a difference,” company spokesman Anjali N. Solomon said in a news release.

The event last month invited the company’s 175 employees to raise money for the national organization dedicated to advancing the fight against breast cancer, organizers said. The foundation funds research efforts toward prevention and finding a cure, and it also save lives by meeting critical needs in communities.

“It’s difficult to find anyone who hasn’t been affected by breast cancer, either directly or indirectly, and employees of Wilson & Company are no exception,” Solomon said. “Many were passionate about supporting this fundraiser because of their own diagnosis or that of a mother, grandmother, daughter, or friend.”

The total amount – donations were collected into the first week of August – was $2,145.

The money was raised by donations and a silent auction for an iPad Mini 2, ZSonic Electric Toothbrush and four pack of Colorado Rockies tickets to any home game this season.

One employee gave voice to many others, saying, “I have family members and friends who have suffered with breast cancer…. I want to make a difference.”

In addition to generating money for a noble cause, Wilson & Company also celebrated its 85th birthday.

The company motto – included in its emails – is: “I contribute to the success of my company and the organizations we serve by building and sustaining positive relationships. Discipline, Intensity, Collaboration, Shared ownership, Solutions.”

Founded in 1932, the company provides engineering, architecture, planning, environmental, survey and mapping, and construction management services. The company has satellite offices in nine states, including, Arizona, California, Utah, Texas and Colorado.

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