Marquis Energy Employees, Company Donate Big to Bureau County United Way Campaign

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The Bureau County United Way got a late Christmas present from Marquis Energy in Hennepin. 

The employees, in combination with a matching company donation, presented a check to the non-profit for $29,000. 

A press release by the company explained the donation, stating that at the end of each year, Marquis and its employees give to a deserving charity that will use the funds to better the community.

“Marquis employees generously gave to this great cause, to make a lasting impact on the lives of those in our local community,” said Mark Marquis, CEO. “We are proud to invest in the future of our community and know Bureau County United Way is a group helping lead the charge.”

The BCUW’s goal this year is $102,000. With Marquis’ contribution, the organization is now at 60 percent, or approximately $61,000 for the year.

Last year, the organization was only able to raise $86,000, an amount the new executive director, Kim Scott, is hoping to blow out of the water.

“I’m looking to hit goal,”  Scott said. “The contribution from Marquis and its employees was extremely generous and will have a huge impact on our community and the agencies we serve.”

Scott will next host a beer and wine tasting in mid-February at the Barn at Hornbaker Gardens and will return to the annual BCUW golf outing in late June.

Source: News Tribune