Corporate Citizen Award
Corporate social responsibility is an integral part of Aerotek’s purpose and mission, which is focused on staffing and recruiting. The company’s leaders and staff recognize the importance of being good corporate citizens and contributing to their community. That is why they are dedicated supporters of University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.
Demonstrating the company’s commitment to children’s health, Aerotek recently adopted a room at Amplatz Children’s Hospital using funds raised at the Aerotek Adopt A Room Golf Experience. This special room is equipped with state-of-the art technology that will accelerate healing by making the hospital more like home for patients and their families.
In addition, more than 200 Aerotek employees have participated in numerous events benefiting Amplatz Children's Hospital throughout the past year, including Sullivan Huddles, Champions for Children Golf Classic, WineFest No. 17, and My Superhero Day.
Aerotek offers monthly tours of Amplatz Children’s Hospital, giving all employees the opportunity to see firsthand what a difference their support is making in children’s lives.
For more than eight decades, members of the Transportation Club of Minneapolis & St. Paul—a professional association representing the transportation industry—have been champions for children’s health through their support University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, providing many gifts of time and money.
To brighten the days of seriously ill children, volunteers from the Transportation Club members host monthly parties at the hospital for patients and their families. The parties include fun activities like cupcake decorating, crafts, and games. Club members have also provided Christmas presents, toys, teddy bears, and countless hours of volunteer time.
In 2009 the Club made a remarkable gift: the money for 96 personal computers—one for each private patient room at Amplatz Children’s Hospital. These in-room computers provide parents a way to stay in touch with family, friends, and work commitments without leaving their child’s bedside.
After her 9-year-old son, Logan, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, Natalie Bushaw became a passionate ambassador of University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. Whether she’s leading other volunteers as president of the hospital’s Parent Advisory Board, speaking at events, or securing ad space in Delta’s Sky Magazine, her passion for making a difference in the lives of children shines through.
Natalie and her family—twin sons, Logan and Owen, and her husband, Ben—are always happy to share Amplatz Children’s Hospital’s story. The Bushaws have raised funds for Amplatz, including through an initiative led by Logan, who presented a $1,000 check to Dave Lee at the 2012 Gutterbowl. In the last year, the family posed for photos showcasing the hospital in the University’s annual report on giving, told Logan’s story at a Golden Gopher football game through the hospital’s Goldy’s Heroes program, and starred in an Adopt A Room fundraising video.
WineFest No. 17 really put the family in the spotlight. The Bushaws—the boys wearing suits—greeted guests and later appeared on stage. And there’s more to come: Natalie’s high energy and commitment to promoting Amplatz Children’s Hospital will serve her well as the chair of hospital’s first Women, Wine, and Shoes event next November.