Several times a year, ERDMAN employees come together to give back to our communities. Collaborating with area not for profits, we raise awareness of the challenges facing our neighbors, and work alongside them to close gaps and increase opportunities.
United Way Fundraising Campaign
Every year ERDMAN participates in the United Way Campaign, benefitting our neighbors in Dane County.
United Way efforts are focused on specific goals in the three priority areas of our community’s Agenda for Change: Education, Income, and Health. The money ERDMAN raises through company giving, employee pledges, and events (Penny Wars, Chili Cook-Off, Silent Auction) goes directly to area nonprofits who are creating healthier and safer communities.
Habitat for Humanity Panel Build
In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, ERDMAN employees spent a day building the wall panels of a
This house will become a home for an area family who, with the support of Habitat for Humanity, will achieve their dreams of having a safe and stable place to live.
ERDMAN encourages our employees to be actively involved with community service outside of the workplace. Each year, employees are provided with paid volunteer time, and many of us give much more than that. We use our passions and talents to make a difference. Our mission and vision are not just words. They are a lifestyle.
Vice President of Operations
For a week or two just about every summer since 1990, I have volunteered with the Northern Arapaho tribe in the small town
Situated in the foothills of the Wind River Mountain Range in northwestern Wyoming, Ethete is home to a people who are rich with culture but impoverished by hardships – their town has one of the highest per capita levels of violent crime, suicide, and substance abuse in the United States.
Working alongside Native Americans, I have lead numerous work crews of volunteers who perform physical, moral, and spiritual support to residents. In addition, my teams have worked with tribal leaders to help preserve cultural artifacts and provide safe summer programs for the tribe’s children.
Vice President HR
Giving back and paying it forward are important to me. An empty nest brought a change
to urban living and also a reality check on the many homeless and vulnerable living right in my new community. I needed to help others who desperately needed help…I couldn’t look the other way. I utilize ERDMAN’s paid volunteer hours and scheduling flexibility to volunteer, serve, and further develop the non-profit Friends of the State Street Family serving Madison’s homeless. I’m able to align my passion for helping people with ERDMAN’s support of building strong communities. It’s incredibly rewarding and I’m so grateful for ERDMAN’s encouragement to become a leader in the community as well as at ERDMAN.
Vice President of ERDMAN Brand
Through my work on the Board of BizStarts, I mentor, coach, and fuel the entrepreneurial spirit for those looking to
BizStarts works with entrepreneurs, service providers, capital connections and other resources to help launch and grow new companies that will create sustainable jobs from small stores to large, scalable start-ups.
I love engaging, debating, and mentoring start-ups with new ideas, products and services from an app that donates to causes, to new technologies to keep seniors engaged with family and quick on-demand access to physicians. Both BizStarts and ERDMAN inspire me to think beyond what’s possible to imagine what can change lives around us.
As a company, ERDMAN has donated in excess of $1,500,000 to our community, and in partnership with our clients. We invest in the communities where we work, and understand that our healthcare facilities are just the beginning of creating healthier communities. Donations to foundations, fundraising events, and not for profits allow ERDMAN to follow through on our vision of improving every life we touch.
Access Community Health Centers
Agrace Hospice Care
Great Plains Health Care Foundation
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County
Harrisburg Medical Center Foundation
Henry Ford Health System
LECOM Student Scholarship Fund
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Lexington Clinic Fergus Hanson Memorial Scholarships
Marshfield Clinic Development Foundation
Converse County Hospital Foundation
National Association of Women in Construction
Providence Health & Services
Rochelle Community Hospital Foundation
St. Mary’s Foundation
St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation
Stout University Foundation
Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation
Zoological Society of Milwaukee