Businessolver Serves Communities Nationwide Through 2022 Foundation Activities

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

HR technology leader’s charitable foundation distributed nearly $400,000 to support initiatives advancing mental health, STEM and career education, and DEI.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (January 31, 2023)Businessolver®, a leader in SaaS-based benefits technology and services, announced that the Businessolver Foundation distributed nearly $400,000 to over 100 nonprofit organizations in 20 communities across the nation in 2022. All funds went to organizations that support the Foundation’s mission to positively impact the lives and communities where Businessolver employees and clients work and live. The Foundation pillars of giving focus on supporting initiatives related to advancing mental health, STEM and career education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

“Given the events of the last two years, we felt compelled to change our initiatives to better match our company mission and philanthropic aspirations,” said Jon Shanahan, CEO and President of Businessolver. “The Foundation’s new giving pillars allow us to make a stronger, more focused impact to the communities in which we live and serve.”

The Businessolver Foundation’s main 2022 philanthropic activities by pillar:

Mental health

  • Partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to produce “Heats + Minds,” a wellness program designed to educate and empower all to better manage both physical and mental health.  On a local level, we sponsored 10 Nami Walks and employees participated in all events.
  • Granted eight full wishes with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to children in Iowa, Denver and the Louisville, KY area.
  • Continued partnership with Make-It-Ok, a Des Moines-based initiative committed to ending the stigma around mental health, culminating with an op-ed in the Des Moines Register coauthored by Businessolver Chief Engagement officer Marcy Klipfel.
  • Produced a company-wide mental health walk in May benefiting mental health programs all over the country.

STEM and career education

  • Continued our partnership with EverFi, the national sponsor of Endeavor, a STEM career exploration program for middle school students.
  • Offered technology platform, Benefitsolver® to assist Central Iowa Junior Achievement’s Finance Park, a youth program In Central Iowa, teaching middle school students about how employee benefits play a role in everyday budgeting.
  • Partnered with the American Heart Association to sponsor STEM Goes Red mentoring initiatives in Des Moines, Denver and Chicago.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)

  • Partnered with Minds Matter an organization connecting driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world.
  • Celebrated and assisted LGBTQ efforts with Capital City Pride and One Iowa.
  • Donated funds and volunteered for fair and equitable housing to Habitat for Humanity.
  • Supported the DEI efforts and ongoing operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
  • Participated in a letter writing campaign for Veterans co-sponsored by the non-profit Operation Gratitude.

“Our Foundation and Solvers step up at every opportunity to assist in the community,” said Carrie Clogg, Businessolver Foundation Director. “We support initiatives that encourage our employees to give back in many ways.  This includes monetary donations, donations of time and talents and overall support of the work on non-profits.”

About Businessolver  

Since 1998, Businessolver has delivered market-changing benefits technology and services supported by an intrinsic responsiveness to client needs. The company creates client programs that maximize benefits program investment, minimize risk exposure, and engage employees with easy-to-use solutions and communication tools to assist them in making wise and cost-efficient benefits selections. Founded by HR professionals, Businessolver’s unwavering service-oriented culture and secure SaaS platform provide measurable success in its mission to provide complete client delight.  

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