ASM Global Raises $750K in Its First Annual ‘Global Month of Giving’ Program
Leading venue and event strategy and management company ASM Global recently marked the one-year anniversary of its worldwide fundraising effort designed to drive resources to the communities in which it operates. In December, the company successfully completed its first worldwide “Global Month of Giving” initiative by raising $750,000 via a range of programs anchored by international volunteer team members giving back by engaging in local community initiatives.
Launched in 2021, ASM Global’s corporate social responsibility platform, ASM Global Acts, elevated the organization’s commitment to protecting the environment, investing in people and strengthening communities around the globe. At that time, the company also unveiled the ASM Global Acts Foundation to support philanthropic and community-based endeavors guided by its sustainability and diversity pillars, along with the ASM Global Acts Scholarship, which focuses on serving diverse and under-resourced communities with educational and career-development opportunities.
“When we launched the foundation [in 2021], our goal was to harness our ASM Global’s team’s experience and knowledge gained from longtime involvement in the markets where our hundreds of venues are located,” said Ron Bension, president and CEO of ASM Global. “We know what those communities deeply care about, and this was a chance to help.”
In December 2022, ASM Global’s “Global Month of Giving” activities spanned the globe and included:
- Blood donation drives
- Toy drives for homeless families
- Home packs for Thanksgiving
- Adopt-a-family programs
- Meal boxes serving underprivileged communities
- Assembling goodie bags for hospitalized children
- Cold weather clothing drives
- Staffing shelters
- Honoring military personnel by collecting cards to send to troops and veterans
- Ukrainian clothing drives
- Preparing meal boxes to helping provide crisis relief to musicians, managers and crew workers unable to work due to health, injury, mental health or other crises
- Men’s health fundraisers
According to ASM Global officials, the new “Global Month of Giving'' is an extension of the company’s longstanding commitments to creating a better workplace and a more diverse workforce, serving the communities where it operates and contributing to a healthier environment and planet. Aligned with many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the program executes these commitments at both the corporate and local levels, creating value at scale within communities.
“[Our first annual Global Month of Giving] was a remarkable effort by an energized workforce determined to make a difference around the world in the same places where our teams work, play and live,” said Shauna Elvin, ASM Global chief human resources officer.
She added, “Everyone at ASM Global and our core partners who participated in this amazing giving-back journey knows that they not only brought more meaning to communities but they also hopefully found more meaning in life.”