Company Also Supporting Sustainability in Education with Green Apple
Day of Service Energy Audit
JASPER, Ind. -- (Business Wire)
National Office Furniture, a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: KBALB), is pleased to announce Wright State University in
Dayton, Ohio, as its fourth Gift of Inspiration for Education winner
which includes a $25,000 cash gift. National started the Gift of
Inspiration program in 2009 and has donated $160,000 since the program’s
National presents the "Big Check" to Wright State University staff and students. (Photo: Business Wire)
$25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education Winner, Wright State
Wright State University is National’s fourth Gift of
Inspiration for Education winner. The university plans to use the funds
to boost sustainability efforts and programs on campus. They will
leverage the money by issuing “challenges” for matching funds for the
Office of Sustainability. The funds will be used for projects such as
expanding the campus food gardens, recycling programs, community service
learning tutoring programs in urban schools and more.
“This Gift of Inspiration from National Office Furniture is a wonderful
model of corporate giving. Humbly, we promise to put the gift to good
use,” said David R. Hopkins, President, Wright State University.
“We continue to be impressed and inspired by the vision, passion and
resourcefulness that students exhibit. We’re very proud to support
Wright State’s students and sustainability initiatives with the Gift of
Inspiration. We know the students will turn today’s gift into a long
lasting positive impact on the environment, campus and community,” said
Kevin McCoy, General Manager, National Office Furniture, Vice President,
In addition, the company is supporting sustainability in education by an
energy audit at an area high school as part of the Green Apple Day of
Service program. Some of National’s resident sustainability experts have
volunteered to team up with Jasper High School in Indiana to gather
performance metrics on the building to conduct an ASHRAE Level 1 energy
audit. National will then assist in analyzing the data as well as
provide recommendations on reducing energy usage and creating
efficiencies. The Green Apple Day of Service is a nationwide program
sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council to engage communities and
businesses in creating healthier, more sustainable schools.
Gift of Inspiration Program Continues, 4th
Annual Gift for Healthcare Announced
Annual Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare Environments allows
healthcare organizations to register to win $25,000 from the office
furniture manufacturer. Healthcare organizations can enter now through
February 28, 2013, simply by registering at www.NationalOfficeFurniture.com/Healthcare
and be automatically entered to win. No purchase is necessary.
About the Gift of Inspiration Program
Drawing upon knowledge
from serving key customer markets of education and healthcare, National
Office Furniture started its Gift of Inspiration program in 2009
to enable opportunities for educators and healthcare providers to enrich
lives and communities. National wanted to do its part in supporting
educators, students, caregivers, and care recipients with a chance to
provide inspirational, meaningful programs, especially as funding for
these important initiatives has been challenged in recent years.
National’s program allows the company to give back to these markets with
financial gifts that may be used for technology needs, scholarships,
enrichment and development programs, or facility enhancements. National
has awarded seven Gifts of Inspiration to education and healthcare
organizations totaling $160,000 in donations since the program’s
Previous Gift of Inspiration winners include (learn more at our Giving
2012: $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare: Howard Phillips
Center for Children & Families, Orlando, Florida.
2011: $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education: Brandeis University,
2011: $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare: Good Samaritan
Hospitals and Clinics, Corvallis, Oregon.
2010: $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education: Hill College of
2010: $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare: University of
Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin.
2009: $10,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education: Southwest Middle
School of Savannah, Georgia.
About Green Apple:
Green Apple is an initiative of the
Center for Green Schools at U. S. Green Building Council to put all
children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe,
where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired
to dream of a brighter future. At the Center for Green Schools, we know
how to create high performing schools that save hundreds of thousands of
dollars and provide safer learning environments for our children. But we
can’t do it alone. Visit: www.mygreenapple.org
About National Office Furniture:
National Office Furniture,
a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB), is a
Jasper, Indiana-based manufacturer of high-quality office furnishings.
Since 1980, National has built a reputation for excellence with stylish
furniture of exceptional value; a dedication to personalized service;
product designs that reflect a passion for the user’s comfort and
productivity; and a commitment to environmental responsibility. For more
information about National and its products, visit: www.NationalOfficeFurniture.com
About Kimball International:
Recognized with a reputation
for excellence, Kimball International is committed to a high performance
culture that values personal and organizational commitment to quality,
reliability, value, speed, and ethical behavior. Kimball employees know
they are part of a corporate culture that builds success for Customers
while enabling employees to share in the Company’s success through
personal, professional and financial growth.
Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) provides a variety of
products from its two business segments: the Electronic Manufacturing
Services segment and the Furniture segment. The Electronic Manufacturing
Services segment provides engineering and manufacturing services which
utilize common production and support capabilities to a variety of
industries globally. The Furniture segment provides furniture for the
office and hospitality industries, sold under the Company’s family of
brand names. To learn more about Kimball International, Inc., visit the
Company’s website on the Internet at: www.kimball.com
“Kimball International … We Build Success!”
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National Office Furniture
Nick Blessinger, 812-481-6589
Source: Kimball International, Inc.