Soon after the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit China’s Sichuan province on May 12th, the Seattle community mobilized to quickly raise funds to help victims. Bellevue-based MulvannyG2 Architecture employees also joined the fundraising effort and donated $15,000 including matching funds from the firm’s management.
A check was given to the American Red Cross in a presentation on the Sichuan earthquake relief effort at the company’s firmwide weekly breakfast meeting July 18. Present at the meeting was Art Jackson, Costco Vice President of Administration and Seattle Red Cross board member; Randy Hutson, COO of the Seattle Red Cross Chapter; and top management and employees of MulvannyG2 in Bellevue.
“The American Red Cross is grateful for the contributions made by MulvannyG2 employees,” said Jackson. “Like MulvannyG2, the Red Cross is ‘all about the people’ and volunteers coming to the aid of those in need.”
MulvannyG2 employees participated in a number of fundraisers to support millions of people in China whose homes and schools were destroyed:
Firm employees at MulvannyG2’s Shanghai office raised approximately $1,400 for a local earthquake relief charity.
On June 24, the firm joined members of the Chinese-American community to organize an auction dinner at the Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant in Kent. A total of about $175,000 was raised.
On June 1, the firm participated in an auction dinner at Ocean City Restaurant in Seattle’s Chinatown that raised a total of $167,000.
The firm was one of the corporate sponsors for “A Glimpse of China, Chinese Culture and Arts Festival,” a special performance of nationally acclaimed Chinese artists that took place on May 31 at Seattle Center and raised about $14,000.
The firm supported the Sichuan Earthquake Relief Benefit Performance, “From Seattle with Love,” held at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue on June 13.
The goal for this relief effort was to provide 1,000 sleeping bags for those displaced.
MulvannyG2 has been doing business with China for over a decade and has offices in Shanghai and Beijing. The company has worked on more than 50 projects in about 20 cities in China.
No employees were directly affected by the earthquake, but some relatives and friends were injured or killed. Over 70,000 people died and about 19,000 are still missing from the Sichuan earthquake.
The Bellevue-based design firm supports a variety of community related projects and organizations – most notably Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Children’s Hospital, Communities in Schools, Women of Color, United Way and Seattle Architectural Foundation. The firm supports over 100 non-profit organizations each year and was listed among the Top 25 Corporate Philanthropists in the Puget Sound area by the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2008 Book of Lists.