This week, the Laird Norton Co. (LNC) (our parent company) was named a top corporate philanthropist in Washington State for 2019, by the Puget Sound Business Journal. This is the third year in a row that LNC has been recognized for corporate giving.
Mindful that even more needs to be done in 2020 given the economic and health devastation brought on by the pandemic, we are glad to be part of an enterprise that has focused on community giving since its start. Laird Norton Wealth Management (LNWM) is one of several companies and a non-profit that branch out from the Laird Norton Co. (LNC) tree, which has deep roots in the Puget Sound.
One key thing all LNC entities have in common is a focus on giving back to our community so the Puget Sound region can be a place to grow and prosper for everyone living here. In May 2020, the Laird Norton entities gave nearly $1.2 million to nonprofits working on Covid-19 relief in our region.
More About the PSBJ Award
The PSBJ’s 2019 award for corporate philanthropy is based on total cash given to Washington non-profits during 2019. In total, the 75 companies recognized by the PSBJ gave away $185.6 million. The donors include companies in three size categories — large, medium, small — based on annual revenue. LNC is in the medium category.
Qualified donations for the PSBJ list are made without any commercial incentives and without benefits or advantages received by the donor company. They don’t include sponsorships, table purchases or any other contribution made in return for access to the commercial potential associated with an organization or event.
The full rankings for giving in 2019 within Washington State will be announced at PSBJ’s virtual Corporate Citizenship event on Aug. 11. You can register for that event here.