Philanthropy

Each year, all the ASCO employees nominate and vote to determine the philanthropy that ASCO will support for the year. Then, each brach will have an annual event to raise money for the year’s cause. The events are diverse and range from a Spartacus Dash obstacle course race and Barbecue/Car-Shows to soliciting donations of old defunct equipment. After the events, ASCO matches every dollar raised by employees to double the proceeds sent to the charity. Each year, the total has grown and participation has not waned.

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  • 2014
  • A Soldier’s Child Foundation: $262,708 (Employee Fund-raising and ASCO Match)
  • 2013
  • Children’s Miracle Network: $250,546 (Employee Fund-raising and ASCO Match)
  • 2012
  • Combat Marine Outdoors: $130,515 (Employee Fund-raising and ASCO Match)
  • 2011
  • Make a Wish Foundation: $85,000 (Employee Fund-raising and ASCO Match)
  • 2010
  • Employees donated time and money to Susan G. Komen Race for the cure: no totals compiled
  • 2009
  • Employees donated time and raised money for their local foodbanks, but a total was never compiled
  • 2008
  • Employees donated time and raised money for their local foodbanks, but a total was never compiled
  • 2007
  • ASCO provided funds to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to endow the $1.5 Million ASCO Chair in Women’s Health
  • 2006
  • Employees donated time and raised money for their local foodbanks, but a total was never compiled
  • 2005
  • Breedlove Dehydration Plant for Tsunami Relief: $62,000 (Employee Fund-raising and ASCO Match)

    ASCO also donated $1 Million to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for a Corinne Payne Wright Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease. (Corinne was ASCO’s founder’s wife. She died of Alzheimer’s after a long, excruciating battle.)
  • 2004
  • ASCO provided funds to Texas Tech University Department of Mechanical Engineering to endow the $1 Million J.W. Wright Regent’s Chair. (J.W. Wright founded ASCO in 1960 and at 91 years old, he still enjoys coming to work.)
    One of ASCO’s 4 Core Values is to Grow Profitably: a means to a more important end! We appreciate the effort each employee puts towards ASCO’s core purpose: To be a blessing to our Teammates, Customers, Communities and Stockholders.