ACG Detroit, a nonprofit business organization of private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as legal professionals, accountants and consultants who provide advisory services, has made a donation of $20,000 to local nonprofits on behalf of the organization’s entire membership. The donation has been split equally between Forgotten Harvest, Gleaners Community Food Bank, COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter) and Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. ACG Detroit President, Andrew MacLeod made the announcement.
“As we all continue to grapple with the new normal we are all facing, the needs of our community are more prevalent now than ever,” said MacLeod. “There are countless organizations, individuals and families that are in need of financial assistance during this time. Our Board has identified a handful of charities which we have had a standing relationship with and which provide valuable services to our neighbors in need. We are proud to have the opportunity to contribute a monetary donation to these groups and help further their missions of improving our communities.”
Forgotten Harvest is a local non-profit that fights hunger and food insecurity by providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge. In addition to relieving hunger, the organization is committed to preventing nutritious food waste in the community. For more information, visit www.forgottenharvest.org.
Gleaners Community Food Bank exists to provide households with access to sufficient, nutritious food and related resources. The organization accomplishes this through collaboration, efficient operations, education and innovative solutions to achieve a hunger-free community in southeast Michigan. For more information, visit www.gcfb.org.
COTS creates opportunities for families to collaborate, thrive and succeed in building strong and stable households, neighborhoods and communities. Through partnerships, the organization is able to assist families in reaching their housing, economic, health, education and career goals as they overcome homelessness and break the cycle of poverty for the next generation and beyond. For more information, visit www.cotsdetroit.org.
The Downtown Boxing Gym is a free after-school academic and athletic program that provides Detroit students (ages 8-18) with the tools they need to succeed. Through education, athletics, mentorship and intervention, the Downtown Boxing Gym empowers Detroit students to be positive and productive members of society. For more information, visit www.dbgdetroit.org.
Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 chapters across the globe. ACG’s worldwide network comprises 90,000 professionals within the middle market, including 15,000 members who serve as the investors, lenders, owners, executives and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. ACG Detroit, which was established in 1984 facilitates a variety of business meetings and networking events for members across the metro Detroit area to drive middle-market growth. ACG Detroit was named Chapter of the Year in 2015 and 2016. To learn more, visit www.acg.org/detroit.