Hosting the Fundraiser of the Year

From getting branding exposure to helping with a fundraiser and promoting products and services, giving back to the community is hugely beneficial for our business. But, it isn’t about what we get in return for our efforts. It’s all about who we are helping.

Building trust, helping those in need and understanding our community are where we try to put our focus. We invest in our community by donating our time and products. So, ring a bell and give a hearty hello to our latest donation recipient: Ladies Leukemia League, Inc. and their annual Fête de Noël fundraiser.

Ladies Leukemia League, Inc.

The Ladies Leukemia League, Inc. is an organization of 225 women who have dedicated themselves to the purpose of raising funds for leukemia research. Proceeds from early fundraising efforts were donated to the new leukemia ward at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and also to local leukemia research efforts. This later expanded to include leukemia research efforts in the Gulf South region, which includes Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Ladies Leukemia League, Inc.

(Since the society’s inception in 1969 they) have raised over $3.6 million in “pilot” or “seed” money for research scientists working in leukemia and lymphoma research, or related fields. The organization was incorporated in 1971 and became known as the Ladies Leukemia League, Inc. (LLL).

LLL, Inc. has gained the reputation of being an organization of dedicated women volunteers making a genuine and meaningful contribution to finding a cure for leukemia. The annual luncheon and fashion show, always enhanced by various drawings for special prizes, has had recent attendance of close to 1100 people; it has grown bigger and better with age.

red dyna satin continuous print ribbon rolls with metallic gold imprint for the LLL fundraiser

DYNA Satin Ribbon: Continuous Printing

DYNA Satin Ribbon has a medium soft feel and a slight sheen that makes it easier to work with than regular acetate ribbon. And, as it is 100% polyester, it won’t fray or tear. Customize this beautiful ribbon choice with a logo and text repeated along the entire length of the ribbon to make it the perfect choice for finishing baskets, boxes, bags and floral arrangements.

Melba Bruce, Co-President of Ladies Leukemia League, Inc., said, “The ribbon donation will help defray the cost of LLL’s Fête de Noël, the premier fundraiser for the holiday season. (We are using it) to support bells distributed to guests, Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at the fundraiser.”

LLL ordered red ribbon with a gold imprint with “50th Anniversary Ladies Leukemia League 2019” printed on the ribbon to celebrate the 50th year since the inception of LLL.

Recent Media Coverage Featuring the Ladies Leukemia League, Inc. Fundraiser

Nell Nolan: Ladies Leukemia League

“Believe” was the theme for the 2018 annual Fête de Noël of the Ladies Leukemia League Inc. (The event included) a luncheon of salad, roasted loin of pork and holiday doberge cake; for-purchase centerpieces; invitation and program artwork by Chrissy Gregg Baynham; a silent auction; special raffles; and door prizes added more accents. Profit from the always popular luncheon will run more than $130,000 for LLL’s challenge against leukemia. Believe!

Ladies Leukemia League Fete de Noel Generates $130,000 for Research

Members of the Ladies Leukemia League, Inc. know how party for a cause, and this was the 49th year the LLL’s Fête de Noël served as a festive start to the Christmas season. Almost 1,000 attendees helped to raise $130,000 that will go toward leukemia research.

Ladies Leukemia League Installs Officers

Melba Bruce and Jacquelyn Milan were recently installed as co-presidents of the Ladies Leukemia League. The Fête de Noël, the group’s largest fundraiser, will be held in December.

Your Business & the Merits of Badge Ribbons

Using the right ribbon makes all the difference for your business meetings and fundraisers.

use badge ribbons for your next business eventRegardless of the event planned, badge ribbons are the perfect accessory. From simple decorations and place settings to helping organize event staff, these identification tools are there to help every business. Use colorful badge ribbons to label the buffet or use them to coordinate different aspects of your next company meeting. Or choose a color that best suits your elected charity for fundraising efforts.

But, first thing first, let’s start with the question, “What is a badge ribbon?”

Badge ribbons are flat pieces of ribbon that can be either attached to a name badge or used as other promotional materials. Order badge ribbons as custom or stock titles as both have their benefits. They come with imprinted text that identify speakers, staff and an assortment of other people during your meetings and fundraisers. These ribbons continually prove to be valuable networking and marketing tools and are great for brand recognition.

Now that we have that straightened out (pun intended), let’s cover why your business needs badge ribbons. These ribbons help identify roles and rewards or break the ice when attached to a name badge. They are perfect for meetings, fundraisers and every other event where name tags are present.

add any text badge ribbon to your next business conference name badgeSo, why do people wear badge ribbons? The most popular reason people wear ribbons is to identify specific titles or traits they might possess. They are also worn to market someone for their job responsibilities. Or, wear a badge ribbon with a silly message or word for a convention. With custom ribbons, text can be created to send any message the wearer wants.

How To Make Badge Ribbons Work for Your Business

From small company meetings to large public fundraisers, badge ribbons do more work than you know. And they don’t just have to be a name badge accessory. These ribbons are worth so much more than just a quick identifying tool. Use them for everything from seating arrangements to silly alternatives to a name tag to fun decorations at any event.

Use badge ribbons at any event. Conventions, meetings and conferences are a few of the places where you can find badge ribbons. But have you ever thought of using them for fundraisers, fancy parties and other such events? Their uses are truly endless!

Support your cause and give out recognition for your fundraiser.

Show support for your cause or charity with specific colors, like pink for a cancer event. Or, use these tools as placement awards for any games or contests going on during your event. Each winner will want to wear their award with pride while they enjoy your event and all that it has to offer.

Raffles can be one of the highlights at any big event. Add a fun twist by having people write their names on blank badge ribbons instead of using paper raffle tickets. Even use these blank ribbons to label the prizes for your raffle.

But, enough with the identification! Try these other fun uses for badge ribbons for your business.

full-color ribbons are perfect for any business meeting or fundraiser needWith custom badge ribbons that are easy to order, the titles and text are nearly limitless. Choose a color that best suits your need, and add text and logos or graphics that will make your business ribbons stand out at your next fundraiser. Or, get full-color ribbons with images representing a charity for which you are raising money or goods.

From company meetings to summer work parties, another great use for these badge ribbons is party games. Use the different colors for different games or organization during your business festivities. Design your own game using badge ribbons and either focus on the colors or use the imprinted titles or text for party favors and game pieces.

Buying The Right Badge Ribbon Type

So, you have the perfect logo and the ideal personalization, but do you know what badge ribbon type you need to buy? While we do have an idea gallery available for several ideas, sometimes you just need to know which type of ribbon is best for what kind of project you have.

With so many options available (stock and custom titles, full-color, graphic ribbons), we guarantee to have something that will fit your budget and needs. And, each of these badge ribbons is easy to use with an adhesive strip on the front of each ribbon. Simply attach a ribbon to a name badge or place them with your table settings at your next fundraiser event.

But, no matter which badge ribbon you choose, remember that your business will stand out from your competition with continued use of these fun and fantastic ribbons!

Education Continues To Celebrate Excellence

Due to Coller Industries Incorporated’s continual support and donations, we were able to be a part of the “Excel Evening of Honors” on April 13th. Granite Education Foundation presents awards each year to exceptional teachers and administrators working in their district.

It all starts with the smallest of donations: TIME.

Since Granite Education Foundation’s inception in 1988, educator recognition and support has been a key priority. The Excel Awards are a prestigious honor given to the top 10 educators of Granite School District and has been sponsored by Granite Education Foundation since the beginning. Students, administrators, parents and colleagues nominate educators that exemplify the values of Granite School District.

coller industries enjoys giving back to our community through donations to granite education foundation

“Watching the videos of each teacher and their stories and how they make a difference in the kid’s lives was the best part of the evening,” Hannah, Customer Service Manager and Coller Industries Incorporated, said.

Being a professional educator isn’t an easy job. Sometimes it can even be a thankless job. But, thanks to these amazing teachers and administrators, public education continues to excel.

Each year, GEF supporters gather to recognize outstanding teachers, administrators and community members whose personal commitment and contribution impacts 68,000 students in the Granite School District. The Excel Award is bestowed upon nine teachers and one administrator that have been nominated by school administrators, colleagues or students.

Here are the 2018 Excel Award winners.
Congratulations to these incredible educators!

the 2018 granite education foundation excel award winners(Top to bottom; left to right.)

Leah Tarrant – Taylorsville High School
Lori Lindford – Bennion Elementary
Jill Thackeray – Skyline High School
Jodi Larson – Upland Terrace School
Stephanie Varoz – Crestview Elementary
Amy Winder – Elk Run Elementary
Katie Pearce – Rolling Meadows Elementary
Brandon Kerby – Cyprus High School
Janice Wayman – Hartvigsen School
Archer Birrell – Hillside Elementary

These individuals are then put through a rigorous review and observation process by experienced education specialists who ultimately identify 10 teachers and administrators from all over the district. In mid April, up to 300 individuals from Granite School District, supporting businesses, community members, and local leaders gather to recognize and honor these 10 winners in the Night of Honors a dinner and award ceremony.

As Coller Industries makes generous donations each year to the foundation, we were able to attend this gala not only as distinguished guests but also as an award presenter. After explaining Coller Industries to the attendees, Hannah proudly presented Archer Birrell, a 3rd-grade teacher at Hillside Elementary, with his Excel Award.

While our role is small in comparison to each of these educators, we are beyond happy that we get to take part in this fantastic award opportunity. In a nutshell, “We donate money for clothes and shoes for the kids in the Granite School District. Then we get to honor these great teachers for their excellent work by presenting the award on behalf of Coller Industries and the Granite Education Foundation,” Hannah said.

customer donations coller industries and granite education foundation excel awards galaThe Granite Education Foundation Excel Award

Each Excel Award recipient received a sculpture, designed by local Utah sculptor Matt Glenn. This sculpture comes in two parts. The bottom portion has the four Granite Education Foundation hand icons from their logo. Each hand symbolized educate, give, volunteer and advocate. The top portion is a student’s hand reaching for a teacher’s hand. This piece is also reversible so that the teacher’s hand is extending up toward the student’s hand.

“Educational awards, such as the GEF Excel Award, are awesome because children are the future,” Hannah said. “Teachers are important and deserve this recognition for what they do for our children.”

And, we agree. These teachers are very deserving of this prestigious award. We want to thank these teachers and all the others who work endlessly for the welfare of our kids. You all make a huge difference!

Donations: Granite Education Foundation

Making students a priority; from our community to you, donations create unity.

Helping out our local community is a large part of what defines the generosity of Coller Industries Incorporated. We like to highlight each company that we donate to throughout the year. Each of these donations are typically personal identification related, such as name tags or award ribbons. This donation, however, is of a different nature.

donations and giving back to the community metal name tagsGary Coller, President of Coller Industries, said, “It makes us more responsible in the community. Hopefully our customers appreciate when they see that we give (donations) to our (neighbors).”

Coller Industries also donated metal name tags for the committee members to wear during the event. These laser engraved name tags were easy to use with the magnetic fasteners.

The Granite Education Foundation, Making A Difference
Whether it’s in your own school community or a neighboring Granite District School, we believe there is nothing more important than improving a student’s life. We strive to lift lives and assist in providing resources to bolster education by uniting individuals, organizations and the business community with the will, passion, expertise and resources needed to solve problems. We are dedicated to giving Granite District students a hand up. That’s a difference you can count on.

granite education foundation customer donations

So, what is the Excel Award?
The Granite Education Foundation recognizes and honors superior educators, true classroom heroes, the men and women responsible for molding and preparing our children to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. These individuals have a track record of improving student achievement, using innovative instructional strategies and making a difference in the lives of students. These educators are among a select few highlighted annually as Excel Outstanding Educators who are making a difference in Granite School District classrooms.

Although thousands of nominations were submitted for the Excel Award, only 11 recipients were chosen by the Excel Committee and being recognized for their service in education.

granite education foundation coller industries customer donations

Tanja Roller – First Grade, Oakwood Elementary
Danny Stirland – Principal, Granite Park Jr. High
Erin Madrigal – Sixth Grade, Rolling Meadows Elementary
Jessica Sellers – Fifth Grade, Westbrook Elementary
Jody Lynn Tolley – American Sign Language, Skyline High School
Stacie Shields – Reading Specialist, Truman Elementary
Todd Summerhays – Mathematics, Olympus High School
Garett York – Sixth Grade, Cottonwood Elementary
Lisa Foster – Resource, Wasatch Jr. High
Monica Marsing – Sixth Grade, Armstrong Academy
Michele Stillman Gaetz – Second Grade, Whittier Elementary

On April 22, Coller Industries was invited by Granite Education Foundation to attend this year’s Excel Evening of Honors. This evening is a special celebration of the Excel Award Winners. This year 11 individuals were honored for their outstanding achievements as professional educators.

As Coller Industries makes generous donations each year to the foundation, we were able to attend this gala not only as distinguished guests but also as an award presenter. We were able acknowledge Lisa Foster!

“Lisa Foster, a resource teacher at Wasatch Junior High School, knows that children are not numbers or data points, but intricate human beings who deserve to be treated as such. Lisa makes her classroom a safe place for children where they are comfortable and feel they can take educational risks. She knows her students, their families, their friends and what they go through outside of school and in the hallways.”

“Mrs. Foster has helped me through a lot and is patient, funny and always willing to help.” -Student

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“This is my third year presenting one of the awards. It’s such an honor to be able to recognize one of Utah’s great educators,” said Gary Coller.

customer donations coller industries and granite education foundation excel awards galaTeachers were requested to join a presenter on stage to receive their award, a $1,000 check and other generous gifts. Each Excel Award recipient received a sculpture, designed by local Utah sculptor Matt Glenn. This sculpture comes in two parts. The bottom portion has the four Granite Education Foundation hand icons from their logo. Each hand symbolized educate, give, volunteer and advocate. The top portion is a student’s hand reaching for a teacher’s hand. This piece can be removed and turned over so that the teacher’s hand is extending up toward the student’s hand.

Coller Industries Incorporated started giving donations to the Granite Education Foundation in 2009 and to day has donated over $37,000. We are happy to continue our annual support of this wonderful foundation. And as employees here at Coller Industries, it is a pleasure knowing that our employer is this generous with their time and money.

Donation Spotlight: M.A.D. Riders Youth Trail Riding Association

Once again, we’d like to say thank you to all of our customers by highlighting our most recent donation activities. We were contacted by Michele Strotman of M.A.D. Riders Youth Trail Riding Association. Strotman is a Trail Guide at M.A.D. Riders YTRA. Here are some amazing details about the organization and how we were able to help!

M.A.D. Riders Youth Trail Riding Association is the first and only equine organization devoted entirely to youth trail riders. “Our organization keeps youth focused by offering two seasons per calendar year and also awarding them with mid season awards,” said Strotman.

The mission of M.A.D. Riders YTRA is to promote character development with direct familial involvement through trail riding, community service and non equine related activities. Strotman describes M.A.D. Riders YTRA as a fresh, inspiring and restorative association.

MAD Riders Youth Trail Riding AssociationA National Association, M.A.D. Riders promotes character development through a variety of activities both on and off the trail with group and individual participation. Our program is designed to enable each M.A.D. Rider with honesty, loyalty, responsibility, respect and compassion by providing them with a set of rules and code of conduct to follow.

Each member will have the support of a Trail Guide Group in their community, with a Trail Guide to help mentor them, plan activities, host group trail rides, plan group community service projects, and so much more. M.A.D. Riders are required to participate in both Trail Guide Group activities and rides as well as perform a certain amount of community service.

star rosette ribbons single streamer award ribbonsColler Industries Incorporated  provided a generous donation of rosette award ribbons to M.A.D. Riders YTRA. The requested ribbons were the Single Streamer, Star Rosette Ribbons.

First, second and third place ribbons will be used at the event.

Strotman stated, “This donation allows us to recognize the hard work of (each of) our youth riders. Thank you so much for the generous ribbon donations. They are impressively beautiful. The kids are going to flip with excitement!”