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Stebbins Family and PROCON Receive United Way Award

(l-r) Patrick Tufts, MSW president and CEO of Granite United Way; Mark Stebbins, chairman and CEO of PROCON; Sean Owen, CEO WEDU; and Sarah McClusky, sr. dir. leadership and planned giving at Granite United Way

Manchester, NH – PROCON Owners Mark and Sally Stebbins were recently honored with the Live United Award at the Currier Museum in Manchester for their impact on the 2016/2017 Granite United Way Campaign. The Stebbins family “Get on the Bus” Challenge Match brought in 25 new corporate donors. The PROCON workplace campaign raised an additional $68,000 that was matched by PROCON, doubling the impact.

The  “Get on the Bus” Challenge Match involved each new corporate donor hosting a workplace campaign or pledging a corporate gift. In turn, the Stebbins family committed $50,000 to match new corporate gifts, and all of the qualified business donors enjoyed a pair of complimentary tickets, lunch, and a bus ride to a New England Patriots game with the Stebbinses.

Patrick Tufts, MSW, president and CEO of Granite United Way, commented, “This match has helped us tackle one of our greatest challenges – new business growth and retention – in a fun and engaging way. It has inspired hundreds of new employees, as well as business owners, around our state to see themselves as part of the solution to bring lasting change to our community.”

Tufts pointed out “Including the generous Stebbins Family Challenge Match of $25,000 per year, the final investment will be well over $330,000 in new dollars raised in two years. We are truly grateful for Mark and Sally’s creativity, support, and generosity.”

The Stebbinses are longtime Granite United Way contributors, Pacesetters, and Alexis de Tocqueville Society members. The family has supported the charity through personal contributions, corporate fundraisers, and challenge matches for over 60 years.