Trotter & Morton Group of Companies has been supporting RMHC Alberta for fourteen years through our Canmore Charity Golf Classic. Their incredible support has amounted to $150,000 to date and continues to grow with a new three-year commitment.
We chatted with two Trotter & Morton employees recently about why RMHC Alberta is a priority for their company and why they choose to give back. Ultimately it boils down to two reasons: community & family.
“As a family-owned and privately held company, supporting our employees and their families is a priority,” says Jennifer Williams, Executive Assistant, Facility Services. “Ronald McDonald House is an extension of that in our community. Anyone of us could need the Ronald McDonald House at any time.”
Jeff Thibeau, Director of Projects and Automation, Facility Services has his own history with the Ronald McDonald House in Calgary, dating as far back as 1997 when he looked after the mechanical equipment in the House as a technician.
“I feel very fortunate that I’ve never had to utilize the services of the House but every time I go to the House and see the families and their little ones, it makes me feel so proud to support an organization doing such great work.”
“As a parent it’s just amazing what you folks do for the community, making sure the families have support, a friendly space to eat and sleep, a place that takes the worries off their plate during a difficult time,” says Thibeau.
As presenting sponsors of the Canmore Charity Golf Classic since 2014, the ongoing success of the event is largely attributed to Trotter & Morton’s enthusiastic involvement. Trotter & Morton is proud to “quarterback” the event, says Thibeau.
“It’s so near and dear to our heart – to us, being in the top spot as presenting sponsor is like wearing a badge of honour.”