The LCEC Pay It Forward program provides double benefits

August 18, 2020 – It’s common for LCEC employees to give of their time, talent and heart to energize the community! In an effort to support their passion for philanthropy, LCEC designed the Pay It Forward Program in 2016 to encourage volunteerism and support employees’ efforts to give to their favorite qualifying non-profit organization. In essence, employees who volunteer and track volunteer hours can earn Pay It Forward donation dollars to be awarded to a 501 (c)(3) charity of choice. LCEC employees who volunteer between 50-100 hours in the community can designate a not-for-profit organization to receive up to a $100 donation. Each year since the program’s inception, several remarkable LCEC employees have surpassed the annual 500+ hour mark of community service. Through a “500 Club” zoom celebration this month, LCEC recognized five employees who have donated 500+ hours over the past year. Gary Avin, Nancy Miller, Dana Nicloy, Nicky Sierra, and Aaron Warner donated their time to:
• United Way of Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties
• Parker’s Rainbow Bridge Animal Rescue
• McGregor Clinic
• Odyssey of the Mind
• Calendar Girls
• Guns N’ Hoses
• Healthy Kidz of Tomorrow
• Valerie’s House
• Alliance for the Arts
• Lee Health Foundation
During the annual LCEC 500 Club celebrations, a drawing is held and LCEC donates $500 to the 500 Club winner’s favorite charity. This year’s winner asked that the $500 be divided evenly between all five Club members! LCEC could not be prouder of the amazing employees who continue to energize this community through their passion for giving back!!