How Our Action Teams Help Build Community

9/14/2015

​While the Opus Foundation® seeks to support nonprofit organizations in the communities where associates live, work and play, Action Teams in each office serve as the link between the community and the Foundation. Team members help increase the scale and impact of our philanthropic efforts by connecting with community members, recommending Opportunity and Impact Fund grantees, providing annual input on Foundation funding strategies and supporting various nonprofits through volunteerism.

Why We Volunteer

Every Action Team member volunteers their time and talents for their own reasons to support the Foundation’s mission. Here are just a few members sharing in their own words:

I want to be involved because I enjoy giving back and donating my time whenever I can in my personal life, so it’s important to me that my employer holds the same values and allows me the opportunity to participate through charitable events at work. I can only make a small difference on my own but though Opus the scale of the gift is so much greater that the impact is immediate and long term. It’s great to be a part of making a difference in the lives of others.

Matt Bratzke, P.E., LEED AP
Director of Project Management
Opus Design Build, L.L.C. – Milwaukee

Having the ability to help worthy organizations in such a significant way is truly amazing. I am honored to be a part of this team and a company that gives back to the community in this capacity.

Su O’Sullivan, C.P.A.
Director of Accounting
Opus Holding, L.L.C. – Chicago

Being involved with Gillis broadened my understanding of the impact the Opus Foundation has on the organizations they provide funds to. Our Foundation had funded their outdoor science learning center, and I was asked to help them with visualizing and design for this center. This involvement taught me so much more about their mission, allowed me to get to know many of the staff, and to see first-hand the positive impact they have on the lives of their at-risk students and families. It is great to be part of a company that contributes in such a positive way.

Gary Schuberth, AIA, LEEP AP
Principal
Opus AE Group, L.L.C. – Kansas City

Our Teams

Check out the many talented associates who help support the Foundation’s mission.

​Chicago Kansas City​Phoenix
​Jim Caesar​​​Oscar HealyLarry Pobuda
​Dave Everson​​​Devon Coffey​​Sean Cummings
​Eva Johns​Megan Hunsberger
Rebecca Palacio
Matt Kurucz​Gary Schuberth
​Su O’Sullivan​​St. Louis
​Josh Peters ​Minneapolis         
Joe Downs
 ​​​​Dave Menke​​​​Ryan Carlie
​DenverWilliam Beyer​Kristin Flanery
Peter CoakleyPhilip Cattanach
Mark Winschel
​​Mark Johnson​​Susan Clough
Nick Lauters​​Jessica Coyle 
 ​​Leith Dumas       
​​Des Moines​Kyle Erickson 
Jeff Smith​​Ali Froisland 
Jason Conway​​Linda Gonzales 
​Colin JuddAndrew Moriarity 
​​David Schultz​​​DeAnn Overlie
 ​​Christie Roach 
​Indianapolis ​​Charis VanEe​​
Doug Swain​​Kristin Weise 
Rich Kauffman 
Tonia Madden 
Kevan O'Connor 
  
 
  
 


Action Team members as of 6/2017

 

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