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
Opus AE Group, L.L.C. – Kansas City
Check out the many talented associates who help support the Foundation’s mission.
|Jim Caesar||Oscar Healy||Larry Pobuda|
|Dave Everson||Devon Coffey||Sean Cummings|
|Eva Johns||Megan Hunsberger||Rebecca Palacio|
|Su O’Sullivan||Gary Schuberth|
|Josh Peters||||St. Louis|
Minneapolis ||Joe Downs|
|Denver||Dave Menke||Ryan Carlie|
|Peter Coakley||William Beyer||Kristin Flanery|
|Mark Johnson||Philip Cattanach|
|Nick Lauters||Susan Clough|
|Des Moines||Leith Dumas|
|Jeff Smith||Kyle Erickson|
|Jason Conway||Ali Froisland|
|Colin Judd||Linda Gonzales|||
|David Schultz||Andrew Moriarity|
|Doug Swain||Charis VanEe|||
|Rich Kauffman||Kristin Weise|
Action Team members as of 6/2017