How Our Action Teams Help Build Community

9/14/2015
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​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
Sean Spellman
Jim Caesar
Dave Everson
Eva Johns
Matt Kurucz
Su O’Sullivan
Josh Peters

Denver
Peter Coakley
Mark Johnson
Nick Lauters

Des Moines
Jeff Smith
Colin Judd
David Schultz

Indianapolis
Doug Swain
Tonia Madden
Kevan O’Connor

Kansas City
Oscar Healy
Gary Schuberth
Devon Coffey

Minneapolis
William Beyer
Ali Blenka
Philip Cattanach
Susan Clough
Jessica Coyle
Leith Dumas
Kyle Erickson
Linda Gonzales
Andrew Moriarity
DeAnn Overlie
Christie Roach
Charis VanEe
Kristin Weise

Phoenix
Larry Pobuda
Sean Cummings
Jack Czerwinski
Rebecca Palacio

St. Louis
Joe Downs
Ryan Carlie
Kristin Flanery

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