The PM Company held its annual Spirit of Giving event Thursday, December 8th, and announced the 2016 recipients for their annual fundraising effort, for a total of $60,050 to be shared among the agencies. For the ninth year, Pat Minnite, Sr. and his family elected to forego traditional gifts to tenants and vendors with whom they do business, giving the money instead to local charities.
This brings the total cash and donations distributed by Spirit of Giving to nearly a half million dollars. PMC created the Spirit of Giving Fund at the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, and they invite area businesses to join them in raising funds and needed items for the designated charities. The PM Company then matches the money raised. “This is the perfect way for us to come together with our businesses and friends, to demonstrate the spirit of the season,” said Managing Partner Karmyn Minnite Conley. “We look forward to this gift-giving all year, because we get to contribute to so many important efforts.” The company has set a fundraising goal of $100,000 for 2017, in celebration of their 10th anniversary.
2016 Recipients of the Spirit of Giving are Belpre Area Ministries, Family Crisis Intervention Center, Habitat for Humanity MOV, Firefly: A Spark of Hope, Parkersburg Art Center, Faithlink, and Artsbridge. This year, for the first time, Student United Way members from high schools throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley collected canned food to donate to Belpre Area Ministries, as part of the effort.
Since 1980, The PM Company has served the Mid-Ohio Valley’s real estate development and management needs. PMC currently holds approximately a million square feet in commercial and retail properties, housing 120 tenants, as well as ownership of the Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center and partnerships in several area hotels.