Fund Type: Committee Advised
Regional Foundation: Greater Harrisburg Foundation
When six offices and almost 300 Gannett Fleming employees were directly impacted by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, the company and its employees acted swiftly to form and fund the Gannett Fleming Charitable Foundation to provide financial relief to those impacted by the superstorm. Employees contributed to this donor advised fund via payroll deduction and Gannett Fleming matched the individual contributions. Gannett Fleming is a national and international consulting engineering firm with over 2,000 employees headquartered in Camp Hill. Affected Gannett Fleming employees will apply to the committee overseeing this fund for reimbursement of expenses associated with disaster relief, such as reasonable and necessary personal, family living or funeral expenses, repair or rehabilitation of personal residence or repair or replacement of content of the personal residence due to the disaster. Any additional funds in excess of Gannett Fleming employee needs will be donated to the Red Cross disaster relief fund for Hurricane Sandy. Donations made to the fund receive maximum tax advantage. This type of hardship fund is becoming more popular as employers and other groups are seeking a way to give back to their employees or the community at large. TFEC is able to accommodate this type of fund through payment via invoice. For more information, please contact us at (717) 236-5040.