KDM Receives Award for Making a Difference in Community

November 8, 2016

KDM earns 4th Pillar Award

KDM earns 4th Pillar Award

KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service in the Greater Cincinnati area for the fourth time! This prestigious award was developed to honor businesses for their dedication to positively impacting and making a difference in their communities.

KDM’s corporate leadership has instilled a culture that emphasizes giving-back, which is demonstrated by devoting resources and creating opportunities towards this initiative on behalf of the Employees. 

Specifically, KDM has impacted these organizations in 2016 either through volunteer efforts, fundraisers and financial contributions exceeding $43,000: 

  • Kicks for Kids
  • Finish Line Youth Foundation
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • Evendale Phi Lamdba Pi, Teen Group
  • Sister of Notre Dame
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Special Olympics of Hamilton County
  • Center for Respite Care
  • Gorman Heritage Farm
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Toys-R-Us Children’s Fund
  • East Carolina Boy Scouts of America
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Project Santa
  • Salvation Army
  • Freestore Foodbank
  • Parker Woods Montessori school
  • Hoxworth Blood Center
  • WinMed Health Services
  • Stars For Heroes Campaign
  • The ALS Foundation

Of particular note this year was the partnership with Cradle Cincinnati to provide the WinMed Health Services facility with a much needed cosmetic remodel of the waiting room and pediatrics unit in an effort to reduce infant mortality rates by giving expecting Mother's a pleasant place to get proper care. $10,000 for the project was raised by Employee fundraising efforts in 2015. In 2016, KDM made a generous match of $10,000 resulting in a $20,000 total donation towards this remodeling effort to include design, materials, manufacturing and installation- all completed by KDM’s talented employees.

KDM kicks off Cradle Fundraiser

Of note regarding volunteerism this year is the involvement with the Adopt-A-Class Foundation, which is a group mentoring program that connects businesses with students, inspiring a corporate culture of teamwork, hope, and a future vision of what is possible for the Youth in our community.  A team of 8 KDM employees made several visits to a class of 40 children in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Parker Woods Montessori school. Part of the curriculum was a field trip to the KDM facility to learn about printing.

KDM Adopt a School children visit KDM

More details about the Pillar Award program can be found from the Cincinnati Smart Business Network.