Commemorative Themed Tumblers Sold will Benefit Non-Profit CASA
for Douglas County, Omaha, Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BusinessWire–At this year’s Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting on May 6, Business Wire
will once again be raising money for charity selling commemorative
themed tumblers that benefit a local youth organization.
A popular show tradition, Business Wire’s fundraiser mementos provide
Berkshire Hathaway shareholders with creative, limited edition keepsakes
that mark the theme of the year’s gathering.
For 2017, Business Wire features a Berkshire Hathaway stainless steel
tumbler, available for $10 each.
All proceeds are donated to CASA
for Douglas County, Nebraska (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a
charitable organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected
children within the court system through the use of trained citizen
volunteers. Each year, Business Wire contributes $5,000 towards the
effort and covers all costs for the promotional items.
“For ten years we have proudly participated at the Berkshire annual
meeting while helping out with a worthy cause like CASA. This is our 11th
anniversary as a Berkshire Hathaway company, we will celebrate this
great milestone by again contributing to CASA,” said Geff Scott, chief
executive officer of Business Wire.
CASA was established in the Omaha area in 1998 at the urging of area
judges. The idea of CASA first originated in the Seattle area, when a
juvenile court judge felt that he was not sufficiently informed about a
case involving a child. CASA was created under the premise that there
must be an advocate for children within the court system–someone who
will fight and keep the child’s best interests at heart. It is the CASA
volunteer that helps judges make good decisions on behalf of these
“What a great opportunity to raise awareness while generating
much-needed funds to support advocates for children within the court
system. Every dollar that Business Wire raises ultimately helps
transform a child’s future,” said Kimberly Thomas, Executive Director of
CASA for Douglas County.
The tumblers are available at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in
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