Didion Foundation focuses on law enforcement, first responders, and ag-related education after raising over $123,000 at the Strong Communities Golf Outing last week.
Sun Prairie, WI – September 26, 2023 – Didion wraps up its year-long celebration of fifty years in business by raising over $123,000 at its 15th annual Strong Communities Golf Outing last Thursday.
A sell-out crowd of 144 golfers attended, and partner businesses from across the region generously sponsored various activities. Thanks to the support from golfers and sponsors, Didion Foundation can continue to support important community initiatives.
Didion released its 2023 Impact Report this week, which, among other updates, celebrates ongoing contributions to community causes that keep our neighbors safe and encourage youth participation in agriculture. You can read the entire report by clicking here.
For example, thanks to previous fundraising golf events, Didion Foundation distributed $100,000 last year to local fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and programs that serve area youth and families. Organizations receiving funds included Cambria, Pardeeville, Randolph, Friesland, Columbus, and Fall River Fire Departments, Columbia and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Offices, Habitat for Humanity, and Randolph and Pardeeville Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters.
That support continues into 2023. For example, the company hosted its second Habitat for Humanity Frame Up event at the Cambria facility in June. In addition to a $15,000 donation, dozens of Didion team members rallied together for the one-day build. Under the direction of the Habitat construction crew, the team built the frame of a future Habitat for Humanity homeowner’s house.
“We are so thrilled to have such a strong community partner in Didion, both on and off the construction site,” said Habitat for Humanity of Dane County CEO Valerie Renk. “Building a home frame is no easy task, and we’re grateful to have their dedicated staff making it possible to build an entire Habitat home frame in one day.”
The 2023 Impact Report also highlights the May 2023 contribution to the Cambria Friesland Fitness Center to assist with a few more renovations and updates needed. The most recent donation brings the overall Didion Foundation commitment to $53,000.
“The initial $50,000 investment from Didion helped us modernize and create a safe environment,” said Wyatt Tramburg, Cambria-Friesland Principal/School Counselor and Fitness Center Supervisor, after receiving the donation. “The list of what we could do with that money is long. It includes updated flooring, squat racks, multiple weight stack machines, and a four-way cable machine. The new cardio equipment consists of treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes that offer streaming music and televisions. We could also upgrade lighting and create a secure entrance for members.”
Didion Foundation is honored that its partner organizations have again stepped up this year to continue to make a difference by participating in the Strong Communities Golf Outing. Didion Foundation remains committed to supporting law enforcement, first responders, and ag-related education.
“Our communities are better and safer because of the dedicated people who are a part of our law enforcement and first responder organizations,” said Riley Didion, Didion CEO. “They are among some of the most committed people I have met. I am proud that we can support the critical service they provide to our neighborhoods.”
Didion is strongly rooted in the local community. For fifty years, Didion has supported various area efforts such as blood drives, flu clinics, school supply drives, Kiwanis programs, Habitat for Humanity, emergency services and first responders, among others. The Didion team, over 250 strong, shares our vision to positively impact the world. We pride ourselves on a culture that encourages collaboration, rewards hard work, and supports each team member’s personal journey on and off the Didion campus.
Didion, headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, founded fifty years ago, produces quality food and alcohol-based products and is home to North America’s newest, most advanced dry corn mill and ethanol/alcohol facility in Cambria, Wisconsin. Didion uses a proprietary milling process to capture only the highest quality corn kernels for food processing and designs customized products that can meet specific customer needs from top grocery and food service brands. The rest of the corn kernel is used to produce alcohol-based products, such as hand sanitizer. In addition to corn flours, grits, meals, pregelatinized ingredients, and whole grains, Didion makes over 350 million corn- and soy-based meals each year for the USAID program through the USDA. These meals help to fight global hunger in four dozen developing nations. To learn more about Didion, visit didioninc.com.