It began with veteran support back in 2015 and we've since added three more cause areas to our social impact portfolio based on the astounding impact our employees want to have.
As an organization rooted in continuous improvement, education is at our core. We focus on blending conscious leadership with lean principles.
Children & Youth
Our future lies in the hearts, heads, and hands of the children and we're committed to supporting them through volunteer engagement and financial contributions.
Tuthill's vision is to be an ingenious company that supports flourishing families and spirited communities. We believe in supporting the communities we're located in.
Supporting those who protect our freedom and the ground we manufacture on is something we love doing, especially when it means helping them when they're feeling anything less than fully alive.
Our Cause Partners
We partner with select local Boys & Girls Clubs in the US and Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People in the UK to provide educational opportunities and to enhance aliveness in the clubs, with members and their families, and for our employees through volunteer engagement and fundraising.
In 2020 we supported the following clubs:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast
- Boys Club of Cicero
- Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People
Members from the Boys Club of Cicero visited our corporate headquarters to learn more about Tuthill's business, conscious leadership, and the diverse careers available in manufacturing.
Employees from several functional areas within Tuthill shared presentations with the kids to help them learn more about the many career opportunities in the manufacturing industry as well as the paths they took to get there.
In a special group session with Tuthill's CEO, Steve Westfall, club members got to ask whatever they wanted to learn about what it takes to lead an organization.
During interactive experiences, members learned about importance conscious leadership principles such as clearly communicating, asking for help, and testing assumptions.
Members from Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People, our non-profit cause partner in the UK that serves young people with various disabilities, visited our plant as part of their Employability and Life Skill Development program.
Virtual opportunities knocked... and we answered.
Help at Home
“Tuthill Corporation’s passion and dedication is exemplary and they have significantly impacted the Club and the children and teens we serve every day. Tuthill’s long term commitment is truly appreciated and highly valued as we continue to encourage and inspire our youth to be our future community leaders.”
Joe Jordan, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne
“Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast is honored to partner with Tuthill, as they have helped to support and impact the lives of hundreds of kids and teens. Through Tuthill’s dedication, they have provided the critical resources our families and kids need, especially during this difficult time. We can’t thank them enough for ensuring our kids continue to have access to workforce development programs, academic success initiatives and healthy lifestyle classes.”
Cassie Kackley, Chief Development Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast
Tuthill employees taught club members elements of S.T.E.M. through fun activities throughout the year.
We taught the kids about scientific observation, estimating, research, and forming and testing hypotheses.
And you bet we had some fun too! Some of the kids had never carved pumpkins before this. You should've seen their eyes when they saw, felt, and smelled what was inside.
We taught them about chemical reactions, special effects, and simple pumping technology.
As they assembled their witches lair equipped with a bubbling cauldron.
They also learned some basic physics as they designed eyeball-flinging catapults.
The competition was fierce and new club records were established.
Teams in Burr Ridge and Alsip partnered with teams at the club to build the tallest gumdrop towers possible. They learned the importance of a solid foundation as well as the strength of triangles... and gravity!
This particular S.T.E.M. event raised over $1,000 in support from Tuthill employees for the Boys Club of Cicero.
"Our partnership with the Tuthill Corporation has been nothing short of amazing! The relationship our boys are developing with Tuthill mentors is something that continues to grow and has a deep meaningful impact on their lives. Thank you for becoming part of our Club family!"
Edgar Montiel, Executive Director & CEO, Boys Club of Cicero
Tuthill employees assisted with various recognition programs such as the Youth of the Month, Youth of the Year, Futures Employability Programs, and the Apprentice of the Year. Whether it was mentoring, financial support, judging, or award presentation, our employees were there to show our support to these individuals. Two of our very own employees were awarded the Blue AmbassaDOOR Award for being outstanding volunteers by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield.
Tuthill raised over $7,000 for Team Rubicon by holding a silent auction for unused items in our factories and offices.
Tuthill employees supported many other local organizations throughout 2020. We strive to support flourishing families and spirited communities.