STOBG CARES: Teaming Up to Make a Difference
SUPPORTING NJ FAMILIES IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Community and service. For Structure Tone New Jersey, those principles have been at the center of the company’s culture from the beginning. Accordingly, STO Building Group has supported the United Way of Northern New Jersey’s Legacy Luncheon since its inception. One of the United Ways key programs, which originated here in NJ, is its “United for ALICE” campaign, which aims to support “asset limited, income constrained, employed” members of the community.
Due to the pandemic, this year’s annual fundraiser hosted by northern New Jersey’s commercial real estate community had to shift to a virtual format. But STO Building Group and its peers came through, breaking last year’s fundraising record at over $300,000 for the ALICE fund.
“The longstanding partnership with Structure Tone is crucial to our ability to serve ALICE families. We deeply thank Structure Tone for joining in our commitment to equity and systems-level change for vulnerable families and look forward to the positive impact our partnership will have in the years to come,” Theresa Leamy, Chief Equity and Innovation Officer, United Way of Northern New Jersey.
“ALICE workers are an inherent and essential part of our economy and our ability to conduct our lives on a daily basis,” says Erik Sletteland, vice president of client service at Structure Tone New Jersey and longstanding committee member for the United Way of Northern New Jersey’s real estate Legacy Luncheon. “If they were economically challenged during one of the longest positive economies in our history, you can only imagine the need now during this pandemic. We’re very proud to be part of this ongoing commitment.”
ABBOTT AND LAYTON: JOINING FORCES FOR KIDS
Abbott Construction has always been a fixture in its communities, from supporting local schools to joining the fight against hunger. But one of their longest-standing relationships is with the Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation, who they have been supporting for over 30 years through the foundation’s annual Festival of Trees and Gala and Children’s Courage cycling fundraiser.
Through the Abbott/Layton joint-venture, STO Building Group will be collaborating with the Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation to create an entirely new event. The goal is to raise an additional $500,000 over the four years that the team will be working on the new children’s hospital project.
“It’s an honor to support the incredible mission of Mary Bridge, and to make a difference in the lives of the children they serve,” says Troy Stedman, president of Abbott Construction. “We look forward to sharing more details about this exciting event soon!”
We’re a family-oriented company, built on a fundamental commitment to create permanent, positive impact in the communities where we live and work.
Since our founding, creating lasting and positive impact in the communities we work in has been an essential part of our core responsibility and values. Employees frequently volunteer, participate in fundraisers, and engage in other community-focused events. We support, encourage, and recognize our employees’ brilliant efforts to help address causes and improve our communities.
We are so proud of our employees’ efforts from chairing major events to raising desperately needed funds for surgery, to building a new playground, and working with high school students interested in construction and engineering careers. Staff throughout our organization invest their time and resources to make an essential and lasting difference in people’s lives.