WORCESTER, MA, January 2017

The Westford Conservation Trust has been selected as the first beneficiary of the new Coghlin Companies Caring Corporate Citizen (“5C”) program. The program was formally launched in 2016 to further demonstrate Coghlin Companies’ commitment toward encouraging volunteerism and providing financial support to community service and philanthropic organizations that are important to its loyal team of Caring Associates.

“We’re proud to further deepen our commitment to the community by supporting a diversified mix of organizations that our associates are passionate about,” said Coghlin Companies President and CEO, Chris Coghlin. “Supporting our people and their community involvement is important to us…it’s who we are and it’s what we believe in. This new program gives us the opportunity to further diversify our community outreach by supporting the interests of Caring Associates in a very meaningful way.”

The 5C program encourages Coghlin Companies Caring Associates to nominate 501(C)(3) charitable organizations that they are actively involved with and passionate about. Participants fill out a nomination form detailing their involvement with the charity, the mission it serves and how they would benefit from a meaningful donation. Each quarter, one lucky winner is chosen via a blind draw and receives the opportunity to present a $1,000 check to their chosen charity organization in an intimate setting at Coghlin Companies headquarters in Westborough, MA.
The first recipient of the generous 5C program prize was the Westford Conservation Trust, nominated by Columbia Tech Engineering associate, Rich Strazdas. The Westford Conservation Trust works to preserve open land, water resources, wildlife, and their habitats; establish and maintain hiking trails; preserve and protect historic sites; and educate the public about safe ways to interact with and preserve nature.

Read the original press release, here.