Southwest HVAC News
sponsorship of Make-A-Wish into 2014
Three-year, $750,000 commitment helps grant wishes for
seriously ill children
The Luxaire® brand of
heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment recently renewed
its commitment to helping children with life-threatening medical
conditions by signing its fourth multi-year contract with
Make-A-Wish®. This extends the relationship with the wish-granting
organization into 2014 and commits $750,000 in contributions over
Luxaire first embarked on a
sponsorship of Make- A-Wish in 2001. Since that time, Luxaire has
donated more than $2.4 million to the organization, enough to grant
nearly 330 wishes. Last year, 2011 marked the 10-year anniversary of
Luxaire’s support of Make- A-Wish. To celebrate a “Decade of Wishes
Come True,” Luxaire brand manager Mary Mocarski and members of her
senior leadership team traveled to Luxaire distributor locations to
personally thank distributors for their support of Make-A-Wish.
Last year alone, the company sponsored
wishes and events with 33 Make-A-Wish chapters across the country.
One of these chapters, Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin, recently honored
Luxaire’s commitment by presenting the foundation’s annual
recognition plaque to Rodney Rushing, Johnson Controls vice
president and general manager, Unitary Products.
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support of organizations like Luxaire is critical to our ability
to enrich the lives of the courageous children we serve to bring
hope, strength and joy to their families,” said David A.
Williams, president and chief executive officer for Make-
A-Wish. “We especially appreciate the relationship we have
forged with Luxaire over the past 10 years, and we look forward
to building on the success of this program.”
“We value the
opportunity to participate in the Make-A-Wish program, because it
enables us to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of
children in the communities where we live and work,” said Mocarski.
“At the same time, we’re able to offer our dealers and distributors
a program that truly differentiates them in the market.”
For more information
about Luxaire's relationship with Make-A-Wish®, visit
www.joinluxaire.com. For information about Johnson Controls, visit