During the holiday season, Quazar Capital hosts a charity contest to get friends, associates and clients involved in giving back to the community. We are pleased to announce our 2018 charity contest winners as randomly selected by Baker Tilly: TSE, Inc. and Porchlight Foundation, Inc. Donations for $5,000.00 were made in late 2018 to both nonprofits. TSE, Inc. was nominated by Carol Maloney of Bell Bank and Porchlight Foundation, Inc. was nominated by David Schroder of Aavin Mezzanine Fund, L.P.
In addition to the two nonprofits above, this year we decided to add two bonus charities. Help at Your Door was randomly selected by Baker Tilly and the Quazar team selected Be the Match. Each of these bonus charities received $2,500.00.
TSE, Inc. (Roseville, MN) – $5,000.00
Nominated by: Carol Maloney, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at Bell Bank
“TSE’s support is vital to the quality of life for all of its persons served, including my own daughter. I am thankful every day for how they help people of all abilities achieve their highest potential.” – Carol Maloney, Bell Bank
TSE, Inc. believes that all people with disabilities are assets to society and enhance the work environment. Their vision is to see every person they serve achieve their career and life ambitions. Serving over 300 people with a variety of disabilities out of four community resource centers and partnering with over 100 community employers, TSE is striving toward their mission: Enriching lives through employment and community connections.
Porchlight Foundation, Inc. (Madison, WI) – $5,000.00
Nominated by: David Schroder, Senior Partner with Aavin Mezzanine Fund, L.P.
“My decision was founded upon Porchlight’s long and successful track record dealing with homelessness, an important issue in many communities, an issue that begs a long term, multi-faceted professional commitment.” – David Schroder, Aavin Mezzanine Fund, L.P.
Porchlight strives to reduce homelessness in Dane County by collaborating with the community to provide shelter, affordable housing, and supportive services that eliminate barriers and empower the individuals and families it serves.
Help at Your Door (Minneapolis/St. Paul) – $2,500.00
Nominated by Multiple Donors
Help at Your Door was originally founded in 1984, under the name Social Technologies for A Livable Community. Two years later, the grocery delivery program, Store To Door, was established for seniors who can no longer shop on their own. In January 2017, after more than 32 years of delivering groceries to seniors. Store to Door became a program under a larger overarching name of Help at Your Door, where seniors and people with disabilities receive the additional services they need to live in the setting of their choice.
Be the Match (Minneapolis/St. Paul) – $2,500.00
Nominated by: Quazar Team
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 30 years Be the Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. They work every day to save lives through facilitating transplants.
Thank you to everyone who voted!
Quazar Capital Corporation (quazarcapital.com) is a Minnesota based Investment Banking Firm with nearly 30 years of experience confidentially helping privately held companies with Mergers & Acquisitions, Recapitalizations, and Financial Advisory Services. Quazar specializes in transitioning companies with EBITDA of $2 – $10 million.