Community Engagement

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At Russell, it's all about giving back. We strive to create a culture where our employees feel encouraged to give back to the communities in which we live, work and play.


Giving Back

Since its inception in 1983, Russell's commitment to philanthropy has been vast in scope and size.  “Lasting Community Impact” is among our core values and this notion runs deep within the organization.  The company as a whole is well-connected across a variety of community organizations in the Quad Cities, and is encouraged by the executive leadership to give of themselves in whatever capacity they are able.

To memorialize his vision of community support, Jim Russell founded an annual charity golf outing event with the intention of raising money for a different charity each year.  Jim empowers employees to actively participate in choosing the charitable recipient through an internal nomination, interview and voting process.  Over the history of this event, more than $275,000 has been given back to Quad Cities charities.

A small snapshot of past recipients includes:

Jim is also known for providing a matching dollar initiative for a variety of causes in order to engage and motivate others to give of their time, treasures and talents.

Over the last 15 years, Russell had donated more than $1 Million to local non-profit and community service agencies across the Quad Cities.

Interested in having Russell sponsor or donate to your next event? Please apply here.

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Girl Scouts of Eastern IA/Western IL Golf Outing Proceeds