WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. –– Account Control Technology Holdings, Inc. (ACT Holdings), a national leader in debt recovery and business process outsourcing solutions, recently visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, to present a donation of $36,000. The generous contribution was a result of employee fundraising efforts from its 18 offices and a company match.
In October 2017, ACT Holdings alongside its nonprofit arm, Account Control Technology Foundation, Inc. (ACT Foundation), held a companywide fundraising campaign, “ACT for a Cure,” to benefit St. Jude. Each year employees vote on a charity to support. Since 2011, ACT Holdings’ fundraisers have generated a total of more than $600,000 in donations to charities. To raise funds, offices participate in luncheons, casual days, bake sales, contests, raffles, tournaments, and more.
“I am so proud of our employees and what they do each year to raise money for very important organizations doing excellent work,” said Tracey Carpentier, CEO of ACT Holdings. “In 2017, many of our employees were affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma yet, we were able to come together and raise a significant amount of money for St. Jude. I really appreciate our employees and how hard everyone works each and every day.”
ACT Holdings was represented by two employees who visited St. Jude on March 22, 2018 to deliver the donation check in person. Elena (Ellie) Gentry, Office Manager for ACT Bakersfield, California and Tanya Roberson, Marketing Manager for ACT Holdings and the ACT Foundation, were led on a tour of the hospital.
“It was such an honor to visit St. Jude and see what our fundraising dollars will do,” states Ellie Gentry. “I thought I might cry while there, but I found myself smiling and blowing kisses to the amazing and strong children. St. Jude is a place of hope, and I would love for ACT to support it again.”
About Account Control Technology Holdings, Inc. (ACT Holdings)
Account Control Technology Holdings, Inc. provides comprehensive business process outsourcing and financial services to diverse industries. Our companies partner with clients to help them run the “business” behind their operations so they can focus on what they do best – whether it’s serving customers, educating students, caring for patients, or keeping communities moving forward. ACT Holdings companies include Account Control Technology, Inc. and Convergent, Inc. and has 18 offices with more than 4,800 employees. For more information, visit www.accountcontrolholdings.com.
About Account Control Technology Foundation (ACT Foundation)
The Account Control Technology Foundation is a charitable organization established by ACT Holdings founders, Dale and Debbie Van Dellen. The ACT Foundation’s mission is to improve the future of students and the greater community by offering financial literacy and debt management education, mentorship and support to those in need.” For more information visit www.accountcontrolfoundation.org.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).