Curry Printing has been working with the Greater Worcester Community Foundation for more than 25 years as one of their printers, but it wasn’t until 2023 that the two organizations formed a mutually beneficial partnership with Curry coming on as an Annual Sponsor.
We sat down with Peter Gardner, President of Curry Printing for the past 15 years, to share more about how this partnership came to fruition.
Can you tell us about Curry Printing's decision to support the Greater Worcester Community Foundation as a corporate sponsor? What inspired this partnership?
The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has been a client for a long time and I know them to do great work. I currently volunteer as a corporator for the Foundation and have previously served on scholarship committees. I’ve always been impressed with the way the organization runs and I love the look of their print materials. When someone on the team brought up the idea of a sponsorship, it was an easy decision to make.
How does philanthropy align with Curry Printing's core values and business mission?
We love working with nonprofits. The people are always easy to work with and we’re happy to help them make a positive impact in their community. I personally always like to give back and be involved with nonprofit work. I’ve been involved with Rotary International for more than 35 years and have sat on multiple boards. We also wanted to give back to Worcester, since that is where our business started and we love the city.
What advice would you give to other businesses looking to engage in philanthropic endeavors and establish meaningful partnerships in Central Massachusetts?
My best advice for businesses is to just get involved. Get to know the nonprofits in the area, go to their events, and learn about their work. Nonprofits exist to make our community a better place and there are many creative ways businesses can support them to do their work.
Thank you to Peter and the entire team at Curry Printing for their dedication to quality and the entire Central Massachusetts community.