Konica Minolta Makes Significant Donation to Youth Center

Windsor, CT foundation to Receive $21K to Support Grieving Children and Families

Ramsey, NJ – February 20, 2015 –  Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced today that they have made a $21K donation to Mary’s Place, a foundation based in Windsor, CT that is devoted to helping children who are grieving and providing them with the support they need to move forward and become successful adults. The funding will enable Mary’s Place to support an atmosphere of trust in which children and families who are grieving a death share their experiences, receive support and find comfort. They are able to do this through peer support groups, education and training. The services offered by Mary's Place are provided free of charge to cater to families who are struggling financially.

Konica Minolta's support for Mary's Place is a natural fit. Mary's Place serves children in the Windsor, CT area where Konica Minolta's National Customer Care Center is located. Marshall Fox, General Manager Konica Minolta’s Windsor, CT office says, “We are thrilled to be able to support Mary's Place and their efforts. Their mission of supporting grieving children is aligned with our efforts to provide young people with the resources they need today so they can have a successful tomorrow."

 “We have many needs here at Mary’s Place.  This extremely generous donation will be a great help to our center as we continue to provide the highest quality of support and advocacy at no charge to many children, teens and families who find here a safe place to grieve after the loss of someone dear to them.” Says Executive Director of Mary’s Place, Lisa Peluso.

In addition to this donation, employees from the Windsor office have held fundraisers to support the organization and their mission.
Corporate Citizenship is an integral part of Konica Minolta’s management philosophy, “The Creation of New Value.” We strive to uphold the highest standards of social responsibility through our innovative products and practices and aim to contribute to solving problems in our society.

Konica Minolta engages in a variety of charitable giving efforts globally, nationwide and locally. Our efforts often focus on early childhood education and supporting families in need. We believe that by supporting today's youth we can contribute to the creation of our nation's next generation of strong leaders and thinkers. 

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is one of the world’s leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

About Mary’s Place:

Mary’s Place is a 501(c) 3 organization, governed by a Board of Directors. Recognizing that after a death, families may experience financial concerns, Mary’s Place does not charge a fee for its services nor do they receive any state or federal funding. All programs are supported solely through donations from individuals, foundations or companies.  http://www.marysplacect.org/

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