Recognizing the Contribution of Business to Education, W.L. Butler received the Chamber’s 2016 Golden Apple Award for their commitment to quality education in our community. The Golden Apple Award was awarded at the Chamber’s 119th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Pullman San Francisco Bay.
The Golden Apple recognizes businesses that strive to make a difference in our local schools. Nominated by Board Trustees Dennis McBride and Hilary Paulsen of the Redwood City School District, W.L. Butler was recognized for the enormous impact they have made on Redwood City Schools through partnerships and their own generous donations.
Trustee Dennis McBride said, “In partnership with like-minded organizations, they donated their design, labor, and materials to renovate the school libraries of Hoover and Garfield Schools. Whenever I call them they are always willing to help our schools. What I have found is they do a lot of good in the community under the radar.”
“W.L. Butler has donated their office space to the School District and volunteer community members for phone banking efforts. The Butler employees were all gracious in allowing our volunteers to invade their offices every evening, sitting at their desks. Joel Butler always made sure we had space, even if it meant moving one of Butler’s meetings to another space. Without the phone banking effort, the District would never have been able to gain the rousing support of our most recent parcel tax – Measure U.” – Hillary Paulsen, Board Trustee, RCSD
The Chamber’s Golden Apple Award, started 20 years ago by its Education Committee, recognizes the impact business makes on the educational community through their generosity and commitment to the schools.
Golden Apple Award Recipient, W.L. Butler exemplifies that commitment to education and what great partnerships with the business community can accomplish.