Productive Partnership

Acosta offices find unique ways to support MDA families

Since first partnering with MDA in 1985, Acosta, a full-service sales and marketing company focused on packaged consumer goods, has raised more than $82 million for MDA’s mission. Acosta’s staff support MDA through fundraising events, marketing promotions and even volunteering at MDA Summer Camps. Here are just some of the ways Acosta offices across the country have showed their support for MDA:

Golfing and giving

Every year, Acosta’s Marlborough, Mass., office hosts a golf tournament at The International Golf Resort in Bolton, Mass. The event brings together Acosta client partners and retailers for a day of golf and dining, ending with a silent auction. Over the last 17 years, the tournament has raised more than $2.5 million for MDA, with more than $150,000 raised at the 2017 event. 

“MDA is a part of our heritage,” says John Bierfeldt, senior vice president for Acosta’s East Region. “The folks in our company who have grown up at Acosta know how important MDA is to us, and I feel really good about the work our team has done.”

Catering for camp

Over the years, employees at Acosta’s Eden Prairie, Minn., office have volunteered at their local MDA Summer Camp. For the past two years, the office has gone a step further by sponsoring a lunch for the campers and volunteers, in addition to bringing fun activities, including a dunk tank. 

“The dunk tank was an absolute hit,” says Ryan Tesdall, director of the Eden Prairie office. “I got dunked quite a few times.”

In addition, Acosta’s Eden Prairie office raises money for MDA through a corporate shopper program with their partner SuperValu. Since 2014, this program has raised more than $850,000, including their largest-ever yearly donation of $300,000 in 2017. 

Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraiser

At Acosta’s Salt Lake City office, employees get together multiple times a year for fun, seasonal fundraising events that support MDA. From Mardi Gras parties to Easter egg hunts, the office is in the giving spirit year-round. 

“We’re a smaller office, but we have a big heart,” says Kristen Albrecht, branch manager. “[These events] started because MDA was an important part of our corporate culture, but the more we got involved with our local MDA office and got to know the people, we found it was a really fulfilling thing to be involved in.”

The Salt Lake City office has raised about $2,000 a year with these events. In addition to the monetary donations, employees from the office volunteer at MDA Summer Camp.  

To learn how you can support Acosta and all MDA partners, connect with your local office or visit our partners page.

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