TQL makes $240,000 donation to charity as part of milestone celebration
Employee choices determines funding for eight nonprofit organizations
Cincinnati, Ohio (January 31, 2023) — Total Quality Logistics (TQL), the second-largest freight brokerage in North America and one of the largest global third-party logistics firms, celebrated a company milestone Jan. 27 and donated $240,000 to eight nonprofit organizations.
The nonprofits selected are some of the top organizations in which TQL employees volunteer their time and donate funds.
“What better way to support our community than by giving to the causes in which our employees are personally invested,” TQL President Kerry Byrne said. “We are all proud to support the missions of these incredible nonprofits.”
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention received $100,000. The remaining donation was divided among Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Feeding America, Humane Society of the United States, Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics and Save the Children.
“We are incredibly grateful to TQL employees for their investment in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's lifesaving mission,” said Robert Gebbia, CEO, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “We know we can prevent loss of life from suicide, but we cannot do it alone. That's why the mental health and suicide prevention awareness made possible by TQL and its employees is so invaluable. Thank you for this generous support. It will save lives.”
Employee choice, a key component to TQL’s giving strategy, led to an 81% employee giving participation average in 2022. The national average is 39%.
TQL donated $4 million to support 3,600 nonprofits through employee donations and a company match in 2022. Employees also dedicated 8,250+ hours to volunteerism.
Total Quality Logistics (TQL) creates greater supply chain efficiencies for our customers by combining industry-leading technology with unmatched customer service. Customers and carriers turn to us daily to solve their transportation needs with competitive pricing, continuous communication and a commitment to do it right — every time. Through our comprehensive portfolio of logistics services and network of 130,000+ carriers, we move 3 million loads of freight annually. Our company and employees make the world a better place by donating thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars each year through TQL Cares and the TQL Foundation. We are proud to be the naming rights sponsor of TQL Stadium, home of Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati. Founded in 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio, TQL is one of the largest logistics firms in North America, with 9,000+ employees in 56 offices across the U.S. Learn more at TQL.com.