Five Washington companies to receive civic honors

Five Washington companies have been chosen as recipients of the 2017 Corporations for Communities Award, which honors exceptional Washington businesses that make it a priority to help their communities.

Secretary of State Kim Wyman will present the five businesses with a National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award during a ceremony in her office on Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. The award recognizes civic engagement, voter education efforts, government services and a commitment to giving back to the community.

“Washington is blessed to have so many caring companies that give back to their communities in a variety of ways,” Wyman said. “This awards program is a great way to recognize companies that go above and beyond to make a difference, and I look forward to honoring them at the Capitol.”

The five award recipients are:

- Brighton Jones, LLC. The Seattle company made $163,320 in local contributions and its 85 employees in Washington logged nearly 3,400 volunteer hours in 2016.

- C F O Selections, LLC. Located in Bellevue, offered pro-bono and reduced rate financial services to those in need. In 2016, it made $973,134 in charitable donations to more than 100 organizations. Named the 2017 Seattle Business Magazine Community Impact Company of the Year, its employees participate as paid or unpaid volunteers.

- Kelleher Motor Company. The Ellensburg-based company assisted families with medical expenses through Sparrow Clubs USA and contributed to FISH Food Network, Hope Source, Wounded Warriors and other organizations.

- Olympia Federal Savings & Loan Association. The Olympia company contributed more than $350,000 to over 300 organizations. At least 5 percent of its revenues go to community efforts. Employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.

- Shree Investments, Inc. Located in George, the company contributes to local, regional and international organizations, including the Hope Heart Institute. It has a history of strong support of local schools.

During the Dec. 4 ceremony, other nominees will receive honor roll certificates for their community efforts.

- Washington’s Office of Secretary of State