In November 2009, the Denver Maptek office donated more than $12,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado.
Employees participated in a Growvember contest, which encourages male participants to grow the best beard while raising money.
All of the 66 staff (bearded or not) joined in the fundraising effort, raising more than $7,000 for this worthy cause which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Colorado Alpha in Boulder, Colorado, raised money as well, collecting and donating $266 to the foundation.
Mining Engineer, Chuck Winters, winner of the contest, chose Make-A-Wish to receive Mapteks additional donation of $5,000, bringing the grand total to $12,300.
With the money raised, Maptek sponsored Drew, a 9 year-old-boy with multiple sclerosis, who will have a Reptile Experience with his family in Florida or Washington DC; and 3-year-old Gracie, with a Wilm’s Tumor, who will visit Disneyworld with her family in April. Gracie wishes to "see where all of the princesses live and go on train rides and merry-go-rounds.
Other Maptek offices also got involved, with Australian operations raising $7,000 for their Movember cause in support of prostate cancer and mental health research.
Maptek is a global company that has been developing high technology solutions for the mining industry for 30 years. Maptek products are in use at more than 800 sites in over 50 countries, supported by professional and technical services in a worldwide network of 12 offices. Maptek Vulcan, one of the world’s dominant 3D mine planning and modelling packages, has about 4,000 licenses in use. Maptek I-Site is an easy-to-use software and hardware system for mine survey, face mapping and stockpile calculations. Maptek MineSuite is a mine production monitoring and fleet management system.
Top: Steve Uecker (left), Client Experience Manager at Maptek who organized Growvember, and Chuck Winters, winner of the contest, with the check for $5,000 to present to Make-A-Wish.
Bottom: Patti Murphy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation accepts a check from Maptek staff who participated in the Growvember contest.