Shortly after moving to its new headquarters in Highland Park in May 2000, Budco, a marketing services company, developed The Budco Giving Fund to support worthwhile social programs in the community.
HP Devco, a nonprofit organization that is deeply involved with Highland Park and its various civic and social programs, administers the fund. Grants of up to $1,000 per request are awarded twice a year, in the spring and fall, to projects or programs that support youth or families or enhance quality of life in the areas of education, health, social services or arts and culture.
"Many times this amount can make a difference between an event or program occurring or not," says Paula Biskup, Budco's director of corporate communications. "Budco hopes that the impact of its support has far-reaching value beyond the dollar amount of the contribution."