Legacy of Giving & Service
Being Responsible by “Maximizing our Impact on our Community”
BIG is committed to helping individuals and families in need whatever their circumstances. We partner with the BIG STAR Foundation to provide ongoing time and resources to help improve the lives of individuals, families and children who need it most. Our goal is to lead quietly by example and create an easy model for giving back that other companies can follow.
We believe that ordinary people can come together and achieve extraordinary things. BIG encourages its employees to share their time, resources and talents to enrich the community in which we work and live. Through the Star Foundation our employees and their families are able to touch lives in need and in return experience the blessing of giving.
Corporate Citizenship Effort Examples
The Star Foundation is proud to make an annual donation to the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes aligns closely with the Star Foundation’s mission to support programs committed to the betterment of the lives of women and children. The money raised helps the March of Dimes support programs in the community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. It also helps fund groundbreaking research that is searching for ways to prevent and treat prematurity
BIG Athletics is proud to partner with Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a way to bring support, encouragement and the gospel message to our local youth. Jake Vanada, West Metro Director of FCA, connects with kids every week around the “One Way to Play – Drug and Alcohol Free” message. The ability for us to work together to bring a positive and moral message to these young men and women is very important and completely aligns our core values as organizations
Star Foundation provides a clean and convenient water source to a community of 1,500 + in Ghana, Africa
Business Impact Group is happy to announce that we have successfully drilled for, and piped water into a small village in Ghana, just two miles from the city of Accra.
The First Annual BIG Golf Classic Raises $15,000 for the Star Foundation and $10,000 for Gillette Children’s Hospital
Caps and Blankets Program
The Star Foundation wanted to make a positive impact on lives during the winter season. We decided to start a yearly stocking cap and blanket campaign. Each year we design a highly unique, limited edition hat and blanket that is distributed to homeless shelters, women’s crisis centers and county agencies that work with women and children in need.
The Star Foundation is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Cry of India through one of their own. While living in India several years ago Greg Roane, a former BIG employee, was involved in establishing Cry of India, an organization in India that provided education, nutrition, healthcare and spiritual formation for children in extreme poverty.
Chanhassen based Business Impact Group (BIG) along with Paul Taunton, CEO and President of BIG and its employees will share their time and financial resources by assisting with completion of room furnishings at Minnesota Teen Challenge’s Transitional Housing facility, located in the Hope Commons Building (formerly the old Mt. Sinai Hospital) on Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis.