Cheryl Favale, Senior Manager of Human Resources for Altria Client Services, echoes that sentiment. "Serving on the Grantmaking Committee was unbelievable – just super rewarding days where you think, 'I can't believe I was able to participate in that.' It’s something every employee should experience."
After serving on the committee her first year, Favale now leads the Virginia team that makes funding decisions. She fondly remembers delivering an ACECF check to the Virginia chapter of the ALS Association. It’s a cause that is dear to her heart. Favale’s mother is battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
"We are very privileged in different ways," she says thoughtfully. "Most of us don't have a need for these organizations to the extent that others do, so we don't realize how much need is in our society. The Fund has given me such a greater appreciation for what we have and how great this company is. Our employees are so generous."
To learn more about the ACECF, review the Fund’s 2016 Annual Report