Walk the halls of Thompson Electric and you're likely to discover a common thread between employees-a strong desire to get involved. In fact, the company's mission statement places just as much credence on community involvement as it does on its own customers and staff. The company encourages its employees to give and practices what it preaches by supporting projects that positively touch Siouxland, projects like St. Luke's College current expansion project and the completed renovation of St. Luke's Birth Center five years ago. The company funds initiatives that share a similar mission to the company's says Thompson Electric CEO Skip Perley. Given the company's focus on improving life in Siouxland, it's safe to say the company's past support of St. Luke's and its mission is a win-win for everyone.
"I believe in supporting the education of those who will be taking care of me and my family someday." -Skip Perley, CEO of Thompson Electronic and past St. Luke's College board member
In addition to his company's support of St. Luke's, Thompson Electric CEO Skip Perley and his wife Cathy have been long-time donors to St. Luke's Health Foundation. "I tell people to give more than they think they can give," says Perley. "If you wait until you believe you have enough, you'll never give. It's been important to me and my wife to find causes that we believe in and share all we can."