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Mace Foundation appoints new CEO as it celebrates two years of success

  • Mace Foundation celebrated its second anniversary, looking back on two years of vital fundraising
  • Mace Foundation has published its second Annual Review

On Friday 30 January 2015, at Mace Foundation’s annual Burns Night Supper, the charitable company celebrated its second anniversary, reflecting on achievements while also welcoming Michael Hanson as the Foundation’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer. As one of the most significant dates in the Foundation’s calendar, this year just over £97,000 was raised for our strategic partners. 

Following Mace Foundation’s remarkable growth, in December 2014 the trustees appointed Michael as CEO to strengthen their support team and to start its business plan for 2015. Michael is a former Director General of HM Revenue and Customs and joined Mace in 2012, most recently in the position of Director for the Bids, Marketing and Communications department, and will now take on the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Foundation. In this position, Michael will be responsible for managing the relationships with the Foundation’s strategic partners, its match-funding programmes, staff involvement and other pro-bono work.

Last week also saw the publication of Mace Foundation’s second annual review. The review can be viewed here.

In the last two years the Foundation has donated over £726,000 to more than 160 charities, with an impressive £171,000 of that being donated to worthy causes chosen by Mace people through the match-funding scheme.

Highlights of 2014 included:  

  • In December Mace ran a charity raffle across the business that raised an amazing £17,000, with all funds to be distributed across Mace Foundation’s strategic partnerships
  • Two Mace bands took part in LandAid’s Construction Rocks event in October, helping LandAid raise over £20,000. The Macenaries were crowned the construction industry’s Best Band, with Comotosed taking home Best Fundraiser. See our video from the event here
  • In September, Mace Foundation teamed up with its strategic partner and children’s charity, Coram, for a fundraising dinner at The Foundling Museum in London and raised over £26,000. See the full story here
  • In an industry first, Mace Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust piloted a work experience programme in September 2014 for nine young people, aged between 18 and 29, who are in remission or receiving treatment for cancer. The scheme gave the group a glimpse into the construction sector, as well as a chance to increase their confidence and self-efficacy as they start or return to their careers. This resulted in two participants being offered jobs with Mace. Please see our video here
  • For the 2014 “Movember” campaign, 16 Mace teams raised over £32,000 for Prostate Cancer UK. This included a £10,000 donation from Mace Foundation.
  • In May the Mace Serbia team reacted immediately to the flooding disasters that struck the country, volunteering from day one and assisting in building additional defence levels, while also donating 10% of their monthly May salaries to the Flood Relief Office of the Government of Serbia. Mace Foundation donated a further £3,500 to the Red Cross Serbia Appeal.

Michael Hanson, Chief Executive Officer said: “It is a great pleasure to work with Mace Foundation to support these great causes and to draw on the enthusiasm and expertise of our Mace colleagues to make meaningful and transformational contributions.”

Looking forward, the Foundation seeks to build on this rapid progress while also integrating with Mace’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Mace will host a series of 5k runs across its global hubs to raise funds for the Foundation.

Mace Foundation would also like to give a big thank you to the people, clients and supply chain who volunteered or donated in 2014, as without their support these achievements would not be possible.