Category: Philanthropy & Community Service

NORA LIGHTING® DONATES OVER $15,000 TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE

Nora Lighting founders Jilla and Fred Farzan offered to double donations made by Nora Lighting employees and sales reps in support of the Ukrainian people.

Nora Lighting founders Jilla and Fred Farzan offered to double donations made by Nora Lighting employees and sales reps in support of the Ukrainian people. Nora Lighting employees and representatives donated $5,000 and the Farzan family doubled that donation to $10,000. 100% of the donations went to support the people of Ukraine.

“As immigrants who fled from our own country, we believe supporting the freedom of Ukrainians and their desire to remain an independent democracy,” said Jilla Farzan, Nora Lighting executive vice president.

The Farzan’s matched employee and rep donations to the following organizations linked below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nora Lighting is a recognized leader in the development and introduction of LED lighting products and offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive LED lines including: dedicated and retrofit downlights; track and rail fixtures; panels; troffers; MLS (multi-lighting systems) multiple recessed; linear lighting; accent lighting; under cabinet lighting; RLM shades; puck lights; tape lights; pendants; cylinders; step lights; and emergency/exit signs.

If your organization is supporting charities that are providing help in Ukraine or assisting refugees, let us know about it in the comments.

 

 

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Lighting Designer Donates $25K Endowment To Establish Penn State University Student Emergency Fund

Beyond the already costly rates of college tuition and housing, students may have unexpected expenses, from repairing a car to an extra charge for enhanced educational experiences. To support Penn State University students in such circumstances, Helen and Rob Diemer created the self-named Student Emergency Fund in the Department of Architectural Engineering. 

Beyond the already costly rates of college tuition and housing, students may have unexpected expenses, from repairing a car to an extra charge for enhanced educational experiences. To support Penn State University students in such circumstances, Helen and Rob Diemer created the self-named Student Emergency Fund in the Department of Architectural Engineering.

Helen and Rob, who both earned their Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degrees from Penn State in 1981, said that the architectural engineering department was integral to their growth — and with their $25,000 endowment, the couple wants to return the favor.

Upon graduating from Penn State, Helen and Rob started work at a consulting engineering firm in Minneapolis. The couple later moved to New York City where they held numerous positions, including at the Flack + Kurtz engineering firm where Helen worked as director of lighting design services and Rob as an associate principal. Later, Helen began working at The Lighting Practice, becoming a principal in 1996 and majority owner in 2009 before rising to her current role. Rob worked at the AKF engineering firm starting in 1992, eventually becoming a partner and member of the executive committee before retiring in 2020.

Read the full story here.

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New Year – New Content

Happy New Year! It is that time of year again. Time for making resolutions, setting intentions and business planning. As the new team at LightNOW, we are excited about our plans…

Happy New Year! It is that time of year again. Time for making resolutions, setting intentions and business planning. As the new team at LightNOW, we are excited about our plans for 2022 and are looking forward to publishing news and information that is relevant, useful, and interesting for you.

In the coming weeks, we will be developing two new content categories for LightNOW  – Women In Lighting and Philanthropy & Community Service. Women in Lighting will focus on the accomplishments of women in the industry and the topics that are important to women in the workplace. We invite you to be in touch with your thoughts on this editorial category. Please send story ideas, recommended articles and other content that relates to women in lighting. Submission information is below.

Philanthropy & Community Service is an opportunity for our industry to share good works and contributions made to non-profits and to communities in need. Did your company donate product to people in Kentucky after the December hurricane? Is your company making a substantial donation to a local charity or national non-profit? Send us your photos and press announcements. We also want to share stories of work teams performing community service. If your team participated in a Day of Caring or other workplace volunteer activity, we would love to hear about the impact of the work on the community, the company, and your staff. See below for submission info.

Please submit press releases, story ideas and recommended articles, as well as relevant photos and images to: Suelynn Shiller, suelynn@lightingsold.com. We welcome your input, feedback, and engagement. Thank you.

 

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