Staffing Company Donates More Than $225,000 to Nonprofits at International Leadership Conference

During its recent International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, Express Employment Professionals showed their commitment to giving back through donations to national and local nonprofit organizations.

From Feb. 24 to 27, franchisees and their staff members from the international staffing company took part in a raffle as well as silent and live auction fundraisers to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Their donations resulted in more than $175,000 raised for the organization that includes a network of more than 170 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.

Express has been a partner with CMN Hospitals for more than 20 years and has donated more than $4 million during that time.

“Our annual conference not only allows us an opportunity to bring some of the sharpest minds in the country together under one roof to share their business and leadership knowledge, but to give back as well,” said Robert A. Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for Express. “The culture of Express is one of service, and our franchisees and their staff once again showed the heart they have for those in need.”

Express also announced the winners of The Impact Project, an initiative of the company’s philanthropic committee designed to give back to nonprofits nominated by franchisees among their more than 760 franchise locations.

Ten nonprofits in Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, Colorado, Wisconsin, Utah and Minnesota received $75,000 in donations from Express.

Kid’s Cup, a golf tournament supporting prenatal and infant care in Minnesota, was the grand prize winner, receiving a $20,000 donation. The fundraiser was founded by Mark and Sheryl Tasler, owners of the Rochester Express office, and has donated more than $1 million to the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center and the Olmsted Medical Center.

“We’re honored to be a part of a company that believes so strongly in giving back to the communities where we live,” Mark Tasler said. “Kid’s Cup has been able to do so much for the children and families for the past 20 years because of the amazing community in Rochester, and we’re excited our fundraiser was selected to receive this donation.”

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About Express Employment Professionals

Express puts people to work. It generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at and

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