DENVER
COMMUNITY IMPACT

Passionate about the communities we work in

Mortenson Chairman Emeritus Mort Mortenson sums it up: “There is no greater gift we can give others than our time and treasure. We do so enthusiastically, with a smile on our face and delight in our eyes.”

You can’t mandate such an eagerness to help others. It comes from the heart and is as ingrained in the company’s culture as is a desire to deliver an exceptional experience to our partners and customers. Whether it involves helping build a home, mentoring a student or business, providing food for the hungry and holiday gifts for those in need, or merely offering a helping hand or some type of expertise, Mortenson team members approach each effort, responsibly and with a strong belief that they are simply doing the right thing.

Denver Report to the community
Mortenson has always been committed to giving back to the communities where our team members live and work, but 2020 challenged our Community Impact Team in a big way. Rather than resigning to the difficulty of the situation, we re-focused our efforts and created new engagement tools with the simple goal of helping team members achieve a greater impact than any one person could do alone. I'm incredibly proud of the way Mortenson team members met the moment and came through for one another and for our community last year.

Annual Charity Golf Tournament

This year’s beneficiary was Minds Matter, Mortenson Denver’s 2021 Community Impact Partner of the Year. Minds Matter works to support the educational aspirations of high-achieving high school students from low-income households throughout Colorado. The program provides them with the guidance they need to gain admittance to the college of their choice and succeed there. Together with sponsor contributions, Mortenson’s fundraising efforts resulted in an $85,000 donation to Minds Matter at the tournament.

“We were so excited to be back together again for our annual charity golf tournament! I want to thank all of our golfers, sponsors, organizers and volunteers for making this event such a great success,” said Gene Hodge, vice president and general manager of Mortenson Denver. “Your contributions will help Minds Matter Colorado provide kids in our communities with the support and resources they need to reach their full potential.”

Charity Golf Tournament

Building Community Through:

Partnership

Mortenson builds community through forging partnerships with its clients and other organizations that share our passion for making an impact. In 2020, our team volunteered over 800 hours in-person and remotely. 

Education

Our signature partnerships allow us to make a tangible impact today and help prepare the workforce of tomorrow through a strategic focus on education. In 2020, we served 46 non-profits throughout Colorado.

Leadership

Mortenson is building community through the measurable impact we are making - we lead through giving our time to non-profits where we volunteer and serve on boards. In 2020, we donated $250,000 to local non-profits.

United Way

Since 1955, Mortenson's ongoing partnership with United Way has been one of the key opportunities for the company and our team members to live out our value of stewardship, teamwork and service. In Denver, we have been partnering with United Way since opening our office in 1981. 

During our 2021 “Do Something Good” campaign, the Mortenson Denver team members contributed more than 300 hours of volunteer time serving a total of 11 nonprofits, including Mile High United Way, the City & County of Denver – Parks and Rec, Butterfly Pavilion, Girls, Inc., Florence Crittenton, Food Bank of the Rockies, Firefly Autism, Vitalant, Light the Night Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Transportation & Construction Girl (Hoya Foundation) and Meals on Wheels.

Questions about our Community Impact efforts?

We are always looking for new opportunities to make an impact in our community - have an idea for us? Let us know!