Ted Stanislowski

Daily Point of Light # 1093 Apr 13, 1998

Even though Ted Stanislowski is a full time employee at Deluxe Corporation, a part-time student, a husband, and a father of two, he stillvfinds the time to volunteer. He has helped such organizations as the United Way, the March of Dimes, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the American Red Cross.

Mr. Stanislowski coordinates much of Deluxe Corporation's involvement in community service efforts. Serving as a role model for other employees, he often encourages them to volunteer by talking with them face-to-face to let them know that there is a need.

As chairperson of Deluxe's 1997 corporate United Way campaign, Mr. Stanislowski helped raise $278,000. He has participated in the United Way campaign since 1993, and chaired the campaign in '96 and '97. Although the campaign's focus is on employee dollar contributions, Mr. Stanislowski spearheaded a direct-service volunteering effort as part of the campaign. He organized 40 to 50 employees to pack food at a local food bank. He also noticed that the food bank's offices needed paint, and as a result, organized a successful "paint-a-thon."

Mr. Stanislowski's deeds of service do not end with those mentioned above. For the last three years, he has mentored for the Minority Encouragement Program by meeting monthly with a group of minority students to help them build self-esteem and be successful in school and life. He has coordinated Deluxe's involvement in Capitol Community Services' food and toy drive for the last two years, and in 1997, Mr. Stanislowski was instrumental in collecting 15,196 pounds of food and 200 toys. He also coordinated Deluxe's blood drive for the American Red Cross in 1996, and the corporation's involvement in the March of Dimes WalkAmerica for the last two years.

Mr. Stanislowski's relationship with these non-profit organizations goes beyond what he does through the Deluxe Corporation. For example, during the last holiday season, he and his son spent a day at a local mall encouraging shoppers to buy "Toys for Teens," a Capitol Community Services effort. On another occasion, he raised money for the March of Dimes by selling hot dogs and drinks outside of a local grocery store with the help of his son.