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TharpeRobbins Donates To Make-A-Wish


November 20, 2013


Charlotte, NC

Rewards chosen from the Gallery Collection, an exclusive artwork collection offered by TharpeRobbins, a global leader in the managed employee reward and recognition industry, have resulted in a donation to Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina, which helps make dreams come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

TharpeRobbins donates a percentage to Make-A-Wish each time a print is selected from its Gallery Collection, which is comprised of almost 90 traditional and contemporary framed prints. The company donated more than $5,000 to Make-A-Wish last year and plans to donate more than $6,000 this year. The company has donated to Make-A-Wish for the past five years, providing wishes for local children and it plans to continue this annual effort in the future.

Companies like TharpeRobbins are definitely the lifeline to keeping these necessary funds flowing. It means everything to Make-A-Wish to receive these valuable donations. TharpeRobbins is inspiring other companies and individuals to do the same,” says Stephanie Leeper, marketing and communications manager at Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina. “This donation will stay local and help make dreams come true for several area children.”

“Social commitment is important to both our community and to TharpeRobbins, as well,” says Susan Tolle, senior vice president of talent at TharpeRobbins.  “Make-A-Wish is an organization that is widely endorsed by our employees; sadly, we all know children in our lifetimes that have been recipients of the Make-A-Wish gift.  This organization gives us the opportunity to help make a difference in a child’s life, even though we may never have met them personally.  If we can help turn just one child’s dream into a reality, it is well worth the effort.”

The Gallery Collection represents more than 15 artists that were chosen for their talent, distinguished reputations, and because each has a different approach to subject matter, interpretations and technique. Each fine art print is personally inspected by the artist before being signed and is accompanied by its own certificate of authenticity verifying that it has been authorized and inspected by the artist. The Gallery Collection has proven to be a very popular rewards category for TharpeRobbins resulting in substantial donations to Make-A-Wish over the past several years.

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The TharpeRobbins Company is a privately held, ISO–certified provider of managed employee reward and recognition programs, which offers in-house creative services, software development, jewelry manufacturing and state-of-the-art distribution centers. TharpeRobbins is passionate about recognition because it knows an engaged workforce produces measurable business results. With the company’s vast industry knowledge and expertise in outcome-based program design for a wide variety of clients — from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurial firms — TharpeRobbins offers a unique perspective that helps its clients achieve attraction, retention and performance goals through employee engagement. With TharpeRobbins, Recognition Changes Everything. 

Created through the 2007 merger of The Robbins Company, founded in 1892, and The Tharpe Company Inc., founded in 1981, TharpeRobbins acquired Hinda Incentives in 2012, further strengthening its services to the industry.  Headquartered in Statesville, N.C., with offices in Attleboro, Mass., and Hinda Incentives located in Chicago, TharpeRobbins’ innovative solutions have continued to set new standards for more than 100 years. Find out more at

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception in 1985, more than 3,000 local children have experienced a wish come true. For more information visit:

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Charlotte, NC  28204

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