Sunday, April 13, 2008

Volunteerism not Dead in Wichita!

Kudos to the great folks at Schaefer Johnson Cox & Frey! In these days when we hear so many stories or corporate corruption and abuse it is heartwarming to hear a story of a good corporate citizen.

When a local pro-bond group needed facilities for the important work of educating the citizens of Wichita on the virtues of a $350 million bond, volunteering both time and resources, Schaefer Johnson rode to the rescue and restored our faith in corporate commitment to our community.

As Kenton Cox said in the Wichita Eagle, "We just believe in what's being done, and we believe very strongly in public education."

Maybe we've forgotten what it means to volunteer in our community. In case you've forgotten, here's what it means:

1. somebody who works for nothing: somebody who works without being paid

The proposed 2008 bond issue is the largest in state history and Schaefer Johnson Cox & Frey stands to make much more than mere $3 million they garnered from the 2000 bond issue.

Anyone want to volunteer?

If pro-bond leaders think Wichitans are gullible enough to believe that a business with a multi-million dollar interest in the outcome of the bond vote is "volunteering" I can't wait to see what comes next.

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