Sonnentag Foundation Lt.

The Sonnentag Foundation’s philanthropic interests are strategically focused on supporting programs and projects that empower and inspire people.

The Sonnentag Foundation’s philanthropic interests are strategically focused on supporting programs and projects that empower and inspire people. Preference is given to regional construction and landscape projects that serve the broader community, mentoring programs for children, support services for women who experience domestic violence and sexual assault, outreach programs and vocational skills training for veterans, as well as social and recreational camps for children and adults with disabilities and respite for their caregivers. Organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code are eligible to apply.

Please note that only those grant requests made by completing the Sonnentag Foundation Community and Charitable Grants application will be accepted for consideration.

If you would like to submit a grant request on behalf of a community organization, please click below to complete our Community & Charitable Grants application.

Submit Request

Contributions to the Sonnentag Foundation (TIN: 39-1597420) are tax deductible as charitable nonprofit contributions under code section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 
pdfSonnentag Foundation Brochure.pdf

Charity Golf Outing

County Materials is proud to host our annual charity golf event and ensure that every dollar contributed goes directly to the charities supported by the Sonnentag Foundation. Our 2016 event, held September 15 at the Wausau Country Club (Schofield, WI), was a huge success! Everyone hit the links knowing a great round of golf is helping to raise dollars, raise awareness and build relationships with people who support a common cause. We are excited to announce that the combined contributions from participants and supporters during our 2016 event raised more than $156,500!

We thank our generous 2016 event sponsors!

As a result of your generous contributions, combined with those from other event participants and supporters, the Sonnentag Foundation has donated more than $622,150 to worthwhile community programs and charitable organizations since we began hosting a charity golf outing in 2007. We are excited to share how these funds are being used to make a very real difference for children, families and people in the communities where County Materials has locations. Click here for more information.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for their generous donations. For a complete list of sponsors, please click here.

2016 Major Event Sponsor ($10,000 and above):

U.S. Venture
HRDC Logo Process Short

 

2016 Presenting Sponsors ($5,000):

continental cement Insteel Wire Products Rock Road Companies Inc. Lafarge Holcim LOGO MAS 3C vonBriesen Truck CountryFabick Lockup NoBorder cmyk matteSika GCPAT Logo H 3C CMYKVoeller LogoHawkeye Pedershaab

 

County Materials 2016 Annual Charity Golf Outing

To make a donation to the Sonnentag Foundation, click HERE.
Click HERE to download a copy of County Materials' 2016 Annual Charity Golf Outing Brochure.

 

 

Questions?
Please contact Rebecca Sonnentag or Catherine Marshall at 800-289-2569 or email: catherine.marshall@countymaterials.com.

Sonnentag Foundation Charity Golf Outing Fundraising Progress:
YearContributions
2016 $156,500
2015 $140,000
2014 $104,500
2013 $91,650
2012 $76,000
2011 $71,500
2010 $70,000
2009 $25,000
2008 $16,000
2007 $11,000

 

pdf2016_golf_outing_press_release.pdf

Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunity for children of Central Processing Corporation employees.

The Sonnentag Foundation is a strong advocate for continuing education. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators, and especially encourage young people who want to pursue studies and careers in the construction and landscape industry.

The Sonnentag Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist children of Central Processing employees who plan to continue their education beyond high school. The program supports a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, and associate and bachelor’s degrees. Students can apply for one $1,500 scholarship to be applied toward an accredited institution in a field of study of the student’s choice.

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Sonnentag Foundation Scholarship Eligibility & Details

Eligibility

Eligible students must be:

  1. Graduating high school seniors enrolling in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university;
  2. And a dependent child of an active Central Processing employee who works 20 hours or more per week, and has at least one year of service with the company by the application deadline.

A dependent child includes an unmarried, natural or legally adopted child, stepchild, and any other child for whom the employee has been appointed legal guardian. All applicants must be under the age of 24. Full-time study is defined as carrying a full course load for the entire upcoming academic year. Students must have received a high school diploma. Awards are for one year only. Each student can only submit one application for consideration.

Payment of Scholarship Awards

If selected as a recipient, a student will receive a $1,500 scholarship award during the following year of undergraduate study. The Sonnentag Foundation processes payments on behalf of Central Processing Corporation. Awards are paid in one installment at the beginning of the second semester of school, and only after the Sonnentag Foundation has received a paid second semester fee statement as well as a grade report from the first semester. It is the student’s responsibility to present the Sonnentag Foundation with these documents. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student.

Application

To apply for the Sonnentag Foundation scholarship, interested students must complete the application in full and submit the required essays to the Foundation no later than July 31. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, please answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by the Sonnentag Foundation.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, and unusual or challenging personal or family circumstances a student has overcome or is overcoming. Selection of recipients is made by the Sonnentag Foundation without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, disability or national origin. The Scholarship Committee will provide a letter of decision to applicants, and a certificate will be issued prior to the beginning of the coming school year. All applicants agree to accept the decision of the Sonnentag Foundation as final.

Obligations and Revisions

Recipients are required to supply the Sonnentag Foundation with a paid second semester fee statement, as well as a grade report from their first semester. It is the student’s responsibility to present the Sonnentag Foundation with these documents as well as any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information. Central Processing reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program.

For more information on Sonnentag Foundation Scholarships, please contact:

Sonnentag Foundation Ltd.
PO Box 100
Marathon , WI 54448
715-848-1365
fax: 877-258-5367

requests@sonnentagfoundation.org

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply?

    To apply for a Sonnentag Foundation scholarship, the student must complete and submit an official application by July 31 following their graduation from high school.
  • What if I forgot or didn’t apply during my first year of eligibility?

    A student remains eligible for consideration for one scholarship award through your third year of college. If you did not apply before your freshmen year, you may still apply during either your sophomore or junior year for one scholarship. All applicants must be under the age of 24.
  • What is the most I can be awarded in scholarships?

    The award amount is $1,500 and you may apply and be selected to receive a maximum of one award. Payment is made in the academic year following your selection.
  • Who administers the selection process?

    The scholarship competition, including the overall administration of the program, selection of award recipients and the processing of scholarship payments, is handled by the Sonnentag Foundation. All information included on the application is considered confidential. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, disability or national origin.
  • If my child is attending a college abroad, is he or she still eligible to receive a Sonnentag Foundation Scholarship?

    Yes. As long as the parent is a Central Processing employee and meets the eligibility requirements, any student may apply.
  • Are all graduating high school seniors eligible?

    Only children of active Central Processing Corporation employees who work 20 hours or more per week, and have at least one year of service with the company by the application deadline, are eligible to apply for scholarships through the program. Children include unmarried, natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren, and any other children for whom the employee has been appointed legal guardian. All children must be under the age of 24.
  • Can I still receive my scholarship if I transfer from one college to another?

    The Sonnentag Foundation must be notified in the event a student transfers or plans to transfer to another college anytime during the school year before they receive their Sonnentag Foundation scholarship award. To be eligible for the scholarship, it is the student’s responsibility to submit to the Sonnentag Foundation a paid second semester fee statement from the college they are transferring to, as well as a grade report for the first semester college they attended.
  • I intend to use the Sonnentag Foundation scholarship money to pay my second semester invoice. Can I receive the scholarship money if I don’t have a paid second semester fee statement from the college?

    If a student is unable to provide a paid second semester fee statement, and requests to apply their Sonnentag Foundation scholarship toward their second semester fee in order to enroll in the college, the Sonnentag Foundation must be notified in advance. The Sonnentag Foundation will review the request; if the student continues to meet eligibility requirements, the Sonnentag Foundation Scholarship will be disbursed directly to the student’s college, not to the student. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the foundation with the contact information for the school’s financial aid office. The Sonnentag Foundation will work directly with the school and send the scholarship funds in the student’s name to the financial aid office prior to the beginning of the term/semester.
  • Do I automatically lose my scholarship if I take a semester off?

    If you do not stay continuously enrolled in college for both terms, or opt to take a semester off, you will not be eligible to receive your Sonnentag Foundation scholarship. To be eligible for the scholarship, it is the student’s responsibility to submit to the Sonnentag Foundation a paid second semester fee statement from the college they will be attending, as well as a grade report for the first semester college they attended.
  • Can the scholarship be applied toward graduate school?

    No.  You may only use the scholarship funds for an undergraduate associate or bachelor’s degree.
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Partnerships / Sponsorships

The Sonnentag Foundation believes in engaging with organizations that serve the broader community in locations where County Materials has major facilities.

Since 2007, the Sonnentag Foundation has donated more than $465,650 to worthwhile community programs and charitable organizations. The Sonnentag Foundation’s philanthropic interests are strategically focused on supporting programs and projects that empower and inspire people in locations where County Materials has facilities.

Preference is given to regional construction and landscape projects that serve the broader community, mentoring programs for children, support services for women who experience domestic violence and sexual assault, outreach programs and vocational skills training for veterans, as well as social and recreational camps for children and adults with disabilities and respite for their caregivers.

More than 20 different charities have received funding from the Sonnentag Foundation. These nonprofit organizations and programs are making a lasting difference for children and families in local communities where County Materials has facilities.

The recipients for 2015 funds include Easter Seals Wisconsin’s Respite and Recreation Camps in Wisconsin Dells; the Women’s Community in Wausau, WI; HOPE of East Central Illinois; YWCA of Rock County, IL; Alternatives in Anderson, IL; Grace Place (Salvation Army) of New Richmond, WI; Amy’s Center in Mt. Vernon, IL; Lake Cares Food Pantry in Mount Dora, FL; and 12 Wisconsin and Illinois chapters of Big Brothers Big Sisters. The Wisconsin chapters include Central, North Central, Northeastern, Northwestern, Dane County, Fox Valley Region, 7 Rivers Region, and Rock/Walworth/Jefferson County; and the Illinois chapters include Mid-Illinois, Richland County, Illinois Capital, and Champaign County.