LACONIA — Earlier this year Aavid Thermalloy and Alan Wong, its chief executive officer, donated $20,000 to be shared among community organizations and this week Mayor Ed Engler announced that the company has contributed another $5,000, which two of its employees anonymously matched with equal amounts, to the Belknap Mill Society.
In March Engler, who was entrusted by Aavid to distribute its donations, explained that $20,000 would be shared evenly between the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center, Belknap Mill Society and the Immigrant Integration Initiative fostered by the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Heath.
With the most recent contributions, the Belknap Mill Society has benefited from the generosity of Aavid Thermalloy and its employees in the amount of $20,000. Engler said that Aavid, as an advanced manufacturer with its roots and corporate headquarters in the city, had a close affinity with the Belknap Mill, the lasting monument to the city's industrial heritage, which Aavid has inherited and perpetuated.
The original $20,000 donation from Aavid and Wong was made in celebration of the global company's 50th anniversary.
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