21 of 50: Swinging For A Cure
Cystic Fibrosis causes frequent lung infections and a host of other progressively debilitating symptoms. Although considered a rare genetic disease, it still affects tens of thousands of people, including Greg Jones’s youngest son. Greg is CEO of Dave Jones, Inc., a full-service plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, electrical, and framing company in Madison.
Greg had a vision for an event that would raise funds toward fighting cystic fibrosis, as well as raise overall awareness of the disease itself. Through Greg’s efforts, Dave Jones, Inc. has teamed up with the Cystic Fibrosis Association to create Swinging for a Cure, an event involving two 18-hole golf matches, in addition to a formal dinner and both live and silent auctions.
Business relationships aren’t just about business
Dave Jones, Inc. has been an M3 client for five years. In 2017, Greg Jones approached M3 about sponsoring the event. “While our clients are obviously part of a business relationship,” says Isaac Bechen, M3’s Director of Construction & Real Estate Practice, “the connections we form with them are also very personal. And, yes, clients can start to feel like family. To be honest, supporting Dave Jones, Inc. and the Swinging for a Cure event felt like one more way to support not just a client but a family member.”
We knew that in order to make our event successful, we needed to be partnered with great companies. Our first call was to M3 Insurance, and we were amazed by the generosity we received! Our event raised $231,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and we could not have done it without the early support and leadership from M3.— Greg Jones
CEO | Dave Jones Inc.