In 1999 the signatory contractors and local unions of the Mason Tenders District Council came together to establish Tenders Inc., a 501 (c) 3 charitable entity. The stated mission of Tenders Inc is “to help those individuals and organizations in the communities where our members and employers live and work”. And we have remained true to that mission. Over the past 20 years, Tenders Inc has donated over $1.2 million to dozens of worthy organizations, large and small. Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Tenders Inc rose to the challenge and within days after the attacks sent each of the four families of the Local 79 members who were lost a check for $100,000. More recently under the umbrella of “Laborers Cares” and led by the members of Local 79, Tenders Inc. completed a five-year campaign on behalf of St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital. The fulfillment of our $500,000 commitment, concluded with renaming of the nursery floor great room the Laborers Care Great Room.
The Board of Directors for Tenders Inc. is comprised of both management and labor leaders and is another shining example of the cooperation that we have worked so hard to maintain and grow.