SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- Central Payment (www.cpay.com) today announced that it has made a $25,000 corporate contribution to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford as part of its newly announced corporate philanthropy program.
Central Payment, a transaction card processor founded in 2006, was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies.
“Philanthropy is very important to us,” says Matthew Hyman, managing partner. “At this stage of our lives, we are fortunate enough to have the ability to fund and to positively impact deserving nonprofit groups.”
Central Payment’s generous sponsorship will provide important resources for special events organized by the Hospital’s Child Life Department, including a Halloween Party, a Holiday Classic, a Spring Outing, and a Summer Party. The events program will be named in honor of Barry Pham, a former patient who passed away after a courageous battle with leukemia.
“These special occasions provide a welcome relief from the rigors of daily care for our patients and their families,” says Colette Case, Director of Child Life and Family Services. “We are grateful for Central Payment’s commitment to supporting Packard Children’s Hospital.”
The Central Payment contribution is a two-year grant from the Company’s corporate social responsibility fund. Central Payment has also announced that at the beginning of each calendar year, it will select four to six organizations to receive official corporate support and contributions.
In addition, the Company has established a matching contribution process by which it will make commensurate donations, subject to approval by management, for contributions made by employees and sales partners.
“Through our support of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, we are calling attention to a very worthy cause and stressing to all of our employees and sales partners that the act of giving is vitally important,” says Hyman. “The matching donation program is another way that we reinforce the importance of financial support for nonprofit organizations.”
About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its core, is the largest Bay Area health care enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Long recognized as one of America’s best, we are a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty, with care ranging from the routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we can be accessed through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 45 locations in Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Learn more at stanfordchildrens.org and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. You can also discover how we are Building the Hospital of the Future. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
About Central Payment Corporation
Central Payment (“CPAY”) is a leading national provider of transaction processing services. As one of the fastest growing payment processors in the country, CPAY provides innovative electronic technology solutions, personal service and competitive pricing to more than 35,000 businesses across the country. It annually processes in excess of $2.5 billion in transactions.