Lucid Agency Receives Community Impact Philanthropy Award
Once a trend, now the norm, creating a culture of philanthropy within our workplace benefits our employees as much as the community we serve.
Exciting news—Lucid Agency was recently presented the “Community Impact” award in the Small Business division at Phoenix Business Journal’s first annual “Corporate Philanthropy Awards.” The reception honors the Phoenix area’s top philanthropic corporations and organizations.
“This is a huge honor for us and our team. Hearing Lucid announced amongst the largest and most active companies in the Phoenix area was surreal and I am proud of our team for their dedication to the community and for using their creativity to help others in unique ways,” said Ken Bonham, Lucid Agency co-founder. “There are many great organizations in the Valley that support the local community, so to be singled out was a surprise,” added Scott Kaufmann, Lucid Agency co-founder. “We give back because it’s the right thing to do and our responsibility to our community, but it is just as gratifying to us that the concept of philanthropy embedded into the workplace culture is becoming common practice.”
At Lucid Agency, supporting the community happens on two levels: as a company and as an individual.
Lucid Agency donates time and pro-bono services to support the community. In 2015, the team donated dozens of hours to develop branding and design services for Paz de Cristo (see below).
This year, the Lucid Agency creative team completed a human-centered project to investigate the opioid addiction epidemic and develop a program to bring awareness to the issue in a creative way. They partnered with the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) for their event, “Turn the Labels,” to engage the public in the discussion of, and spread awareness about, this devastating and pervasive social issue (see below).
Lucid Agency team members support a variety of causes individually as well. Team members are given as-needed time away from work and flexible scheduling around their volunteer commitments in an effort to support their involvement in the community. Founding partners Scott Kaufmann and Ken Bonham set an example for the rest of the Lucid Agency team members by maintaining their involvement with the causes close to them.
Scott Kaufmann was awarded “2015 Mentor of the Year” of SEEDSPOT, a socially-conscious start-up incubator he has volunteered with for over four years. He is a board member of the Men’s Arts Council and is active in the community with a variety of other charities and organizations, including Celebrate Autism, Arizona Vision and Hearing, and ASU Alumni.
Ken Bonham is the current Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Arizona and is currently a sitting member of their marketing and education committees. Ken is also a board member for the Arizona Coyotes Foundation of the National Hockey League. Additionally, Ken is an Alumni Member of Phoenix Suns 88, on the Executive Leadership Committee for Lift Up America, and is the official Phoenix “MoBro” Spokesman for Movember. He is also a part of the ASU Alumni Association and a proud member of the Sun Devil Club.
Other organizations supported by Lucid Agency team members include:
- Arians Family Foundation, benefiting Voices for CASA
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Phoenix Collegiate Academy (PCA) where Lucid employees volunteered to build PCA a new playground and mentored at-risk students
- St. Vincent de Paul