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Highmark Caring Place receives $12,000 donation from AEC Staffing

Employment staffing agency donates percentage of placement fees

PITTSBURGH (March 6, 2017) — AEC Staffing presented the Highmark Caring Place with a $12,000 donation during a recent tour of the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families. The Caring Place provides peer support to grieving children from birth to 18 years of age along with their families.

Christopher Marshall presents check to Fasy Greevy and Kevin Sunderman

Christopher Marshall, director of business development at AEC Staffing LLC (right), presents a check to the Highmark Caring Place, represented by Fasy Greevy, manager of community relations (center), and Kevin Sunderman, communications analyst.

AEC Staffing places workers with specialized skills with employers on a temporary or project basis. Through its Hire with Heart program, AEC Staffing donates 10 percent of permanent placement fees and 50 cents per hour of hourly fees to the not-for-profit organization of the hiring company's choice. During 2016, Highmark Health hired network engineers, IT support specialists, and project managers through AEC Staffing and designated the Highmark Caring Place to receive the fees AEC Staffing donated back.

"Giving back to the community is ingrained into our company's DNA," said Christopher Marshall, director of business development at AEC Staffing LLC. "We are particularly gratified when our business partners select smaller, community-based organizations and non-profits to support with infusions of cash that can make a real difference."

AEC Staffing has provided more than $100,000 in charitable donations to over 45 charities in western Pennsylvania since the program's inception in 2010.

"The death of a loved one is devastating to a child," said Terese Vorsheck, director of the Highmark Caring Place. "The impact can be overwhelming, and children and their families need support. The Highmark Caring Place provides that support, free of charge, in the form of peer support programs, education, consultation, and referral services. We sincerely thank AEC Staffing for their generosity and the temporary workers whose labor contributed to this donation."

About AEC Staffing

AEC Staffing capitalizes on its market position and strategic partnerships within the field of technology to offer custom tailored staff augmentation as well as traditional staffing solutions that will meet and exceed the needs of organizations. AEC Staffing specializes in information technology & information services, project management, telecommunications, sales, and engineering staff augmentation. AEC Staffing, with an eye for talent, prides itself on providing professional and savvy candidates for a wide array of clients when traditional staffing methods proved ineffectual. Technology is their core business and they understand how to bridge the gap between staffing needs and personnel with gilt-edged credentials.

About the Highmark Caring Place

The mission of the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, is to raise awareness of the needs of grieving children, provide programs to address those needs, and empower the community to support children who have experienced the death of a loved one. Since its inception in 1996, the Caring Place has served more than 90,000 family and community members. Financial support from Highmark Inc. allows the Caring Place, with facilities in Lemoyne, Erie, Pittsburgh and Warrendale, Pennsylvania to offer its programs at no cost to the families and the community. Please visit


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