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PHILANTHROPY AT Q-TRAN

We’re committed to using our resources, expertise, and technology to create a brighter future. Supporting various charitable causes allows us to make a meaningful difference in the local, national, and lighting communities. We’re proud of the positive impact we have made through our philanthropic efforts and invite you to learn more about our initiatives.

3% or more of 2024 net profits will be donated to charitable causes

 

Philanthropy Updates

  • National Breast Cancer Foundation

    The National Breast Cancer Foundation is a leading organization dedicated to providing breast health education, early detection services, and a helping hand to those facing breast cancer. Q-Tran has sponsored the NBCF for four years as part of our goal to support women and women’s health. In addition to our donation, each year we focus on sharing the message about early detection with the lighting community and distribute care packages for cancer patients.

  • Sea Turtle Conservancy

    Sea turtles have survived on Earth for more than 100 million years, yet today their future hangs in the balance. Six of the seven sea turtle species are threatened with extinction due to human impacts. Development of coastal areas where sea turtles breed and nest can impact sea turtles in many ways, including disorientation from light pollution. The STC is working to save sea turtles from extinction worldwide. Q-Tran has committed to donating FWC-approved products to make problematic beachfront properties turtle safe, and to give the STC a percentage of all our FWC product sales.

  • ILLI Sponsorship

    The International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI) is a non-profit organization that informs, educates, and promotes the art and technology of landscape lighting; allowing people to safely and securely navigate in the dark, while providing a beautiful nighttime environment. Besides our sponsorship of ILLI, we’ve donated extensive product for use in classes, allowing the organization to share our expertise and knowledge of landscape lighting with like-minded mentors, students, and fellow lighting professionals.

  • Blood Drive

    The Red Cross provides vital services to those in need, including shelter, food, relief supplies, emotional support, and health and safety training. In addition to making annual donations to the American Red Cross, Q-Tran hosts a blood drive twice a year. To date, these blood drives have collected enough blood to save up to 294 lives.

  • Hood to Coast

    The Hood to Coast Relay set forth a mission to create the most significant long-distance relay in the world, utilizing the event as a platform to support goal based solutions for each team. As a team, Q-Tran has raised $60,000 for Providence Healthcare Cancer Research since 2019.

  • Meriden Building

    The Jim Vlock First Year Building Project is a Yale School of Architecture program where students design and build a dwelling in an underprivileged neighborhood. Q-Tran donates lighting to the project and educates students about linear architectural LED lighting. By doing so, we are providing quality light to the families who reside in the spaces created, while investing in the education and development of the next generation of architects. Our partnership aims to inspire creativity and improve the local community, building a brighter future both literally and figuratively.

  • Toy Drive

    For over 80 years, in over 50 communities, the Boys & Girls Village (BGV) has been one of Connecticut’s leading providers of behavioral, educational, vocational, and permanency planning services for at-risk youth and their families. From locations in Bridgeport, Milford, and Norwalk, BGV has touched the lives of thousands of children and families, by strengthening their ability to succeed in life. In addition to making annual donations to BGV, Q-Tran also hosts an annual toy drive.

  • Food Drive

    The Beth-El Center of Milford is a vital part of our local community, providing support and shelter to homeless individuals and families in need. As a company, we recognize the importance of giving back and supporting those in need, which is why we have pledged to make a monetary donation and host an annual food drive to support the center.

  • Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

    The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing lighting education and research. Through scholarships and grants, they empower students and professionals in the field of lighting design. As a benefactor contributor, Q-Tran proudly supports the Nuckolls Fund, contributing to the growth and success of the lighting community. By providing opportunities for aspiring lighting professionals to excel in their education and gain valuable knowledge, the Nuckolls Fund plays a vital role in shaping the future of lighting design.

  • Women in Lighting + Design (WILD)

    Dedicated to fostering diversity in the lighting industry, we proudly sponsor Women in Lighting + Design (WILD) both nationally and locally for WILD CT. WILD serves as a catalyst for meaningful conversations, mentorship, and growth, actively advocating for gender equity. Just as we believe in illuminating spaces, WILD shines a light on vital issues within our industry.

  • The Lighting Industry Resource Council (LIRC)

    A beacon of collaboration since 1996, the Lighting Industry Resource Council (LIRC) bridges the gap between lighting designers and manufacturers. LIRC fosters an environment for refining products, services, and education within the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). Q-Tran proudly sponsors LIRC, joining hands in promoting this collaborative spirit. By supporting LIRC, we champion an industry where innovation thrives through dialogue. Just as we light spaces, LIRC illuminates the path to a brighter future for lighting.

  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

    A lighting pioneer since 1906, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) leads in expertise and education. Q-Tran proudly backs IES, supporting their mission to enhance our lit environments. Joining engineers, architects, and designers across 60 countries, IES fosters networking, education, and growth. With the authoritative Lighting Library® of over 100 standards, IES sets the bar for lighting excellence. As we illuminate spaces, IES shines a light on progress and innovation.