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Rogers Park’s S&C Electric Company Raises $520,000 For Local Charities, Including Misericordia

One Rogers Park institution is giving a large check to another local institution.

Workers at S&C Electric Company's Rogers Park facility.
Courtesy S&C Electric Company
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ROGERS PARK — The employees at S&C Electric Company have raised over $520,000 for local charities, including its neighboring nonprofit Misericordia.

S&C Electric, a energy grid equipment manufacturer based at 6601 N. Ridge Blvd., raised $523,000 through its annual giving campaign, according to the company. The money will go to four charities, with the largest contribution going to Misericordia.

The Catholic charity that provides housing and other services for those with development disabilities received over $215,500. Misericordia, located at 6301 N. Ridge Blvd., is three blocks south of S&C’s production facility.

Other charities to receive money from S&C include United Way of Metro Chicago ($86,935) and CHC: Creating Healthier Communities ($121,257).

S&C also gave $99,565 to Chicago-based Feeding America, which is working to provide coronavirus relief, company officials said.

This year’s annual giving campaign was the company’s most successful ever, leaders said in a news release. S&C employees donated funds, which were matched by 150 percent by the company, it said. Last year, $440,000 was raised for charities.

“It’s been both heartening and inspiring to see our team members’ continued commitment to helping those in need, particularly during these unprecedented times,” company CEO Anders Sjoelin said in a statement.

S&C formed in 1911 and is the second largest manufacturer in Chicago, behind Ford’s Hegewisch plant.

The company moved in 1947 from its Ravenswood warehouse to Rogers Park, where it began to transform an old tire yard into its large campus. It completed a campus expansion project in 2014.

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