Johnson Controls employee Shane Morrison recently joined the Gathering Board of Directors. He has since taken on a leadership role with the golf event, participated in board meetings and events and has gone above and beyond the call of duty facilitating a fundraiser at Johnson Controls. The fundraiser was led by the Synergy group at JCI, a group of emerging leaders who are active in the community. Shane suggested that the group solicit donations for the Gathering. They did so through a bake sale, donating a portion of nacho bar sales and selling “jeans day” tickets for those who want to dress down at work. Around 15-20 individuals volunteered and raised a total of $2,106.08 for the Gathering. When asked why Shane and the Synergy group got involved, he told us, “There is a lot of pride you can take in helping the community and people who are struggling and just need a meal. We—the Synergy group—are trying to bring the next generation into that opportunity.” JCI has been involved with the Gathering for years and, in 2012, reached a service milestone of 200+ times volunteering with The Gathering. The partnership between JCI and the Gathering is strong and the dedication of individuals like Shane and the Synergy group strengthens this partnership.