Two groups associated with sleep products supplier Malouf, headquartered in Logan, Utah, held big events this summer. The Malouf Foundation hosted a charity golf tournament, and the Women of Malouf kicked off its first companywide speaker event this summer.
The second annual Golf for Freedom Charity Event, held at the Logan Golf and Country Club on Aug. 22, raised $48,558 for the Malouf Foundation’s mission to end child sexual exploitation.
“We’re lucky to partner with companies and organizations that are committed to the mission of the foundation,” said Sam Malouf, co-founder of the Malouf Foundation and chief executive officer of Malouf. “We want to thank all our friends that came out to support us and helped us raise this money.”
A total of 88 golfers participated in the event, including corporate partners, former athletes from Utah State University and community sponsors. The Malouf Foundation’s charity partners also attended the event to meet the teams and increase awareness about their causes. Partners included Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse, the Family Place, Operation Underground Railroad, the Children’s Justice Center and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The Women of Malouf selected Kacie Malouf, co-founder, company executive and president of the Malouf Foundation, to be its inaugural speaker in a quarterly speaker series.
“The bedding industry is built on relationships. Making sure that we have those human connections with people is important,” Kacie Malouf said in her address. “It’s such a big industry. And from the beginning we worked really hard to have great product and great people. We’ve persistently focused on the customer and worked hard to win their trust and loyalty.”
The speaker series is expected to bring in local, regional and national leaders selected by the Women of Malouf committee. Speakers will be encouraged to share leadership insights from their perspectives as noteworthy women in the workplace.
While the Women of Malouf officially organized in 2018, female employees have been celebrating Galentine’s Day and supporting local charities since 2016. In July 2017, 12 women from across the company formed a general committee. Malouf’s workforce is approximately 33% female.
“Our organization’s goal is to offer support and professional development opportunities — all while building friendships and having some fun along the way,” said committee chair and speaker series moderator Erica Miller.