Loll Designs Donates $60K
DULUTH, MN: Duluth-based Loll Designs, designers and manufacturers of modern outdoor furniture, announced a $60,000 donation to be spread equally among three local outdoor nonprofits: Duluth Climbers Coalition, Duluth XC Ski Club, and Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS). Since 2006, as part of their commitment to the community, Loll has contributed more than $362,000 in financial support for improved access to the outdoors with a focus on legacy outdoor projects.
“Loll is a great example of how a business can have a positive impact on our entire community,” said Duluth Mayor Emily Larson. “When they do well, we do well. I am grateful for their support and applaud their investments to our outdoor experiences.”
Checks in the amount of $20,000 were presented to representatives of each organization at a media event at Loll Headquarters in West Duluth. Attendees included Mayor Emily Larson, Loll CEO Greg Benson, and leaders from each of the three organizations.
“These funds will help us further our vision of making cross-country skiing widely accessible in the City of Duluth. The resources will help provide funding to enhance snow-making capabilities, which will not only extend the ski season 6-10 weeks each year, but also further position Duluth as a nationally recognized cross-country destination,” said Cory Salmela, Duluth XC Ski Club board member.
This donation is part of Loll’s commitment to 1% for the Planet, a global organization of companies donating at least one percent of their annual net revenues to environmental organizations. In addition, it fulfills Loll’s commitment to creating a lasting outdoor legacy in Duluth.
“It’s exciting to see how our contribution can help transform Duluth’s outdoor infrastructure,” stated Greg Benson, Loll Designs CEO. “We know our commitment inspires others to do the same. These organizations are not only great stewards of their resources, but also help improve the community where we choose to live and work.”