Community Engagement

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”

Mar 28, 2024 by IDEX Health & Science

We believe in consistently striving to create value and improve the communities where our teams live and operate, which is why we understand the importance of discovering new and impactful ways to give back. Through our charitable organization the IDEX Foundation, we donated over $212,275 to various organizations and causes near our facilities in 2023.


Bristol team volunteers at Special Olympics event

On March 2nd, the spirit of camaraderie and support was in full swing as the team from our Bristol facility joined forces to cheer on and support the athletes of the Bristol Special Olympics at the Winter Games in Connecticut. This annual tradition by the Bristol team embodies the unwavering commitment of the IDEX Corporation to inclusivity, community engagement, and the uplifting of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Employees went above and beyond to ensure that the Bristol Special Olympics athletes felt supported every step of the way. From cheering loudly from the sidelines to assisting with equipment to parking duties. Leading up to the event, employees also came together to create vibrant signs for the athletes and carried these signs during the opening ceremony.

The Bristol team exemplified the company's commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others, one inspiring moment at a time.


Pup Stop Donation Drive

Throughout February, members of our Life Science Optics team participated in a month-long pet supply donation drive for Pup Stop, a local dog rescue in Rochester, NY. In addition to a $10K IDEX Foundation donation, other items including dog food, treats, toys, crates, and cleaning supplies were delivered by Life Science Optics employees Dale Curtis and Colleen Weisbeck. One of Pup Stop’s residents even came out to greet our volunteers as a thank you.

To learn more about Pup Stop, you can visit their website here:


25K donation to Summit Assistance Dogs

The Oak Harbor Team held a volunteer day at Summit Assistance Dogs in January. Employees braved the 20° F weather and helped install some handrails and grab bars for the new dog housing—the “Canine Condo”. The IDEX Foundation also approved a $25,000 donation. The donation will allow the organization to move forward with insulating the brand-new kennel facility.

“These donations, both financially and of volunteerism, have been a highlight of this past year for sure! These skilled volunteers saved us considerable money on construction. With rising inflation and an uncertain economy, these contributions have been instrumental in making progress in many areas,” said Sue Meinzinger, Founder/Executive Director at Summit Assistance Dogs.

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COE Rochester Facility for Blood Drive

In January our Life Science Optics team in Rochester, NY participated in a Blood Drive for the Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross. In addition to a $10k donation from the IDEX Foundation for the American Red Cross, Life Science Optics volunteers donated:

  • 31 units of blood – Each donation saves up to 3 lives.
  • 4 power red donations –Power red allows donors with rare blood types to donate 2 units of blood safely.
  • One donor celebrated a 10 gallon donation milestone. – One gallon of blood is roughly 8 units, so this person likely donated at least 80 times!

Our blood drive donations directly impacted local hospitals including:

  • URMC-Strong Memorial Hospital
  • SUNY Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus
  • Albany Medical Center Hospital
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • St Peters Hospital

Thank you to all our volunteers and the IDEX Foundation for your generosity! If you’d like to learn about upcoming blood drive near you, visit the American Red Cross’ website.