Get To Know Madison Trust Company: Spirit Week 2023
Written By: Daniel Gleich
As an end of the summer celebration, Madison Trust Company and our sister company, Broad Financial, participated in our Third Annual Spirit Week! Employees were encouraged to come to work dressed according to different themes, engage in team-building activities, and participate in a philanthropic fundraiser. The office was bursting with laughter, creativity, and comradery among team members. This week truly personified our culture of caring, collaboration, improving, and empowering.
One of our Self-Directed IRA Specialists, Emily, described what this week means to her, “I love how Spirit Week brings the whole company together. Over the last three years, everyone has gotten more involved and displays good team spirit. These types of activities truly bond our company.”
Let’s see how the week went!
Monday: Game Day
To kick off the week, individuals were encouraged to showcase their love for their favorite game, whether it be a board game, video game, or sporting event. To our delight, there were a variety of games selected – we had Guess Who, Monopoly, Scrabble, Mario Kart, The Price is Right, New York Giants football, and more.
Tuesday: Holiday Theme
Early Tuesday morning before the workday even began, the office was beaming with bright, festive decorations. Each department was tasked with selecting a holiday and decorating a desk. Representing Halloween, Purim, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and the Fourth of July, each team really outdid themselves this year!
Wednesday: Character Day
On Wednesday, teams were encouraged to wear apparel that represents a character from their favorite book, movie, TV show, cartoon, Disney, etc. Teams really came together to pull off these costumes. Our office was filled with characters from “Shrek”, “101 Dalmatians”, “Star Wars”, “Toy Story”, and we even found Waldo!
Thursday: Animal Kingdom
On Thursday, we were welcomed to the jungle! Individuals wore apparel that represented their favorite animals such as a cheetah, zebra, mice, tiger, cow, among many others! Some of our teams were very comfy, as animal onesies filled the room.
On Thursday night, we all gathered at a local bowling alley and arcade where we shared a meal and announced the week’s winners. Awards were given for Most Spirited Team Member each day, MVP of Spirit Week, and the team with the most money fundraised.
We are proud to share that our company raised a total of $7,629 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, resulting in our company being among the top three fundraisers for Make-A-Wish in August!
Friday: Recap Day
To end our fun and productive week, on Friday we reminisced about the great ideas and good times we shared through a special PowerPoint presentation and video. We laughed until tears streamed down our cheeks, as another fantastic Spirit Week came to an end.
Conclusion: Let's Tie It All Up
When a company cares for its employees, this is reflected in the overall culture. It also allows employees to feel empowered to work together and provide an excellent experience for all our clients.