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Schaumburg, Illinois - May 4, 2010: Israel Idonije–Chicago Bear and founder of The Israel Idonije Foundation–visited the offices of FMS Investment Corp. on May 4. Idonije was on hand to accept the generous contributions of FMS staffers, whose initial efforts raised over $1,300 on behalf of the Foundation [www.israelidonije.org], a registered nonprofit organization dedicated to providing life-changing opportunities to individuals in economically disadvantaged communities, both domestically and abroad.
These preliminary contributions are just the beginning as FMS has launched an ongoing program intended to provide an outlet for employees wishing to donate their time and money to a worthy cause. Employees are encouraged to purchase “casual attire” credits, among other incentives, for a given month, allowing them to forgo FMS’ standard business dress code. All proceeds are donated to the Foundation. "FMS is setting an excellent example of corporate social responsibility while engaging their employees and empowering them to get involved in the community," Idonije said. "My Foundation is fortunate to partner with FMS to assist economically disadvantaged children and families."
During his visit, Idonije discussed his Foundation’s third and most recent humanitarian mission to Africa, during which he and fellow volunteers provided much-needed healthcare and education services in Nigeria. He also thanked FMS for the Company’s support and encouraged employees to participate in the myriad activities his Foundation is involved in locally. “Our partnership with the IIF [Israel Idonije Foundation] is a great opportunity…we are able to make a meaningful impact as an organization while providing an additional perk to participating employees,” said FMS President and CEO Balaji Rajan. Chicago Bears Defensive End Israel Idonije discusses his Foundation’s mission with FMS employees.
FMS Investment Corp. (DBA Financial Management Systems) provides receivables management services to financial service and higher education institutions in both the private and public sector. The Company specializes in three lines of business including: operational services, encompassing debt collection and customer service activities; data solutions focusing on revenue enhancement and improper payment reduction; and consulting services in the areas of portfolio and credit management. Since 2003, FMS’ revenues have increased 75 percent CAGR and the Company’s workforce has grown from four to over 320 full-time employees. Additional information is available at www.fmsdc.com.