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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Cardinal donates almost $50K

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By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

Although Cardinal Paint and Powder just opened its doors in Decatur, it moved in with a sweep of generosity, giving away almost $50,000 to local nonprofit organizations at its grand opening celebration.


Cardinal Paint Ribbon Cutting

RIBBON CUTTING – Chairman of the Board Steve Silverstein cuts the ribbon at Cardinal Paint and Powder’s grand opening celebration last week. Photo courtesy of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce

Through the Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation, Cardinal supports nonprofits in the communities where they have facilities. Ekstrom was the son of Cardinal founder Marvin Ekstrom and longtime president of the company. Described as “a man who felt life very profoundly,” Stanley Ekstrom made philanthropy a driving force throughout his life and was dedicated to “improving the lives of the unprotected,” says the foundation website. He died in 2015.

Members of the Decatur High School marching band kicked off the celebration last week, and in turn, they where the first recipients of a donation – $2,500.

Other groups that received donations included Raquel’s Wings for Life, CASA of Wise and Jack Counties, Wise County Christian Counseling and the Wise County Committee on Aging, $5,000 each. The Wise Health Foundation received a whopping $25,000.

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