December 2023 – Three years ago, Esler Companies partnered with The George Snow Scholarship Fund to build a program that would provide essential aid to students in the communities that the Esler Companies serve. The program is called the Door of Opportunity, and since its inception, Esler Cos. has helped bridge the gap between high school and higher education for 208 students. This year, with the applicant pool tripling, Esler Cos. has committed to providing one million dollars to the students who make up the Door of Opportunity Class of 2023.
The Door of Opportunity Scholarship Program focuses on students who possess values like persistence, self-reliance, positivity, and a passion for education. The goal is to give students a helping hand and the tools they need to reach their full potential so that they can impact their communities for years to come. The scholarship is not only awarded to students attending a 2–4-year college but any program that will aid students in finding their individual path to the workplace.
The benefits align directly with the Esler Cos company vision, “To positively impact Teammates, Customers, and the Community, by doing business with love.”
- The teammates run the selection and interview process.
- The customers contribute to something much larger than just purchasing windows and doors.
- The communities are directly impacted by the recipients on a mission to better themselves and the world around them.
The program offers a hands-on opportunity for the Esler Cos. community to get involved. Teammates volunteer to review applications, interview students, and recommend applicants they feel are most deserving. The impact on the Esler Cos. community has been tremendous. The Company has always been dedicated to making a positive difference through its philanthropy program, Window of Giving, and focuses on local communities in the 9 locations where they do business. The Door of Opportunity Scholarship is a giant step towards that mission.
“We are now three years into the Door of Opportunity scholarship program, and it remains one of my favorite parts of Esler Cos. Part of our mission here at Esler Cos is to positively impact our teammates, our customers, and our communities by doing business with love. Together as a company, we are making a difference by helping underrepresented young adults continue their education beyond high school each year. The obstacles they’ve already overcome and the positivity they radiate are humbling. They give me hope. I know I’m not alone in that feeling.”
-Matt Esler, CEO
The companies’ giving efforts always incorporate their teammates and encourage them to create connections with other organizations doing good in the community. Both the Door of Opportunity Scholarship and the Window of Giving program are self-funded programs that provide teammates the opportunity to give themselves without having to reach into their own pockets. And, because this scholarship mirrors Esler Cos. core values, the scholarship has come to represent the heart and soul of Esler Cos.
Congratulations to the Door of Opportunity Scholars of 2023! For more information, please visit www.esler.com.
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