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The MI Charitable Foundation

Giving back is part of our culture.


It started with small gestures and quiet favors from one person to another, and grassroots giving efforts that helped support fellow team members in times of need. The care and concern for others unselfishly displayed by our team pushed us to the realization that we could do more. In 2015, the MI Charitable Foundation was born, and with it a renewed sense of purpose and compassion within our company. At our four fabrication facilities, our extrusion facilities, and our operational support center, committees work together to plan, fundraise, and give back to our local communities. From standard sub sales, to Taco Tuesdays, to in-house raffles and toy drives, our team goes above and beyond to ensure we’re making an impact on the lives of the people who live and work in our communities. The best part? The Foundation is driven by the team. While our leaders are fully engaged and supportive of the Foundation’s efforts, the action comes from the production teams and our support staff – the people who have their fingers on the pulse of their communities and are engrained in the everyday issues that effect local families and organizations. Our committees are empowered to plan and engage in fundraising and volunteer events that they are passionate about, and the result has been rapid growth (and rapid giving) that continues to humble and inspire us.

In addition to local outreach, we’ve partnered with several national organizations to support three noteworthy causes: veteran’s affairs, child wellbeing, and cancer at large with a particular focus on pediatric cancer. The organizations we support at a national level focus their primary efforts in at least one of these three categories.


Read about the history of the MI Charitable Foundation in the MI Foundation Brochure. 

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Free Veterans Meals in Pennsylvania

Through our Pennsylvania outreach committees, the MITER Foundation™ is providing a series of free meals for veterans and one guest each during the week of Veterans Day to thank them for their service. The dates, times, and locations are below.

Denny’s Lennies

Our Profiles Outreach Committee is proud to partner with Denny’s Lennies restaurant in Halifax to honor our veterans. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, veterans and one guest each can get a free meal from 2-8 at Denny’s Lennies. The dinner options are roast beef or ham loaf.

Doughboys Pizzeria

In recognition of Veterans Day, our Gratz Outreach Committee is partnering with Doughboys Pizzeria in Halifax to provide a free meal to all veterans and one guest each on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 12-7. (Note: This offer does not apply to a medium or large pizza or a stromboli.)

Sacramento Fire Company

To honor veterans, our Hegins Outreach Committee will provide free meals to veterans and one guest each at the Sacramento Fire Company on Friday, Nov. 11, from 11-3. The menu features roast beef, chicken breast, Bixler’s sausage, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, sweet corn, rolls, and assorted desserts and beverages.

Villa Schiano

Villa Schiano in Elizabethville is celebrating veterans with the help of our Gratz Operations Support Outreach Committee. Villa is offering free meals to veterans and one guest each on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 11-7. The dinner choices are chicken parmesan and roast beef.


MI Charitable Foundation raises over $3.1M in 2021

With donations from its customers, vendors, team members, and partners, the MI Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MI, Milgard, and Sunrise window brands, raised over $3.1 million in 2021 setting a new record. Fully supported by an engaged leadership team, committees at each company facility are empowered to plan and engage in fundraising and volunteer events they are passionate about. The result has been rapid growth and this year, record-breaking numbers.

Old Glory Relay

The Old Glory Relay is a is an epic journey where 5,000 veterans and supporters work together to run, walk, and ruck the American flag through 9 states in honor of America’s veterans. It began in New York on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and will end in Atlanta on Veterans Day (Nov. 11).

MI Windows team members Billy Bordner, Pam Martz, and Sarah Fulkroad ran with an American flag through Central Pa. on Friday as part of the Old Glory Relay with Team Red White & Blue.

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The Primary Causes We Support


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Our Partners

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The MI Foundation is proud to work with a broad of array of national, and local organizations whose missions align with the four primary causes the MI Foundation supports. Discover more about our primary beneficiary partners like St. Jude, Homes For Our Troops, Make-A-Wish, The Central PA Food Bank, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Four Diamonds, and more.

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2023 MITER Foundation Scholarship

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Read about what the MI Foundation has been up to in our most recent edition of the MI Foundation Newsletter. 

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View prior editions of the Foundation Newsletter.

Foundation Newsletter: Summer 2022 (pdf)
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May 2022 Foundation Newsletter (pdf)
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MI Foundation Newsletter - 2021 Highlights (pdf)
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Foundation Newsletter: Winter 2020 Vol2 (pdf)
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Foundation Newsletter: Fall 2019 Vol1 (pdf)
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MI Foundation Gives Simi Valley Children New Playhouses

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MI Charitable Foundation Builds Playhouses For Military Families In Simi Valley

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For the Kids

Our dedication to pediatric cancer research and treatment leads us to partner with St. Jude and the Four Diamonds Fund in their missions to end childhood cancer.