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Miracle Makers: Hammer Packaging Corporation

Outstanding Commitment by a Corporation

Helping Spread the Word

The annual Gala hosted by Golisano Children’s Hospital requires careful planning and an extensive network of friends in order to make it as fun and as smooth-running as possible. An important component of the behind-the-scenes work includes sending out invitations, and thanks to Hammer Packaging Corporation, the children’s hospital has one less thing to worry about: For the last 10 years, the family-owned company has donated the Gala invitations to Golisano Children’s Hospital, as well as “Save-the-date” cards and other printed materials for the event.

“We donate those things to support what I consider to be a very important element in the care of children in our area,” said Jim Hammer, president and chief executive officer of Hammer Packaging.

The nationally-known, highly-respected packaging printing company has been named as a Best Workplace in America by Master Printers of America for the past 5 years because Hammer’s culture is deeply rooted in the fact that “the right people are our most important asset.”

People clearly are an important asset to Hammer outside of his work, as well—he is a contributor to many major charity programs throughout Rochester. He supports Golisano Children’s Hospital’s annual Gala and golf tournament and has passed his generous spirit to his family: wife Donna and daughter-in-law Selma serve on the planning committee for the Gala, and his son Jason helps to plan the golf tournament, which he attends. Hammer also has two daughters, Lisa and Ashley.

“Children are our future, and I know how important it is to have a talented, reliable facility like Golisano Children’s Hospital,” Hammer said. “We need to support and capitalize on this valuable and truly important facility.”