Medical Mutual 2014 Pillar Awards For Community Service, Cincinnati

Bob Coughlin
Paycor Inc.


Bringing the smiles

How Paycor associates make a difference in their world 

There are two guiding principles employees at Paycor Inc. follow: take care of each other and do the right thing. These principles guide both the way associates approach their work and the commitment they bring to Community Partners, an associate-led community service organization that has filled more than 4,900 volunteer opportunities since 2010.
Every community needs help and Community Partners helps to get things done and makes sure those who need support can get it.
In many cases, associates have a deep, personal connection to a cause and are able to lead their colleagues in programs that will help that cause. One of the most meaningful programs at Paycor is the Adopt A Class initiative at Oyler School. Oyler serves students from pre-kindergarten through high school in Lower Price Hill. It has been ranked one of the poorest schools in the nation.
Adopt A Class sponsors a pen pal program and special events for the kindergarten, first grade and disabilities classes such as parties for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and other holidays. Paycor has a number of associates involved in the program, including seven team leaders and more than 100 pen pals.
Bev Brigner is the executive assistant to CEO Bob Coughlin and has been involved with Adopt A Class for 10 years. She has had the same child for the past five years.
“When he sees me and he jumps out of his seat with a big smile on his face and says, ‘Ms. Bev, come give me a hug!’ That makes my day!” Brigner says. ●