At SHINE, we believe everyone has a responsibility to give back to their community and ensure it remains as strong and healthy as possible. SHINE’s Community Engagement Program was developed to enrich the Janesville and Rock County communities and to strengthen SHINE’s relationships within them.

When considering opportunities for engagement with the community, we prioritize opportunities that are at the intersection of:

1) Greatest need/effectiveness

  • What are the greatest needs in the community?
  • How can SHINE’s resources have the greatest impact?

2) Highest visibility

3) SHINE’s mission and interests

In alignment with SHINE’s mission to be the world leader in the safe, clean, affordable production of medical isotopes, we favor engagement opportunities that

  1. Promote nuclear and STEM education
  2. Protect and improve the environment, or
  3. Complement our mission by helping to eradicate heart disease and cancer.
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Nuclear & STEM Education

In late 2018, SHINE launched a student-driven design competition to create a 3D object to be used as an employee award of excellence, titled The Illuminator Award. Two students from Janesville’s Edison Middle School won the competition and received a tour at our Building One, along with a financial award for the school to purchase 3D printer supplies.

SHINE is proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of Janesville with a $5,000 grant to develop an in-house  STEM Lab. The Club, located in downtown Janesville, serves 500 kids annually, with after school and summer programs.

Heart Disease & Cancer

Our mission it to be the world leader in the safe, clean, affordable production of medical tracers and cancer treatment elements.  To complement this mission, we strive to support organizations with the same focus to eradicate heart disease and cancer.

As a first-time sponsor of the Bert Blain Memorial Heart Walk in 2018, SHINE exceeded its fundraising goal by 146% to raise $4,383 with twenty-one walkers for Team SHINE.  Proceeds from the walk stay in Wisconsin and support research for lifesaving science – science that can teach us all how to live longer and be Healthy For Good.

This year, join us for the 27th annual walk on Sunday morning, August 25, in downtown Janesville.  Help us exceed our fundraising goal again by supporting Team SHINE!

Raised Towards Goal 50%
Support our Heart Walk Team Here

Environment

In May 2018, over 40 employees participated in the First Annual SHINE Up! Our Community Day by rolling up their sleeves to help the nonprofit group, Friends of Riverside Park, with planting, painting, and landscaping to get ready for the summer season.   Plans are underway for the Second Annual SHINE Up! Our Community Day this fall at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville.  This award winning 20-acre, non-profit botanic gardens has over 24 different garden styles and 4,000 varieties of plants.  SHINE will provide volunteers to help plant hundreds of bulbs that will bloom in spring 2020.

SHINE was also proud to ILLUMINATE a local holiday favorite event as a first-time sponsor of the Rotary Botanical Gardens’ Holiday Light Show in late November 2018 through early January 2019. This major fundraiser supports the Gardens’ year-long mission of enriching lives through natural beauty, education and the arts and provides a magical family-friendly event.  The 2018 Holiday Light Show broke records with over 500,000 twinkling lights – the largest number in the Gardens’ history AND the largest crowd they’ve ever seen…over 57,000 visitors!

SHINE ON!

Supported Organizations

We’re Making a Difference

“The SHINE Medical Technologies 3D Design Competition provided students with a relevant project that motivated students to learn and do more. Opportunities like this impact student learning, promote a robust workforce and expose students to careers and companies in their community. It’s a win for all stakeholders.”

Patty Hernandez, College & Career Readiness Coordinator, School District of Janesville

“With the help of SHINE, we’re providing early exposure to science, technology, engineering and math to low-income youth, the youth of color, and young girls – populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM careers. We see a future that includes so many dynamic, new opportunities for amazing careers right here, close to home, and we’re excited to play a part in preparing youth for future success.”

Sara Stinski, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Janesville

Community Engagement Contact

Great work is being done by so many worthy organizations throughout Rock County.  If your organization is seeking support that aligns with SHINE’s priorities, please send your request for consideration to Cheryl Peterson.

SHINE ON!

Cheryl Peterson
Cheryl PetersonCOMMUNITY AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT MANAGER