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Luxaire and Distributor ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions Sponsor Make-A-Wish Gala

The Luxaire® brand of Johnson Controls, in partnership with distributor ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions, was a sponsor of the recent Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York Power of a Wish gala.

2019 Make-A-Wish Gala host and actor Kenan Thompson with Make-A-Wish wish children.
2019 Make-A-Wish Gala host and actor Kenan Thompson with Make-A-Wish wish children.

The annual gala, held in New York City, raised $1.7 million to support the organization’s mission of creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Actor Kenan Thompson hosted the event, which featured performances by several talented Make-A-Wish wish children. ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions CEO Michael Senter served on the Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York Board of Directors from 2002-2016, serving as Board Chair from 2014-2016.

Luxaire heating and air conditioning is the only sponsor in the HVAC category that supports the organization on a national level and the only alliance that donates on behalf of its distributors and contractors.

Make-A-Wish grants a wish of a child with a critical illness every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Luxaire and its distributors help make those wishes a reality, giving wish children the emotional strength, they need to fight their illnesses. Since 2001, Luxaire has donated more than $4 million to 23 Make-A-Wish chapters across the country.

“We are so grateful for all of our supporters, including Luxaire, for their generosity and contribution to making this year’s gala a success,” said Phil Lussier, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York. “Raising $1.7 million brings us closer to our goal of reaching every eligible child in our communities, helping even more children replace fear with confidence, anxiety with hope and sadness with joy.”

To learn more about Make-A-Wish and how you can get involved, visit www.Luxaire.com/Residential/make-a-wish or MetroNY.wish.org.

About Luxaire
Luxaire® products from Johnson Controls include high-performance residential central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and accessories, and light-commercial, packaged heating and cooling systems marketed through a network of distributors and delivered to home-and building-owners through independent Luxaire heating and air conditioning contractors. For more information about Luxaire, visit www.luxaire.com, YouTube or @LuxaireHVAC on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 117,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. Visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls’ Building Technologies & Solutions

Johnson Controls’ Building Technologies & Solutions has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Technologies & Solutions’ breadth of offerings help building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe® and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_BEnews.

About Make-A-Wish®

Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and nearly 40,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 315,000 wishes to children in the U.S. and its territories; more than 15,600 in 2018 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.