Working with the community for fun, unique ways that support military, veterans, and first responders.
//OUR GREAT HISTORY
The Atrion Charitable Foundation takes its name from Atrion Communication Resources, Inc., the IT solutions provider founded by Pat Grillo in 1985. Pat founded Atrion as he saw a need to provide solutions to customers rather than simply reselling product. “Our goal from day one was to be a solutions seller,” recalls Grillo, “with the goal of helping customers design and implement secure networks.” Being a veteran, military concepts near and dear to Pat permeated every aspect of his business. Honor, integrity, and commitment have been a fabric of the culture at Atrion Communications for over 35 years, traits that continue with the founding of the Atrion Charitable Foundation. Pat launched his first event campaign to benefit military veterans, which was so well received and such a success it rapidly became a yearly tradition. As of its founding 2019, Atrion Charitable Foundations has been able to raise and donate over $60,000 to the direct assistance for active military, veterans, and first responders.
Why Military? Meet
My name is Pasquale Grillo, and I served in the United States Marine Corps. During this time, I spent 13 months in Vietnam as part of Marine Air Group 12 (MAG12) based in Chu Lai, Republic of South Vietnam. I was one of the lucky service people to come home in one piece and with all my faculties, I always had a desire to help those not as fortunate. Over time I donated to various charities, but I wanted to do more. As founder and CEO of Atrion Communication Resources, Inc. (Atrion), I ran an annual Customer Appreciation Golf Outing, where Atrion and its manufacturer partners invited customers out for a fun time as a thank you for their business. Over the years, the tournament grew and our fundraising grew with it and enabled us to donate more. In May 2021, I personally made a $20,000 donation to the Atrion Charitable Foundation, which was used to set up the Atrion Charitable Foundation web site, design a logo, develop other promotional materials, and provide some operating capital. It is my hope that, through this organization, we will continue to provide much needed support to the active military, veterans, first responders, and those who sacrifice daily to keep us safe.