Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS was very generous to her employees on Undercover Boss, which aired on May 5, 2012.
One of FASTSIGN’s employes, Sheldon, is engaged to be married. His fiance, Michelle has battled cancer, a collapsed lung and has undergone radiation and chemo. Sheldon shared when Catherine was undercover that they are struggling financially to afford a wedding and to pay her medical bills.
At the end of the show, when Catherine revealed her identity, she told Sheldon she wanted them to have the “Honeymoon of your dreams.” She gave them $10,000. Catherine brought up Sheldon’s loyalty to Michelle and he said, “That’s what you sign up for. For better or for worse.”
Catherine told him that she wanted to also give him $50,000 to pay their medical bills. She said, “It would be my dream that I could sometime in my future find a man who would stand by me, like you’ve stood by Michelle.” Sheldon replied, “Well, everyone should have somebody like that.”
Catherine also gave $15,000 to one of her employees, Scott, so that he and his wife, Julie can spend more time at home with Julie, who has Multiple Sclerosis and their daughter Maya. She also gave them $10,000 to help with future college expenses for Maya.
Catherine’s brother, Charles Monson, was in a surfing accident when he was 16 years old, which resulted in a broken neck and paralysis from the shoulders down. Charles is the Founder of Wheels of Mercy, a non-profit organization that provides wheelchairs and walkers to those who need them!
Thank you, Catherine, for being so giving to your employees! And, thank you, Charles, for reaching out to help others in need!
Clip from Undercover Boss. Watch full episode here.