Safelite AutoGlass Foundation Raises $693,000 during Fourth Annual Charity Golf Classic
On September 30, 2014, the Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation hosted its fourth annual Charity Golf Classic, welcoming approximately 170 representatives from its suppliers and business partners from across the country, with fundraising efforts totaling more than $693,000. In just four years of holding the event, Safelite has raised more than $2 million. Money raised will be donated to the many charitable organizations the Foundation supports nationwide.
The private event included a gala on Monday evening, connecting representatives from 26 central Ohio nonprofits with guests of the event, including:
• A Kid Again
• American Red Cross of Greater Columbus
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus
• The Buckeye Ranch
• CAPA-Columbus Symphony
• CASA of Franklin County
• Children’s Hunger Alliance
• Columbus Speech and Hearing Center
• Community Development for all People
• Community Shelter Board
• Flying Horse Farms
• Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
• Gladden Community House
• Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus
• LifeCare Alliance
• Lutheran Social Services
• Mid-Ohio FoodBank
• Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
• See Kid’s Dream
• St. Stephen’s Community House
• United Way of Central Ohio
• Unverferth House
“The annual Charity Golf Classic allows us to give back to our local community on a grander scale in the form of the Safelite AutoGlass Foundation Impact Grant Program,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite AutoGlass. “I am deeply appreciative of everyone who has made this possible – from our Safelite family that worked so hard to plan the event to our suppliers and business partners who attended and contributed to our cause.”
Last year’s Golf Classic funded 12 $25,000 Impact Grants. Some examples of the grant winners’ usage of the funds included The Children’s Hunger Alliance’s “Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools” middle-school aged program, The Community Shelter Board’s program on reducing homelessness for Single Adults, and LifeCare Alliance’s “Meals On Wheels” initiative to serve nutritious meals to the increasing number of individuals over aged 60 living with a medical challenge or disability.
The event concluded with a golf tournament on Tuesday, where the top-performing teams were:
1. First Place – Ron Foth Advertising
2. Second Place – Installer Edge
3. Third Place – Standard Register
Presenting sponsors of the Safelite AutoGlass Charity Classic included Sika Corporation®, Asahi Glass Corporation, Pilkington NA/NSG Group and Fuyao Glass. Founding partners were:
• Adrian Steel®
• Auto Temp Inc.
• Ron Foth Advertising
The Safelite AutoGlass Foundation would also like to thank contributors:
• American Midwest Fleet
• Autover/St. Gobain
• Conney Safety
• Creative Extruded Products
• Desert Coastal Transport
• Duncan Systems
• Dupler Office
• Element Fleet Management
• Embree Group
• Gold Glass Group
• Go2 Partners
• Standard Register
• Sunroof Express
• Waste Management
About The Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation
Safelite AutoGlass® – the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services – is committed to be a responsible member of the communities where we live and work. This includes those outside our doorstep and those across the world. As such the company supports employees’ charitable endeavors while also being a large fundraiser.
The Safelite AutoGlass Foundation was created in 2005 as the 501(c)(3) giving arm of the company aimed at supporting organizations that promote the health and well-being of families through monetary and in-kind contributions and volunteer hours. Since its inception, the Safelite AutoGlass Foundation has donated $6.6 million to non-profit organizations.
The Safelite AutoGlass Foundation is set up as a separate entity, governed by company employees. The Foundation administers giving on behalf of Safelite and its employees, disbursing aid to approved causes or charities, and organizing many giving initiatives in communities where our associates live and work.
For more information, visit www.safelite.com.