Michelin North America today announced that it raised a record $947,000 from its annual charity golf tournament. More than 230 Michelin suppliers and business partners from throughout the world generously supported the event held at five golf courses in the Greenville, S.C., area.
For Michelin—the world’s leading tire maker with operations around the globe—this annual golf tournament is one of the Company’s most successful philanthropic fundraising events.
“This event is an outstanding example of how we, in partnership with our suppliers and selected charities, can work together in creating a better way forward in the communities where we operate,” said Norman King, vice president of purchasing for Michelin North America.
This year’s outing marked the 27th time Michelin has hosted the charity golf tournament. Since 1989, Michelin’s suppliers have contributed nearly $5 million. Money collected from this year’s event will go to 10 charities serving communities where the Company has manufacturing operations.
“The generosity of our suppliers this year was remarkable; and, we are deeply grateful for their support of our communities where Michelin has a presence,” said Leesa Owens, director of community relations for Michelin North America. “The organizations that will benefit from this generosity have a meaningful and important impact on their local communities. Many lives will be touched by these contributions from our valued suppliers.”
The ten charities from this year’s list of beneficiaries include:
Homes of Hope is an organization in Greenville, S.C., that rebuilds communities through developing energy-efficient affordable housing and rebuilds the lives of men overcoming addictions through job training and mentoring.
PRIDE serves as the Parents' Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE) in the Tuscaloosa, Ala., community. PRIDE of Tuscaloosa and Prevention Services is dedicated to providing proven and effective drug prevention education programs to the parents and youth in Tuscaloosa.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a national organization focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation and transition.
Palmetto Conservation Foundation is a Columbia-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to natural and cultural resource protection in South Carolina.
Safe Harbor is a private, 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in the upstate of South Carolina. Safe Harbor breaks the cycle of domestic violence by: prevention through education, intervention through safe shelter, and transformation through support.
Dothan Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to working with Dothan (Ala.) City Schools to strengthen student achievement and build community support.
YW8, inc. serves the schools and community of southern Oklahoma, near Michelin’s Ardmore facility, with the mission of empowering teens to plan for a healthy tomorrow by choosing healthy behaviors today. This mission is fulfilled by educating the youth in area schools on how to avoid high-risk behaviors, how to make healthy decisions, and how to set goals for a bright and productive future.
Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and growing cultural arts in Greenville County (S.C.), enabling a strong, well-supported community of artists and arts providers, encouraging arts advocacy, connecting the arts to peoples’ lives and supporting regional tourism by enhancing Greenville as a cultural destination.
Community Transportation Network (CTN) is an effective and dependable transportation alternative in Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana. The organization’s goal is to provide full access to community resources through friendly transportation service for seniors, persons with disabilities, children, youth and the agencies that support them.
Esther House of Stanly County, located near Michelin’s Norwood, N.C., facility, is a group of experienced professionals, survivors and volunteers that work together to provide victims of domestic violence/sexual assault and human trafficking safe shelter along with the resources and support they need to begin their journey to take back their lives.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.