· Michelin hosts virtual fundraiser to benefit 10 charity partners
· Over $9 million raised through Michelin’s annual charity golf tournament over the past 31 years
Greenville, S.C., Oct. 21, 2020 — Michelin North America, Inc., has raised more than $330,000 through its recent Virtual Charity Golf Tournament, with proceeds supporting 10 charities in communities where Michelin employees live and work.
In lieu of the traditional in-person golf tournament, Michelin business partners and suppliers joined a virtual gathering to hear from Michelin North America’s leadership team on a variety of topics and present funds to each charity.
“Michelin appreciates the continued support for our charity partners, especially this year when help is needed more than ever before,” said Steve Jahries, vice president of purchasing for Michelin North America. “Although our tournament looked quite different than in previous years, we are grateful for our network of partners that have continued to make an impact on our communities through this event for more than 30 years.”
The tournament has generated more than $9 million since its inception in 1989. This year’s tournament will award proceeds to 10 charitable organizations. Here is a brief summary of each:
Ardmore Bridges Out of Poverty, based in Ardmore, Okla., strives to empower through education those individuals living in poverty or disabled by a poverty mindset. The organization’s goal is to eliminate poverty and create productive individuals in Ardmore, Carter County and throughout the United States.
Camperdown Academy, based in Greenville, S.C., provides excellence in the education of dyslexic children and has been serving students since 1986. Families approach Camperdown Academy after traditional classroom environments have proven unsuccessful.
Fisher House, based in Columbia, S.C., provides temporary accommodations to military families while veterans receive medical attention at the William Jennings Bryan VA Hospital. As a safe haven for loved ones of veterans, Fisher House is located on the campus of the VA Medical Center.
Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands serves girls in K-5 through 12th grades across 22 counties in central and western South Carolina. As the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, Girl Scout chapters build courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.
Louisville Urban League (LUL) assists marginalized populations in the Louisville, Ky., area in attaining social and economic equality through direct services and advocacy. The League seeks to empower people and change lives through jobs, justice, education, health and housing.
New Directions Housing Corporation, based in Jefferson County, Ky., supports neighborhoods, families and individuals in the Louisville area with housing development strategies. The Resident Services program provides more than 2,000 residents with affordable housing and the opportunity to work one-on-one with staff in education, financial empowerment, healthcare provision and sustainability.
Roper Mountain Science Center, based in Greenville, S.C., is a national leader in science education that provides public programs to foster innovative learning and community engagement. Roper Mountain offers high-quality virtual programs throughout the week to ignite the natural curiosity of all learners to explore and shape their world.
Stanly Health Foundation, based in Albemarle, N.C., partners with Atrium Health Stanly to improve the health of the community by funding community outreach and education programs for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Over the past 30 years, Stanly Health Foundation has funded hundreds of programs and projects addressing both large and small health problems and disparities.
The Nature Conservancy, based in Columbia, S.C., is the leading conservation organization working to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy has protected more than 40,000 acres in the Upstate, including a recent addition of 955 acres to Jones Gap State Park.
The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA), based in Dothan, Ala., inspires lifelong learning through the visual arts for communities in the Wiregrass region. WMA provides innovative educational programs that engage diverse audiences through the collection and exhibition of quality works.