Each year, we ask charities who have benefited from the Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC) to turn in quarterly updates on how the funds won through the event has impacted their organization.
From new structures and programs, to hiring extra help for development, you will see in the following report that the $1.5 million awarded during the 2015 GCC have gone to good use.
Our goal in sharing these stories with you is that you will in your turn be inspired to do good!
Following the Trump Invitational presented by Rolex, held at Mar-a-Lago on Sunday January 4, 2015, below is a list of the 32 charities that will be competing in the 2015 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC).
PALM BEACH COUNTY BASED:
Adopt a Family of the Palm Beaches
Alzheimer’s Community Care
American Association of Caregiving Youth
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach County
Children’s Case Management DBA Families First of Palm Beach Counties
Communities in Schools
Connor Moran Children’s Cancer Foundation
Elizabeth Faulk Foundation- Faulk Center for Counseling
Family Promise of South Palm Beach County
First Care Family Resources
Helping Hands Assistance Programs
National Wheelchair Sports Fund
Oasis Compassion Agency
Paws for Liberty
The Arc of the Glades
Urban Youth Impact
Village of Hope
Wycliffe Charities Foundation
Blue Sky Foundation
Breaking the Chains
Christopher Aguirre Memorial Foundation
Equestrian Aid Foundation
Horses Healing Hearts
Kids Cancer Foundation
CHARITIES DRAWN AT THE TRUMP INVITATIONAL presented by Rolex (01/04/15):
Leadership Palm Beach County
Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County
The 2015 GCC will take place on Saturday February 7, 2015 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (Wellington, FL).
Come and cheer on your favorite charity! FREE GENERAL ADMISSION Doors open at 6 PM.
For event information, including sponsorship and VIP seating options, please Contact Us.
Interview with Fidelity Investments® , presenting sponsor of the Great Charity Challenge
How many years have you been taking part in this event?
Fidelity Investments® has been involved with The Great Charity Challenge since it began in 2010.
Are there any highlights of previous years that you would like to share?
A highlight of The Great Charity Challenge is the welcome party held for all teams. This fun, upbeat BBQ before the competition provides a great opportunity for the representatives from all of the charities to meet their riders and team sponsors. Teams learn more about each other, thank each other and have their team photo taken. This festive atmosphere sets the perfect tone for the night’s event to come.
Why do you feel that participating in the Great Charity Challenge is important? How does this align with your business’ mission?
Fidelity Investments® is dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where our clients and employees live and work.
To do so, Fidelity partners with organizations that do good work locally and nationally, support shared corporate and community goals and provide opportunities to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.
The Great Charity Challenge is a wonderful example of bringing this to life. This creative show jumping competition provides a terrific opportunity for Fidelity to support over 34 important programs in the local Palm Beach County community while demonstrating clear value and impact to these nonprofit partners, as well as to their riders and team sponsors.
A true team effort.
About Fidelity Investments®
Fidelity’s goal is to make financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. With assets under administration of $5.0 trillion, including managed assets of $2.0 trillion as of October 31, 2014, we focus on meeting the unique needs of a diverse set of customers: helping 23 million people investing their own life savings, 20,000 businesses to manage their employee benefit programs, as well as providing 10,000 advisors and brokers with technology solutions to invest their own clients’ money. Privately held for nearly 70 years, Fidelity employs 41,000 associates who are focused on the long-term success of our customers. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com