2015 GCC- 2nd quarterly updates

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!

 

Please click on the photo below to access the full report:

GCC 2nd report

If you are having trouble viewing the file, please enter https://greatcharitychallenge.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/2015-gcc-september-updates.pdf in your Internet Browser

 

A huge thank you to all of our 2015 sponsors who made this event possible!

The full list of our sponsors is available by clicking here.

2015 GCC RESULTS

Congratulations to all participating charities in the 2015 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments®!

Here are the FINAL RESULTS for this year’s event (please click on the photo for a full version or click here for a PDF):

 

2015 GCC Final Standings

We would also like to thank Fidelity Investments®, presenting sponsor of the 2015 Great Charity Challenge, for their continued support as well as all of the sponsors and riders.

To date, the event has distributed over $7.7 million to Palm Beach County Charities!

For a full list of our sponsors, please click here.

T-24 HOURS

SUPERHEROES EDITION

In less than 24 hours, 34 lucky Palm Beach County Charities participating in the 2015 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® will walk away with up to $150,000 in prize money.

2 additional wildcard charities will be added to the list of already selected charities and several grants will be awarded that evening!

Here are some last minute details (please click on the image below for printable version):

2015 GCC T-24

 

Curious about what’s at stake for these charities? Click here to view the prize money (excluding additional grants awarded that evening).

Who are their superheroes? Here is a full list of the charities with their matched sponsors!

 

We look forward to you joining us!

Wildcard Sponsors

5 days left 2015 GCC

 

 ANNOUNCING WILDCARD SPONSORS:

On behalf of the 2015 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC), we would like to welcome back team sponsors Ashland Stables and Hollow Creek Farm.

Both of these teams have been supporters of the GCC in the last few years and we are very grateful for their continued support!

These superheroes will do the honor of not only riding, but also drawing the wildcard charities on Saturday February 7, 2015!

Randomly assigned corporate sponsors are: Gold Coast Feed & Supply and the Chronicle of the Horse.

 

2015 Updated Charities

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).

GCC Charities Website

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
Jeff Industries
National Wheelchair Sports Fund
Oasis Compassion Agency
Paws for Liberty
Propel
Restoration Bridge
The Arc of the Glades
Urban Youth Impact
Village of Hope
Wycliffe Charities Foundation

 

WELLINGTON BASED:

Blue Sky Foundation
Breaking the Chains
Christopher Aguirre Memorial Foundation
Equestrian Aid Foundation
Horses Healing Hearts
Kids Cancer Foundation
Wellington PTA/PTO/PTSA

 

CHARITIES DRAWN AT THE TRUMP INVITATIONAL presented by Rolex (01/04/15):

Cros Ministries
Gratitude House
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.

Breaking News- 2015 Theme

We are excited to present this year’s theme for the 2015 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments®

 

Calling ALL superheroes to Save the Day on Saturday February 7, 2015.

 

Attention riders: Please come dress to impress as your favorite Superhero!

Win the Team Spirit Award and earn extra funds for your charity!

.Superheroes Announcement

For more details, please feel free to contact us!

Presenting Sponsor: Fidelity Investments®

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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.

Fidelity Investments® Jump duirng the 2014 Great Charity Challenge
Fidelity Investments® Jump duirng the 2014 Great Charity Challenge

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.

2015 GCC collage

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