ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Long Island Sound as the backdrop, Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF), the nonprofit organization of The Carrington Companies, hosted its first annual Gala on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Belle Haven Club in Greenwich, Conn. The inaugural event raised more than $500,000, which will be used to support Veterans returning from post 9/11 battlefields through CCF initiatives that provide:
- Mobility: CCF financially supports The Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), which provides free private air transportation to wounded Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.
- Stability: Carrington House provides custom, adaptive homes for catastrophically injured Veterans.
- Purpose and Prosperity: CCF's newest initiative, the Veteran Support Program, supports Veterans' return to civilian life after their time of service.
"We couldn't be more pleased with the results of the Gala, and we are deeply grateful for the generosity of our donors for their support of the Carrington Charitable Foundation mission and the wounded Veterans we serve," said Shelly Lawrence, Executive Director of Community Relations, Carrington Charitable Foundation. "Our commitment to supporting our military heroes has been strengthened by the success of this inaugural event."
In keeping with the success of CCF's fundraising events on the West Coast, the Greenwich Gala was CCF's effort to broaden awareness of the Foundation's mission, donor base and Veteran involvement on the East Coast.
The Gala weekend activities began on Friday evening with an invitation-only Welcome Reception hosted by Putnam Leasing & Miller Motors, followed by a day at The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance on Saturday. The evening Gala included a number of featured speakers from CCF, The Carrington Companies and honored military Veterans who have directly benefitted from CCF's Signature Programs.
In addition to the Gala, CCF also hosts the Carrington Charitable Foundation Annual Golf Classic at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif. The 2017 event will take place Oct. 9, 2017.
To learn more about the Veterans whom Carrington supports, please visit: http://carringtoncf.org/veterans-we-honor/.
The Carrington Companies
Carrington is a holding company whose primary businesses include asset management, mortgages, real estate transactions and real estate logistics. Collectively, the businesses are vertically and horizontally integrated, and provide a broad range of real estate services encompassing nearly all aspects of single family residential real estate transactions in the United States. Carrington's international presence includes operations in the United Kingdom and Italy. To read more visit: www.carringtonhc.com.
Through its collective associates made up of Carrington leaders and employees, the company's nonprofit organization, Carrington Charitable Foundation, contributes to the community through causes that reflect the interests of Carrington Associates. For more information about Carrington Charitable Foundation, and the organizations and programs it supports through specific fundraising efforts, please visit: carringtoncf.org.
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SOURCE Carrington Charitable Foundation