NEW YORK, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TransPerfect, the world's largest privately held provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced that it has raised over $300,000 for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Officially hosted by TransPerfect Legal Solutions (TLS), TransPerfect's litigation support, information governance, and e-discovery division, the invite-only event was attended by over 130 TLS sponsors, employees, and clients—including partners and senior associates at some of the country's top firms, as well as corporate counsel for major corporations. Players and staff enjoyed a round of golf, an exhibition by reigning World Long Drive Champion Tim Burke, and an evening program highlighted by speeches from V Foundation board member and player on Coach Valvano's 1983 national championship team, Dereck Whittenburg, as well as New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein.
At the 2014 and 2015 events, TLS raised and donated $25,000 and $65,000 respectively. By more than quadrupling funds raised this year, TLS far exceeded its initially stated goal of $100,000. This was due to record-breaking numbers of individual donations, corporate sponsorships, live and silent auction proceeds, raffle ticket sales, and participation in other on-site contests and campaigns.
Over 1,600 individual donors contributed to this total, including nearly 1,000 TransPerfect employees across the company's 90 global offices. 100% of the total collected will be donated to The V Foundation by TransPerfect Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Brooke Christian at the Foundation's Virginia Vine event, to be held June 24 in Charlottesville, VA.
Susan Braun, CEO of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, offered high praise for TransPerfect's efforts. "What an amazing event the TransPerfect team has again produced! Brooke Christian and his team puts their heart and soul into the Kasey Obarski TLS Invitational golf tournament—and it pays off! This year the event hit far above goal, raising more than $300,000 for cancer research. And this is only its third year. The V Foundation is so proud and honored to benefit from this tournament. We pledge to each of our wonderful supporters at TransPerfect that we will spend the money—100% of it—on the very best cancer research. Research aimed at saving lives. To honor Kasey's memory and to honor TransPerfect's generosity."
TransPerfect Co-CEO Liz Elting remarked, "I am so impressed by the TransPerfect family and our partners and what they've accomplished this year. Seeing the response and enthusiasm for this extraordinarily important cause has been one of the most rewarding things I've witnessed in the 23+ years since we founded the company, and I know that our support for The V Foundation and their mission will only increase."
"Cancer is something that unfortunately impacts us all at some point in our lives, and the importance of advancing cancer research can't be overstated," said TransPerfect Co-CEO Phil Shawe. "TransPerfect is honored to be able to contribute to potentially life-saving research. And we are committed to topping this year's total—of which I am very proud—come this time next year."
For information on sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 event, please contact TransPerfect's V Foundation team here.
To make a donation toward the 2017 fundraising campaign, please click here.
About TransPerfect With annual revenues of more than $500 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 3,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect's GlobalLink® Product Suite to simplify management of multilingual content. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.
About The V Foundation for Cancer Research The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, the Foundation has funded more than $150 million in cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process vetted by a world-renowned Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.