Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF)
, the non-profit organization of The Carrington Companies, recently hosted its First Annual Gala 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:
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.
Carrington House provides custom, adaptive homes for catastrophically injured veterans.
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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 for 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’s activities began with an invitation-only Welcome Reception hosted by Putnam Leasing & Miller Motors, followed by a day at The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. 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.