December 5, 2018 – Following the successful completion of a company-wide fundraiser in recognition of Veterans Day, FTC is pleased to donate $10,186 to Semper Fi Fund in support of combat-wounded, critically-ill and catastrophically-injured Veterans who have been affected or displaced by Hurricane Michael.
Organized by FTC’s Veteran & Military Network, a committee of FTC employees who are Veterans or spouses of Veterans, the GoFundMe campaign began on Veterans Day and generated $5,178 in donations from FTC employees, partners and friends in just over three weeks. FTC matched every donation made dollar-for-dollar, doubling the amount raised online for a combined net total donation of $10,186.
The donation is timely for Semper Fi Fund, a 501C-3 non-profit organization that provides financial support to combat-wounded, critically-ill and catastrophically-injured Veterans around the country. Having received a pledge from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to double every donation up to $10 million by the end of 2018, Semper Fi Fund is actively fundraising to meet this goal. With the foundation’s matching dollars included, FTC’s fundraiser generated a combined total of $20,372 to benefit Veterans in need.
“FTC was founded with the mission to make a difference in the health, well-being and quality of life of Americans who have served by improving Veteran healthcare outcomes, and I believe we all share the great privilege and responsibility of supporting those who sacrifice for their country. I’m so proud that the FTC family came together to contribute to such an important cause,” commented FTC CEO and Founder Vaseal Montgomery. “The fact that each individual donation will ultimately quadruple from multiple matching funds means that this fundraiser will have a real impact on Veterans who need our help.”
A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOSB), FTC is deeply committed to supporting Veterans through its hiring practices, charitable giving and community outreach efforts. Inspired by this commitment, FTC’s employee-driven Veteran & Military Network was created this November to promote employee engagement, mentoring services and volunteerism in support of FTC’s corporate goals. With this fundraiser as its first company-wide initiative, the Veteran & Military Network is pleased with the success of this campaign and hopes to spearhead many more opportunities for meaningful employee engagement on behalf of FTC in the future.