Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Wings Like Eagle

My former boss forwarded the article below. It is nice to know there are some foundation who were very successful and I am very impressed with the amount who had funded with this foundation. In work, I QC lots of organizations which I believed they're making good money to support the needy of course with the help of those people who have been contributing huge sum of money to help their own organization grow.

"The Wings Like Eagles Foundation Continues to Soar

The Wings Like Eagles Foundation Continues to Soar

Employee-Funded Foundation awards more than $440,000 in first three years

TUCSON (AZ) –The Wings Like Eagles Foundation and it’s Board of Directors, in just its third year of existence, have granted more than $340,000 in funding to 24 community organizations that engage in the enhancement of child welfare, education, the arts, the spirit, the advancement of liberty, and community goodwill. The Wings Like Eagles Foundation was created in 2003 in memory of the late William M. Clements, founder of Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc and has provided benefits to thousands of Arizonan’s statewide. The Board meets once a year to review applications and awards grants ranging from $4,000 to $30,000.

Due to the overwhelming response from community organizations, additional employee committees were established at each branch location in 2004 to review employee-sponsored funding requests. The employee committee meets monthly throughout the year and award grants ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Over the last two years the employee committee has awarded over $100,000 to 34 non-profit organizations.

In addition to the monetary contributions of the foundation, Golden Eagle employees have also been active participants in many local volunteer programs. Over the last 12 months Golden Eagle employees have assisted with the Salvation Army Bell Ringer, served food in the Ronald McDonald House Chef-for-a-Day program, supported the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona St. Nicholas Packing Party, and participated in the opening of the Milagro Playground Project.

"The tremendous success of this foundation is a testament to the outstanding and ongoing generosity of our participants, namely our employee partners,” remarked Foundation President Christopher W. Clements. "This Christmas season, we are continually reminded of our good fortune in our ability and willingness to give back to the communities we serve."

The Foundation serves the communities of its founding corporation, Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. – which include but are not limited to, Tucson, Casa Grande, Buckeye, Flagstaff, Holbrook and Globe and is principally funded through direct contributions of its directors and employees.

Organizations interested in obtaining funding from the Foundation are encouraged to contact the Foundation office at 520-882-1594. Applications for 2006 grant awards will be accepted January 2 – February 28, 2006. Awards will be announced during the more..

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